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SilicaTales's likes10 of 24Northwood Grapevine Cluster Vase circa 1905 THOMAS WEBB DRAPES VASE
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    Posted 9 years ago

    inky
    (215 items)

    I'd like to share a few of my depression shell art ornaments.

    The first is a lovely plant pot that started it's life off as a tin. The centre has been cut into uniform columns and pushed out to give it this round form, then the whole tin hiddden has been covered with some sort of adhesive and shells placed. I have shown in the photo a small area of the old tin (botton right) where the shells over time have fallen of.

    The second is was a letter/paper holder I think! which I find very handy to keep my candles in.

    The third is a little babies shoe and along side that three large shells sitting on three smaller shells as the feet shells to make a condemn set.

    The fourth is just an old counter sweet holder that has shells that I collect when walking on the beach.

    I just love these things. Thank you for looking.

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    Comments

    1. inky inky, 9 years ago
      Thank you Manikin and scandinavian_pieces also for your sweet!!!! comment.....:-)
    2. mizjane, 9 years ago
      These are lovely!!
    3. inky inky, 9 years ago
      Mizjane....Thank you for your love and comment, I too! love these, it's the history behind them which I wish I new! the thought of someone years ago sitting, lovingly and delicately placing every little shell in it's place, being very creative, something I'm not!
    4. inky inky, 9 years ago
      vetraio50 - BELLIN68......thank you very much for loving my 'stuff'!.....:-)
    5. inky inky, 9 years ago
      Thank you Hunter!......:-)
    6. inky inky, 9 years ago
      Thank you Manikin!.....:-)
    7. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      Your welcome I love shells and these are just beautiful !!! I would display them proudly .
    8. inky inky, 9 years ago
      eye4beauty - aycockonxion - lundy thank you all....:-)...I do Manikin.... I too love them, the old sweet container and pot with that succulent in it sit on my kitchen bench top ....... :-)
    9. grandpathings grandpathings, 9 years ago
      Nice items.............................
    10. inky inky, 9 years ago
      grandpathings and lundy many thanks for the love and comment, please forgive the late acknowledgement...:-/
    11. missmalone87, 8 years ago
      I love this stuff. You have an amazing collection. There is an online auction sellinga few lots this week (at the-saleroom.com, by anthemion auctions for around £40 for three or 4 vintage pieces) but I've never bought at auction and I don't like the idea of commission etc. Will you be selling any of these in the near future or do you know where is the best place to get them?
    12. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Thank you missmalone87 that is kind of you to say so, I love it too! I can't tell you any place you can buy it as I picked them up over the years, and no! I'm sorry I love all my 'stuff' none of it is for sale, but thank you for asking!...:-)
    13. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Many thanks AmberRose!...:-)
    14. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Many thanks vetraio50 and ho2cultcha!....:-)
    15. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Many thanks musikchoo ~ SilicaTales and bratjdd...:-)
    16. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Many thanks mustangtony....:-)
    17. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Love shell art and abalone jewelry, in SoCal there's a lot that comes up from Mexico. :)

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