Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Oyster Shell urns


I was elated over the moon when I walked into Abode on Veterans Boulevard in Metairie (a suburb of New Orleans) recently. I ran in to pick up a birthday gift for my sister and low and behold, I spotted one of these treasures on a gorgeous chest. I immediately grabbed it and paid for it not thinking that there were two.


As I was walking out of the shop, there it was, #2. Hallelujah! Skies open! Little things like this make me so happy. I love symmetry and knew each would look perfect on the parlor mantle.



I added two preserved boxwood spheres that I purchased from Orient Expressed on Magazine Street, and the rest is history. I cannot tell you how many compliments I have received since purchasing these containers. They are and will be so versatile. I know they will be around for a long time.



The rim of each urn is bordered in small shell, and each is made of capiz shell.



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  1. Those look excellent! Their size is great and the preserved boxwoods look perfect in them. You've created a great look!

  2. I've been waiting for this post! I noticed them right away in your earlier blog on the boxwood orbs. They are absolutely gorgeous not only on the outside but also on the inside. What a perfect addition to your continuous oyster shell collection. The boxwood orbs look like they were made for the urns! Have a great day! :)

  3. Your oyster shell containers are just gorgeous, a real feature. I like the orb on the metal cake stand because it's an unexpected contrast with all your more traditional, classic pieces. It caught my eye because at first I thought it was pewter and I love pewter.
    Enjoy it either way!

  4. Those are amazing, Ron. I love how you pull everything together. You have a lot of talent- xo Diana

  5. Beautiful, Ron. I had noticed them when you spotlighted the boxwood orbs. Wonderful find!

  6. I love them! And you found the perfect spot to put them!

  7. Seriously!!?? Those are some buckets of goodness! You have all the luck! They should be on my mantle! Rock on Ron!

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