Happy New Year!!!

Our New Year’s Eve is far from the glitz and glamour you see on TV, the internet and the movies. The brightest lights we’ll see will probably be the zoo lights in Tacoma! And I am perfectly content with that… Excited even!

But I have enjoyed seeing all the sparkle and glitter of the upcoming celebrations. Since I have done absolutely nothing for New Years, I’m living vicariously through these lovely pieces.


1. I love this photo of sparklers by Leslie Williams Art. That reminds me, I need to get some sparklers for this evening!

2. 2011 here we come! Glitter numbers by Mandie Candy.

3. I first saw this glitter star headband from Giant Dwarf on Design*Sponge and it would be great fun for a night out on the town!

4. Love the DIY glitter party hats! Check out Design*Sponge for the how to.

5. mmmm, mmm, mmm! Now if I was having a New Year’s Eve party, I’d want this set-up for sure. This might even inspire a party for next year…. Design by Chris Nease with Celebrations at Home.

6. And Happy New Year!

More fun to come in 2011…

Sally Sells Seashells

Another Christmas present I made that I couldn’t post until after Christmas… (I have a few of those…)

My Mom is a huge shell and coral fan. She loves anything beach and shell related. So years ago I saw this picture in a 2008 Real Simple magazine. These shells, by Ruzzetti and Gow, are beautiful, coated in sterling silver and range in price from about $100.00 to over $1,000.00. Needless to say, that’s out of my price range for a knic knack….

So I thought to myself, ‘I can make that.’ (I remember cringing as a child when my mom said those words. Now I say them All the time!)

Two years later, armed with a can of spray paint and two shells that I got on our yearly pilgrimage to Orange Beach, AL, I headed out to make my own silver seashells. They aren’t quite as shiny as sterling silver, but they are darn cool.

I also filled them Plaster of Paris so that they can now be used as bookends…

My wedding was at the beach and we had tons of shells. Still have tons of shells. Still have spray paint…. Have an idea of where I’m going with this…. Maybe a silver sand dollar, anyone??