Wednesday, March 9, 2011

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

My husband and didn't realize we had collected so many shells while living in Amerika Samoa....

Got this glass container from Hobby Lobby for half off....what do you think?





Having quilts being used all the time in the living room, well it is a pain to take up stairs and then where is the quilt when you need it???

So this is our end tables (there are two).....I just fold the quilts up and put them under the table? So what do you think?



Right now I think I should get off my laurels and get busy.....

38 comments:

Yvette said...

I say yes and YES!

Needled Mom said...

I love both ideas, Barb. The shells look great and I think that is a perfect place for quilts!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Laurels? Is that the name you have given to your two butt cheeks? Nice....Mine are Jelly Cheek 1 and Jelly Cheek 2 :)

I love the shells in the vase....a nice warm place to gaze when it snowing and raining.

Smiles,
Kelly

AverettLadyNana said...

Love the shells and the container! You really got some beauties while living in Am. Samoa! Quilts looks great folded in the table!!

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Beau-ti-ful......i remember Mom filling a glass lamp with shells we collected on Sannible Island...

Enjoy

Terry said...

I have a bunch of seashells from Florida in a box in the basement. I think I need to find myself a container like that to put mine in.

Deanna said...

I think you are terrific, and the decorating is not bad either.

Heather said...

Love the vase of shells. I have one that is filled with sparkly gold christmas ball. As for the quilts, I'd just fold them and drape them over the arm of the sofa when not in use. I see them done that way in the design magazines.

LynCC said...

I think I need an endtable like that, too!

wackywoman said...

Love you shell collection. I think all quilters needs to have quilts in all their rooms, well almost all.

Jeni said...

I love the shell idea Reminds of the movie with Jack Nickason
and the quilts thats a good idea also

luv2quilt2 said...

I love your shells - so summery. I also like the idea of keeping the 'tv quilts' right where you need them.

Just Ramblin' said...

Love the shells. What a great way to display them. Nola

JustCindy said...

You have great ideas! I keep a quilt draped over the back of the sofa.

True Blue Nana said...

I have seen lamps that you can put shells in like that. I don't know where to get them so I am not much help. I love the vase.

Stephanie said...

We have collected seashells over the years, have the same idea as you have, storing in a clear glass vessel.

Melissa said...

I love sea shells and I love being able to see the quilts, so A+ on both ideas!

Gene Black said...

I love the seashells in the glass container. I have a jar full of shells but I have many more shells that I have collected.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Both work for me, especially since I do the same with the end tables and our quilts! LOL

quiltingnana said...

under the end tables...why didn't I think of that! Your shells are lovely

kpaints said...

Have a great week...love the shells!

Michelle May said...

How fun! Wonderful display's girlfriend!
xx, shell

SewCalGal said...

Love both. Great job decorating.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Susan said...

I have quilts stashed all over the house...I say put them wherever there is an empty space! ;o)

Patty said...

I like your quilts under the table. neat idea.

Crispy said...

I think you had a couple of great ideas :0)

Crispy

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Both additions to decor are sooooper Dooooper! Nicely done.
Pat

quiltsbylee said...

I love both ideas. I have a jar about half that size full of shells in the bathroom.

marth225 said...

Get a quilt rack - then you can show them off as well

hetty said...

Wow! Look at you! You are organized. Great ideas.

Royce said...

I LOVE the quilts under the end tables - looks very pretty. My sister has a big jar of shells too on her kitchen table. They are such a beautiful natural sculpture. Excellent decorating!

Kim D. said...

Love the seashells, I've collected sea glass and sea shells from all over the US and Mexico. It's a great idea to put them in the glass jar. The quilts look wonderful stacked up there, easy to grab one when you need it.

onlymehere said...

I love the seashells in there. I'm really loving things from the beach and h ave done my quilting sanctuary into a Hawaiian beach-themed area...sort of. Of course we both know I only have 10 more months of having a sewing sanctuary anyway so I don't want to go too crazy with it but Travis' Hawaiian stuff that he's been given will of course stay in there.

I do the same thing on my end tables in the front room. It seems to be the place of choice for an afternoon nap (no TV in the front room) so having a quilt handy is the perfect solution.

Debi said...

I love the shells, and maybe you can get one of those quilt ladders to hang!

swooze said...

Love the shell display. Gret storage idea for quilts too!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Love your shells and now you can enjoy them everyday! Super spot for your quilts too!

Rhonda said...

love it Barb

sewmeow said...

I love your shells and especially getting the container at half off. (good shopping, Barb)

Quilts are all over my house...so one is always handy for cool nights. What cool nights? I live in Texas. lol