Monday, August 8, 2011

Sea Fan Ideas and My Winner

Thank you to all of you lovelies who entered my giveaway

I enjoyed reading what inspires your heart...

I love the beach and decided to

play with some sea fans this weekend

and of course my friend JB weld

which I had no patience to let dry

I used various items and bonded my

sea fans to make decorative pieces...

this project I found in the August 2011

Martha Stewart Living Magazine

it was simple and easy

I  placed the scraps that had broken off

on vintage frogs to use as display

I had an old plate stand that I used to

display a much larger piece...

I took old broken window and

added a sea fan to the corner

now I can add something in between

the cross bars

I hung a piece of sea fan from the wire

of this vintage chipped frame that I love

and now for the winner...

Mama drew the lovely Anne Marie

I spent hours reading post after post and truly

she is such a precious one..

Have a beautiful week

my love to all of you...



Vintage Market Place said...

Hi Kate,
I have missed reading your blog and hearing your inspiring words.
These images are wonderful. I just love what you have done with all of the different looks
Hope all is good
Take care

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What wonderful ideas! I love everything about the sea! Congrats to your winner! ♥ I just found your blog and I'm enjoying it! ♥

Anne Marie said...

YEAH! I am beyond thrilled Kate....just awesome

Anne Marie

Burlap Luxe said...

Congratulations Anne Marie!
I am excited to ship you your Cage thankings Kate for shopping my peaceful esty so she can put on a exciting GiveAway!

Thank you Kate for your beautifulness!!!
Your friend

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Congrats to Anne Marie! Love what you have done with all these sea fans where do you find them all~Cheers Kim

It's me said...

Enjoy a happy week from

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love the sea fans...I've never known what they were called before! Congrats to Anne Marie!

cindy said...

Congrats Anne Marie! I had the pleasure of meeting her at a blogger get together last year, and she's an amazing woman. Just like you :)

Rose Carey said...

I love the sconce idea! My parents have a beach house in Galveston and I might try making them one for Christmas for their beach house.


trash talk said...

Your sea fans are gorgeous...and so many! I think I am sea-green with envy. Love that huge one and what you did to display it in such a lovely manner.

The Smith Hotel said...

Lovely! Hope you are having a great summer!


Anonymous said...

Hi Kate,
These sea fan creations are so beautiful!! I always love seeing your designs.
Congratulations to Anne Marie, and thank you for the opportunity to win one of Dore's fabulous pieces of artwork!
Wishing you and your family well and have a wonderful day.

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...


I LOVE what you've created with the sea fans! Gorgeous!!
You have such incredible style in everything you do...

Big Hugs,
Lisa xo

Bohemian said...

I'm so happy for Anne Marie... she is such a sweetie!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Your sea fans are gorgeous!

Megan said...

Your displays are gorgeous. I so would love some sea fans but never see any around here! I guess you have to be near the water not corn, ha!

Miss you! Just crazy busy. Haven't been keeping up as I'd like too!

Once school starts life calms down!


Lulu and Co. said...

Just love what you've done with your sea fans! Looks lovely,

Heaven's Walk said...

What a beautifully way to display those sea fans, Kate! They add such elegance and texture where ever you placed them. ♥ Congrats to sweet Anne-Marie! I'm so glad that she won! :)

xoxo laurie

Gretchen said...

Kate you always have such a talent with your display. Love the sea fans and what you've done with these. You must find and harvest them yourselves? Such a fun and cool thing to display with. I am a lover and collector of beach glass and comb the beaches for cool treasures, but since I'm land locked and only searching large lake beaches, it will be some time before I ever own one of these beauties. So cool!
I hope you are doing well. Have missed not being in blog land, but have kept all of my time spent creating jewelry and/or promoting the shows that I'm creating for in early September.
Sounds like your health is better and a belated birthday blessing and wish to you for your birthday I missed. :( Take care sweet Kate.

Sherry Hicks said...

Congrats to Anne! Kate I can't tell you how much I enjoy your styling! Awesome as always, the depth of your work is amazing every piece is updated with a modern touch but has a sould, history. I can imagine you have alot of conversation starter pieces in your home!
You have a wonderful week!

Kari said...

Hi Kate,
It was so nice meeting you at Country Roads last month. I *love* my corbel I bought from you and hope soon I can get some of the coral I was wanting ;-). I hope you're doing well... if you visit my blog you can see the picture of how I arranged my corbel with some of my own sea fans ironically, as well as other found treasures... I just love it. I plan to do a whole post about my adventures in So Cal and will def include you and the picture of us (even though it's terrible of me! lol!) and I'll let you know when I do. Take care!
xoxo -Kari

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