Friday, August 10, 2012

Giant Clam Shell & Some News

Hi everyone!
I hope you are doing well.

I wanted to show you where I put the large clam shell my dad gave me when we
visited a couple of weeks ago.   This shell has been in his rock garden for over
thirty five years.  I love the shell and it is even more special because it came from
 dad.  It will always have a special place in our home.





I am headed to Florida for an extended time and my blog will be on  hold
 until I return.  My Etsy shop will remain open and Steve will be handling
 any purchases in my absence.

  Thank you for understanding.  My time with dad is precious and he is my
priority now.

xo,

Sherry

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50 comments:

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Sherry, what a lovely sentiment from your father. Take all the time that you need! My prayers go out to you and your dad.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love that shell and enjoy spending time with your dad.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sherry,
Such a beautiful shell that you dad passed on to you. Enjoy your time with him...FAMILY is always #1!!!

Blessings,
Linda

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Of course we understand, you should be with Dad now. If you need anything while you are here just holler, maybe just some time to get away and grab a bite to eat.

Carol

Judy said...

God bless you and your dad Sherry...sending good thoughts and prayers your way.

Family comes first...always!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Sherry,
Please take all the time you need with your Dad. We will be here when you get back :)

Barbara said...

Sherry...
I have been praying for your dad since June. Enjoy your visit and God bless you both!
Barbara

Babs said...

The clam shell is beautiful and even more special that your dad gave it to you. God bless you and your family, and enjoy your time with your dad.
Babs

reFresh reStyle said...

Enjoy your visit.

middle child said...

The best thing about your shell is that your dad gave it to you.
But I must tell you...it looks beautiful and very soothing with what you have put in it.

Designs By Pinky said...

I will pray for your dad's health. Take as much time as you need. We will all be here waiting for you. XO, Pinky

Sarah said...

Take care, Sherry. We'll miss you. Keeping you in our thoughts.

sweet violets said...

Family is first, will keep you in my prayers....that is some shell!!! Enjoy your time together...

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Have a little R and R and enjoy your visit! We will all be here when you return!

Katie Goldsworthy said...

Have a blessed trip! I'm glad you're taking time to spend with him!

That shell is beautiful!

--Katie
@ Creatively Living

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Sherry, I am sorry he is having health problems and I will keep you all in prayer. He is top priority and should be. We will be here when you get back. Love the shell. Hugs, Marty

NanaDiana said...

Sherry- Go and don't think twice about your blog. I wish I had had the time to say goodbye to my own father but it never happened. I am saying a prayer for him AND for you. Life is so precious-I hope he is well enough to enjoy spending this time with you. I hope you are strong enough to ride this life wave and not falter in your faith- Blessings- xo Diana

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

The shell is lovely and such a special keepsake. The way you have it accessorized is perfect. Treasure your time with your dad and we'll be here when you get back. :)

Roxanne Reinhart said...

I love what you done with your shell. Sending prayers and best wishes your way!

Blue Creek Home said...

Sherry, I will be praying for all of you. I know that you will cherish every minute.
Rhonda

~love the shell~

Kelly said...

Your table vignette looks wonderful with that amazing clam shell. I hope you will be able to spend quality time with your dad while you are away.

The Pennington Point said...

I echo what everyone else has already said. Your dad is your priority right now and we're here for you when you're ready to come back. Love to you! Lisa~

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

How very special is that shell and you have embellished it so beautifully that I know your dad would definitely love what you have done....My thoughts and prayers are with you and your dad....Travel safe and we will be here when you return. Enjoy your cherished moments with your dad.

must love junk said...

Sherry, enjoy your special time with your dad! We are all thinking of you :)
Susan

Low Tide High Style said...

The shell looks beautiful at your place, and it's even more special since it was a gift from your father. I hope you have a safe trip and that you enjoy spending time with your Dad.

Kat

Ron said...

You know I LOVE that shell. Enjoy your time with dad. Safe returns. xo,
Ron

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Bless you Sherry...you are where you should be.

classic • casual • home said...

So pretty and special. Enjoy your papa.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

The shell bowl is wonderful... and meaningful!! Wishing you the best!

Bonnie said...

Family time is so precious. May God bless and keep you and give you peace.

Ellen said...

I will send a prayer for you and your family.

The Old Farm Bell said...

Hi! Sherry,

What a stunning shell. Looks fabulous!

So happy you are having some quality time with your dad. You are both in my prayers. Enjoy! your visit. We'll be here when you get back ;o)

Thanks! for sharing. Take care ok
Have a beautiful week!

Blessings & Hugs,
Marlene

Rhissanna said...

Such a beautiful shell. take best care out there with your Dad. We'll be here for when you get home again.

Infuse With Liz said...

What a lovely display. I don't know the circumstances with your father but I wish you the best. My mom just turned 90 and we're always worried about her. I hope you have quality time together.

Judy Bigg said...

I know the shell must be very special, enjoy time with your Dad.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I totally get that!! Enjoy your time with your dad. Mine has been gone for 14 years. I miss him.

Becca said...

Family first! We'll miss you, but know that you'll be enjoying time with your father. LOVE the shell ... gorgeous!

Eclectically Vintage said...

Sherry,
Enjoy your time with your dad - the blog will wait (and so will we)!
Kelly

Curtains in My Tree said...


Don't feel bad about taking a break, this is just the internet

love that big shell

bj said...

I must have missed something...I have my Open House post up. :)

Barbara Anne said...

The shell is lovely and your beautiful accessories add to the beauty.

I wish you strength and joy as you spend time with your father. Hope you and he revisit wonderful memories together and make some happy new memories.

Hugs!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Sherry, you and your dad are in my thoughts and prayers! I have just been through this too. I love the vignette! It's so pretty! Take care!

Karena said...

Sherry I am glad you will be with your Father; your family is always in my thoughts and prayers.

The clam-shell is very special!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena
2012 Artists Series

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'm sure you're cherishing every moment with your father. Hope all is well Sherry.

xinex said...

How beautiful with very striking colors. Nice that it will remind you of your dad everytime you see it....Christine

Miss Kitty said...

Sherry, love your clam shell and the story behind it. I have had to take time off from my blog too in order to take care of my parents recently. "For everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven." Ecclesiastes

Anne said...

Sherry,
I hope you are enjoying you time with your Dad.What a beautiful shell!
xx
Anne

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Take care Sherry and have a nice visit with your dad. The shell is beautiful!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Sherry,

Enjoy your time with your dad. I'm sure it will help your dad feel better knowing your there.

Dee

jayneonweedstreet said...

Enjoy the time away with your Dad. Love the shell. My Grandfather gave me a conch shell a million years ago, it seems. I think of him always - not always easy to incorporate a giant pink shell in home decor if you dont live in FL, but for Poppy, I find a special place! Enjoy yours fully!!