Monday, March 18, 2013

Giant Clam Shell Goes Home.


 
Hi everyone!
 
You may remember this POST about me buying a giant clam shell as a Christmas gift for myself.

I took the shell home on our recent trip from %#$! . Sometime between dads fall down the
stairs and the food poisoning I was able to take a few pictures!
 
 




   
The shell weighs about 100+ pounds so Steve gave me only one chance to get it where I
wanted it.  Luckily I liked it on the buffet...for now!
 
Thanks for dropping by and have a great week.
 
Hugs,
Sherry
 
Partying this week at:
 


36 comments:

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I love it! I've been wanting one myself but haven't come across any locally!

Jennifer Hibberd Mundy said...

I love the giant clam shell! So cool!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.ca

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Sherry, your clam shell looks fabulous in its new home! Hope things are settling down and that your dad is doing well.

Junkchiccottage said...

Wow Sherry,
That is one big clam shell. I like it on the buffet perfect!!!
Kris

Miss Char said...

It's beautiful Sherry, what a great treasure. Hope your dad is doing better.

Sheila said...

I love it. It's gorgeous especially filled with the floats, shells and sea fan.

Dixie Delights said...

I love it!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

It weighs over a hundred - HUNDRED- pounds???!!?? Oh my goodness.

Well it looks fabulous but it was hard for my eyes to stay on it for seeing your gorgeous mirror TO DIE FOR.

Have a wonderful week. And tell STeve we appreciate his muscles in blogland!

Mari said...

How beautiful...
I sure feel bad for your hubby if you do decide to move that beauty around....lol

Smiles~
Mari

Divine Theatre said...

It is just stunning!
Hoping your dad is feeling better.
xo

Andie

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

I love it! A beautiful arrangement made after a trip from H---.

I hope that your dad is feeling better and that the damage to his home is not too extensive and can be cleaned.

Take care of yourself as well as you are taking care of your dad.

Elizabeth

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Absolutely gorgeous piece! Hope your dad is doing much better!

Designs By Pinky said...

I love your giant shell, Sherry!!!I remember when you got it. Love it on the buffet but know darn well you will move it around:):) Love how you filled it too. XO< Pinky

Ron said...

Sherry, you know I love it!!! It is awesome. How do I get some of the blue sea fans? Let me know. xo, Ron

Bonnie said...

It looks great. Love it's contents too. 100 lbs is HEAVY!

Tanya Anurag said...

I see the reflection of a beautiful painting in the mirror. Can we please have a closer look?

~Tanya

Maureen said...

What a trooper to squeeze a photo shoot into that disastrous visit home! It looks very happy in it's new habitat.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Wow! It's gorgeous. I've been wanting one of these...I had no idea they were so heavy. I love the way you are displaying your's.

Maria said...

100 lbs! Now that is a giant clam! Wow!

Suzan Sweatman said...

Wow Sherry - what a gorgeous gift ( to yourself lol )
100 lbs - yeah - you'd better like it where it is for awhile!!!
It looks beautiful where it is ( and that's a beautiful buffet by the way)
Hugs,
Suzan

thepaintedapron.com said...

Looks great! I have a fake one from Pottery Barn that I got 3 years ago and I just love it. Yours looks great on that wonderful sideboard! Unfortunately I don't use mine too often because it is so large and the space at my beach house is limited...I always thought it would be fun to serve some type of food in or on...I think shells make everyone happy because they remind people of the beach and relaxation!
Jenna

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

It's beautiful Sherry!!

Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

That look great there! Here in @#$% it's still chilly and overcast! The shell makes me think of the beach!

Scribbler said...

One chance? LOL

Jennifer said...

Sherry--I also have a giant clam shell that has been in our family for years. I was wondering how you cleaned yours and also, what you put on the bottom of it to keep from scratching the wood? Yours looks beautiful!

Merlyn Corcoran said...

had you considered removing the mirror to give the giant clam shell "pride of place"? Both are beautiful pieces but as Michele said it's hard to focus on one.

beadhen said...

I think that the clam is a TRIDACNA clam shell, although I am not certain. Tridacna clams can live many, many years and weigh up to 600 pounds. They have been used as baptismal fonts, and, of course, beads are made from this shell. (google)

Leslie said...

I hope your dad is okay.. and that you are feeling better:)

The clam shell is a great statement piece!

Leslie

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Good thing you picked the perfect spot for it- wow! I hope everyone has recovered from the lovely "vacation." :)

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

You are totally cracking me up, but I think you are right about that trip being awful. The clam shell is that heavy? I had no idea. Yeah, my husband would have said the same thing. I wanted to move a mirror and he told me it was way too difficult to do that again. :(

Kelly said...

I love it there! It looks great how you filled it with things too. I had no idea it was that heavy!

lynn cockrell said...

What an awesome shell! Love it.

Nayana Donga said...

Wow..that is gorgeous and heavy :) hope this are settling down at your end...

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love that gorgeous huge clamshell!!...I think it has found it's perfect home...

melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle said...

LOVE that shell! I can't believe it weighs so much! It does look great on your buffet! Life to the full, Melissa

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Beautiful! I want one - LOL!