Fake shells? Painted glass bottles?
I am so thankful that there's just no way to really duplicate nature's art.
These little sculptures combine two of my favorite things; the absolutely stunning beauty
of nature's sea shells, and vintage beach-washed glass. When looking for the best of these shell art pieces, I look for vintage glass that has the most interesting colors of the sea; aqua, violets, and ambers...
I also look for curves and different shapes - the more unique the better!
I simply adore them.
I love scouring art fairs, flea markets, and have even spotted them on Etsy and Ebay. Can you believe that there are so many talented coastal artists???
Here's a great example from my friend Cheryl's Etsy site - Cross Bottles! Love her designs - many of which are carried by Wisteria.
Each vintage bottle is different, and each shell has its' own personality. Every single one of these shell bottles is a one-of-a-kind small art piece.
Group them together for maximum impact...fabulous mixed with other sea treasures! (Picture taken at the Warmth Company in Aptos, CA - see previous blog post for more info! - Warmth Co.)
Or maybe just one spectacular example by itself....