He made reservations for dinner at the Farallon last weekend, my favorite restaurant just off Union Square on Post Street in downtown San Francisco. Can you see the hand blown jellyfish lights? Each one is nearly 3 feet long with pretty free-floating tentacles. They wave above and greet you while you are crossing the threshold into this magical place.
There is a "stream" filled with fish that meanders on the floor through the restaurant, and a sea shell shaped center post fits prominently in the main section of the dining room. Just wait until I show you the enormous sea urchin glass lamps, up close and personal.
(photo from The Farallon Facebook Page)
We have the most romantic memories here! Tom was so darn cute, he even wore the same suit and tie that he wore the first time that we went there for dinner. (did I mention how lucky I am?)
Can use see the lit pillar behind our drinks in the cocktail bar? These are so gorgeous! Resembling drifting sea kelp in amber tones...
This is a look that I think you could easily recreate, especially if you are anything like me with bowls and boxes of collected seashells. Just think of how you could switch around the shells with other elements like rocks, driftwood or even holiday decorations to change the look up for different seasons.
I can't show you dinner, because I promised Tom that I would put away my camera. Let's just say that we splurged; I ordered the most delish lobster, and Tom had a gourmet striped bass. We ate every single morsel while enjoying our favorite Pinot from Oregon, Domaine Drohin, and simply luxuriated in the atmosphere of the Farallon.
And I can finally show you the sea urchin chandeliers ...can you see the tiny ceiling tiles, and the art on the back wall?
Then off we went to the Sir Francis Drake Hotel to go dancing!
Here's a few new blown glass jars that we recently found that might work for a
seashell display in your home!
Inspired by vintage glass, the 15.75"h x 8.75"d coastal Cadell jar is an oversized version of canning jars with a green tint and bubble glass technique.
Or how about this versatile Glass Cork Bottle lamp from our HGTV Home Lighting Collection?