Wednesday, September 30, 2009

White Shell Wednesday

I know, I know, it is after Labor Day and all things wearably white should be retired according to fashion etiquette. However, I just couldn't resist this terrific photo of a summer purse decorated with mostly white sea shells.

Pretty little pearlized handles with natural sea shells and coral, this is such a sweet little vintage purse that I find purely joyful. Decorated with assorted size cockle shells, spiral snail shells, tiny pieces of fan coral, a few sliced periwinkles, lots of faux pearls and let's not forget the plastic mint green leaf glued to it. Not sure what the decorating thought was behind that touch but it is in keeping with "bags my grandmother living in Florida would carry." hahahahaha.

When you look at the wicker purse, it really is an easy item to decorate and now I'm wondering if I should be looking for these wicker purses at yard sales and Goodwill's to decorate myself. I have tons of shells (you would expect nothing less from a Sea Witch) and would enjoy embellishing these bags over the winter season for summer sale. I think I may have just talked myself into yet another project.

September is almost over, thanks for stopping by, and I wish everyone a pretty white shell Wednesday. Sea Witch


Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

I love those old purses~you should definitely be snagging them for some fresh embellishment opportunities!

Ana said...

How cute! And what a great idea. If you do end up finding a wicker purse and decorate it with your shells be sure to show us pictures! Have a wonderful White Wednesday.


seanymph said...

Hmmmmmm I have to take a picture of the mermaid bag I bought. I love it so much Im afraid to use it. I dont want to wear it out lol. So if you make some purses, dont forget to toss in a mermaid or two. :)

Kathleen said...

Adorable fresh looking. I think decorating your own wicker bag would be real fun. Hugs, Kathleen

anythinggoeshere said...

I see that you are still having fun with White Shell Wednesday. Love the purse. Happy day to you! xo Joan

Barb said...

I think you should be decorating these bags. They are adorable.

I have been catching up on blog reading. Your hair post-I can relate to. Last year at this time I used the wrong hair color and it turned out GOTH! My husband laughed his head off. The next day I had it fixed (wayyy too much money).
I decided to go natural from that point on. Lots of gray "hi-lights" now.

Your booth looks fantastic. I'd love to visit!


Jacque said...

Bonjour Witch...there is always something that could use a little "embellishing"...go for it!

Thanks for sharing the purse and happy treasure hunting to ya!

seanymph said...

Ok purse posted on Seanymphs Treasures blog. Hope you like it.