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August 19, 2013

Hurricane & Seashells!

Back in May I picked up this large hurricane piece from Pottery Barn with a gift certificate sent to me from my kids.

 The hurricane came with the dark wood base and it has a metal edge on the top of the glass which is great for protecting it from damage.

This was being designed for the downstairs nautical family room, which I recently changed to a bedroom.

As you can see I  have some seashells (Hobby Lobby), hemp rope (hardware store) and a flameless candle.

I staged the candle on top of a pedestal so I could have room for the seashells and rope below it.

When I started to assemble this I realized I couldn't use this candle because it proved to be too large.  I have to be able to lift the candle out without removing the glass so everything doesn't fall out.

Here it is after I got it all together.

It made it downstairs to the nautical room, but now it's upstairs in the new bedroom/den that we have been putting together.

I had this wood charger from Pottery Barn that just happened to fit nicely under this hurricane piece.  This room is mostly done with the exception of some wall art.  I'll get around to showing it soon!

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26 comments:

  1. Now, that's a lovely and welcoming accent to any room.
    You seem to have wonderful items in your home and you sure know how to play them. Well done! Looking forward to meet the new room...
    Yours,
    Teresa

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  2. Liz, this is so cute! Love the addition of the rope, with the seashells. I can see this being used in a number of spaces!

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  3. Oh that is so pretty, Liz! I just adore hurricanes. Just an FYI, you can purchase battery-operated candles that have a timer built in so you don't have to disassemble your arrangement. I have several that I use in the upper reaches of our home -- they go for a 5 hour period of time, so I have mine set to go on at 5 pm and they go off at 10 pm. The batteries (just AAs I believe really last a long time before I have to pull out my ladder & replace them. Usually by that time, I'm ready to make other changes anyway. They are so handy! Just thought you might want to know about those. Oh, I got mine at Costco!

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  4. Liz- I absolutely LOVE this- it is so simple but so pretty. Nothing like seashells, rope and a bit of candlelight- Great combination- xo Diana

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  5. I love it. That is something I would love to have in my home. I love the sea.

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  6. The combo of the rope and sea shells is perfect Liz, love this look. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. What a great centerpiece. The rope along with the seashells is perfect. So nautical and fresh.

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  8. That looks great, Liz! Can't wait to see your room makeover! Love your blog banner.

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  9. You know I love any coastal touches. I love the addition of rope. Great idea!!!!

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  10. Liz - what a cute idea! Love the addition of the rope - so clever. Isn't it funny how things get moved around and find another place to live - I think your hurricane looks great in the bedroom!

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  11. So smart Liz, your design is so cute and clever. Love how you elevated the candle to make room for the shells.

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  12. Liz, how beautiful! I love your hurricane! The rope is the perfect touch!

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  13. What a great arrangement that made! Clever use of materials.

    Judy

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  14. Your hurricane looks great Liz! I see that it will looked great decorated for any season.

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  15. That is such a clever idea Liz and looks great.

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  16. You really have an incredibly creative mind!!! I really lie this!!!

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  17. I meant to say LIKE not lie. Typing with one hand causes me to make a lot of typos!!! :-)

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  18. Wow that's a huge hurricane! It looks great, I especially like the addition of the rope. Thanks for stopping by my site and for your sweet comments on my tablescape. Blessings ~ Dawn

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  19. Liz..I love how you elevated the candle to provide spacing for the rope and shells....I love it...beautiful!!!

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  20. I love the way the candle holders turned out, of course anything with candles and sand and shells, well thats all you need, it says summer and the rope is such a clever way to make the the whole project so special...Phyllis

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  21. What a great nautical centerpiece!! This would be a lovely addition to our beach home. The gang over at My Personal Accent, invites you to link-up this post at our rules free Blog Strut Link Party/blog hop, Thursdays at 5:00 PM PST. Our Blog Strut isn't your average blog hop, it offers many ways to promote and give exposure to your blog and posts. We pin all links, featured posts, as well as offer free co-host spots and button/logo redesign, plus free social network link ups. Join us and show what you’ve got!! http://www.mypersonalaccent.com/linkyparty/

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  22. Beautifull, Liz. I love the addition of the rope. The hurricane is so versatile, you made a great choice. Lovely!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  23. Oh my, that's a beautiful nautical centerpiece, I love it! I like the size of this hurricane that makes playing with it so much fun! Love how you added the nautical rope and sea shells at the bottom....will make a wonderful addition to a nautical table setting as well:) Thanks for the inspiration and for taking the time to leave me such a sweet and encouraging comment:) It warms my heart! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Poppy

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  24. Hi Liz! Oh, this is really beautiful! I would never have thought of using the rope in the hurricane but it looks great! You are too good, my friend! Thanks for popping in to see Tilda.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  25. Great hurricane.I like the pedestal in the middle to elevate the candle. Love all your pretty coastal things.

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