Seascape Centerpiece in Reclaimed Wood

I love bringing nature inside my home, and I’m not talking about a silk plant from JoAnn’s.  A beautiful piece of salvaged wood, I picked up on another adventure, was the inspiration for this nature beach arrangement.

Sea Shell, Sand and Coral in a Salvaged Wood Centerpiece

Here are the supplies I used:

Sea Shell, Sand and Coral in a Salvaged Wood Centerpiece

I started layering with coarse sand I bought on sale at Pottery Barn a few years ago.

Sea Shell, Sand and Coral in a Salvaged Wood Centerpiece

Then I scattered shells and tucked them into the sand.

Sea Shell, Sand and Coral in a Salvaged Wood Centerpiece

Next came the coral pieces.

Sea Shell, Sand and Coral in a Salvaged Wood Centerpiece

And finally a few treasures like a starfish and a sand dollar.  The starfish’s leg was broken off by one of the boys in our house, but no worries, I just “buried” that leg in the sand.

Sea Shell, Sand and Coral in a Salvaged Wood Centerpiece

And voila.  Nature, specifically my favorite place the Beach, indoors.

Sea Shell, Sand and Coral in a Salvaged Wood Centerpiece

I love the depth of the wood and the rustic sides.  They are great to look at from either side of the table.

Sea Shell, Sand and Coral in a Salvaged Wood Centerpiece

The shells and sand dollar are so beautiful front or back.  I especially love the light going through the translucent shells.

Sea Shell, Sand and Coral in a Salvaged Wood Centerpiece

Corals are pretty amazing too when you look at their detail.

Sea Shell, Sand and Coral in a Salvaged Wood Centerpiece

We love collecting shells as a family.  I think most of these were store-bought  but it is still amazing to think that a creature once lived inside.

Sea Shell, Sand and Coral in a Salvaged Wood Centerpiece

And then the starfish.  The texture both on the top and bottom of this one is so beautiful.  If you look quick, it blends in perfectly with the coarse sand.

Sea Shell, Sand and Coral in a Salvaged Wood Centerpiece

I love sitting at the table and picking up a sea treasure.  My mind wanders instantly to sunny days at the beach or the beauty of Heavenly Father’s creations and the life they lived on the sea floor.

Sea Shell, Sand and Coral in a Salvaged Wood Centerpiece

Check out another post on Displaying Nature Souvenirs:

Souvenier Jars of Sand, Rocks, Shells, and Coral

How do you like to bring nature inside your home?  Leave a comment below.

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2 Comments

  • What a lovely way to display your treasures! I can see mini pumpkins in there in a few weeks, and Christmas ornaments too. We just had a family evening and the fun assignment was to write 10 things that are beautiful, and to pay more attention, and more grateful for all of creation.

  • Oh, it’s beautiful! I love gathering old driftwood and shells…you can’t go wrong with them.

    ~Kim

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