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.
Here are the supplies I used:
I started layering with coarse sand I bought on sale at Pottery Barn a few years ago.
Then I scattered shells and tucked them into the sand.
Next came the coral pieces.
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.
And voila. Nature, specifically my favorite place the Beach, indoors.
I love the depth of the wood and the rustic sides. They are great to look at from either side of the table.
The shells and sand dollar are so beautiful front or back. I especially love the light going through the translucent shells.
Corals are pretty amazing too when you look at their detail.
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.
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.
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.
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How do you like to bring nature inside your home? Leave a comment below.