Friday, August 13, 2010

Cardinals, Canaries, Robins, Sparrows, and "Seashellers?" : Artistic Birds Made from Treasures of the Sea

Today we are participating in Cindy's Friday Show and Tell at My Romantic Home. Go to her blog button in the sidebar  to see all the participants in this weekly fun party. Thanks, Cindy, for hosting Friday Show and Tell.

The ingenuity of human beings never ceases to amaze.

People can make something unique, or beautiful, or funny out of almost anything.  Once, when traveling near a beach in Mexico, children roamed the sandy shore, selling all kinds of doodads.  One could pick up a colorful blanket, basket, or any other number of crafts at very reasonable prices.

Most could be passed-up but a group of absolutely adorable birdies on a "tree" stole my heart.  Everything, the birds and the tree were fashioned entirely from seashells!  Imagine the creativity that took.

We are talking "tiny" here since the birds measure less than one inch each.  The main shell on the bird "tree" has a delicate pink interior. 

Here's what the birdie "tree" looks like from the back:

This sweet treasure has been a part of our household now for several decades.  Right now, it's perched on the counter in an upstairs bathroom. 

This little fellow is at the base of the tree. Maybe
he's getting some shade from the hot Mexican sun!



My Crafty Little Page said...

Those little birds are adorable. You're right - it's amazing what people think of to do! :)Nancy

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

That is just too cute. ~~Sherry~~

Chicken Wrangler said...

My grandma had some shells that were made into scenery with flamingos made of shells and everything - a cute table top decoration gift from someone who had been to Florida on vacation! Once in a while I see these, and it always reminds me of her!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is one of the cutest made from shells items I have ever seen. Love the birdies!!

LDH said...

I think this is so cute! I too am amazed at the creativity out in the world.

T's Daily Treasures said...

This is absolutely adorable. I do have a boat made from seashells. I had a lady but she fell and broke. Not sure were I put her and her pieces now. I also have an Arabic teapot on wood fashioned from shells that hangs in my living room.

Have a fabulous Friay! :) Tamy

T's Daily Treasures said...

P.S. I do know how to spell. Using a different laptop and seem to be making a lot of mistakes that I don't see before publishing. Today is FRIDAY and my name is TAMMY :)

Chatty Crone said...

That was really cute - like the soft pink color.

So my daughter has a beautiful picture frame with shells on it.


Claus said...

I love seashells! whenever I get to go to the beach, I love to walk and search for these precious natural gems. I don't own, though, any art made with them, yet, them alone are beautiful to look at. I take them out every summer, and display them, thinking of the beach and the beautiful see every time I see them.
Aren't people clever? Beautiful tree!! If only human beings could use their mind for ONLY nice and good things...
have a lovely Friday!!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is Lovely :-) I am hosting a jewelry giveaway on my blog. Would love for you to visit.

Karen Lange said...

That is cute. Would never have thought of that!
Have a great weekend,

Susan said...

Hi Susan,
I absolutely love those little shell birds. They are so danged cute. What a great idea. Such a sweet decoration.

I also wanted to tell you about the Sweet Annie. Do not order from Pioneer Heritage Shoppe. I just received a shipment from them and this is by far the worse sweet Annie I've ever gotten.I'm returning it. It smells and looks awful. Go with the The Flower Patch. She has a shop on Etsy, too. Her stuff is very, very high quality and smells wonderful.

Hope you have a great weekend,

Susan said...

How cute are those birds made out of shells!!

Andrea said...

I've never seen anything like this before! So imaginative! I love shells too.

Leann said...

Oh Susan this is soo unique - I love it. And you're right what talent to make this!

BECKY said...

That really is cute! I can't think of anything unusual I've seen made out of shells....chimes, maybe?

Junkstylediva said...

The birdies are adorable and it is amazing that one person sees seashells and puts them in a bowl and someone else sees birds and creates this cute piece of art!

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