Large Clamshells have had a starring role for a while in decorating... I do love the look, but sometimes start to shy away from something because it seems so normal or expected. Then, with the clamshell ... I still snoop around for a good buy and see if I can't incorporate one in my life in some way. Here's the deal, the real ones, like this one, are pricey. Brimfield was selling large ones for $600 - 800.00. A little (lot!) more than I want to pay!
While looking for something "new" this weekend I came across this absolutely drop - dead gorgeous Fan Coral ... It was exactly what I have been looking for to replace the clamshell urge. I had it all planned in my head. I bet they'll negotiate, it is late on Saturday and dealers are starting to pack up.
My head was wrong ... price tag: $900.00. No deals. I had to leave it there, I hope it finds a warm home and will stunningly grace a sideboard somewhere and be happy! It just won't be mine!!
So ... I have moved back to the clamshell!
Look how fun for a summer bar set up ...
This is my favorite way to use a shell ... for a floral display on a dining room table or sideboard. I think the natural roughness is a beautiful contrast to a traditional polished wood piece of furniture.