Monday, 27 August 2012

driftwood love



there's nothing more beautiful that what's found in nature & something i do like about winter is scouring deserted beaches and the rocky coast for pieces of weather beaten driftwood washed ashore. 


i love the natural sun bleached tones in our mostly white coastal abode & i like how it looks stored in hessian bags and old boxes. steve enjoys helping me find it & does most of the drilling when i make mobiles. i thread each piece onto natural cord then glue on some shells and starfish. that's teamwork! ;)


driftwood bundles wrapped in muslin


do you love driftwood?

hava a good week!



36 comments:

  1. Hi Cheryl I haven't visited your blog for ages, but enjoy your regular facebook posts. I love driftwood too. It's one of my favourite things to collect at the seashore. Jane x

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  2. hi jane thanks for visiting! x

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  3. I love your driftwood hangings- lovely!

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  4. I don't have a coastal house, but I love driftwood and often go beach combing when I visit my mum who lives by the beach in Victoria. Your mobiles are so pretty. Good teamwork.

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    2. thanks kylie, brisbane isn't too far from the coast though. x

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  5. I love driftwood too! We've been making driftwood sailboats and I want to make some mirrors / frames :) x

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    1. sounds good danielle! do you find a lot of driftwood where you live? x

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  6. I do indeed love driftwood. I love its soft and smooth texture. Beautiful pieces of art, yours.

    Finally, FINALLY, I have a working google account to where I can leave you a comment to a post rather than emailing you! I love this blog.

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    1. glad you can comment on here now vicki! & thanks!
      x

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  7. I love it. I need a whole bag of it to undertake a project half completed. Time to get collecting I think.


    Your mobile is sweet.

    carolyn

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    1. you do need a lot to make something x

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  8. This summer holidays we have really enjoyed collecting driftwood on the beach, I love rustic things like this! I love it.
    PS. I have added you to my blog roll.
    X Vicky

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  9. I must go to the wrong beaches. I never seem to find any!

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  10. So lovely things with driftwood and shells you made...i love them...the last days made also some hangings...you can see them on my blog:-)
    Greetings from germany....far away from any beach:-(
    ...Antje

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  11. Wonderful decoration! Love it so much!
    Please have a look on my blog!
    Maybe we can follow?

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  12. like I always say,'you can never have too much driftwood'...and everyone needs a 'steve' in their life to lend a helping hand :)
    Bec x

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  13. Ah the true meaning of beachcombing... There is a use for everything.x

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  14. I like driftwood, and I love your mobiles! Very pretty!

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  15. I love, love driftwood! Your hanging is so pretty!! What simple and lovely idea.

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  16. Oh, I DO love it! I live in Florida and love everything about the sea! I'm going to put your blog in my list of favs! Enjoy your week!

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  17. I love driftwood and I need to collect some more. I live on Long Island, New York and we have a ton of beaches along the north shore and south shore. I have the mobiles you have made. What a great idea. I just use mine around the house at little pieces of decor, but I think I need a mobile like yours. Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower. :)

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  18. I love driftwood since my Dad found me a piece of wood in the shape of a dolphin on the coast in Denmark. It hung on my bedroom wall for most of my childhood. I love your collection.
    Sarah x

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  19. I love driftwood altho not much to find here as it is quickly picked up. I love your shell windchimes.

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  20. Hi Cheryl,
    I absolutely love how you've put this lot together ;o)
    Tania xx

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  21. Love your ideas. We just don't see much driftwood on our beach. I want to make a driftwood Christmas tree, but I have yet to find any good pieces.

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  22. love driftwood! my hubs and i scavanged after a storm in juno beach, fl and made this:

    http://blueskiesae.blogspot.com/2010/11/drifters.html

    love your finds :)

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  23. I DO love drift wood...wish I lived closer to a beach :) Laurel

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  24. Yes!!! I love driftwood. The color, not t omention the texture is so lovely. My Dad gave me some of his collection that he has accumulated over the years at the beach.

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  25. I don't really have the opportunity to get driftwood, but I do think it's beautiful. Your mantel is wonderful!

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  26. simple beauty! I love it! I collect shells and driftwood along our lake here and have found some pretty neat pieces. :)

    what a pretty place you live in!

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  27. i love the whole beachy look, i have been adding it around my house this summer, it would be great if you came and linked up at http://www.twiggstudios.com/2012/09/sunday-show-off-linky-party-week-32.html

    have a great weekend xx

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  28. I love driftwood - what a pretty vignette with the oar hooks and burlap mixed in. :)

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  29. LOVE, Tú blog, te sigo y me encanta, felicidades

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