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Shabby Chic Seashells

S.I.M.P.L.I.C.I.T.Y. - - We've said it before and we'll say it again, "Simplicity is the key to a beach attitude."  

Coastal accents with multiple uses are part of that simplicity. We've found a "shabby chic" tray which is created by seashell artist, Penne Dietor, of  Tropical CottagePenne has a life-long love of the ocean and a huge personal shell collection which turned into a business. Her tray would work beautifully as a serving tray, vignette centerpiece or magazine holder.  

Of course, Penne creates many other fabulous items too...

Penne's shell and beach glass adorned home decor items are each individually handcrafted objects d’art inspired by her travels and come signed by the artist. "All of my items are unique and handmade. I am always happy to consider custom combination's of shells and beach glass colors to enhance your own tropical home."

The beautiful wooden tray which caught our attention is embellished with white seashells, abalone, and pale blue-green sea glass. The whole polished abalone shell makes a beautiful center point on each side. This piece is the perfect landing spot for your mail or favorite magazines, tea in the tub, a place for your toiletries, or cocktails by the pool. Perhaps a place for cards or champagne at your wedding? 

 The tray has great body and weight and is a substantial, yet elegant piece designed to enhance your home with the beauty of the sea. 

 Of course, we have to give you a little teaser as to other items which are sold on Tropical Cottage's store...


  1. So beautiful! I can't get enough of the beachy-shell-sea glass decor!

  2. Just beautiful!!! Love the tray!!

  3. Those frames grabbed my attention~ WoW!
    another friday's favorite for sure :-)


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