Seashells and Beaches

Summer of 2021 is here…enjoy Seashells and Beaches this week with my Saturday MMK Guest Post!!

Let’s bring them home!! Let’s create new and very special memories this precious Summer!!

Elements of summer evoke pleasant memories of childhood, exotic vacations, entertaining at home – outside!

Whether you are traveling or spending long-awaited time with family and friends close or at home – out of
doors…entertaining can be such fun for private time, an intimate evening, a party for 2, 20 or 200 +

Creating calm and tranquility in our lives and homes brings relaxation and soothing comfort to our spirits with gentle colors and natural textures. Let’s bring this into our everyday lives – in the most charming ways possible!! Let’s enjoy them, especially now!!

Butterflies make my heart flutter…and carry me away to distant views, lands and beaches… Baccarat has created every color under the sun! Each one is a gift…to delight a special loved one, couple or dear friend – no occasion required!! They are lovely at each place setting, on a nightstand, vanity, bookshelf or grouped with colorful fun! Of course, they are the perfect Engagement, Birthday or Anniversary remembrance as well…in their elegant Red Box!!

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Imagine Malibu, the Bahamas, Hawaii, the South of France or?? What is your favorite tropical paradise?? Mexico or your own backyard?? Seashells and Beaches…xoxo

Writing special thoughts, memories or simply jotting some of your favorite ideas to explore and items to pack are beautiful in Crane’s little Beach Glass 100% Cotton Notebook – so chic and engraved!! Blank books can be filled with whatever we wish, I love them….

opens in a new windowStarfish Notebook

opens in a new windowShells Natures Exquisite Creation Hardcover


opens in a new windowVibrant Coral Accent

opens in a new windowSeaglass Lotion Pump

opens in a new windowFaux Coral

Glass has always been a mad passion for me…it is totally mesmerizing!! Inventive Glass Artist Dale Chihuly’s Shell Rosette Rug is fabulously inspirational!! His work is collected internationally by more than 200 museums…and his
installations, exhibitions and Seattle Museum are not to be missed!! We share a September 20th Birthday…who
knew?? Now it’s Sophia Loren and Dale Chihuly!! How lucky am I??

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Annieglass is a fabulous favorite!! Annie Morhauser is an accomplished and beloved California Glass Artist inspired by seashells and an artisan blowing glass on the beach near her studio on Monterey Bay, 30 years ago! She “fell in love!” Enjoy her beautiful work today in sooo many fabulous forms. Many are finished with a 24kt gold for your table…or you can create focal Art for your home or office. Handmade and sustainably crafted in California, Annieglass is collected extensively by museums, yet available to us…xoxo to Annie!!

opens in a new windowAnnieglass available at Neiman Marcus

opens in a new windowAnnieglass available at Bloomingdales

opens in a new windowRattan Frames

Until next Saturday, enjoy a relaxing, beachy Summer of 2021!! xoxo MMK


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  1. Eve wrote:

    Your post are beautiful! I love glass too.

    Posted 7.17.21 Reply
    • marlene Kristoff wrote:

      Thank you, Eve…so pleased you love glass and beauty too – our mutual passions!! xoxo MMK

      Posted 7.19.21 Reply
  2. Hi Beth Thank you for sharing
    Lovely photos!!
    I feel like going to the beach, put my spirit up like usual!!
    Thank you and
    Have a nice weekend

    Posted 7.17.21 Reply
    • marlene Kristoff wrote:

      Hi Gloria, Delighted you enjoyed my Saturday Guest Post on Beth’s beautiful Blog-Style at a Certain Age! Hope you make it to the beach! Thank you! xoxo MMK

      Posted 7.19.21 Reply
  3. Charlee wrote:

    And the best for seashells and beaches ~
    Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s book, “Gifts from the Sea.”

    Posted 7.17.21 Reply
    • marlene Kristoff wrote:

      Hi Charlee – Thanks for the suggestion…great inspiration!! xoxo MMk

      Posted 7.19.21 Reply
  4. Christine Waters wrote:

    Love that rug in the first picture!

    Can you tell me anything about it?

    Posted 7.17.21 Reply
    • marlene Kristoff wrote:

      Yes, Christine, It is beautiful – glad you enjoyed – link – Blue Abstract Wool & Silk rug by Chihuly | The Rug Company from the site “Rosette limited-edition rug, inspired by Chihuly’s glasswork. The design is a celebration of form, scale and colour with dramatic, swirling rings which appear to reverberate across the composition. The motif is inspired by blown glass rondels which are layered over one another to play with the illusion of transparency, giving the impression of delicate glass.
      Price Band: 10
      Craftsmanship: Handknotted Tibetan wool and silk
      Knot count: 100 knot
      Technique: cut pile”
      Enjoy…xoxo MMK

      Posted 7.19.21 Reply
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