Even though this blog looks like my old one, Debbie-Dabble, "Debbie-Dabble Blog" is my new Blog that I created on June 23, 2016, after my old one was hacked through my Debbie-Dabble Face Book Page which I have now deleted!!

I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe. I recently went Part Time after working full time night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 32 years and have been in nursing for 38 years!


George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

"The Beach" Beneath my "Under the Sea" Tree


Today, I will be sharing the "Beach" Beneath my Summer "Under the Sea" Tree.........

But first, I want to Thank Colleen over at The Butterfly Attic and Darlene over at Let It Shine!, who are the Creative Hosts for the You're The Star Blog Hop, for featuring my post, Newly Crafted Patriotic Ornaments,  from the July party!!!
 Thanks so much, Colleen and Darlene, for the feature and thanks to all the hosts of this great monthly party!!

I also want to Thank Beverly, over at Across the Blvd, for featuring my post, "Under the Sea" Ornaments, Part 1, from last week's Brag About It Linky Party!!!
 Thanks so much, Beverly!!

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In my previous post, I shared my newly decorated Summer "Under the Sea" Tree!!
I am especially proud of this decorated Tree because I made all the ornaments for it!!
Please click HERE if you missed that post......

I decided to decorate beneath the Tree as if it was a Beach...........
You usually find all kinds of shells on the beach, don't you??????

So I placed all types of shells, both plain and embellished, on 3 round mirrors......
Over on the left side.......
This large shell was actually out in our yard!!!!!
It was my neighbor Elly's, who lived in Miami over the Winters and collected tons of shells......

She now resides in a Nursing Home because of Alzheimer's and I rescued all those shells because her sons were going to throw them out!!

I soaked this large shell in bleach after picking it out of my back yard flower bed!!!!
I then glued a bunch of smaller shells inside of it..........
Dressed it up with aqua glitter..........
And added beaded trim and gold trim.........
It looks a lot better than it did out in the yard!!!
This embellished shell sits on a mirror, surrounded by shells, roping, black rocks that my neighbor also collected from Miami Beach and battery operated lights.......
These are 2 shells that I added rhinestone trim to .........
And one that I painted aqua.........

In the center on another mirror, sits 2 glass jars filled with shells..........
I made bows for the tops of each of the jars using aqua and peach ribbon......
More shells sit in front of the jars.........
 I also want to point out that I wrapped the pole of the Tree at the bottom with aqua deco mesh and netting........
 Over to the right.......
Is another large shell that was also in my back yard!!!
I also used aqua glitter on this shell......
Glued a bunch of smaller shells inside of it.........
And added beaded trim around the edges........
It is also sits on a mirror and is surrounded by shells......
More embellished shells........
So how do you like my "Beach"??????
I decorated this corner of the Living Room with other Coastal items.........
I will be sharing these projects in my next post........
Along with 2 new wreaths that I made.....
 So I hope you will be back to visit again soon.......
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  1. What a collection of shells!!! Of course the big ones filled with smaller shells are my favorite...lol! I can see that this has been a labor of love...great job. I can only imagine how many hours you have put in to this project. Love your beach and the tree is breathtaking....hugs....

  2. Loving your tree! How pretty. I do love how you have created such pretties with the sea shells. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. Oh my Debbie! This tree is fabulous! I love all of your handmade sea ornaments! You are one very talented lady!

    Smashing Plates

  4. How creative! Thank you for sharing @ Vintage Charm!

  5. It all makes a great look together... I love the shells with the little shells inside that is just so cute!

  6. I like the addition of the pearls with the sea shells- I never thought of that! I like the way you built the last wreath- so cute!

  7. Such a lovely tree with that pretty shade of blue. Beautiful

  8. Adorable, Debbie, absolutely adorable! You did a wonderful job creating all the shell sparkle and bling for your tree! I just love it! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us!

    1. Pat,
      Once again, thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving such a sweet comment. If you read this, please send me your email addy.

  9. Wow Debbie, you really went all out. Not only the tree, but the beach scene underneath! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. Wow that tree is amazing Debbie! Thanks for sharing with us at #overthemoon link party and have a great week.
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

  11. Debbie, Your embellished shells are amazing! So pretty! You have really outdone yourself on this beautiful Under the Sea tree and decor! So pretty. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Take care of you and Joe and have a wonderful week!

  12. So gorgeous. I love the pretty shells and all the ways you use them.
    Thanks for sharing at Waste Not Wednesday.

  13. Wow! Fabulous, Debby! Great ideas and beautiful shells! Love them!!! Kisses, my friend.

  14. Debbie I live near the beach and yet I have never seen such a gorgeous collection of shells. And that tree is spectacular.

  15. Love it all and the colors too. Very pretty! I saw your post linked at the BRAG ABOUT IT LINK PARTY #33-17! Saved it on Pinterest.


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