Giant Clam Shell & Some News

by Sherry
Hi everyone!
I hope you are doing well.
I wanted to show you where I put the large clam shell my dad gave me when we
visited a couple of weeks ago.   This shell has been in his rock garden for over
thirty five years.  I love the shell and it is even more special because it came from
dad.  It will always have a special place in our home. 


I am headed to Florida for an extended time and my blog will be on  hold
until I return.  My Etsy shop will remain open and Steve will be handling
any purchases in my absence.

Thank you for understanding.  My time with dad is precious and he is my
priority now.

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Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR August 10, 2012 - 11:45 pm

Sherry, what a lovely sentiment from your father. Take all the time that you need! My prayers go out to you and your dad.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style August 10, 2012 - 11:56 pm

Love that shell and enjoy spending time with your dad.

[email protected] Charm August 11, 2012 - 12:29 am

Such a beautiful shell that you dad passed on to you. Enjoy your time with him…FAMILY is always #1!!!


The Polka Dot Closet August 11, 2012 - 12:29 am

Of course we understand, you should be with Dad now. If you need anything while you are here just holler, maybe just some time to get away and grab a bite to eat.


Judy August 11, 2012 - 12:39 am

God bless you and your dad Sherry…sending good thoughts and prayers your way.

Family comes first…always!

[email protected] August 11, 2012 - 1:04 am

Please take all the time you need with your Dad. We will be here when you get back 🙂

Barbara August 11, 2012 - 1:27 am

I have been praying for your dad since June. Enjoy your visit and God bless you both!

Babs August 11, 2012 - 2:14 am

The clam shell is beautiful and even more special that your dad gave it to you. God bless you and your family, and enjoy your time with your dad.

reFresh reStyle August 11, 2012 - 2:35 am

Enjoy your visit.

middle child August 11, 2012 - 2:37 am

The best thing about your shell is that your dad gave it to you.
But I must tell you…it looks beautiful and very soothing with what you have put in it.

Designs By Pinky August 11, 2012 - 3:22 am

I will pray for your dad's health. Take as much time as you need. We will all be here waiting for you. XO, Pinky

Sarah August 11, 2012 - 3:28 am

Take care, Sherry. We'll miss you. Keeping you in our thoughts.

sweet violets August 11, 2012 - 4:08 am

Family is first, will keep you in my prayers….that is some shell!!! Enjoy your time together…

Yvonne @ StoneGable August 11, 2012 - 4:21 am

Have a little R and R and enjoy your visit! We will all be here when you return!

Katie Goldsworthy August 11, 2012 - 4:28 am

Have a blessed trip! I'm glad you're taking time to spend with him!

That shell is beautiful!

@ Creatively Living

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) August 11, 2012 - 11:34 am

Oh Sherry, I am sorry he is having health problems and I will keep you all in prayer. He is top priority and should be. We will be here when you get back. Love the shell. Hugs, Marty

NanaDiana August 11, 2012 - 12:35 pm

Sherry- Go and don't think twice about your blog. I wish I had had the time to say goodbye to my own father but it never happened. I am saying a prayer for him AND for you. Life is so precious-I hope he is well enough to enjoy spending this time with you. I hope you are strong enough to ride this life wave and not falter in your faith- Blessings- xo Diana

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles August 11, 2012 - 1:21 pm

The shell is lovely and such a special keepsake. The way you have it accessorized is perfect. Treasure your time with your dad and we'll be here when you get back. 🙂

Roxanne Reinhart August 11, 2012 - 1:26 pm

I love what you done with your shell. Sending prayers and best wishes your way!

Blue Creek Home August 11, 2012 - 1:43 pm

Sherry, I will be praying for all of you. I know that you will cherish every minute.

~love the shell~

Kelly August 11, 2012 - 4:33 pm

Your table vignette looks wonderful with that amazing clam shell. I hope you will be able to spend quality time with your dad while you are away.

The Pennington Point August 11, 2012 - 8:34 pm

I echo what everyone else has already said. Your dad is your priority right now and we're here for you when you're ready to come back. Love to you! Lisa~

[email protected] Designs August 11, 2012 - 8:55 pm

How very special is that shell and you have embellished it so beautifully that I know your dad would definitely love what you have done….My thoughts and prayers are with you and your dad….Travel safe and we will be here when you return. Enjoy your cherished moments with your dad.

must love junk August 11, 2012 - 11:55 pm

Sherry, enjoy your special time with your dad! We are all thinking of you 🙂

Low Tide High Style August 12, 2012 - 4:19 pm

The shell looks beautiful at your place, and it's even more special since it was a gift from your father. I hope you have a safe trip and that you enjoy spending time with your Dad.


Ron August 12, 2012 - 7:35 pm

You know I LOVE that shell. Enjoy your time with dad. Safe returns. xo,

Ann from On Sutton Place August 13, 2012 - 2:10 am

Bless you Sherry…you are where you should be.

classic • casual • home August 13, 2012 - 4:58 am

So pretty and special. Enjoy your papa.

Maya @ Completely Coastal August 13, 2012 - 3:45 pm

The shell bowl is wonderful… and meaningful!! Wishing you the best!

Bonnie August 13, 2012 - 11:24 pm

Family time is so precious. May God bless and keep you and give you peace.

Ellen August 14, 2012 - 2:29 am

I will send a prayer for you and your family.

The Old Farm Bell August 14, 2012 - 4:23 am

Hi! Sherry,

What a stunning shell. Looks fabulous!

So happy you are having some quality time with your dad. You are both in my prayers. Enjoy! your visit. We'll be here when you get back ;o)

Thanks! for sharing. Take care ok
Have a beautiful week!

Blessings & Hugs,

Rhissanna August 14, 2012 - 5:04 am

Such a beautiful shell. take best care out there with your Dad. We'll be here for when you get home again.

Infuse With Liz August 14, 2012 - 11:32 am

What a lovely display. I don't know the circumstances with your father but I wish you the best. My mom just turned 90 and we're always worried about her. I hope you have quality time together.

Judy Bigg August 14, 2012 - 2:02 pm

I know the shell must be very special, enjoy time with your Dad.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch August 14, 2012 - 5:18 pm

I totally get that!! Enjoy your time with your dad. Mine has been gone for 14 years. I miss him.

Becca August 15, 2012 - 5:55 pm

Family first! We'll miss you, but know that you'll be enjoying time with your father. LOVE the shell … gorgeous!

Eclectically Vintage August 15, 2012 - 10:47 pm

Enjoy your time with your dad – the blog will wait (and so will we)!

Curtains in My Tree August 16, 2012 - 4:27 pm

Don't feel bad about taking a break, this is just the internet

love that big shell

bj August 16, 2012 - 9:34 pm

I must have missed something…I have my Open House post up. 🙂

Barbara Anne August 18, 2012 - 7:41 pm

The shell is lovely and your beautiful accessories add to the beauty.

I wish you strength and joy as you spend time with your father. Hope you and he revisit wonderful memories together and make some happy new memories.


[email protected] coastal-colors August 19, 2012 - 1:05 am

Sherry, you and your dad are in my thoughts and prayers! I have just been through this too. I love the vignette! It's so pretty! Take care!

Karena August 23, 2012 - 12:32 am

Sherry I am glad you will be with your Father; your family is always in my thoughts and prayers.

The clam-shell is very special!

Art by Karena
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[email protected] Salvaged Treasures August 29, 2012 - 2:34 am

I'm sure you're cherishing every moment with your father. Hope all is well Sherry.

xinex August 29, 2012 - 3:12 pm

How beautiful with very striking colors. Nice that it will remind you of your dad everytime you see it….Christine

Miss Kitty August 30, 2012 - 5:29 pm

Sherry, love your clam shell and the story behind it. I have had to take time off from my blog too in order to take care of my parents recently. "For everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven." Ecclesiastes

Anne August 30, 2012 - 8:54 pm

I hope you are enjoying you time with your Dad.What a beautiful shell!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting August 31, 2012 - 6:16 pm

Take care Sherry and have a nice visit with your dad. The shell is beautiful!

Dee @ A Lapin Life September 1, 2012 - 8:18 pm

Hi Sherry,

Enjoy your time with your dad. I'm sure it will help your dad feel better knowing your there.


jayneonweedstreet September 5, 2012 - 12:27 pm

Enjoy the time away with your Dad. Love the shell. My Grandfather gave me a conch shell a million years ago, it seems. I think of him always – not always easy to incorporate a giant pink shell in home decor if you dont live in FL, but for Poppy, I find a special place! Enjoy yours fully!!


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