Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Handmade Custom Boat in A Bottle!

 A local dock builder builds boats in bottles for me!  No kits.  No tricks.  He actually painstakingly builds them through the neck of the bottle, with tools that he made specifically to do each part over 8-10 weeks.  This is the "HONEY BEE", just completed for a customer's Dad's 80th birthday gift.  Howard makes the wooden stoppers and does ropework on the  bottle neck.  We add an engraved brass plaque.  A very very special gift, truly one of a kind.  Isn't it neat?  A Jack Daniels special edition bottle was used.

Monday, March 7, 2011


As one who would misplace my keys daily if not for the designated hook in my home, my first destination when I arrive home is *ta da!* my key hook. It's a very small step towards organization but satisfying in that I always know where my keys are.

I confess that I secretly covet organizational products.
I dream that someday, with the proper combination of stylish containers I would live in a meticulously organized home.... Well, a girl can dream, can't she? :o)

This creation of mine that fits the bill, a gorgeous beachy one-of-a-kind version done with seashells, sea glass, key hooks, a chalkboard, and a corkboard.

Available only at the Seafarer Gift Shop.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

FREE BLOG & WEBSITE GIVEAWAY ! Win A Gorgeous Beach Glass Necklace

I'm very excited to announce a Seafarer Gift Shop GIVEAWAY contest! Enter for your chance to win one a beautiful handmade sterling silver and beach glass necklaces. It is FREE to enter, no strings, no catch. Enter as often and many times as you'd like by just signing the website's guestbook http://www.seafarergiftshop.com/guestbook.html June 30th, 2010 is the last day. Winner to be drawn at random. Good luck! :o) Feel free to share, repost, tweet or link to this info. The Seafarer Gift Shop has fabulous nautical gifts, beach decor, jewelry, fabulous seashell dinneware, and more, including handmade sterling silver beach glass jewelry.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Mermaids & Nautical Gifts

I just love weathervane style mermaids! Here's a lovely one in a two sided style all in metal in an antiqued cream finish. This is a great nautical gift or perfect for your beach cottage decor! Get her and others here: http://seafarergiftshop.com/mermaids.html

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Sanibel Plates by Mud Pie - Stunning Seashell Dinnerware!

These are my favorite plates in the world.... I love love love them! Part of the Sanibel collection by Mud Pie, the plates have so many coordinating pieces, each lovlier than the next. What I love most is that the colors are minimal - just a hint with mostly gleaming clean whites, with all of the emphasis on the detailed texture and relief pattern instead. Beach cottage chic with a touch of sophistication!

Each piece in the Sanibel collection is quite different but have common elements that make them coordinate so well. You create the most exquisite table with no cookie cutter matchy matchy! I love the transparency of the glazes that reveal the terracotta underglaze on all the seashell relief which is far prettier in person than in the photo....

This is always a favorite line to give at beach theme or coastal couple weddings because it is so gorgeous! It is a popular nautical gift. With so many fabulous entertaining pieces, everyday pieces, and smaller accessory pieces, you can really give a special gift that you will be remembered for. Get the plates shown here ($64 for a set of 4) and the rest of the collection from the Seafarer Gift Shop in Sayville, NY or click the link to see the collection online.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Great Beach Wedding Idea!

Ah, springy weather brings out the brides.... Here's a simple way to dress up and "beach-ify" this wedding! It doesn't even have to be outside at the beach. Note the small pile of shells at the end of each row on the ground....