Saturday, December 11, 2010

Advent Calendar Day Eleven

Day 11 has one of my favorite box decorations.

I used two matching African beads to denote the day. But the fun doesn't stop there.

On the inside is a tiny vial filled with sand and tiny shells. Also in the box is a stand alone shell.

A wide shot of today's box might give an even better idea of the contents. I covered the holes in the box's foam using a strip of paper. I'm contemplating adding another tiny shell, since items are always artistically better in threes (or any uneven number).

Have a great Saturday, and I'll be back after I unload yesterday's photos off my camera, along with my artist pick of the day.

9 thoughtful remarks:

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh how lovely. I'm reminiscing over an australian beach with about 8 miles of sand and 3 people on it...teeny shells, warmth, good quickly I forget such stuff when winter arrives!

Doone said...

aw I remember standign with my feet in the (warmer than my feet) indian ocean on Durban beach on New Years Day and saying to Niall - you are going to have to carry me home kicking and screaming because here Is Where I want to Stay,

thank you for warm memories as I sit her in a hat and scarf blogging in my not quite freezing draughty room

Healing Woman said...

I'll take any beach but the 7-mile beach in Grand Cayman is my favorite.

Marilyn Rock said...

Oh; the beads with this - just wonderful! xxoo

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Elizabeth, it's wonderful counting down the days with your calendar. I love the little bottle with sand and shells in :-) And whilst others are reminiscing about wonderful beaches, I remember the sand on the beach in Cancun, it was so soft it was like standing in talcum powder.
Happy Saturday ;-)
Anne xx

~*~Patty S said...

you fit quite a lot into the box for today
Love shells and it is amazing how different sand can be from various places

happy December weekend E

elle said...

You find the teeniest things! 8^)

Terri Kahrs said...

There's something very exotic about sand and shells! Loved today's advent treasures! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

This is my favorite box yet- both the out side AND the inside!