Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Waterside Wednesday

I am excited as I join with others who have a passion for waterside living. My childhood was spent growing up in the West Shore area of Tampa Bay. My heart is at home by the water and I currently reside in South Tampa and I live on a beautiful street lined with 1920's bungalows. This picture is Bay Shore Blvd. and it is at the end of our street.

From early childhood until today you could and can find my feet shuffling through the sand and my back bent over sifting through the shells, for these gifts of the sea fired the passion that have made me what I am today. A Sea Shell Artist.

My home is a reflection of this coastal passion and I have many treasures from the sea that I will share with you on future Waterside Wednesdays.

Welcome to my home.

This is my inspiration piece. The mantel was what started my sea shell fascination and my love of shell decor.

I look forward to sharing more of my home with you and my art as well as the pleasure of getting to know each of you.

Thank you Barbara for hosting Waterside Wednesday. I look forward to making the rounds today. And congratulation on your wonderful new book.

Have a perfect waterside day. Join Barbara and others at


Good-bye for now,



  1. You truly are a shell artist! What a charming house & a beautiful location. Lucky, lucky gal. Happy Waterside Wednesday :-)

  2. Hi Janice,

    Welcome to blogland! So many of us love the water and coastal themes so you will surely make a splash. (Couldn't resist)

    I know I have seen your amazing work before. Have you been featured in a magazine~ I am racking my brain~ Victoria, Country Living?

    Have a blessed day!

  3. The shell planter is just exquisite (so of course is the mantel).
    Maya@Completely Coastal

  4. Hello
    Everything is so beautiful. I love the shell work it is gorgeous.

  5. Hi Janice
    Lovely to meet you!
    Your shell art is STUNNING!
    I've very much enjoyed my visit over - love your home!

    Will pop back over again soon

  6. Janice, this is just amazing.I'm so excited for you. Keep up the good work on your blog.

  7. Your blog is beautiful. I will be back.

  8. Thanks so much for joining Waterside Wednesdays. Now, you're entered in my Little Fishie giveaway.

  9. Hi Janice,
    I love your new blog! Your shell art is stunning & your home sooooo pretty. I live in Sarasota (close to Siesta Key) so we're practically neighbors! Sue :)

  10. Hi Janice,
    Another gorgeous post! Love your photo of Bayshore Blvd. Many members of my family live within walking distance. It's such a beautiful place to walk, skate, run (ugh!)...
    Where is your favorite place to go shelling?

    We really have to meet! I live down the road from Honeymoon Island... There are some beautiful shells there.

    Jane (Artfully Graced)

  11. hello from tennessee.......i have just found your beautiful blog and LOVE your shell art. i vacation at honeymoon island every year and absolutely love the beach and often paint beach scenes. you are sooooo lucky to live near the water (a dream of mine)! i'll be back. all the best, erin

  12. Janice, I can see how your fireplace mantel has inspired you! It is soooo beautiful! You must have fallen in love with it at first sight! I love how you've placed the shells in the firebox as well. Lovely! Looking forward to your next post.
    ~ Roberta ~

  13. Well, I just have to say that I am one happy camper, I mean one happy sheller today.

    I live in Seminole, Florida, just over the bridge from you and I love finding other Florida bloggers. But then when I find out they are shell artists, I am ecstatic! I love shell art, but am nowhere near your level. I look forward to seeing more postings from you.

  14. That fireplace is just about the prettiest thing I've ever seen. I cannot wait to see more of your work! Wish I lived near a beach so I could collect shells!

  15. I love all the shells on your mantle ,s o very pretty!

  16. How amazing!I live in Lutz.Love,love,love your blog!

  17. What a treat to see your home!! Actually, I was coming for White Wednesday, but I think all of your shell art qualifies!! Beautiful... You are so incredibly creative and talented and when you live by the water as well...it doesn't get any better than that!

    Enjoy your week, Janice! :-)


  18. Your mantel is to die.....................for!!! Oh, so pretty.
    I love shells too and the soft coastal elegance they bring to a home. Your is lovely.

    I am going to keep looking at your blog. I'm hooked.

  19. Well that is simple breathtaking!!!!! WOW!

    m ^..^

  20. You are so fortunate to live by the sea and have such an amazing resource of shell, driftwood, and treasures. But, the best part is you are into it and having fun doing it. Now, that's MY kind of fun. Well done!

  21. I have just recently moved to Florida and love coming across blogs like yours! A trip to the Tamp area is in the planning stages!
    I love your porch...I am a huge porch person.

  22. Hi Janice,

    I can't even get over that mantle! I love shell decor, and have started a little business selling things I make :)

    Looking forward to following your blog!

  23. Wow! Your mantle is amazing! In a million years I would have never thought to do that, it is fantastic! You've got yourself a huge fan of Waterside Wednesday!


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