Summertime

Summer arrived here in Zeeland. As you can see on the pictures also in my house. The shells are part of my own collection and are displayed in several rooms in my house.
Last week I bumped into a hole crate of these lovely mini Phalaenopsisorchids. Planted in an antique white bowl they sit now on the cupboard in the hallway together with shells and other decorative things.
A several years ago I organized some special shells in this frame wich is also hanging in the hallway.
This giant clam ,Tridacna gigas, I used as a container filled with shells and old bottles and sits in my bedroom. Also in that picture you can see a picture of a beachscene in 1939 and I placed it in a piece of driftwood.

Summermantle
Summermantle

Detail of a scallop the two halves tied with a rope
Detail of a scallop the two halves tied with a rope

Another detail
Another detail

Tridacna with shells and bottles
Tridacna with shells and bottles

1939 postcard in a driftwoodstand
1939 postcard in a driftwoodstand

Phalaenopsis in an antique bowl with a little Tridacna in the front
Phalaenopsis in an antique bowl with a little Tridacna in the front