Saturday, April 23, 2011

Driftwood Candle Holder

Just this morning my husband made this for me....took all of 10 minutes

The driftwood is a piece of memorabilia from one of our first dates... we found it during a walk on Gooseberry Island in Westport.

Speaking of which, we'll be headed there next weekend....bringing along a good, good friend who is in need of a good dose of sun, sand, sea air and laughter....we love you MB!

If you'd like to see how this was made hop on over to Restoration House where I got the inspiration - Kimberley put together a very helpful tutorial.

21 comments:

Petite Michelle Louise said...

how sweet and sentimental. j'adore! have fun on your getaway week-end. (lucky friend).

white life© said...

I like the idea, Diane!

The Hopeless Romantic said...

The sea, its always good for the soul. A trip to the sea can always be such a refreshing way to re-group. The ocean and i have a special connection. I'll have to tell ya about that one day, lol. Long story. Love the candleholder! Simply beauty, it looks so pretty lit up, and isnt it nice owning things of such sentiment. Have a fun, safe trip....Bonnie

A Cottage Muse said...

How beautiful! Love a treasure with a story and yours is a good one!!

Took a peek in your etsy shop it looks wonderful!!

Cottage Touch said...

Good Morning...Beautiful post and blog...

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

the sea is so good for the soul and my favorite place to be. Love what husband made for you!!

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

How precious Diane! I love working "naturals" into my decor too and yours has wonderful sentimental value as well.
Blessings & Hugs,
Karen

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

so so so pretty!

Auntie Bliss said...

I love this!

Shorely Chic said...

beautiful!! Thanks for becoming a follower of mine! I look forward to following you as well :)

Helen said...

Gosh that's such a gorgeous idea. Thanks for your comments on my blog too,
Love Helen xx

Ana said...

Oh Diane,
It turned out great! My hubby made me something similar, but quite smaller with a an old trunk. And now that I see how pretty yours looks displayed on the table I think I'll bring mine out of storage and diplay them too. You have inspired me too. Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

You driftwood candle holder is simple and lovely! Have a wonderful trip by the sea :)

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

It is absolutely fabulous and I love the story behind the piece of driftwood...makes it all the more special. I appreciate you following our blog and look forward to getting to know you better.

beachcomber said...

love the driftwood candle holder. thanks for your lovely comment and the follow!
cheryl x

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

The story behind it is what makes it even more special! Love the combination of driftwood and candles. Very serene and pretty! Hope you, hubby and friend have a great time this weekend!
XO,
~Michelle

About Vintage French Hen said...

This turned out so cute! Have a great get away, Marcia in California

Seaside Style said...

Hi there, I love your blog, it is so pretty! I have done the same thing with driftwood, isn't it fun? You mentioned Westport, are you referring to Westport CT? I am your newest follower. I am at http://seasidestyle.blogspot.com

michelle said...

I love love this Diane!! What a great thing for hubby to do and it has such wonderful memories!! Have a wonderful weekend, the beach always soothes my soul. :)

Cynthia@Beach Coast Style said...

ohhh I like this how creative! I bet this is really pretty at night! I just found your blog via Emerald Cove so glad I did!

wedding centerpieces said...

Ohh very nice Candle Holder. Thank you very much for your great post.I'm so happy by visit this site that I’ve already bookmark this site and I will come back again .
wedding-event-centerpieces