shell games

“one cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach.”
– anne morrow lindbergh

{via elizabeth messina}

hello friends,

during last week’s shopping extravaganza {all for work, of course}, i was falling in love with everything in the home section of anthropologie when i saw it.

what did i see, you ask?
only the most amazing coffee book ever!
antoine joseph dezallier d’argenville’s “conchology & shells” book is an exquisite collection of illustrations of these creatures of the sea. brilliant colors and intricate drawings give this coffee table gem the same feeling of the famous {and my favorite} deyrolle prints. 

i love it so much. who knows? it may be a guest piece at our beach wedding as well!

friends, what are your favorite coffee table books this season?


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  1. I want this book! gonna go get it now! thanks for sharing!

    Posted 6.17.10 Reply
  2. MrsFord wrote:

    Oh I <3 anthropologies seashelly vibe this season. they have the most adorbale seashell sugar bowl 🙂

    Posted 6.17.10 Reply
  3. My mom loves shells, so my bro and I got her that book for xmas- it’s such a nice book, indeed! Looks great on the coffee table too 🙂

    Posted 6.17.10 Reply