In honor of doing a little summer decorating, I'll show you a few pictures direct from the beach house that we rent with the whole family each summer. It's a nice house and the owners do quite a bit of decorating so here we go...
Got a bunch of seashells that you don't know what to do with?
Well, jam 'em all in a lamp! I think I've seen these kind of lamp bases at Michaels. You can fill them with anything.
Got a weird clampy thing on a wooden base? And really, who doesn't?
Stick a pretty seashell in it and call it art! This one is a little creepy to me for some reason.
Toss 'em all in a basket and put it on the coffee table. Just make sure that your boys don't mistake the starfish for some sort of Chinese throwing star. Man! That could make a big dent! Not that mine did, of course. They were helping me wash the dishes and memorizing bible verses when that happened.