Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Turtle Lovers in Design

I have a collection of antique tortoise shells in the shop for sale.  I do not advocate the killing of turtles for their shells.  I love turtles and have been noticing more and more turtle lovers who surround themselves with turtle shells or representations of turtles.

The Chinese believe that the turtle has the secret of heaven and of earth within its body because its back symbolizes Heaven and that its underside represents Earth.  They love turtles and it is a great Feng Shui symbol of prosperity.

Here is a breath taking design at La Marea restaurant at Miami's Tides South Beach Hotel, decorated by Kelly Wearstler with antique tortoise shells.  Kelly is a god-like inspiration with her bold trend setting eye in all that she does! I love how she incorporates nature's beauty into her designs here.  

 (Photos from VOGUE}

How 'bout you?  Would you be inclined to decorate with turtle shells?


Andrea Reh said...

So pretty - I would possibly use them if the look was right. I see no problem in using antique shells - like fur, I just see it as further waste if we don't use what they were (a long, long time ago) killed for!

Andrea x

PS: Just discovered your blog and it's lovely. Would love if you stopped by mine sometime.

A Lifestyle Thing said...

Andrea, I agree! Thank you for your compliments. I'll be sure to check out your blog sometime!! Best to you! xo

Linh said...

Hi Andrea, I'm your newest follower :) Found you while browsing coco+kelley and had to check out your blog. So glad I did! Yes, I think I would use them although probably not to decorate an entire wall. However, the colors are so lovely and complimenting to the rest of the room. :) Looking forward to seeing more great stuff from you.

A Lifestyle Thing said...

Hi Linh! Thanks so much for liking and following my blog!! I love the name of your blog. I'll be sure to check yours out and follow you too. I hope you have a wonderful week...and thanks, again.
xoxo sharon

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