Monday, December 24, 2007

Giant clam shells...







For two years I have lusted for a giant clam shell, as seen in these photos (it's hiding under the acrylic table in the 2nd photo).

I know shell & coral fever is waning (and has been), but I don't really care. Not many people actually have a 100 pound gigas shell in their homes. I am determined to get one soon. No idea where it will go. This is the kind irrational impulse I deal with all the time.

Does anyone have better examples of such massive shells in action? Please leave me a note in comments or leave a link to any blogs with superior examples of giant clam shells in use in a beautiful space. I need to show my better half why this purchase is, um, necessary for our home.



Last shot from
ever-fabulous HOBAC.

13 comments:

Leah said...

I don't have any pix handy for you, but I think that the giant clamshell thing is timeless, and transcends the already-over coral/starfish thing.

I want one, too. They're always 10 million dollars when I see them in fancy stores, but eBay frequently has them for less. Here's one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/CLAM-SHELL-GIANT-GIGAS-SEASHELL-22-1-2_W0QQitemZ280186474944

Maybe with everyone away this week it won't get bid up into the stratosphere ...

Later,

Leah

mamacita said...

You probably saw HOBAC's -- she planted paperwhites in it. So pretty.

Thank you for keeping up the posts over the holiday. Everyone else is posting lame messages about how they'll be back in January. C'mon, people, like you can't swill eggnog with one hand and type with the other?

decorno.blogspot.com said...

THANK YOU, Mamacita! Drinking and blogging is the perfect mix, if you ask me.

Its quiet around our house now that we've gorged ourselves on food and gifts, so I have had a lot of time to just dream about all the projects I want to tackle around the house in 2008.

I hope you had a really good Christmas!

decorno.blogspot.com said...

Leah - thanks for the link! I have been eyeing that one. My fear is that the "super-size-me" version of myself is going to buy this one and then soon want the 35" version. Oh, decisions...

Pigtown-Design said...

HOBAC is a he. And a he with fabulous taste and great sense of humour!

decorno.blogspot.com said...

Ack! I feel stupid now.

HOBAC - all apologies!

mamacita said...

My bad, HOBAC!

what's in a name? said...

I know it has been over a month since you posted this (love your blog BTW) but I had to write you because I was ever so fortunate to find a giant clam shell, just like the one pictured in the ebay link (same size, no algae) at a thrift store for $4. Yes, you read correctly, ONLY $4!!! I am really not trying to brag, only say that start checking your local thrift stores and rummage sales? I frequent them and often get incredible deals, this being the best so far!!! I googled giant clam to get decorating ideas, I knew I had seen them in magazines, and came across your blog. So glad I did! Good luck!

Decorno said...

4 dollars!!! I am so jealous. That is an incredible find. That's has to feel like winning the decor lottery. :)

Glad you like the blog! Thanks for letting me know about the shell. I am going to keep my eyes peeled at flea markets and junk shops now.

Anonymous said...

hello i have 2 giant clam shell. they are very old but in great condition ,, they are in holland . i have them listed on www.marktplaats .nl
they are very lovly!!!!!!!!!!!please we would like them to be sold to a good home:)

Anonymous said...

hahahaha i forgot to say the price
5,000 euros for the pair or 3.000 each . that does not include delivery. but delierery can be made. through a company call hedlys humpers they ship world wide.

Monique said...

I have 2 off these shells that I would like to sell. Can anyone give advise on where to advertise?

Anonymous said...

you should sell them on Ebay.