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Byline: Michael D. Devine

Shells and summer go together like leaves and autumn. Shells bring the beach to any part of the country without the hassle or sand and are beautiful in their own right as "objets." That's why they're showing up everywhere this summer. From furniture to textiles, shell-embellished items are must-haves for every retailer.

1. Taking Time To Reflect

The Neptune mirror from Oly will jazz up any room.

2. Home Plates

Hand-painted shell motif dinnerware from Home, James! offers a complete array of entertaining options. The Richard Cohen Collection.

7 W. 34th St., New York

3. Peking Order

Embroidered shell cocktail napkins from Peking Handicraft Inc. make the perfect summer hostess gift. 7 W. 34th St., New York

4. Glue's Clues

Design icon Marian McEvoys' new book "Glue Gun Decor" offers many tips on creating distinctive home furnishings of every type. It also includes a wealth of tips on working with shells. Published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang

5. Going for Baroque

Designer Stacie Caspari creates a range of baroque home accessories using shells.

6. Curreying Favor

A veritable work of art, the Seaside Console from Currey & Co. is an unforgettable statement piece of the grandest kind.
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Publication:HFN The Weekly Newspaper for the Home Furnishing Network
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Date:Jun 13, 2005
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