"I could see no reason why used tram tickets, bits of driftwood, buttons and old junk from attics and rubbish heaps should not serve well as materials for paintings; they suited the purpose just as well as factory-made paints...It is possible to cry out using bits of old rubbish, and that's what I did, gluing and nailing them together." - Kurt Schwitters, Artist (June 1887 - January 1948)
In harmony with this, beach combing is one of our favorite activities. Savoring the wind and waves while searching for water-polished pebbles and eye catching shells, coins and sea glass, is endlessly rewarding. Seeing new items forged from those treasures takes the experience to an even greater level and this week Coastal Style Gifts would like to share a fine example of this...our collection of gifts and decorations crafted from Driftwood, sun-bleached and smoothed by the sand-filled waves.
The character of these pieces uniquely reflects the influence of their origin, both elemental and exquisite.
Our Natural Driftwood Birdhouse is more than just art. Including a bottom-opening trapdoor for cleaning purposes, this can be hung outside to welcome real birds to make their home in your yard. Uniquely handcrafted from salvaged driftwood, no two are exactly alike.
The nautical Driftwood Garland offers the rough and smooth pairing of Driftwood and re-purposed Glass Buoys, accenting any coastal home. Hang inside near a window or outside in a protected area to catch the natural light and enjoy the beautiful hint of green in the buoys.
Our distinctive Driftwood Nativity Set comes complete with the handmade, primitive-style Holy family figures, as well as the visiting "Wise Men," and is ready to bring warmth to any room, heralded if you wish by any or all of the Woodland Driftwood Angels with Scroll, Trumpet, and Violin, announcing your joyous holiday scene.
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"My name is Kurt Schwitters...I am an artist and I nail my pictures together."