Tuesday, June 5, 2007
SPOTLIGHT ON STARFISH
Today, Dan and I were sorting through photos of vignettes and details in order to choose a few for the book’s introduction and chapter openers. We came across a photo of a starfish that I snapped in Jamaica while we were there photographing a brochure for The Villas on Bluefields Bay. Want to play Where’s Waldo? Find me (not Waldo) in one of the photos on the Bluefields web site (www.bluefieldsvillas.com). Some of the photos on the site are from that heavenly photo shoot.
Even before I realized their decorating potential, I was attracted to star fish. As a kid, I kept several in a treasure box under my bed. Now, I display several different kinds on the window ledges in my dining room.
Quick Trick: Tie these pointy-toed denizens of the deep onto a ribbon or string to make a garland. String across a mantel, footboard or curtain.
Starfish Trivia: There are over 1,800 species of starfish in the world’s oceans and saltwater tributaries and bays. Most have five legs, however some have more or less. At www.seashells.org/identcatagories/starfish.htm you can see photos of several unusual varieties. Need some for a decorating project? www.seashellcity.com stocks a nice assortment of types and sizes.