Sunday, May 21, 2023

Cleaning and Displaying Seashells & Pink Lightbulbs Are Back!!!!!!

Amanda Lindroth - 2023 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach

If you love collecting seashells, you may have wondered about the best cleaning methods to have your beach finds look and smell their best.

1. When just light cleaning is needed, I soak the shells for an hour in a little dish liquid and warm water, rinse them, and let them air dry. Dawn dish liquid is a great choice.

2. For heavier cleaning, use a toothbrush dipped in white vinegar, then wash in soapy water and air dry.

3.  If you want a polished look, rub them with a little mineral oil or baby oil and let dry for 24 hours.

Some people soak seashells in 50% bleach and 50% water - I hate the smell of bleach, it changes their colors, it's not eco-friendly, and the shells absorb the bleach smell, so I am not a fan of this method at all. To each his own.

For small shells you find, I love them in a wicker bowl or a blue and white Chinese bowl. They look so pretty with sea glass treasures.

Amanda Lindroth

Find her wavy wicker tray here - 

Wavy Wicker Tray

Amanda Lindroth

Wicker Clam Shell

I like this basket from Target and it's under $15 - not available in stores - free shipping with a $35 order -

Natural Woven Serving Bowl Basket

Amanda Lindroth is having a fabulous Memorial Day Tag Sale with up to 70% off!!!! Prices starting at under $10. Click here.

Yes, even one of my toilets has seashells - LOL- 


Our lovely discontinued G.E. pink 60 watt incandescent lightbulbs have just restocked - this is a 2 pack, free shipping, an excellent price - GRAB THEM!!!! In a few short weeks, on July 1, it will be illegal to sell them, so act now. If you have not read my previous post on this topic, click here. I have been trying out every LED bulb to report back, and they are horrid. They change the colors of everything - your paint, fabrics, your complexion, everything looks different and bad. Not to mention the connection of LED bulbs with eye diseases and sleep disorders. I have stocked up on dozens of incandescent bulbs before they are gone forever. This is not the little boy who cried wolf. Their manufacture is already illegal and everyone is just selling remaining stock. And starting July 1, even remaining stock cannot be sold in stores or online.

G.E. Pink Lightbulbs


  1. I've put them on an old ornate silver platter, and they're really pretty there too.

  2. Amazon sold out again but just bought 12 pr at $1.48 per bulb at DKHardware using Amazon pay!

  3. I missed the pink lightbulbs once again! 😭

    1. Me Too!! We can on;y hope they are available again before July 1

  4. Unfortunately, I missed them too. On the bright side, Chairish is featuring a beautiful curated collection of chinoiserie on their site today. Check it out at

  5. sells the pink lightbulbs at $2.96 for a two pack. Grab them while you can!