She Sells Seashells by the Seashore

close up of my mom's collection
Mother's Day is coming up, and it's got me thinking about my mama.
One thing my mom absolutely adores is seashells. In my parent's home, she has set up several lovely vignettes featuring seashells that we have gathered on our vacations.
Our Family Room
Our Powder Room
And don't forget that gorgeous pink shell that I stole borrowed from my mom to style my coffee table with:

Decorating with shells is such a beautiful way to add texture and a natural element to any space.
Can you believe this over the top mantle?:
Love the look of framed items from the sea! My mom has a sea fan we are dying to do this to:
via Danielle Oakley Interiors
Barri Leiner Grant via The Things That Matter (by Nate Berkus)
My parents are planning a trip to Sanibel Island, which is known for having some of the best shelling in the world. There is something so peaceful about hunting for shells:
 ^The boyfriend and I shelling last summer in Florida.

Do you collect seashells? How do you display them?