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#31 luvmoo

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    Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:47 PM

    I would love to see some pictures of them, if it is not too much trouble.. I am looking for 4-6 Large ( 8''- 10''  if possible)  Sugar starfish, and then about 30 of the medium to small starfish to decorate the backs of the chairs with.. and they are impossible to find locally here in Canada ... Thank you so much for doing that Sllefebvr!



    #32 redginger

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      Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:50 PM

      OMG, you're so wonderful Sllefebvr! Yes, I would love to see pictures of the different starfish and sand dollars. If you could find out if they're made of plastic, resin, etc, that would be helpful too! We don't have a Christmas Tree Shoppe where I live, and I've been searching for a while for fake ones. Thanks so much!

       

      Originally Posted by Sllefebvr 

      I got my starfish at our Christmas Tree Shoppe here in Nashua, NH If anybody wants I will go take pictures of them they have all different ones white starfish, sugar starfish and sand dollars different sizes... They are SUPER cheap I believe they were $1.99 for 6 of the white starfish medium size... And I will send them too you..



       



      #33 Sllefebvr

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        Posted 17 July 2011 - 06:33 PM

        Sorry this took so long I have been so busy went camping out of state and work work work but I didn't want you guys to think that I forgot... I downloaded one picture from the Christmas Tree Shop and tomorrow when I get a bit more time I will download the rest of the pictures that I took!!

         

        This is a bag of shells and starfish etc. all together... There are more to come tomorrow that are separate pieces!!

         

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        #34 amjohnson

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          Posted 09 August 2011 - 10:46 PM


          Hey Jennifer,

          I saw your post and thought I would comment. Unless I got wrong info, I thought the same...get someone from the States to ship to you but..U.S. Wildlife doesn't allow them to leave the country. So you would have to declare them to be something else...yikes! I know...sucks..can't order from u.s. online either...I read this all on threads from past brides.

           

          Michaels does have them...pricey I know but if you use your 40% off coupon, a bag isn't too bad.

          Originally Posted by luvmoo 

          I would love to see some pictures of them, if it is not too much trouble.. I am looking for 4-6 Large ( 8''- 10''  if possible)  Sugar starfish, and then about 30 of the medium to small starfish to decorate the backs of the chairs with.. and they are impossible to find locally here in Canada ... Thank you so much for doing that Sllefebvr!



           



          #35 luvmoo

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            Posted 10 August 2011 - 06:14 AM


            Hey am,

            I actually found some real Large starfish on Ebay and got them a month ago.. ( shortly after this posting above actually heheh) and i got 8 large starfish off of a company on ebay... they had bno troubles getting to me at all.. and infact even on the customs slip stated they were starfish.  and the company was out of the states... i didn't have a problem at all...
             

            Originally Posted by amjohnson 


            Hey Jennifer,

            I saw your post and thought I would comment. Unless I got wrong info, I thought the same...get someone from the States to ship to you but..U.S. Wildlife doesn't allow them to leave the country. So you would have to declare them to be something else...yikes! I know...sucks..can't order from u.s. online either...I read this all on threads from past brides.

             

            Michaels does have them...pricey I know but if you use your 40% off coupon, a bag isn't too bad.



             



             



            #36 futuremrstgun

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              Posted 10 August 2011 - 06:47 AM

              guys, i have fake starfish that you can't even tell...i've painted them...some purple and some silver and i've even left a few white...(pics below)

               

              i personally have a 'thing' about using a 'dead' starfish in my decor...maybe its just me..i'm not an animal activist or anything but i find it kinda creepy plus i think if the 'fake' ones are well made no one will even be able to tell the difference.

               

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              as always, happy planning!!

               

              R~



              #37 luvmoo

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                Posted 10 August 2011 - 08:59 AM



                Those are beautiful!! I was also looking for fake starfish.. however  It is impossible to find Fake sugar starfish... that are 8-10 inches... at least i had no luck at all.. so i conceded and purchased real ones.. as it was the sugar starfish i wanted...  maybe it is just limited for us Canadians to find large fake ones... i dunno... but i had no luck whatsoever so i got the real ones... heheh

                Originally Posted by futuremrstgun 

                guys, i have fake starfish that you can't even tell...i've painted them...some purple and some silver and i've even left a few white...(pics below)

                 

                i personally have a 'thing' about using a 'dead' starfish in my decor...maybe its just me..i'm not an animal activist or anything but i find it kinda creepy plus i think if the 'fake' ones are well made no one will even be able to tell the difference.

                 

                decor.JPG

                 

                decor II.JPG

                 

                as always, happy planning!!

                 

                R~



                 



                #38 amjohnson

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                  Posted 10 August 2011 - 09:08 AM

                  I really like yours and I too would prefer using fake ones. Can you tell me where you got yours? I am prepared or order them. Thanks!
                   

                  Originally Posted by futuremrstgun 

                  guys, i have fake starfish that you can't even tell...i've painted them...some purple and some silver and i've even left a few white...(pics below)

                   

                  i personally have a 'thing' about using a 'dead' starfish in my decor...maybe its just me..i'm not an animal activist or anything but i find it kinda creepy plus i think if the 'fake' ones are well made no one will even be able to tell the difference.

                   

                  decor.JPG

                   

                  decor II.JPG

                   

                  as always, happy planning!!

                   

                  R~



                   



                  #39 capecodder

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                    Posted 17 August 2011 - 05:54 AM

                    Love those fake starfish!!  Hope Christmas Tree Shop still has them. 

                     

                    What type of paint did you use to paint them?  I would love to paint some of them turquoise to go with my colour scheme!



                    #40 redginger

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                      Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:36 AM

                      In case it's helpful, I found that if you do web searches for "resin starfish" or "replica starfish", you're more likely to find fake starfish. These sites sell them. Fake starfish is definitely more expensive than natural starfish!

                       

                      http://www.momentsof...sin-p-3702.html

                       

                      http://www.nauticals.../restset34.html






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