I found the starfish at an estate sale and was fascinated by it. I'm also kind of intrigued by the way shells spiral. I think there is a formula or pattern for how they get larger, but I'll save the discussion of that for my "Math Topics I Love" blog.
True confessions: My degree is in Math, and I really do think the math of some of these patterns in nature is really cool, but not enough to blog about it. Geez, I sound like Dr Spencer Reid from Criminal Minds.
French by Design has a Facebook page. Check it out- great pictures of their displays at Marburger and from the South of France.
One last thing for you to "check out"- my friend Lisa of Tarnished and Tattered is issuing a creative challenge- altering a Pure & Natural Soap Box. I've got my box, and I've got my idea- we'd love it if you'd play along.