July 15, 2011

tresor le mer

Rachele Ashcraft's daily walks on the beach have inspired a beautiful array of framed sea treasures, that  she calls "Tresor le Mer". From the beautiful and rugged coastline of Corona del Mar, Rachele has evolved from a collector of sea fans and starfish to an artist of unique style. 

The first projects Rachele started with were carefully selected sea fans. She chose them for their unique and beautiful shapes and then mounted them between two panes of glass to create clean, crisp framed pieces of art. She finishes every piece off by custom painting each frame in an aged patina that ranges from shades of cream and turquoise to deep, rich browns. The beach and sea are her color palette, and nature is her guide.  

Since 2010, Tresor le Mer has been producing a variety of framed sea treasures, and is now also featuring starfish, sand dollars and nautiluses. Rachele is also collaborating with Living Simplistically, a Malibu based artist who creates driftwood frames and mirrors. The driftwood or crackle-finished frames only add to the beauty of her Pacific-found pieces. 

Some of Tresor le Mer's framed pieces can be found at A Fine Affair, the Newport Colony Company, the Malibu Colony Company, and Caron's Beach House, to name a few. A large framed sea fan by Tresor le Mer was a prominant piece of artwork in a bedroom  that was part of the Harbor Day School Home Tour. Rachele is more than happy to collaborate with interior designers and boutique owners.

Most mornings, Rachele can be found cruising the beach in Corona del Mar with her trusty black lab, Hercules, but it's stormy weather that washes up the best treasure. Until then, we can all enjoy Rachele's artistry.

ciao! fabiana


  1. Hey Fabiana, Sorry it took me so long to get over to your blog. I love her work it is beautiful! Have a great day!

    Linda XO

  2. Gorgeous! I absolutely love the one framed in driftwood pieces! Treasures from the sea are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Thanks for sharing at Cottage Flora Thursday's Garden Party! These are all so gorgeous...my daughter is wanting to do her room in a beach themed decor & these framed peices are such an inpiring idea! xoox, tracie

  4. Those are lovely! Thanks for sharing! Come celebrate Bastille Day!

  5. aw thanks for sharing!!! GORGEOUS!!:)

  6. These are so beautiful!!! I love them! I'm just up the coast near Venice beach. I love seeing local artisans like my myself. Thanks so much for sharing this, and Thank you so much for your sweet comments!

    Jessica Rae Sommer

  7. I'm loving the framed sea fan! What a great idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog... your latest follower ;)

  8. These are beautiful! I love the coral in the frames - especially the one leaned up against to window.

    New to your blog :)

  9. Thanks so much for linking this up to my {re}create into something new blog party! It looks so great! I hope to see you again this week for some more {re}creations!

    I also wanted to let you know that your post was one of my favorites and so it was featured in this week's party! Check it out! http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/07/recreate-into-something-new-2.html

    Kaitlin--The Not So Simple Housewife

    PS Thanks for following me! I'd love to follow you back, but the follow button never loads...I need some IT help!

  10. so glad I came across your blog. I'm following, I hope you will as well. I started my blog a little over 3 months ago after graduating from college in the south and moving across the country to LA. The site's all about celebrity fashion from the point of view of an LA stylist. I'd love if if you'd stop by to see multiple post a day on all the latest celebrity fashion news. Any support would be awesome. Thanks love. xoxo


  11. Can you please post pictures of the home tour! do a post! love your blog:)


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