Curtis Steiner (http://www.curtissteiner.com/) has a piece of coral embedded with child's dishes- incredible! So I tried to make my own version, not the real thing but close enough to make me happy.
More shells....I found the sweet little duckling at the same flea market in Paris- got it for $2 U.S.!!
A little shell vignette....
Huge old canisters filled with shells....more is more
Not sure what kind of Coral this is, but I love it.