Tuesday, April 8, 2014

~Treasures of the Sea~

A few of you asked if we found sea glass. We found a few pieces and I added it to my jar.

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Every piece of sea glass in this jar is precious to me. Sea glass is a rare find on the beaches we visit and we do a happy dance when we find some.

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And shells?

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This time we hit the Shellaballooza shelling day!

Lots and lots of shells as far as the eye could see.

Here’s our precious sea glass…

(and one bottle cap! lol)

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And these were the most rare shells, a bright orange calico scallop and ONLY one olive.

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It’s fun to find something out of the ordinary.

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And we enjoy rinsing them off when we get home and laying them out on tables to dry.

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I have some fun ideas for what to do with them that I’ll share soon.

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(I know….I usually just put them in big jars! lol)

Look how tiny this one is!

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Calico Scallops are my favorite.

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Do you see all of the variations of color?

Lots of pretty lavenders!

47 comments:

ann said...

What a collection. We are curious as to what you will do with the shells. I have a very small collection from my few visits to the sea side. Mostly from Galvaston and Padre Island. Domyounfind sand dollars?

Diane said...

Totally amazing!

Vee said...

What a lot you have! Are you going to make jewelry? Wreaths? Amazing supply that's fir sure!

Vee said...

for sure...I saw that fir flip by!

Stacey said...

Neat! I've never even seen sea glass in person. Would love to.

Jane and Chris said...

I don't think I've ever seen so many shells! I'm wondering what it is you are going to do with them.
Jane x

Montanagirl said...

Awesome! Such an interesting array of colors and patterns on these. Thank you for giving us a look! (And thank you for all your patience trying to get that Owl photo of mine to me!)

Laurie M said...

they are beautiful!!!!! what a wonderful collection!!!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

I love all the shells and sea glass. Who could resist picking them up. Looking forward to seeing your project.

Debby Ray said...

Oh my! What a wonderful collection you have! I have always been so mesmerized by sea shells...God's creation just amazes me... and have always loved collecting them when I visit the beach. I have seen them used so many ways. Looking forward to seeing what you have planned for them!

Debby Ray said...

Oh...and I forgot to comment on that lovely sea glass...how gorgeous...wouldn't it be interesting to know where it all originated from???

Pat said...

Wishing we had more time to spend at the beach looking for and gathering those lovelies.

Olive said...

Wow Diane. I could see those around a mirror.

Stephanie said...

Oh wow, they are so beautiful! I wish I could take a walk with you along the beach :) Hugs to you!

boopnut said...

Wow! That's a lot of shells! I like olives myself....so hard to find.
Deb

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Oh, my goodness, wow what a super collection of gorgeous shells.. The sea glass is truly lovely. Such nice big pieces. I look forward to seeing what you do with the lovely shells. Hugs Judy

Susie said...

Treasures !! Each one. When I think of those shells I think , Yes there is a God...who could make so many so pretty. The Orange shell really popped next to the gray ones. Blessings sweet Diane. xoxo,Susie

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

What a pretty selection of shells. I used to love looking for shells when we lived in Florida. Have you ever been to Sanibel and Captiva? Great shelling there!

TexWisGirl said...

wow! that's a bunch!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love sea glass but seldom find it. Your collection is wonderful and your shells are gorgeous. I miss the beach!

cucki said...

Wow so beautiful xx

Creations By Cindy said...

Love your shells and sea glass. I don't think I've ever come across sea glass on the beach before! WOW! Can't wait to see what you do with the shells. You have tons of them too! So pretty. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Inger said...

Those are just gorgeous. Maybe a bit too good for a jar, you are right about that.

Jill said...

Wow - your shell collection is nice!!!!

We have no sea glass around here but that's one of the first things we do when we get to PEI - comb the beaches!!

Carol Z said...

I've got a small shell collection, too, from a visit to Florida. I'd love some easy craft ideas. I love sea glass, too, and keep a jar from a trip to Prince Edward Island. If you've never been there I think you would enjoy it very much.

Debby said...

Thanks a lot of shells. I have always been in love with sea glass. I have never found any when I have been on the beach. A friend of mine that lives in Florida has some. I asked where she got it. She got it in a river in Ohio near me, hah. It was from a glass company and somehow went downstream. My friend that swims in that river is on the lookout for it. I think that it's gone now because it has been awhile since that glass factory shot down. But who would have known.

Musings from Kim K. said...

We rarely find smooth glass along the Lake shorelines in MI. It's so fun to see your pretty shell collection. I can't wait to see what you do with you pretties. Someday we will take the girls to the ocean. Someday!

Pamela Gordon said...

You have some pretty sea glass and lots of beautiful shells too! Wow. And that beach with tons of them just lying there. Amazing. Although walking barefoot would be quite painful on the sharp shells! :) Have a great afternoon Diane!

Sam I Am...... said...

Wow! How wonderful is all of that sea glass and the shells? Isn't it great to go out and have fun collecting things for free? You really made a haul on the shells and such a variety. Thanks for showing them. I can't wait to see what you do with them.

Laura Rhodes said...

So sweet of you to drop in again even though Ive been so busy I havent had time to blog! Working on my plants for the garden. And gearing up for a folk life festival in May. Loving this warmer weather and love your pics. Blue is my favorite color. My neck has been out of whack for a couple of weeks tho. Not as bad as it was but still a half a bubble off plumb. Been thinking it would b so nice to have one of those old time claw foot tubs. Our is so small.. have a blessed day! Laura

J said...

What treasures you have! And how much more special when you find them yourself! The sea glass is so pretty - I had no idea there was a such a thing!

September Violets said...

The shells are really cool ... so many!! I'm afraid I'm lost on the sea glass. Bits of broken glass bottles washed up on shore? Am I missing something more here?

NanaDiana said...

You have a wonderful collection, Diane. I just love them all. I so miss being by the ocean and collecting shells (and glass-which IS rare nowadays) xo Diana

The French Hutch said...

Hi Diane, You have a beautiful shell collection, and the glass is amazing. I have collected shells all my life. Bringing home finds from all beach trips. I must say though some of these I’ve never seen, amazing colors. This is such a fun hobby. Thanks for sharing your treasures...........

~Emily

Art @ Home said...

Wow, you found so many!!! I hope you make one of those sailor's Valentine's! ;P

Patsy said...

Oh what fun, I don't get to the beach any more but in the times I have I never found sea glass. I did find lots of shells and still have them.

Incipient Wings said...

how beautiful!
such delicate colors.
love the sea glass!
can't wait to see what you create with them:)

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Diane wow I LOVE all of your shells! So pretty! You really have a nice big collection. I can't wait to see what you make with them!
Julie

Barbara said...

I can't wait to see what you do with these!!!

Linda H said...

Beautiful!!! You have quite a collection! I love watching for sea glass too, especially if it's blue!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

wow!!! you hit the jackpot!!

cynthia lee designs said...

You found some awesome shells!! I have a few from our visit to Florida back in 1992. Pretty sea glass that you found too.
hugs,
Cindy

Beedeebabee said...

I'm SOOO happy to be here Diane!!! (I'm really doing a little happy dance in my chair!) Gosh, I've missed you ... and your beautiful, sweet smile too!!! Your blog is always so upbeat and happy, and I've always loved reading about your little adventures with your hubby, just like this shell collecting trip. Boy, you two really did hit the shell jackpot! They look beautiful all spread out like that. I can't wait to see what you have planned for them!...Sending you a great big hug Diane...(and one to Meri too!) xo Paulette ♥

Margaret said...

An incredible collection! SO beautiful! Maggie

Patty Antle said...

Nice collection of sea glass and shells. I love collecting shells but when I get home I don't know what to do with them.

Geraldine said...

oh my, how cool is that. I LOVE sea shells and sea glass too. how cool that you've been able to collect so much of both. I love all the shells drying in the garage, you'll be able to make a lot of projects from those, that's for sure!

Twinkle Terrior said...

I love your clear windowed garage door ! what a great idea to let the light in and have a project table !! ox