Saturday, May 24, 2014

Seashells and Seaglass Treasures

A few of you wanted to see our ‘haul' from Canaveral National Seashore.

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You don’t find as much variety on this beach but you do find my favorite shell in abundance, the Calico Scallop. It comes in so many shades of purple and lavender.

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It thrills me to find them in the sand!

This was the most seaglass we’ve ever found on one visit and most of it was the very first day we were there.

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Hubby found the most unusual piece, a nice large black piece.

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It looks somewhat green in the bright sunlight.

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A few neat rocks and other shells and I’m a happy shell seeker!

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This white rock reminds me of the movie, Something’s Gotta Give when Diane Keaton only picks up the white rocks. I only found ONE!

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The shells are sorted in bags and containers and I’ll head to the thrift store soon to find some neat jars to put them in.

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Do you like to decorate with things from nature?

Have a FABULOUS weekend!

39 comments:

boopnut said...

I love the Calico shells! I hope I can find one some day. I have a vase full of shells that I have collected in Naples.
Deb

Pat said...

I seldom get to the beach but may go later on in the year to Gulf Shores. Hope I can find goodies. I love these. Hugs

Musings from Kim K. said...

Just look at all those pretties! Josie and I would gladly enjoy help sort and clean. I've purchased shells and decorated frames for our beach-themed bathroom. What fun it would be to use real shells from "real" adventures!

Vee said...

It's fun how many of the shells already have a hole in the perfect spot for a ribbon. I think I'd have to make a garland or something. Quite a haul, Diane!

Laurie M said...

oh yes I do, but I never find what you do, I am thousands of miles from the ocean and we rarely fin beach glass here, what a great find!!!

Susie said...

Diane, What glorious treasures. I love them. If you have some Yankee candle jars, they would work. I never throw those away, I will have Ted melt the last of the waxy residue out and save the jars for buttons or to hold things. Hope you and your husband have a wonderful weekend. xoxo,Susie

Montanagirl said...

What a wonderful collection! I'm amazed at the all the different colors, shapes, sizes, etc. of those shells. Wow!

Diane said...

Just amazing!

Shelia said...

How pretty! I love those calico shells and the sea glass is lovely to. Now what are you going to do with these little beauties? Have a nice Memorial Day weekend.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

TexWisGirl said...

really nice. yes, i have a jar of some shells, a small jar of sharks' teeth, several jars of cool rocks or tiny pebbles. :)

Barb said...

These are beautiful Diane! How I wish I lived close to the ocean again.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Barb

Kathy said...

What gorgeous gifts from nature! We don't seem to have sea glass at all on our beaches in the PNW as I have never found a single piece. I'm looking forward to seeing how you display them.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love shells and have jars full from my beach trips! I never find beach glass but adore it! Lucky you! The purple shells are amazing.
hugs, LInda

Ariadne Skyrianidou said...

Thanks for showing us what you collected. The very dark green big piece is probably from a very old wine bottle they used to make them too dark and thick therefore people call them black but they are not black. I loved the shells.AriadnefromGreece!

Jeannie Marie said...

What fabulous finds. You'll find some really cool jars for your memories. Awesome pictures.

Marcia Pilar said...

Gifts from the sea...now you're speaking my language. LOVE them all, Diane. The seaglass is rare on this coast, but I love the pieces you found, especially the light aqua sea foam one. This reminds me of Something's Gotta Give, when Diane Keaton gives Jack Nicholson a jar of pebbles they collected while walking by the shore. I've been meaning to do that with some of my gifts from the sea. Endless...
Enjoy your weekend, friend. I'm off to a little pink indulgence I wrote about. Hope you can join me, I'll be sharing a giveaway next week.
xoxo's

Patsy said...

What fun! I have a fish bowl of shells that I use as decorations. I found them on trips to the beach.

20 North Ora said...

Sure wish I lived near the beach so I could hunt shells each and every day. Always been a dream of mine!

Your collection is so pretty!

Judy

cucki said...

Wow
Such beautiful treasure..
Big hugs and kisses x

Helen Philipps said...

Gorgeous shell and other finds from the sea, Diane! I love the calico scallops.......I have some bought from a shell shop here in the UK but didn't know that was their name! How lovely to go shell seeking and find so many treasures!
Happy weekend!
Helen xox

Jolene said...

Wow! Wat a beautiful haul!!!

kathyinozarks said...

I just love your found treasures-I have never seen sea glass in person-I think that is really cool

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Wow, what a beautiful new collection you've gathered. It's almost impossible to find unbroken shells on the beaches around here. Great idea to display them in some pretty jars.

Susan said...

oooooooo, very pretty. They would make great mosaics, too! Susan

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That amber piece of sea glass is unusual. Very pretty.

You got some cool stuff. I like all the rocks with the holes in them.

Patty Antle said...

Oh they are all gorgeous Diane. You can put a cord through the holes on some of them. The sea glass is so pretty. They all will look so nice in clear jars!

BeachGypsy said...

WOW!! so many pretty shells! Good gracious you found so many this time!! The purple ones are gorgeous. We dont have those here. I am amazed at all the seaglass y'all found. Its so pretty. I love the GREEN PEICES THE BEST!I also keep big jars of my finds as decor in the house. I use sand too, and other pretties I find on the beaches. Looks like y'all had a wonderful time! I see some people do make the smaller peices of seaglass into jewelry, have you ever done that?

Stephanie said...

Oh my, it's all so beautiful! I used to go to Florida every year when my grandparents from Canada would be there for a few months. We would stay at the Disney World campground - such fun :) Anyway, we went to the ocean one time and I gathered several shells and put them in a glass jar. They are the only shells I have in my home since we live in the mountains and we don't usually come by sea shells here :) haha

Hugs to you, sweet friend!

Primitive Stars said...

Sweet treasures you find, love all the shell art, Blessings Francine.

MarmePurl said...

What fine finds! Hope you have a wonderful weekend too~

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love all the shells and sea glass! SO pretty. Happy weekend to you! xoxo

Linda H said...

Wow- what a lovely collection of shells you've got there!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Such great finds and amazing how so many already have a hole for you to make into a necklace or wind chime or whatever you have imagined!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Pretty! I love seashells and sea glass! I hope to find some on the Outer Banks in NC this summer when we go on a vacation.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, I don't think I have ever found sea glass...heck, I probably did not know what it was!? What an amazing find!

Carol

inotherwordsandpictures.com said...

What a wonderful and free find! Natures little treasures!

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

You made a wonderful haul! I wish I lived near the sea as I would be out collecting them too...I remember when I have been that it is hard to stop.

nookworm said...

I too have many collected shells and sea glass and shark's teeth and pebbles but have never found a sea bean. Have you?

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

I just love your treasures from the sea, each one so unique, special and very interesting. Will you create something special with these perfect finds?
Hugs,
Jemma