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expanding the collection

July 4, 2013

I never met a seashell I didn’t absolutely love.  Which is why my luggage is always so heavy after vacationing in the Bahamas.  In addition to our regular beach-combing excursions we’ve just added seaglass excavation to the activity calendar.

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This might look like a bowl of seaglass, but in fact it’s a bowl of seaglass that we’re going to toss back into the ocean.  Most pieces have not quite been tumbled through sand and salt water long enough to transform into highly coveted, frosty-smooth seaglass.

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This is the seaglass we’re somehow going to pack into our return luggage.

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Other treasures include driftwood twigs, assorted stones and sea beans, including a rare acorn seabean!

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The seashell harvest (so far) includes Rock Shells, Cone Shells, Limpets, Milk Conch, Murex, Banded Tulip, Pens, Sanddollars, Top Shells and assorted shards.

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and to keep myself amused, I put together a little beach bouquet.

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happy July 4th!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 5, 2013 6:29 am

    Oh what a wonderful collection, hope you had a great time. Love the acorn, What do you do with them when you get back home? love to see the displays. Happy trawling luv jujusxx

    • July 5, 2013 8:58 am

      we’re hoarders at heart, so it’s very likely that everything will wind up in a vase or bowl placed around the house. I am definitely going to make some pendants with a few of the seaglass pieces though, they are spectacular. thanks for reading 🙂

  2. July 6, 2013 8:40 am

    Oh. OH!! OHOHOH!!! Wonderful treasures! Yes, I’m a hoarder of sea things–so they’re all amazing. As are the flowers and you! Oh, and it’s good to know I’m not the only one who does “nope–not done yet” and tosses back the glass. LOL One must let the sea finish it’s handiwork, yaknow! 😉

    • July 6, 2013 7:55 pm

      It’s our first time finding seaglass, so it was a learning process to distinguish between broken glass that we found on along the stony shore and actual smooth sea glass. Particularly when it took a fair amount of effort to dig each piece out from beneath the sand and stones!

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