Friday, July 2, 2010
Sea Shell Collecting
Not only do I love beach combing for washed on shore treasures I love hunting for objects made from shells as well. I have a cabinet in my home from floor to ceiling full of treasures from the sea. A few of the shelves contain my collection known as " tacky things made out of shells". Over the years there have been many souvenirs made from shells that are sold all over the world to travelers and tourist, they often show up in thrift stores and estate sales. I have a collection like no other, from dancing turtles to lamps and clocks and all very wonderfully tacky! The other item I have accumulated a large collection of is shell boxes. These are little jewelry boxes made in many shapes and sizes. I have been collecting these since I was a young girl and have more then 40 different ones, some are very old and others are only 40 years or so old. I was going to stop adding to my collection but then they became popular again and were getting a pretty good price in antique stores so I still pick them up when I see them available for pennies. I collect these things for my own enjoyment, I like groups of items on display and mostly enjoy the hunt. Do any of you collect them as well? I would love to know about what you have found. The above pictures only show a little of the collections I have.
WHAT INSPIRES ME
Nature, The Ocean, Colors, My Family, James, My Friends, My Pets,God, Music & Poetry, Creative People, Chocolate, Country Living Magazine, Antsy McClain, Dr, Wayne Dyer, Body & Soul Magazine,Gardening, Old Things, My Dreams, Rachel Ray, Morning, The Seasons, Seeds and the list will continue...Let me know what inspires you?