Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Beachcombing…

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Photo: Peter Essick/Aurora

Shelling Beaches….the West coast of this fine state is known for some of the best…

A shellers mecca.

Walking the beach…and stooping down to search for one of these mobile homes of the sea

is engaging in an ancient... noble pursuit.

they are amazing and perfect these little vessels of the sea.

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At our beaches listen to the ownership in that sentence…sheesh.

we certainly can find gifts from the sea

but not the bounty of shells over on the west coast.

The other day I opened the door to a beautifully simply wrapped package

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tied in twine and topped with the smallest most darling

little mobile home of the sea

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Inside was a beautifully crafted mirror

with two little hooks for keys and such

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It came from fellow blogger Cheryl….and was just what our keys needed

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Perfect.

Thank you Cheryl!

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32 comments:

sealaura said...

awesome!!! Love your mirror. I have one just like it made by the fabulous Cheryl. Also love all the shell love you posted up above.

for the love of a house said...

Wow, what a sweet gift and how perfect for your house!

"mobile homes"-- that's funny!!!

Maya said...

I just saw your mirror over at Cheryl's blog..., and how neatly packaged it arrived! Gorgeous. The shell beach is amazing..., I've never seen a beach like that in person.

Black Zebra said...

Divine, gosh even the parcel wrapping is lovely..:-)

anita said...

what a sweet gift

i combed and combed sanibel, naples and captiva to no avail recently..guess i dont know "the spots"..but saw sand dollars galore

i love shells

Linda Lou said...

Absolutely lovely - i have shells in a few places in my home and always wanted a shell mirror-I will check out Cheryl's blog...

Deborah said...

Beautiful! I am so envious. I will pay you large sums of money to send me shells! I could send you scorpions in exchange. No deal? How about cactus needles???

Florida Sue said...

I love that little mirror..now I must go and have a peek. You know what they say in Florida: "you can never be too rich or have too many shells"
XOSue

Farmgirl Paints said...

What a sweet gift...and such a relaxing post for some reason. Loved it:)

Dreamgirl said...

Just perfect! I love shells and keep picking them. I keep them in glass jars and bowls and they remind me of summer!

Your mirror is so pretty!

Have a great week!

Karen Deborah said...

nice gift! what a beach!!!!

erin said...

i love, love shells and shelling.........do you realize how lucky you are to live near the ocean!! a dream! i wish i was there right now. i have never heard "mobile homes" of the sea, that is too cute! what a wonderful gift you received. all the best!

Laura Trevey said...

Oh... how I love seashells....
We just got back from Boca, and I am in denial ~~ I don't want to get back to Reality!!

Hope you are well :)
Laura

simpledaisy said...

Wow...I love that mirror!! What a great job she does! All of your beachy images make me so happy on yet another gray midwestern day:)

Cheryl said...

Wow Linda, thank you for such a beautiful post! I am so glad that it arrived safely and that you are happy. Enjoy!!

Yansy said...

You're so lucky to live in the West Coast. Miami's beaches barely have any shells. Love the mirror!

Barbara Jacksier said...

Gorgeous mirror. I'm heading over to visit Cheryl right now.

Renae said...

Are you talking Captiva Island? I went there years ago and went on a shelling boat trip...it was great fun. I adore the west coast of FL!
Blessings...

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

I love searching for shells! That mirror is just spectacular, I wish I could make one!

Shana said...

Hi! Lovely post.
The first picture amazed me, I keep going back to it again and again, I didn't know there could be shells found lying in such abundance like that!

Pam Kersting said...

What is it in us that makes us such treasure seekers? The mirror is beautiful!

Ms. Tee said...

How sweet - love it! And love the little "mobile home".
(P.S. You were right - the photos of "our" beach were taken in the Gulf.) ;)

Mango Gal said...

I love that little shell on the string, so pretty.

Ann said...

Nice...

Must be so nice to receive something as lovely as that shell mirror from a fellow blogger:)

Jane said...

Love your post! You are talking my language... At times, my back seems permanently stooped from doing the "Sanibel shuffle".

Love the mirror and wrapping. What a marvelous idea!

Jane (Artfully Graced)

Ry @ Sotto Il Monte Vineyards said...

How sweet - really pretty too! I tried to make one of these once - It did not turn out so good. Now it resides in the garage with a few shells dangling from strands of hot glue.

Sylvia said...

I love walking the beach to see what treasures I find...yours are absolutely beautiful. The shell mirror is cute...looks great there.

Blue Muse said...

Oooo beachcombing - yum. We don't have very good shells, so I'll just ooo and ahhh over yours.
The mirror is great, and I love the sign above it!
xo Isa

Ana Balbinot said...

I love those shells!

Sarah { abeachcottage } said...

oooh what a fabulous package to receive!

just lovely

Drawn to The Sea said...

Charming... I was looking at Cheryl's blog & shop the other day, thinking about how balanced & pretty her creations are. More than just slapping shells on, she really thinks it through.

Texas beaches, unfortunately, do not yield many great shells... doesn't stop us from looking.

~Julia

Boracay accommodation said...

Amazing pictures you have there! We have a couple of shell decors at home. Your shell mirror is quite adorable. I love your post!

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