Tuesday, 29 June 2010

a hoard of beach treasures

beach treasures

It’s been a very busy week, one way and another.. I did find time to wash and sort our stash of treasures which have been collected over several days out to various local beaches so far this year. The creamy/white ones on the left above my Mum collected from a Spanish beach on her holidays, some with perfect round holes! They all looked so pretty laid out to dry in the beautiful sunshine.

Some of these were collected when we went to the Pirate weekend at Mount Edgcumbe recently, most of these have come from Mount Edgcumbe, which has a couple of little pebbly beaches which are full of shells and sea glass. My kids have inherited (or learnt?!) my love (obsession!) of beach combing, every time we visit a beach we come back with another load of treasure!


Some of these treasures (heart shaped stones, large sea glass pieces) I have specific purposes in mind for (look out for future projects coming soon), the tiny shells will go into my tiny shell collection jars, and I have promised the kids a jar each to fill with their favourite treasures to keep in their rooms. The rest will get organised into more jars (part of my new getting organised craftiness!) and sit around looking pretty until I have a purpose for them!


Do you love finding treasure from the sea too?



  1. Wow! That's quite a collection! Just beautiful. Wish I lived near a beach or two!

  2. Seeing as I am completely landlocked, I don't have much of a chance, but yes, I do.

    You've got quite the stash of sea glass!! :)

  3. i can't wait to see what you do with that collection! i have a collection of shells from all of my various beach trips, but they are just sitting in a bag. i want to come up with some projects for them so my beach gathering will have a purpose.

  4. oooh i bet that sea glass will look gorgeous in glass jars...i can't wait to see what you do with them!

  5. Thank you all for the comments ;)

    This is just the tip of the iceberg! I have more stashed away!

    I can't wait to see what I do with it too! (got some ideas and waiting for more to materialise!)

  6. Oh my gosh! I love sea glass, but I can barely find a SHELL on the beach, much less sea glass! Those are gorgeous!! I can't wait to see what you end up doing with all those great treasures!

  7. I just love all that sea glass. I wish I had a chance to go snatch some for myself.

  8. Thanks for linking up your posts with Beach Week! I'm still jealous of your collection. :)


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