even though my house is full to the brim of
I just can't seem to help myself
I bought this little tea table in Santa Fe and
I knew when I bought it this is what I wanted
a jar of sand and shells from Port Aransas
and a photo of us at the beach with our Betty
(this will go on top of my jewelry counter in our closet)
I have always loved shells and the mystery of the deep blue sea
I also love to buy books from our travels
this sweet little brass thing will hold our soap at the outdoor shower
a real life fossil from Fossil Rim
I didn't buy it..but they have plenty to share
It used to be the Comanche Sea a zillion years ago..so the whole area is fossil rich
a Cardinal walking stick
to go in hub's work space
not a good photo because my garage is very dark
but this is a drift wood windchime and it is very long and very beachy
We had the most interesting visit with the hippy man with a Smurf shirt from SeaShellWorld in
Aransas Pass. He bought a literal ton of shells in the 80s that are no longer available for harvest
this one is a huge double...I wanted a REALLY huge one but they were $3000...
all of his shells came from Haiti and down around the African coast
very authentic and a huge selection
he knew a lot about them
I cannot wait to put this somewhere...it keeps me up at night thinking
My sister is a crab...her birthday occurred while we were traveling so I got her these sussies
hard to tell, but the little one is silver
and even though she's a crab..she's just the best...my bff for all my life
and speaking of silver...a precious little silver baby cup
I have a travel tree at Christmas...so I always buy ornaments
Alamo and Port Aransas..that was the only time I remembered on this trip
that Betty kept my brain busy on other things...like what I was buying her!
nother turtle...remember...we are the Turtle Clan
these are going to be lamp finials
have you concluded that our master bed/bath will be of ocean in theme?
it will be more subtle than it seems
my favorite...what do you suppose?
is in the wrapping?
that will go in here?
to look like this?
(I have one from every beach I've ever been to
this particular one is from Chan Chemuyil-Akumal)
you always begin with sand
I am not too embarrassed to haul around some container of sand
though it's much easier in your own car than on a plane
Port A Sand is very fine and fairly light
I do have a jar of shells we collected on the beach, but they are very small
these shells are from the area, but professionally harvested and sold
it's ok...I even like them from Hobby Lobby at times
I fill my glass jar with sand, add the shells, usually some other kind of trinket like drift wood or sea glass, a cork from a bottle of wine and a handwritten note of where we were
A fond memory that will last a lifetime