Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Be Careful What You Wish For

I have been wanting to add to my seashell collection for sometime now. I have a pretty large collection of shells that I have collected along our beaches here on the Alabama gulf coast, but I needed some more for the large frame that I want to make, that will have a family pic of the four of us on the beach. I plan on putting this framed pic of us in our family room, I have had this plan for years now, but just never got around to get it going...no problem now....I'm LOADED with SEASHELLS and best of all...they were FREE!!!!  No...I didn't collect this boatload of shells, someone didn't want their collection anymore, so I was nice and took them off their hands...now wasn't that sweet of me? I have been cleaning these for hours and hours and still have a ton more to go...so when you wish for something be careful...you might get more than you wished for! If you are thinking that this frame is the same one you saw at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS this week...you are WRONG...that's another project that I'm working on and I will be sharing that with you very soon. I have seashells all over my home and beach condo...looking for some new ideas on how to display with them...if you have some neat ideas I would love to hear them.
                                                         Thanks for coming and I hope
                                                               to see you here again,
                                                                           Linda
                                                             These are my favorites!
                             Now I told you I got a boatload and this is only about 1/2 of them!
 

                                           They even had some sand dollars in the collection.
                                                                     Great colors!

                                                   Looking forward to making my frame!
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42 comments:

Donnie said...

You can never have too many shells...lol...

Blondie's Journal said...

Maybe this summer you will get some ideas from other blogs and magazines. The little ones are fun for crafts! You DID get your wish...a thousand times over!

XO,
Jane

Vintage Barn 27 said...

Wow! Love the pearl look to some and sand dollars, just love them. (love your kitchen too) :)

Judy said...

I load up on shells every time I come to the beach so I have quite a few. I'm not quite ready to get them out yet but it won't be long.

I fixed my lemon pie recipe tonight and just as soon as hubby gets home we'll dig in, I shared the recipe on yesterday's post.

Hugs!
Judy

A Vintage Vine said...

You need to open a shell etsy store! WOW! That is a boat load!

AntiqueChase said...

WHAT? didn't want their shells? never heard of such a thing! lucky you!!

laxsupermom said...

Wow! You weren't kidding - that's a ton of shells. Can't wait to see the frame and all the other projects you'll come up with for them.

Sandy said...

You live on the Gulf Coast and found these really nice shells? I live on Clearwater Beach, right on the Gulf but there are not such nice shells here, no matter what time of day I go out? Ours all seem to be broken?
Can't wait to see how your frame comes out...
Sandy

Barb said...

Who wouldn't want a collection like that? You DID hit the mother load. Lucky you! Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Those are so nice looking! I especially love the sand dollars. Can't wait to see what you do with them!

sissie said...

Oh you lucky girl you!!!! I would love to have all of those beautiful shells. I have shells all over the place in my home and I can never get enough. A seashell mirror would be perfect.

hugs
Sissie

Sherri said...

Wow you hit the mother load!!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Love them! each one is so unique... just like us :-)

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Wow you can never beat free and especially when it is such a wonderful collection as this is. Congrats and cannot wait to see what you do with them. ~~Sherry~~

Low Tide High Style said...

I'm so glad your friend gifted you with all of those beautiful shells! I'm sure your mirror will be beautiful!

Kat :)

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Can't wait to see what you will do with all these beautiful shells.

Danielle

michelle said...

Oh Linda those are beautiful!! You lucky lady! I am sure that you will find something beautiful to do with them and that was nice of you to take them off your friends hands! :)

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

You have enough shells to make frames for all your friends, too :) The sand dollars are my favorite! Your frame is going to be very unique!
Be well!
xo,
Michelle

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh you lucky girl! Those are gorgeous. We may have some pretty beaches here but we just don't get the shells. I miss that!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! That is a lot of shells! Hang on to them, and you will come up with some great ideas.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great collection of shells Linda. You can do so much with those. Thanks for sharing these.

missshawna said...

WOW! is all I can say. Such a great gift. I am so missing being on the water...or even close to it. We have such beautiful mountains here in Colorado but I miss the warmth. Thank you for stopping by to see me.
ShawNa~

Lori said...

wow, I never get lucky and find pretty ones like those. Just little bitty pieces.

Sylvia said...

You are going to have so much fun doing your frame...great seashells...love the ones in the first picture.

Sylvia

Rebecca said...

What a super fun idea-can't wait to see the finished product! Be sure to share!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

can't wait to see the finished family seashell frame. I know it's going to be fabulous. I made beach Santas this past winter with collected seashells. Your shells are so pretty. Your sand dollars look different than the ones I collected this summer on the S.C. coastline. Wonder why? How do you clean them? Have a wonderful day. xo

ShantyGirl said...

Beautiful shell collection! And I too cannot wait to see the finished frame! I wanted to thank you for coming by my palce and the follow and guess what even thoug I did not announce a giveaway for my 100th follower You are my 100th and I want to celebrate that occasion so on Sunday when I announce my other giveaway winner I will post something that I am making especially for you! Hugs! And thanks for making that landmark for me! Hey maybe you will win both? HAve a wonderful day!

Denise said...

Those are some really great shells! I can't wait to see the finished product!


Denise
Extreme Personal Measures

Gracie's Cottage said...

Those are beautiful....lucky you! Can't wait to see the finished project.
Jan

Pen Pen said...

Lucky, lucky you! They are beautiful. I have seen some shell crafts lately in magazines and am always wishing I still lived near the shore, so I could collect shells again. Enjoy!!!

Shellbelle said...

What a lovely collection you received, you're one lucky girl! Those Wavy Turbans are exquisite and I adore Pink-mouthed Murexes.

A close friend in California sent me a pic last week of the Wavy Turbans she found down in the San Diego area. She wanted me to identify them for her and ask how she could clean them up. I was so jealous I told her to send them to me, lol. Wish we could find those here on the Gulf, they are so beautiful.

I'm looking forward to seeing your finished mirror, you're certainly off to a great start with such a wonderful collection. Those along with your collection is going to be stunning!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I made a shell mirror frame once, when we lived in Naples, Fl...

Your shells are wonderful and I am looking forward to seeing your frame..
Hugs,
Penny

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi Linda...thanks for stopping by my blog. What a ton of sea shells! Sand dollar have always been my favorite. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them...Hope you are having fun with your Mom. You are a good daughter! Nice to meet you.
Ann

Girl with the Curlz said...

Love all those shells. You lucky girl. I am soooo jealous. Can't wait to see how your frame turns out. You should do a post on what beaches have the best shelling and people could tell their stories too. There are so many people who love collecting shells:-)

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

I thought I had a lot of shells...nothing compared to your collection. There's something comforting about having shells around, don't ya think? Can't wait to see the mirror you make :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

All of those shells are so beauitful! You were so lucky to to "inherit" them! Your frame will look beautiful!

Beach House Living said...

Well wishes do come true then?
They are lovely and look worth the time to clean them up.

Sherry said...

Linda,
They're fabulous! I love shells! You can never have too many. LOL
Sherry

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

OOhhh-how could someone give these up? So pretty. Happy Weekend.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Linda- oh goodness I LOVE your collection of shells! So pretty and so much you can do with all of them! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Lorri said...

Those shells are beautiful! I can't wait for the beach!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

How lucky are you that you were the recipient of such a great person's shells!

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