Friday, July 6, 2018

#MyCozySummerHome * collection


day 6
collection

Seaglass.  

It's what I've passionately collected for decades.  

You'll find it all around our home, bits and pieces of discarded glass rolled and tossed by the churning sea.  Filling the bases of lamps in porch and guest bedroom.  Corralled in glass jars on kitchen window sill and mantel.  And jam packed together in this great big 12" bottle currently perched on my dresser.

These elusive frosted blue, green, purple, pink, brown, and clear gems are getting harder and harder to find as plastic has taken preeminence.  Much of the glass tumbled by sand and sea has, most likely, been claimed ... or lost forever.  But I know, for sure, that there's still some beauties lurking out there, possibly ready to show themselves after the next storm has churned the deep waters with a vengeance.  

One of my favorite pastimes is walking the ocean's edge looking for the next gem.  It never fails to give me a bit of a thrill when I spot a piece just begging to be taken home, admired, treasured.  It's a bit of therapy, I guess.

Let's talk about your favorite collectible ...


#MyCozySummerHome





It's been fun to pull this little series together to share with you.  Keep cool and I'll see you again soon ...



20 comments:

  1. Gems of memory to sustain us in life.

    God bless.

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    1. Happy weekend to you, my British writing pal ...

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  2. I like sea glass but it's not something we find on our beaches here. We look for heart-shaped shells and smooth rocks. It never fails to remind me that when you're looking for something, you'll often find it ;)

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    1. You've got some gorgeous shells down Florida way, Debby. I'm a big fan, though a very infrequent visitor.

      Keep capturing your finds through your lens, friend. Your photos are amazing
      https://floridagirl74.wordpress.com/

      Bless you!

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  3. Sea glass - what a unique thing to collect, Linda. And it truly is beautiful.
    Blessings!

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  4. Seaglass! That brought a smile. The kids and I collected it when we lived in Hawaii. One beach in particular offers special memories of trying to "beat the waves" as pieces lay uncovered in between waves rolling in. It was fun! Today I collect books and snapshots on my phone. :-) Love learning more about you and fun activities like collecting seaglass. Have a beautiful weekend.

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    1. Oh that would have been fun, jumping the waves with you, scooping up the treasures just waiting to be grabbed!

      I'm picturing it in my mind, Kristi ... sheer bliss!

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  5. Lovely! Responded in a lengthy comment about mantels, but glitches continue with leaving a comment. Will try again soon. Hugs from Ohio

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    1. Ah, the glitches.

      Sorry.

      Sigh. Thanks for hanging in with me anyway, Pam.

      But I would LOVE to savor your lengthy mantel musings ... please email me and I will post ... AND enjoy.

      xo

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  6. What a wonderful collection, Linda! If I lived near the sea I would definitely be searching . . . blessings on your summer, sweet friend!

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    1. I look forward to your snapshots and inspiration this summer, friend. Thank you for always reminding us how His creation speaks volumes ...

      ;-}

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  7. The seaglass is beautiful, and the walks along the beach looking for it sound lovely too! Hope your summer has been good so far!

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    1. It is! And I love the focused ministry work that you're pouring yourself into during these months. It was fascinating to read your summer story, Lesley.

      Bless you!

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  8. I so enjoyed your blog post on your collections. For some reason, I couldn't leave a comment on your blog. It was probably on my end, but I wanted you to know I did visit and so loved your picture of sea glass. There is something fun and exciting about finding something to add to a collection. You're blessed to live near the beach. :)

    I have the mountains, but there are times when I long to hear the ocean.

    {via email}

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    1. Jeanne, thanks for going the extra mile and emailing me your observations. It meant so much that you'd take the time.

      I'm sorry about the technical glitches. Sigh.

      The bane of the blogger's existence.

      Bless you, friend ...

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  9. Linda,
    What a lovely collection. I also love sea glass; I collected some and my husband put them in the base of a pot, he used to make a small water fountain. Pray you are well and enjoying your summer. love to you :-)

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    1. Sea glass and a water fountain go together like a hand in a glove! I'd love to see the finished masterpiece, Dolly!

      But meanwhile? A great big welcome back hug from me to you, friend. You've been missed ... alot.

      ;-}

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  10. I have had many walks on the beach with you and watched your treasure-hunting, friend. You find joy in unique items.

    I am not a collector but love, love, love a cozy chair by an open window. Not sure if it is the birds, the breeze or feeling connected to outside activities or all of the above but now I have extra joy with a pup in my lap. He likes it too...go figure.

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    1. Sounds like you are a savor-er! Of fresh air and sunshine and nature's presence. It's those windowsill moments where we encounter God yet once again, isn't it.

      And I do love your little den with those lace curtains blowing in the breeze. Miss your lovely haven ... and you, friend.

      xo

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Dear Reader ~

Technical glitches happen.

* sigh *

Doesn't seem to be a place to leave your comment? Or your comment doesn't show up within an hour or so?

I'd love if you'd email me your contribution ... I'd be delighted to hand post it as soon as possible.

lindastoll @ juno . com

My apologies. And thanks for the grace ...

Linda