But I collect the things that don’t cost much. Sometimes they’re even free.
I’m a fanatic for sea glass. While other people are combing the sand for almost non-existent perfect sea shells. I’m looking for bits of broken beer bottles.
After a few months, or even years, of tumbling around on the ocean floor pieces of broken glass are rubbed with sand to a beautiful, soft finish.
The dirtier the beach, the more likely it is to find….and it doesn’t take me very long to collect a decent handful.
Technically, it’s trash. But I think it’s beautiful.
I grab a vintage canning jar from a junk shop before we take a beach vacation.
One of my favorite haunts is Curiosities in Lakewood.
They are usually about $4. I prefer the ones with either a zinc screw-on lid or a hinged glass top.
Like this one.
Since I buy a different on for every trip they are all slightly different. I like that. looks collected.
Although some beautifully handwritten label might look fancier to some, I prefer the simple black/white kind (Can’t survive long without my Brother P-Touch label maker)
See where this is headed?
I’m pretty sure that you do.
Here they are lined up like soldiers on the bedroom window sill.
Organized Hoarding at it’s finest,
Bits of coral, shells, sea glass (of course), bottle caps, even a peso I found………. look more like treasured objects in vintage jars.
Someday they will make it to the master bathroom across the window on glass shelves.
Reminds me, we should do something about that master bathroom.