I am a collector of special things but not a hoarder of anything.
I don't shop at antique malls. I collect things that have special meanings.
I know my limits and my storage capacity.
One of my favorite things to do at the beach is look for sea shells or sea rocks.
The size of these tiny perfectly shaped miniatures are treasures. With all the recent
hurricanes and beach erosion I expect these are no longer available.
I did a wee bit of research on miniature shells here
They are used in crafting. I expect those are ones that were made by man
These were found by my hands on the beach and have been cared for with TLC
Here is a photo of the cases closed and sealed. The top of each case has a magnifying glass.
four sand dollars and a sea sponge
The proper name for this little duckie is a cut glass salt cellar.
I have always just adored it. I have no idea how old it is. I
know my sweet Mother-in-law Margie loved it. She loved all types of cut glass
I'll be showing you a few of her pieces today.
Click here to see more of these adorable little salt cellars in all colors and
all kinds of critters
Below are a few more pieces of treasures I have that belonged to Margie, my mother-in-law.
She was a wonderful cook and set a beautiful table.
Her deviled eggs and chicken salad were the BEST EVER!!
I also have her Franciscan Desert Rose heart shaped dish.
I use both of these dishes often.
In My Mind's Eye I can still see her food in each of these special pieces.
Are you a collector? If so, what do you collect and why?