Wednesday, June 30, 2010

~ Sea what I See ~


Tumbled and smoothed by the waves, water and sand, creating smooth, frosted shards of treasure. This is the wonder of sea glass. I find this truly amazing stuff. Glass found on beaches, along oceans bays or rivers.
Even though I live on the water I have never come across it. How strange.
So my lovely friend Alison sent me these beauties which she has collected from her local beach in Victoria. I have decided to display them on my vintage table along with some roses from my garden.
Thank-you Alison
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47 comments:

  1. Hi Simone,
    Having just picked myself up off the floor after reading the end of this blog [!!!] I wanted to say thank you, I'll be emailing you ASAP.
    On the topic of beach glass... I've lived by the beach for almost a decade now and have had holidays at the coast all my life and never-ever found beach glass although believe me I've looked.
    To find one must truly be a gift of serendipity.
    X! Felicity

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  2. Gorgeous pieces Simone - what a lovely friend! I hardly find any either and it is very strange. Maybe we just have very clean coasts and waterways?!

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  3. That seaglass looks like sugared candy!.

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  4. Hi Simone. Thats very funny that you say that yiu dont find glass thats been tossed around and washed back in by the ocean at your beach! I have found jars full of it at a beach in melbourne but not one peice at our holiday house at Phillip Island. We are going down this weekend and Im going to try really really hard to find some, Wish me Luck Kim

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  5. Wow you have never found any?! I live on an Island and find it all the time. I make jewelry out of mine, it's so pretty :)

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  6. I have collected tumbled sea glass since I was a child and I have such a keen eye for it and it seems now almost, the sea glass finds me. I always find a piece of electric blue tumbled glass every time I visit the beach. My daughter gets most upset and my sister always swears! My sister found a prized soft purple mauve piece the other day, I never find purple! I swore the whole way home! It is always such fun! xx

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  7. So glad to here that you haven't seen any sea glass as well. I would love to find some. It is so beautiful. Pretty pictures.

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  8. sea glass is sooo pretty.. It is cool that your friend send you that from her local beach.

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  9. What a lovely display! I've never come across any here either before. Have a lovely day Simone x

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  10. You still have roses. Isn't it getting cold there?

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  11. Hi Simone!! So sweet picture! It looks like a candy table!! Lovely!! Kisses, Bela.

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  12. Hi Simone....they are truly beautiful....I live by the water myself & have never come across them either..

    Lovely of alison to send them to you...

    BRR....alison & I will BOTH be freezing here in Melbourne!!

    xx andrea

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  13. The colors look glorious put together like that.

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  14. It's beautiful. One of my friends from back home (New Brunswick, Canada) collects sea glass. She makes Christmas ornaments with it. Just gorgeous!

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  15. there is this mucky beach near a playground near where we used to live and that beach was full of sea glass. and trash! glad you got some -- so sweet.

    xo
    elyse

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  16. you have never come across beach glass and you live on the water. Must be your water is real clean I would think. It is pretty...

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  17. I love see glass :) We can't find much here but when we do it is a big event.
    xo

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  18. I love beach glass too but have never come across any on my travels.

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  19. What a beautiful gift for Alison to send you Simone. The sea glass is gorgeous and I love how you have displayed it. Happy Wednesday to you ~ Tina x

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  20. Utterly gorgeous as are your new ribbons.

    So pretty, you have a great eye for colour and detail!

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  21. Beautiful! I love sea glass. I love to wander the beaches collecting shells. When I moved to the West Coast of the U.S., I was shocked to discover there were hardly any shells, at least where I live. I couldn't believe it. The East Coast is loaded with them, all up and down the coast. I guess different things really do wash ashore depending on the area.

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  22. Natural/real sea glass is harder and harder to find with so many items now made of plastic for the last 15 years.
    After a storm is the best time to look. Around here 6:00 am in the morning is too late. Professional sea glass hunters get there at 3-4

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  23. This reminds me of a lovely book, Sea Glass by Anita Shreve.
    http://www.amazon.com/Sea-Glass-Novel-Anita-Shreve/dp/0316089699
    xx

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  24. I live so near the beach too and yet have never seen sea glass myself! it is so lovely - like candy.

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  25. Ok first I'm jealous that you live on the beach! How sweet of your friend too:-) I LOVE Victoria, sooo pretty and only a small boat ride from Seattle here!

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  26. Sea glass is my favorite thing to hunt for on the beach. I used to have a great collection of glass but unfortunately I lost most. I will have to start it up again!

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  27. Hi Simone... cute tumbled glass, looks great on display. I used to love collecting it at the beach when I stayed with my Nanna at Point Lonsdale. I live on the coast here in WA, but I never find any on my beach!
    Flick :)

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  28. Simone Love the way you have displayed the beach glass. So happy that you love it.
    Alison

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  29. I have sea glass scattered in various places around the house too. I haven't come across any in quite awhile though.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  30. It's beautiful, isn't it. There is a beach here in Hobart that is called China Beach as it used to be an old tip site many many years ago. People used to find all sorts of amazing things there, old china doll parts, old glass marbles and so on. There's nothing left now.
    ps those roses are gorgeous!!

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  31. Mum collects beach glass and has found quite a lot on her travels through the UK and even where she now lives in Dubai. The colours are just so pretty and calming.
    Clare x

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  32. There's just something about sea-glass - it's the the heart of the ocean trapped in a shard of brokenness and tossed up on shore... sorry for the ramble :/ I just love sea glass a lot!

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  33. i love beach glass and pepples, I keep them in jars.

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  34. Hi Simone, sea glass is very pretty and now I am going to have to look out for it!

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  35. Very beautiful..I have begun collecting tiny shells which I keep finding on our local beach, I shall make a little display xx

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  36. Sea glass is so lovely....I have a few pieces in a glass jar...we always look for it when we go to the ocean. xox

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  37. I love sea glass, but hardly come across any here..., and I received some from a (blogging) friend too!

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  38. ......Delightful Images!...Love that you have it in the white vessel!

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  39. Hi Simone, beach glass is divine. I have a little offering at our front door. I display mine in a clam shell. Px

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  40. Ahhhhhhh, so simple and yet so gorgeous. LOVE it!
    Sheila

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  41. Alison is an absolute sweetheart and great finder of beautiful sea glass. I did see one of her blog posts with her own collection, just gorgeous!
    alicia

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  42. I absolutely love beach glass! I haven't seen any on the east coast, but the Texas beach I visited was chock full of them! They are such great finds! My friend at a wedding made beach glass as placemarkers for all her guests too.. very clever.

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  43. I think sea glass is more prevalent in areas where there are more people, and especially in areas where there are cities, populations that have been around a long time, or areas that have things carried to them by the current. I live on the east coast of the US, there are 3 major cities within an hour - and where I am is one of the oldest populated areas of N. America, sad to say, but dumping garbage and trash in the ocean is the reason we have beach glass in the first place.

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  44. so pretty......I love wondering where the glass comes from.......the journey it took....I pretend its not local + has travelled far + wide!!
    enjoy!

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