We all have those days at the beach when you pick up a bucket full of shells, beach glass and driftwood and think it’s a great idea to haul it all home. Then you rinse it so your house doesn’t smell like low tide. Then, well, then what? Do you stick it in a box and then get back to it when you are digging out Christmas decorations? Here is how I decided to utilize and display our beach treasures so they didn’t end up being just another thing I need to declutter and organize.
I love driftwood but it is a little hard to come by. I guess that is what makes it so special. The few pieces we have collected live in an antique milk bottle in my living room, topped by a dried hydrangea bloom.
It makes you look and think about what you are seeing since the jar is so old and not perfectly clear. It think that makes it even more interesting.
I write the year we found each piece on it so I never forget.
The driftwood is the easy part of displaying beach treasure because there isn’t a ton. Shells and beach glass are another story. But I have it figured out!
I had this tea light tower and the glass vase, but alone they just looked boooooring. Adding the shells adds some interest and gives a nice reminder of fun days by the water enjoying the sun. I live in the woods so any reminder of the ocean is welcome.
The beach glass is my favorite, unfortunately it all fell to the bottom. I will fish it out eventually (fish it out, get it?).
How have you used your beach treasures?