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Can You Have Too Many Sea Shells?

Seriously, can you have too many seashells, sand dollars and starfish?  Geeze, I hope not! 

I was looking through folders of photographs the other day and didn't even realize how many sea shells that we've collected; created crafts with; filled jars and bowls with over the three years that we've lived at the beach. 



Collecting sea shells is part of our family's regular exercise program...




Sunny days are the best (whether warm or cool) but we've been known to bundle up and get drenched in rain in our search for beach treasures.


We've collected a few treasures from the sea (and seriously, this is only a very tiny portion of them).





We've got sea shells and starfish inside the cottage....












  ...and use them outside the cottage!








Is it too much of a good thing?  I hope not 'cause my footprints in the sand often lead me to new discoveries which I'm not willing to give up...



Hope you have a beautiful & beachy day!


17 comments:

  1. I know the answer to this one! heehee! You can NEVER have too many shells! I keep buying more containers just because I know they will look perfect with seashells inside! Love your beautiful collection! I love them ALL! ♥♥♥

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  2. Love this post! And I sure hope you can't have too many. I love my shells!

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  3. I agree - you can never have too many of something if they really make you happy when you look at them. You seem to have so many memories attached to the shell-collecting....keep 'em all, I say!

    Sarahx

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  4. I think you can never have enough sea shells! :) When I have too many to display I pop them in mason jars, I'm always sure i'll have a use for them someday! xo K

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  5. isn't picking up shells and driftwood on the beach the most relaxing thing ever! & good exercise.
    love your photos marie especially the last one :)
    x

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  6. Oh my look at all those sand dollars! You can never have too many sea shells in my humble opinion lol Its fun every time you move the movers have a great time schlepping them.

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  7. I L.O.V.E. love, love this blog post! You kept me scrolling from one picture to the next and loving every word! The answer to your question is "NO", of course!! <3 Lesli

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Lesli and so happy to hear that you enjoyed it.

      xoxo

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  8. The sad thing is that it looked like you had a live conch in the batch. Taking dead creatures from the sea is one thing, taking the alive is another...

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    1. Actually the conch was quite dead-totally dried up, hard and dead. We NEVER take live creatures from the sea....that's a big no-no!

      We find quite a lot of live sand dollars and starfish and never disturb them.

      Thanks for showing your concern!

      xoxo

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  9. No way you can have too many seashells! Love your collection and the oyster wreath is wonderful. xo, Sherry

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  10. My gosh - what an amazing collection and what beautiful things you have created!
    x
    Melissah

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  11. Too many shells.... somebody smack that girl with a sand dollar :D I'd say you've got a pretty good start on things. What I love about your collection is the elegance of what you collect. The oyster shell heart is the perfect Valentine's Day gift for any shell sistah (or brotha).

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    1. LMAO!!! Thanks for the smack, Kaybe!! I feel so much better now ;o)

      xoxo

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  12. I especially love finding perfect sand dollars. One morning we found a series of perfect sand dollars ranging from a dime to half dollars. They look so cute in a bowl mixed with our found sea glass. And, you can never have too much sea glass either!

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