I've been collecting seashells for as long as I can remember. From east to west, coast to coast, and shore to shore, I always find a treasure to keep, and adore.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Seashell Saturday

I thought it would be neat to show some of my favorite shells, new finds, or other things I've made with shells. I contemplated this idea, and decided to call it Seashell Saturday. I'm sure I have more than enough shells, and shell items, to do this for years!

For my first Seashell Saturday, I picked the whelks we found last weekend :)


 He found the larger, manly whelk, and I found the small, dainty whelk. When we find shells that are alike, his always seems to be the larger, manly, rugged shell, and mine are the smaller, feminine, dainty shell. I'm so lucky to have found HIM! Actually, he found me :) We are so alike in so many ways, and I'm so happy that he shares my love of the sea, the beach, and shelling.

Have a great weekend!
Del

10 comments:

Love of the Sea said...

Love the whelks! Such pretty shells.

Nora said...

Very Pretty Shells.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How wonderful! You found some gorgeous seashells and I like your Seashell Saturday! I may try to join you next week! ♥

madebymum said...

so pretty

CremeMagnolia said...

I love shells, always have. Lived on the beach in Mexico for many years and in the winter the beaches were full of great shells. Wonderful blog!

OnePerfectDay said...

These are so beautiful!
Amazing that you can just walk on the beach and find something so exquisite!

MissMerryweathersCreations said...

That really is amazing! So those are called "whelks?" are they the kind that hermit crabs live in?

Della said...

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments! Hermit crabs use a variety of shells, and not just whelks. I only take abandoned shells, never any with a live creature in them. Did you know shells lay eggs, and hatch babies?!

Shellbelle said...

I love finding whelks, they are one of my most favorite shells. I'm so happy to read in your comment that you only pick up empty shells, I wish we could get everyone to feel the same way. I was talking to my girlfriend in California a few weeks ago, she reads my blog and was amazed at all the live shells I've been posting. She said she never thought about the animals that lived in them before.

Nice finds!

Shellbelle said...

Oh, love the idea of Seashell Saturday!

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