S is for Shells and Stones

I am a bit of a beach comber.  What I look for are interesting shells and stones which I display, paint or use for decorations.
I copied this idea from Pinterest.  The actual example came from Pottery Barn, but I found this beautiful carved jewellery box in a charity shop and filled it with shells and stones.

 I am always on the look out for fossils and I'm partial to a bit of driftwood too, but my husband draws the line at that although I do sneak some small pieces into the garden.


  1. Thank you for this Linda! I also love collecting things from the beach, especially driftwood. What a lovely display in your pictures! Shells I keep in glassware to display and driftwood (not huge) on shelves.

  2. I love the carved box with it's shells and stones, Linda. It's wonderful to be near the beach, and that you can go out collecting. I think driftwood is interesting too and trying to imagine where it's come from.

    The main female character in the novel I'm writing has a shell necklace and I keep one on the bookcase which I think would be similar to hers. There's just something special about shells.

  3. Thanks for this, I've just come back from holiday and my son and I spent hours collecting stones and shells, now I know what to do with them!

  4. I am a beach combing addict myself....I live near Cape Cod with beaches at my disposal. I love beach glass best. Where do you live?

    1. This is the East Yorkshire Coast, Jojo. Not as good a climate as Cape Cod, unfortunately, but we just wrap up warm!

  5. Love the collection. Never knew what to do with them but your post gives an idea!


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