Monday, July 11, 2011
The collection was exquisite, varied and mostly familiar. I wondered if all these pieces were found on BC beaches. Was the collection a mix of shells from someone's travels around the world? Were some store bought locally?
Occasionally a glass bauble was included in the artistic arrangement.
The meticulous design must have taken some time to complete. It captured the interest of all who ventured by.
Also getting my attention is this trashy chest that was sitting by the side of the road in my neighborhood for weeks waiting for someone (anyone) to pick it up. Each time I walked by it, I was reminded of pirate ships, treasure chests and adventure on the high seas.
I was surprised no one had taken it. I’ve seen such discards transformed into shabby chic furniture by antique refinishers and sold for not so shabby prices.
Hmmm ... maybe it could be filled with flowers and sit in a garden? It could also serve as storage for tools or collectibles. I was considering the possibilities when I noticed it was gone one day. Perhaps the seashell artist drove by and hoisted it into the trunk of his car-creation ... to either fill up or cover the tattered container with more castaway gems worth saving.
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