A Smorgasbord of Shells…

Who says that holiday souvenirs had to be boring?

Having been away to Wales this last week – with short spiritual journeys aplenty which I will write about separately – I collected quite a number of unusual shells at Portmeirion and Shell Island in Harlech.

As I had been looking to refresh my spiritual altar areas for a while, I decided to go to the local car boot sale this morning to look for receptacles in which to display the shells, and I was not disappointed…Just thought I’d quickly share to show it is possible to create beautiful memory-triggering things for your home with very little.

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Pink plates were 50p for the two because of a chip in the centre of the larger plate, obviously not visible because of the shells and the smaller plate. Animal print candles were 50p for the set. Shells were obviously free!

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Gold lotus bowl with stones inscribed with Chinese characters included was also 50p due to a chip on one edge which is now not visible behind the shells and which could easily be repaired with a small amount of gold paint or a good quality gold paint pen.

I have my creative moments. This was one of my better ones. 😉

More to come soon on why beachcombing is good for the soul, fae and folklore, and a sentimental journey around Welsh castle country.

~ Copyright Silverla StMichael 2013 ~

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