While walking I like searching the beach for shells, driftwood and other bits and pieces of trash that wash ashore. I keep a container in the storage closet for driftwood, bamboo, shells and other odds and ends that I attempt to turn into some sort of treasure.
Our neighbor Sergio came by the gate one day and handed me this empty lobster shell. It found a special home on one of the porch walls. This is a piece of my grape vine that needed to be cut back so that became our screen door decoration. I found the nest in the yard and a empty eggshell as well to complete the door wreath. These are just pieces of broken foam that I painted and hung on the porch kitchen window. These were given to me by Nellie, seven beautiful shells exactly the same just different sizes. A piece of gnarly wood along with a thick board made up this shelf for our bedroom wall.