I know it is still summer - but the air has that coolness that fall is close approaching. Fall and winter are the best sea glass hunting times. Storms and rough seas churn up the oceans floor exposing more gems on the shore. You can find me on the beach in the dead of winter on a stormy day... snow falling... winds blowing and I am out there collecting when everyone is sipping hot coca fireside.
I was out collecting recently at a couple of my favorite spots at an early low tide and realized that the pickings were just not that good.... and at places that usually yielded great loot all year. It got me wondering if someone had been there before me... had more people discovered my "secret" spots? Or is it the fact the shore and sea are changing and just not producing the bounty it used to. Or could it be a fluke day? I hope it is the latter and that the bounty returns this fall - I really don't want to go out of business!
My friend Brooke Pickering has opened her own store ~ Bancroft & Friends ~ in Marblehead, MA and tonight she is having a Grand Opening reception tonight! Come see her beautiful ceramic housewares and her famous "Marblehead Collection" among others.
I never look forward to this time of year... the end of August. There is a chill in the morning air... the nights are a bit cooler and days are getting shorter.
The malls soon become bustling with back-to-school shoppers and you find yourself purchasing closed toed shoes instead of another pair of trusty flip flops. There is mad dash to capture last beach days and nightly walks to the local ice cream stand slowly come to an end.
The end of Summer... it seems to sneak up on me. I guess I am just never prepared for its departure.
I have always loved handmade. I grew up making my presents for people - and still do! I have taught my children to make their gifts as well. There is always so much more though and love that goes into creating something special for someone. I am a mom of 2 girls and own my own biz - Sea Glass Things. I have been collecting & designing sea glass and shipwreck posttery jewelry, art, home decor and wearables for 13+ years. It is for the love of all handmade that I have started this blog.... in hope of bringing the simple joy of a handmade way of life to others.
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