Wednesday, 2 June 2010


Living a five minute drive from the beach is wonderful.
I have spent a lot of time year round walking along our little stretch of beach.
Everytime I go for a walk I pick up a couple of pieces of seaglass.
Thought I'd show you some of the ways I display them

In the middle of this glass urn is a candle.
At night when the candle is lit it looks so pretty

Love this photo of my son Michael. The scattering of seaglass is mainly the colours of his uniform

This crystal compote(filled with seaglass) on my dining dresser was a gift Max and I gave ourselves for our 15th Wedding Anniversary(19 years ago)

I have two of these on my TV cabinet

This cut glass compote filled with seaglass belonged to my grandmother

I put my Grandmothers cut glass compote on the floor so as I could take an overhead shot of the seaglass

On my bookcase I have seaglass scattered across the front of Barbara Jacksier's book Waterside Cottages. The glass goes perfectly with the colours on the cover of Barbara's book

This sweet little lamp has shells, stones and seaglass surrounding its base

Seaglass, stones and shells.
Love my local beach


vintage girl at heart said...

Love your seaglass vignettes!! Oh so very pretty and such soothing colors. I am from Florida originally and we do not have pretty sea glass like that on our shores...what a bummer!!
Hope you are enjoying your Day!

Sugar Bear said...

Seaglass is so beautiful, soft and magical. You've used it in some fabulous ways.

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

The sea glass is lovely. A friend of mine makes beautiful jewelry from sea glass she finds on the Rhode Island coast.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

You have a wonderful collection of seaglass!!

Amor Designs said...

Love your seaglass Alison! You have a wonderful collection. Hope you have a great day my dear. :)

Lori said...

i love the soft colors of sea glass...that all looks lovely Alison!!!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I love seaglass Alison but rarely find it on our open beach. You do pretty well on the bay though.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

barbara said...

These displays are so beautiful, Alison and I've never seen that book before, it looks gorgeous!

Amy M. said...

What a lovely collection!

Crafting by Candlelight

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Hi Alison, I have written about sea glass so many really made me smile to read that some lovely woman on the other side of the earth does the same thing that I do (but maybe that is what blogging is all about). Here is one post

MJ Ornaments said...

I've always loved sea glass, and the colors are so dreamy. Thanks for sharing! Take care, Martha

Melbourne Girl said...

Alison, I would just about kill for some of that seaglass! It's gorgeous. I've seen it made into earrings and necklaces. Love it.

Wish I lived near the ocean as you do. Beautiful stuff.


Tina said...

Oh Alison, I adore sea glass and every time we get to the beach (maybe twice a year) I love to look for it! So far I have only found one piece, which unfortunately still resembled the beer bottle it came from a little too much for my liking;) ...Your sea glass displays are wonderful!! Hope you have a lovely weekend ~ Tina xx

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Alison

Love your photos!
Love the way you've tied in the colours of the sea glass with your Subjects

Keep warm!

Pearl Maple said...

What do you think of the coastal decor book Alison?

Seaglass is a special find, with all the plastic in the world these days it is like finding jewels.

Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

Oooh such beautiful seaglass and you style it so well

Victoria x

Kellie Collis said...

Gorgeous collection. I used to collect these with my Nan when I was little! Hope you have had a fabulous weekend xxx said...

Hi Alison, we dont get seaglass here in Australia....well I have never seen any here. Where ever does it come from? I am curious. Anyway, I love it and thanks for offering me some. I am happy to pay for the it safe to send?? Simone xx

Barbara Jacksier said...

Greetings from Bath, England. Today we travel to York, then on to Edinborough, Scotland in a couple of days. What a lovely seaglass displays! Of course, my favorite is the one with my book (hee hee).

Candylei said...

How wonderful to live so close to the beach. When we lived in Hawaii we looked at the beach continually (and carried our bathingsuits in the car at all times). I love the foggy and faded look of the glass.
x, Candylei
(p.s. I linked over from and found you. Glad I did!)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Alison, I love your sweet vignettes that include seaglass! So very pretty!

I'm hostessing a WEDDING BLOG PARTY on the 25th and would love for you to join us ~ read all about it on my blog ~ the sidebar button will take you to the post that talks about it.

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Cindy said...

LOVE the colors and the way that they look in the glass jars...very calming. I do think it would be heavenly to live next to the beach!

yapping cat

Anonymous said...

So pretty to see. I agree, it must add some peacefulness to look at. In Montana it's very hard to find sea glass lol. However occassionally we find a peace or two along side a river bank. Thanks for stopping by Alison!

Anonymous said...

Thanks you so much for your sincerely & nice comments on my Wabi & Sabi blog. I'm always so happy when I find them. Your blog is a pearl and this post is so lovely!!

At the moment I have a short blog break, for a few weeks to. Please don't forget me ;)

Love to You from Summer Sweden & Agneta

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

How lucky you are to live so close to the beach. I'm a good hours drive away. Your glass is all beautiful.

oldflowers4me said...

your photo of your boy -oh my hands over my heart...its hard on us mummas when our children are so far away...p.s love yourbeach glass the shades are divine/ we must catch up .

Jeanne said...

What a wonderful collection of seaglass you have Alison. Some of my favorite colors are found in seaglass. Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Hi Allison...I was out "blog-hopping" while having my morning cup of coffee and I followed the crumbs to you blog. The first post I read was about sea glass, which I love also, and I like the way you displayed yours. The second post was about how you can't leave your crafting things out because of your grandchildren, and boy can I relate to that! So, I was hooked and became a follower! I'm from Oklahoma, USA, have 3 grandchildren (two have lived with me for a little over a year) and I really enjoy reading blogs from Australia. I'm glad I stopped by your blog today!
Liz (aka, Ninny, because that's what my grandchildren call me.)

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

You have a beautiful collection! My mermaids would look wonderful surrounded by seaglass! Thanks for stopping by, Alison!

Dena said...

I love your seaglass collection! You really have chosen some lovely ways of displaying it too.

Dena said...

Lovely Alison, it is so pretty, you know we have amazing beaches here and I have never come across sea glass, I must look harder, closer or something! Rachaelxo

Susan Tuttle said...

you have a fabulous collection of perfect sea glass:)

Unknown said...

Hi Alison,

I love your seaglass, you are so blessed to live so near the sea. All of your displays are beautiful. I saw a book the other day that was just about Seaglass. I love the colors.


Anonymous said...

Well you sure dont find a lot of sea glass up here so I do love seeing it in other peoples homes!

Deb said...

Hello Alison
LOVE the seaglass collection you have and how gorgeous it looks scattered throughout your home in little vignettes!
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit & your lovely comment ♥

Anonymous said...

You have a wonderful collection of seaglass! It's amazing you can find that right on the beach! You don't find that on the beaches of California (at least not the ones I've been to). :)
Have a wonderful day!
~ Jo

Stina said...

Beautiful seaglass! I used to pick some when I went to the beach as a little girl.:-) Hug Stina

Amy A said...

The seaglass collection is amazing!

Stop by my blog, I have a giveaway :)

kecia deveney said...

how pretty to put your seaglass in your grandmother's cut glass. such a sweet sentiment to use it to hold such lovely colors and textures. here in the US, it is harder and harder to find sea glass. i have a secret spot locally to look for it, but even lately, it's been sparse!