/ 28.5.10 / 8 Comments / antiques , beach , Decorating , travel
A Trip to the Beach with Video and Beautiful Way to Display Shells
I thought you might like to join us on our most recent visit to the beach...at Galveston, Tx. We may live in the country, but we seem to have raised an awful lot of beach bums at our house! Our favorite family trip is just to drive a couple of hours and head straight to Galveston! In fact, the kids and I are going there sometime in the next week or two.
We have missed it so much and now that the weather is nice and warm..we are all getting 'the bug' as we call it. :o) My very favorite thing to do is feed the gulls. Mostly we just feed them bread crumbs. They can spot a flying breadcrumb about five miles off! It's an exhilarating experience!
Our first stop, is to take the ferryboat over to the island. When we get there, we fly kites, collect shells and swim if it's warm enough. We almost always get ice cream and hamburgers at The Spot.
Play to listen to the seagulls while they follow us on the ferry boat. We're watching for dolphins!
We ALWAYS come home with shells and we are careful to inspect them to make sure we don't bring home stowaways (hermit crabs)! We once drove all the way back to Galveston to let one go--and we don't like making that trip twice as it is hard on the pocketbook!
The challenge is what to do with the shells! I've found lots of interesting ways to display them, but this is the best one I think I've ever thought of! I'm crazy about shells! The best time for beachcombing is in the fall when no one else wants to be out on the beach that much. We have a favorite place that we go.
I got the grand idea to put some of the shells I've collected and a votive candle in this antique crystal vase that was once my grandmother's. It looks gorgeous when the candle is lit! It sits in state in my master bathroom.
I just had to share this with you all and at My Romantic Home's Friday Show and Tell. Her readers post the most beautiful things on Fridays!