As we wrap up Beach Week, which we hope you have enjoyed, we decided to end it with sandcastles and seashells. They are as much a part of the shore experience as the ocean and the seagulls. Both of them are so lovely and fanciful and tend to bring out our creative side.
We don’t know about you, but neither of us has built a sandcastle since we were young girls. We decided to head off to the beach and build one. It was tons of fun! Sand castles are not only for fun. They are super relaxing to build and a huge outlet for all that stored up creativity. Seriously, it is just awesome to sit and play with the sand.
Keep this in mind when you see the pictures of our efforts (us laughing). We hope you will follow our advice and build yourself a sand castle. Let your imagination soar and then let the ocean take it out to sea for you.
Now if the beach is not an option, remember that all you need is sand and water to build a castle. Be creative and don’t let the lack of a beach stop you.
Below is a collage of our day at the beach building a castle.
Every seashell is a beautiful and unique masterpiece. We like to think of collecting seashells as a treasure hunt for adults. A lovely day walking on the beach collecting shells is pretty high on our list of fun things to do.
Because we both enjoy this activity so much, we both have quite a few shells. So, what do you do with all those shells. Do you make them into ornaments for a tree, a wind chime, glue them onto a picture frame or just decorate your house with them? Shells are so nice to have around and a little goes a long way. They can really add a lot to a room.
Jen – I have an apothecary jar that I filled half way with sand and added a few shells and a small piece of driftwood. I also have a very large scalloped dish, that I made in a pottery class that I took, filled with shells, sea glass, stones and pieces of driftwood from my walks on the beach.
Theresa – Like Jen, over the years I have collected boxes full of shells. My collection consists of all kinds of shells from various Atlantic and Gulf coast beaches up and down the coast and Texas, as well as Puerto Rico. My most prominent display, at the present time, are two jars full of shells and I place some of the large shells on a ledge or shelf.
I have also used shells for crafting Christmas tree ornaments.
Don’t forget that although the beach is probably the best place for it, it is not the only way to go on a shell collecting treasure hunt. If you are not able to get to the beach, you can always use your imagination to find another way.
Again, we hope you have enjoyed Beach Week as much as we have and that you will let us know what you liked the best about it.
Jen and Theresa