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Friday, January 1, 2016

Seaglass........


Seaglass is glass that has been buffed and polished on the shores of the Atlantic ocean.  When we visited Maine a few years back I was fascinated with seeing things made from these pieces of glass.  The glass itself could be very old as harbors along the east coast were dumping grounds for garbage like old bottles and pottery.  Sometimes ship wrecks created a shore line of the same kind of thing.  I found a couple of books about seaglass and some people who live along the shore become great collectors of these pieces of glass just like collecting polished stones from the shore. 

A gift to us a few Christmas years back was a wind chime that we received from our son and daughter in law who live in Maine.  I don't think it is of real seaglass but of glass that has been treated with a texture and ground to a shape.  Real or not real it was great to find it and put the chime back up again in the kitchen window.  The chimes had been put away in the tablecloth drawer during one summer and was not found until this Christmas day.

In case you are wondering the white globe is from an old school house and I have placed it on a lamp that sits next to the sink.  We turn it on instead of the overhead lights as it is a softer light to have on the kitchen counter. The chimes have a very nice sound just like the old Chinese chimes you could buy at dimestores when we were kids.

4 comments:

Mildred said...

Very interesting about the sea glass. The chimes are very pretty especially with the sunlight shining on them. Hope you both are enjoying the day!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Very cool chimes! I bet they sound really pretty. Hope you have had a perfectly wonderful New Years Day!

Alan Burnett said...

The glass is really quite beautiful and there is a great joy in bringing out the beauty of ordinary objects. A very happy 2016 to you my friend.

Karen said...

I had not heard of sea glass. That is fascinating to think of glass that had washed up so long ago. The chimes are such lovely pastel colors.