Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sea Chest

When I  found this wooden box at the thrift store it was in rough shape.  So after applying a quick wash of paint, a little wood putty, and replacing a missing hinge it was ready to hold some treasures. 





It used to have an additional line that read "A Place for Everything, and Everything in it's Place" but I erased it with my paintbrush.   I like it better this way. 



I admit I have sea glass scattered all over the house wherever I happen to empty my pockets.




Because when we're out walking I usually spot at least one more treasure to bring home.   




Ta da! So isn't this the perfect place to stash my sea glass?



 All sorted out by color too!    




And take a look at this cool print that is underneath the lid.  






My $3 sea chest filled with gifts from the sea.    




One last shot of my pretty little treasures.    



Treasures that the Captain may have never even thought to keep. 

16 comments:

Polly said...

LOVE IT! And I love Maine! Only have been there once for vacation...we traveled Bar Harbor down to Ogunquit. It was an amazing week! I loved Camden.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Nice to connect with you!

Polly

jojo said...

Fantastic find! My fantasy dream is to find a beach with sea glass...
thanks for sharing your treasures!

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

So pretty . . what a nice way to display it too. Enjoy paradise! Sandy :O)

Teri said...

So cute! Great idea putting the glass pieces in the gameboard.

Fabulously french said...

That is what I call a "tresor". It is a perfect place to store your lovely pieces of glass.

A bientot,

Leeann x

vicki said...

Lili - this is magnificent - just perfect for you seaglass teasures! Looks beautiful in your home!! LOVE this my friend!

Vicki

Piecefulafternoon said...

OH the loveliest of sea chests and full of wonderful treasures from the sea. Perfect.

hometown girl said...

how sweet, the sea glass is just lovely. we looked for it a few weeks ago with the kids and really enjoyed it! great spot for your collection!

Low Tide High Style said...

Lili, I love your little sea chest, and of course all of your gorgeous sea glass! What a perfect combination!

Kat :)

Mermaid's Purse said...

Lili, That Captian's Chest is an amazing find..good job restoring it. The chest conjures up all kinds of thoughts of stories of what it held before. Love your pic with the lavender and blue piece of Sea Glass. Happy Hunting.

Fair Winds and Calm Seas,
Deborah Leon
www.mermaidspurseseaglass.com

Maurie Kirschner said...

I love the use of the old mancala board to sort the sea glass! I too have piles of seaside treasures all over the house...much to the amusement of my husband and anyone who comes to visit.

jennyfreckles said...

That really is a treasure chest - absolutely beautiful.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Oh my gosh, Lili, this is so gorgeous!!!! Seafaring style -love it. A perfect before and after for my blog, hahah.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Oh, Lili, do you happen to have an actual before picture too!? Would of course love to include that if available.

Country Girl said...

This is exquisitely simple.

Je t'adore.

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

I am jealous jealous jealous! Seaglass green with envy! I have never once found seaglass and I live 5 minutes from the Atlantic!!