Friday, October 16, 2009

Pink Saturday/ Sea Glass Fish


It’s Saturday again, Wow the days are going by too fast.  Beverly has compiled her list of Pinkies for today, so be sure you go to How Sweet the Sound and check it out.  Thanks Beverly we appreciate all your hard work.

While on our vacation in Virginia, we visited a little shop , Something Different, and met the nicest lady.  She made a lot of the things in her shop.  We found this beautiful fish she made from sea glass.  I could just see it hanging in the window of my sun room at the lake.



I have lots of sea glass I collected while living on the beach and I found this story about the glass.  I make jewelry, picture frames, light switch covers and now I will make pictures.



    Before sea glass is born, it has a different life.

     Maybe it was a crystal goblet holding wine for a king

or maybe it was a sensuous vessel decanting wine during a

lovers’ tryst.

     Could it have been an amber bottle of beer out for a

fisherman’s quiet day on the water?

      Or a healing bottle of medicine restoring life to a wounded


     In its young life glass is very vibrant and clear.  It has a

purpose, a mission.  As its purpose is fulfilled, it develops

into something vital, then becomes useless.

     When broken into shards, glass becomes a threat to man.

Many times it becomes lethal.

      Later discarded, some glass finds its way into the ocean

where it is tossed, weathered and smashed many many times

into the ocean floor.

     It takes on another life, down in the dark churning


     Once transparent, it now emerges as smooth, frosty

opaque gems.  Life is not so clear-cut now and the purpose

of its life is now in the eyes of the beholder.

      Many people do not relate to this broken trash and pass

it by.  But to some, a quiet walk on the beach to meditate or

pray will bring those gems back to life.

     They stand out among the broken shells and maybe

catch a ray of sunlight.

      Diamonds,  emeralds, rubies and sapphires, bringing

happiness and nostalgic memories to those who choose

to find them.

     Life is wonderful and beauty is everywhere.purplesignature



Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

That was a wonderful story and the seaglass is just so beautiful with the rich colors..

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Thanks for sharing the information about sea glass, and in such a nice story. The times I've been to the coast of Texas and other beaches, I always pick up bits of shell, rocks and glass. Thanks for visiting CollectInTexas Gal and I'll look forward to your post next week....Sue

Deb said...

absolutely beautiful..

Mary said...

What wonderful information. Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful Pink Saturday.

Peggy said...

I think seaglass is so beautiful.

Joy said...

So pretty. So is that really the story behind the seaglass. I grew up near the beach and never really saw any along the shore.


Tami said...

Hi Barbara..I love the sea glass!
Happy Pinks...xo Tami

Bill C. said...

I love sea glass! We live in Michgian, and maybe people can find it along the shores of the Great Lakes, but we don't live anywhere near the lakes. Anyhow, your sea glass fish is wonderful!


Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Beautiful sea glass "gems" and story. Happy Pink Saturday!

♥Mimi♥ said...

Sorry I'm a little late. Seems like when the sun is out I feel a desperate need to go outside and run errands or just life my face to the heavens and soak in the last rays before winter hits my neck of the woods.

It's always so much fun to share in the pink goodness of the blogs gathered together for Pink Saturday. A collection of some of the nicest women and prettiest blogs in cyberspace!

Wishing you a weekend filled with l♥ve and sunshine!

someplace in thyme said...

What a great story and I love sea glass. The colors are beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I'm crazy about sea glass!

Happy Pink Saturday...


Sheila :-)

Leslie said...

Happy Pink Saturday a day late! I like your sea glass; I have a few pieces myself that are really lake glass. Please stop by my blog-I'm doing a giveaway until Friday, 10/23. Hugs, Leslie

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