Friday, April 23, 2010

Beach Excitements

I went for a long beach walk this afternoon...it's still very cold here and the wind off the lake was bitter, but the sun was shining and calling me. I'm glad I went. I was refreshing and I found lots of treasures. There wasn't another soul on the beach, I walked for an hour and a half and didn't see anyone other than two Canada geese, who looked at me disapprovingly and stalked away into the lake.

I love glass with writing on it. This seems to be a date.

Some pale blue Fire King Delphite glass, some china and a remarkable knobbly bit of orangey-red glass. This is a fragment of some sort of hobnail piece, a vase or toothpick holder, or one of those Fenton glass shoes.

A big piece of blue glass, not very frosty, but it has the letters "ER" on the top edge...my sister's nickname!!
A massive frosty chunk of aqua glass, this would be gorgeous cut to a perfect rectangle and set in silver for a ring or a pendant. Stones with holes. The humble beer-bottle glass. I wish beer came in blue and pink and purple bottles. That would be an improvement in every way.

A perfectly heart shaped stone and a heart shaped 1957 dog tag!!! Love these!

I came home cold and windblown but tickled with my finds.

3 comments:

Cris Leonard said...

I hope the poor dog didn't end up in the lake!

Cynthia of Cynful Creations said...

Fabulous treasure trove of beach scavenging! You're so lucky!!

Karen Elmquist said...

Ha! No there were no signs of a 1957 dog, so lets imagine him losing his tag while fetching a stick, or something...

Cynthia there is plenty of beach junk here for all, come on over!