Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Gift From The Sea

I wanted to show you my favorite Mother's Day gift.

We saw this seashell necklace at a yard sale for fifty cents. I nudged my husband until he got the hint!

When I inspected it more closely Sunday, I discovered that the chain is actually 14k gold.

Of course Andrew and I had to have a mini-lesson on shell identification using one of our nature guides. We call this "solving the mystery" by looking for clues. Using a magnifying glass only adds to the excitement!

As part of the bookcase decluttering, I was able to move all our natural history books to the study. This little bamboo shelf was the perfect holder for the small guides.


Mindy said...

What a great find..and 14K to boot!! Hope your Mothers Day was a special day for you!

Anonymous said...

Now I'm curious, what kind of shell is it?

Meredith said...

I had to ask the 4-year-old. I had already forgotten the name! It's a sundial.