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.


Anonymous said...

How pretty! 14 carat gold? My engagement ring is an antique ring and is 14 carats. They don't do 14 carats any more here in England. Maybe your necklace is an antique - and for only 50 cents! :o)

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.