"I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming...
suddenly you find - at the age of 50, say -

that a whole new life has opened
before you."

-Agatha Christie

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Heaven & Nature Sing...

Kitchen Window Sign
I found this cute little sign a few weeks ago at one of my favorite "haunts".  
The Seashore Off of Oahu - Heaven & Nature Meet!!

It was very inexpensive, yet the quote just stopped me in my tracks!  I now have it perched on my kitchen windowsill where I see it all of the time!

Let Heaven and Nature Sing ~ YES ~ Definitely!  

My idea of where Heaven and Nature Sing the loudest is at the SEASHORE!

Let Heaven and Nature Sing OUT LOUD to all of us Seashore Lovers!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Seashells A La Mode...

You know how most people like Pie A La Mode?  Well, I will take Seashells A La Mode any day of the week!  

I get excited about seashells in the same way that some people get excited about food, or clothes!  I just adore them!

I have an excellent variety of seashell jewelry.  You have already heard me talk about my "signature ring", but I have many other favorite pieces that I love as well.

Here is a small sampling of some of my seashell jewelry:

You Like??

3 Seashell Bracelets from Hawaii
Vintage Abalone Clip Earrings
A Scrimshaw Bracelet and 3 Paua Shell Bangles

Vintage Lucite Seashell Bracelet

Friday, September 24, 2010

A Mermaid In Our Midst...

A couple of years ago around this time of the year, our family went to our favorite North Carolina beach destination ~ Oak Island, NC.

While there, my son let his Aunt, Uncle, and cousins transform him into a mermaid on the beach!  He was such a good sport that day, as we all stood around laughing!  I think he looks stunning if I do say so myself!  He has inherited my love of the ocean and coast and I am thrilled with that!

I have always been intrigued by mermaids.  They have always seemed so beautiful and ethereal to me.  I have often thought that I may be "part mermaid" because of just how much I love the ocean!! 

How many of you out there have a "thing" for mermaids? 

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Paua Shells...

Yesterday, an old friend of mine and I met at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC for the afternoon.  If you have never been there, it is a fantastic way to spend the day!

This friend and I had not seen each other in many years, but at one time had been extremely close...  We are both at points in our lives where we can enjoy each other once again....  

Hence, the Paua Shells...  I was TOTALLY surprised when my friend gave me a small package to open.  Inside the package were 3 paua shell bangle bracelets!  I was so touched and found it quite amazing that after all of these years my friend had remembered my love of seashells!

Inside the package was also a paper with some information on the paua shell that I would like to share with you all:

1.  Paua represents the essence of love, as well as inner love and beginning transformation.
2.  With the flowing energy of the sea, paua is excellent for helping one access the subconscious for emotional and artistic inspiration, bringing ideas out of the subconscious and allowing them to take inspirational form.
3.  The continuous rotation of the paua spiral represents everlasting life.

I'm lovin' the Paua Shell and will be happily wearing them daily!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Favorite Things...

Lilypads on Oahu
This morning I was looking over some old files, and I came across a list of "My Favorite Things" that I had composed a few years ago ~ 

Here is the list that I had written down:

Lavender Fields on Maui
The Ocean
Sea Turtles

I do believe that these are INDEED my FAVORITE THINGS!!

How many of these things are your Fave's??

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


One of my very favorite words in the English language is the word:  "stuff".  I just love saying this word!

It is so all inclusive!

As in:  "I have so much stuff to do!" or "I have so much stuff!" or "There is so much stuff going on!"

"STUFF" is what is going on with me right now!  Just "STUFF"!  So, this "stuff" is hindering me from producing fantastic pieces for my blog on a more regular basis!  Dang it!

With that being said, I just want the few people who do take the time to read my "stuff", that I will still be posting, but not on any kind of regular basis.

I will be posting when I do have a good story to tell or item to talk about!

In the meantime, I will still be reading all of your blogs and will continue to leave my comments!

Until next time ~ don't clutter your life with so much "stuff"!!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

God is Everywhere...

Out of the mouths of babes...  I remember a story from when my son was 7 or 8 years old.  

We were visiting some friends, and one of the little girls came up to my girl friend and asked her "Aunt Shannon, where is God?"  Well, she just looked at me and said "I will defer this one to Cindy." 

I just sat there and could not decide what to say, as I was thinking "well, he is up in the sky looking down..." , etc...

So, I did not say anything.  I looked at my son and asked "Eric, where is God?"

And I want you to know that without missing a beat, he replied with "God?... God is EVERYWHERE!"

I knew at that moment that he "got it~!"

Have a Happy Week!