Monday, August 15, 2011

An amazing Blue Whelk....

Hello Everyone from beautiful Sea Island, GA.  Today was a great day....and I just had to share this treasure I found.  Most of you know how much I love all kinds of shells....especially the old, weathered shells that no one else wants.  I see perfection in the imperfections.  I often wonder how many thousands of miles and years these old shells have traveled through the ocean.
  
And today - I found one of the most beautiful shells that I've ever collected....right here on the beach at The Cloister.  

I was walking along the shoreline and spied it just lying all dried up on the beach...and I just had to have it.  The colors are amazing....and it truly is a treasure.  







Have you ever found a blue seashell before?
This is a first for me. 
I just love this little beauty.  



30 comments:

bev said...

What an awesome find...definitly a trip to the beach that was well worth it. I have never found a blue seashell but I would love to.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So beautiful! I too love the shells that have been battered and beaten by the ocean. They have so much character! This one is gorgeous...love the color!

Fabiana ~ Ciao Newport Beach said...

What a treasure! Do you have a special spot in mind for it in your home?

ciao from california

Jenny said...

That is really pretty!

michelle said...

Oooh you lucky lucky girl, it is beautiful!! I have not seen one that color before, well that wasn't fake. :)
I am so glad that you are enjoying your vacation so far!!
xoxoxo

Charlene said...

This little treasure is AMAZING! I love everything ocean inspired. I found you over at Once Upon a Blue Moon. Jain is amazing with her Sea Dream photos isn't she? Nice to meet you!
Charlene

Seaside Style said...

So glad you are having fun... you will find more believe me. Happy hunting.

XOXO

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I don't think I ever found a blue one..., but similar in style. Rustic, antique looking. What a treasure!! The best souvenir, right!!

Della said...

That is a treasure!

My brother requests that I give him my dark shells. I think the ones I have found have been more gray or black. Your blue shell is a wonderful find!

Beautiful Details said...

Great shell Debbie! Looks like you are having a great time! I find those all the time here on some of the more remote beaches in NC. They are awesome. I love all the whelk shells!

helen tilston said...

What a fabulous treasure and in your true artistic eye you saw the beauty in a less than perfect shell. A one of a kind find.
Helenxx

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

WOW!!! Debbie...that is amazing! It's HUGE and BLUE! What a treasure! It makes the whole trip special, doesn't it? Happy shelling, my friend! ENJOY!!! (and wish I was there! heehee)

Heaven's Walk said...

That IS a beauty, Debbie! I can why you picked it up. :) The sea-washed, worn, faded ones are always the best! ♥ The blue/gray color of that one is just amazing! Soooo glad that you're finally kicking back and enjoying the summer! Woo hooo!!!!!! Hugs ~

xoxo laurie

iLoveShelling said...

Beeee-yuuutiful shell! What a wonderful souvenir to remember your vacation always. Have a great time

Linda said...

Hi Debbie - Beautiful! What a find - you will always have special memories when you look at it!

Glad you are enjoying the trip - got back from Key West - had beautiful weather and a gorgeous time - I'm still on vaca mode - I've got to post pics and get into work mode for Thursday...!

Thanks for sharing - Hugs and Best Wishes to you!

Linda
beachside cottage

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I use to have a lot of those. Lived at St. Simons when I was a kid and we had buckets of those. Wish I had some of them now.

Jane said...

What a wonderful find! I have a few blue shells...but none are the size of your gorgeous shell. Like you, I love "driftshells" (Shellbelle's term for them) There is so much character...

Enjoy your vacation!(I leave for Crescent Beach in 17 days!!!)
Jane (artfully graced)

Kaybe said...

Now you are crossing over to my side. The whelk is a fossil. They take on the color of whatever material they settle into. The Coastal Native Americans would pound a hole or two into them & insert a piece of wood for a handle to use them for digging tools. What an awesome find to start you vacay off.

Donna said...

I can't say that I have! What a terrific find! Sounds like you are in a great shelling area. I would be in heaven! Enjoy your well deserved trip:)

Blooming Rose Musings said...

How spectacular! I agree with you, I love the shells that show a story of their life. It is truly magnificent. Wow, your vacation is off to a great start!!! Enjoy every minute of it.

classic • casual • home said...

Amazing treasure. Love the colors in the rug too!

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

What a fun find. Love the color of it.

deb duty said...

What an amazing find! Sounds like you have a fabulous collection.

Kerry Rossow said...

Wow, what a treasure!
Thanks for popping by my place- IKEA catches my eye from the interstate 10 miles off!
Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

That is awesome Debbie. Unique indeed. You will enjoy that one. Welcome back.

once in a blue moon said...

its beautiful almost looks petrified~

Ocean Soul said...

A channeled whelk...totally reminds me of "Gifts from the Sea"...and what a gift from the sea that is!!!! SCORE!!!

Melissah said...

Natural is truly amazing...I've never seen anything like it!
x
Melissah
Coastal Style

Pam said...

Wow, what a find.. lucky lucky you. I'm blue/green with envy.

I do believe Irene will miss us by the hair of my chiny chin, chin :)

hugs,
Pam

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Just gorgeous! I have never find anything like that during my beach walks.