Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sanibel Finds

I am STILL cleaning shells from our Sanibel trip...but I LOVE it! We had so many this year - my niece and my mom were right there with me so we have quite a collection.

Here are some rinsing in the sink.

I do a small amount of bleach in with some hot water...then rinse in cold water.

It is quite a process.

Here are some of my favorite finds, including a King Crown Conch which I found for the first time this year.

There is such a variety found on Sanibel Island. I have been to many beaches in Florida and I am still exploring, but I have yet to find a spot with so many different varieties of shells.

Hope your Wednesday is wonderful. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Cheryl..
    love all your wonderful finds!!
    just wish I could've been there enjoying the fun of discovery!
    warm sandy hugs..

  2. I really like the oyster shell picture frame. Has an old Florida feel to it.

  3. Those are so gorgeous, you are so lucky to have such beautiful shells in abundance on your coast. can't wait to see what you make with them.

  4. You look like you had a ball!!!You found just about everything, didn't you. it is a real process to clean them all but it's like finding them all over again when you line them up to dry, right? I am still hoping to get up your way to check out your shelling about St Pete and Honeymoon Island.

  5. Oh my - these are beautiful. You really did very well with your shelling. I went the weekend of August 16th - and I was happy with my shells - but these - they are fantastic. I am going to go back and study the that coral I see? Wow love it.