Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Talk It Up Tuesday....A Different Bead Stash


I just got back from a beach vacation at Sauble Beach. There's nothing like the beach, the sound of the waves, walking on the squishy sand in bare feet and getting out of the heat. It was a blessed 10 degrees cooler near the shores of Lake Huron. I feel really re-charged after a week of doing nothing but reading and walking along the beach.

It's a bead-magpie's ritual to seek out local bead shops and then share the stash you brought back. My bead shop was the beach and my husband and son made fun of my handfuls of pebbles and delicate shells I brought back to dry in the sun. I say, take a good look at them and tell me if you don't see what I do....


Ok, so maybe a few of you are giggling.  I did make a legitimate purchase on a trip to a local artists co-op in Owen Sound. I picked up a clay coffee cup I was smitten with. I love the color of the glaze and the slight sparkle it has to it. When I got home, I went to the cupboard and cleared out 6 unused coffee cups and replaced them with this one.



I didn't spend alot but I came home with some real treasures - a different bead stash but one with more meaning.

10 comments:

Patti said...

Cindy, sounds like you had a very relaxing time to just enjoy... we all need that now and then. The best treasures in life are free. Love the coffee mug!

mairedodd said...

if that isn't the truth! the mug is gorgeous, i am so happy that you got to get away and relax... it is such a necessary thing to do... do you have plans for those beach treasures?

steufel said...

Your cup is great and so are your treasures:-)

Heather Powers said...

Yeah for time near the lake! I love stones from the beach too - I have them in glass jars in my studio. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create with your new treasures. And what a lovely coffee mug - such a beautiful earthy design.

RottenMom said...

I see what you see.

I have a special place along Lake Erie where I go to collect pebbles and glass and pieces of clay that wash ashore. True treasures.

I also have a little seashell obsession going. We visit Sanibel and Captiva Island every year to shell.

I love your work. You are so very talented!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thanks for your comments! Glad so many of you see what I see and the clay coffee cup is beautiful, the red is in the inside - it just glows.

Yes, I do have plans for the beach pebbles - now I just gotta work faster! (Darn full time non-beading work!)

I love love love the beach and the Great Lakes are so beautiful, I know the tropics are nice but The Great Lakes have a beauty and tranquility all their own. I LOVE it there!

Have a wonderful day!
Cindy

Shaiha said...

Memories are always the best thing you can bring home. I would store them in a pottery dish and every time I played with a stone I would return that time and recharge.

Love the mug too.

maryharding said...

Great treasures from Lake Huron. I visited there a few years ago and loved it. And your ring today is super.

TesoriTrovati said...

Hmmmm... I should practice that... clearing out my bead stash whenever something new comes in like you did with that mug! That would keep me producing if I want to keep buying! Thank you for organizing this again, Cindy! Enjoy the day!
Erin

Michelle Mach said...

I love collecting treasures on the beach and have a few pretty jars full of them. I like looking at them, even if I never "do" anything with them.