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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Mermaid Party

     I am joining Lisa Kettell's mermaid tea party today.  Did you ever hear of sea glass?--after reading some books and hearing about festivals I learned some people refer to it as mermaid tears or fairy glass---I don't, but I feel there is something magical about sea glass.  I joined two sea glass collector groups in the last month.  The groups inspired me to think of why I collect sea glass.  I think you know by now I do like to collect and have to narrow it down sometimes.  For me the joy of collecting sea glass has been:  I will think something like "I haven't found any blue glass in a while" and what do you know a few steps later there will be the most beautiful cobalt blue glass.  This doesn't happen all the time, but it happens and when it does it is magical.  It puts a big smile on my face and I just feel no matter what is going on in my life everything is going to be just fine.  One group made me think back to a week back about two years ago.....each day I ended up having  a theme---I need to find where I wrote it down--I can only remember one day......I like to find blue and green glass the most---one day I had a pocket full of clear glass and it was a day like today----a beautiful crisp blue skied clear day.  I got home and started it was a clear day and I found nothing but clear I was writing Rachel Ray was on and Donny Osmond was her guest...she was giddy---I was giddy--he was my big crush growing up (I wore purple socks for years and Marie and I share the exact b-day)  and he just made an album of classics.  He sings "On a Clear Day".  I was by myself, but I was smiling ear to ear.  Magic---I tell you!  I hope to journal more about my finds on the beach and the beauty of blogging is a couple of years from now I will know exactly where to find what I wrote down.  Enjoy your mermaid travels......I am off to do some mermaid surfing to the mermaid party myself.


Coastal Sisters said...

Hi Geralyn~

Sea glass is very lovely, isn't it? I am always wirewrapping pieces to use in my jewelry designs. There really is something magical about it :)

Please come visit me when you have time because I still have lots of mermaid sweets and sparklies in my parlour and a Giveaway for the Mermaid Tea Party!


Jodie LeJeune said...

Wow Geralyn, I think your sea glass is cool. I live near the beach of the Gulf of Mexico and there is nothing like that in our muddy waters here in Louisiana...
You are a lucky girl!
everything vintage

Bee Serendipitous said...

I too love see me I think of it as jewels from the sea that were given to you and me...and it is up to us to keep it them safe and sound or throw back into the sea...where some else can find the treasure too...please do stop my blog to see all the excitement that happen in three post...Grace & Peace 2 "U" Marlene

faerie enchantment said...

I hope you are having fun at the mermaid tea party, I'm already exhausted from swimming around! LOL!

Went to a giant rummage sale today got some goodies as well!

I'm swimming on to the other blogs!

Aurora-tique said...

I just love your blog Geralyn, wonderful. Sea glass is a fave of mine!

Just swimming by from Lisa's Blog Party! LOL! I'm a bit late!

All the best!

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Hi Geralyn,
I love beach glass too! My parents are from the East Coast, but I grew up in Wyoming, so I didn't know what it was until one of my cousins showed me how to look for it on the beach in Maine. When you find a nice smooth piece, it not only looks nice, but feels nice too! Thanks for reminding me about it!


Whim & Fancy Designs said...

I love sea glass! Hope you come by for spell~
xoxo, Ann-Denise

*SHeRRy B* said...

I love the sea glass.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Wonderful collection! Blessings.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hi Geralyn,

Thanks for stopping by for a bit of a visit!! It's funny how some years Mermaid tears are all over the beach and then others nada :( I guess we'll see what washes up this summer with the tropical storms :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx

Zan Asha said...

Love this post--sea glass is indeed beautiful! :)

Ingrid Mida said...

Your collection of sea glass is very pretty. What exactly is it? Where do you get it?