Along that same line, this little glass compote holds a few of my favorite seashells from our recent Sanibel Island vacation. The beautiful pink shell cameo is a fairly new purchase from an estate sale. The carving is so lovely and the pink color on the shell is gorgeous. I have this sitting on my dresser where I pass it several times a day and smile, remembering a fun family vacation at the beach and appreciating the beauty of the shells.
Sometimes I have to remind myself that even though there are some phenomenally beautiful (and expensive) antiques out there, it is often these little unexpected and inexpensive treasures that elevate our homes from the mundane to the sublime and are good for a big grin each time we look at them. Can't ask for much more than that, can you?
Until next time,