Oyster shell mirror

Isn’t it amazing that something this beautiful can be made from a shell that is so ordinary and well, let’s be honest… an OYSTER SHELL isn’t that pretty.

Oyster shell frame

But arrange them all together like this, you get this absolutely gorgeous mirror that I saw on a visit to Virginia Beach. This has been stuck in my head for the past few weeks as well as the pair of OYSTER SHELL candlesticks sitting on a mantel a few few steps away.

Oyster candle stick

I was reminded of these pieces of art after seeing oodles of EASTERN OYSTER shells at Barefoot Beach the day I hung out shelling with Carla and Kelly. Here’s what I found that day…

Oysters on Bonita Beach

I’ve been seeing more of them this week on Sanibel on the West Gulf Drive beaches as well but not nearly as many as on Barefoot.

Oyster shell sides

Maybe we’ll all look at these shells a little closer at our next oyster roast we go to, right?  They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes for whatever project you might think of doing…

Eastern Oyster Shells