i wish i could say i collected these seashells and beach glass. aren't they pretty? actually, they're vase filler i rescued recently from the bottom of a candle holder. after picking off the melted wax, i thought they needed a little wash and now, they're awaiting their next home. i love the swirly colors of the glass and the patterns on the shells, so they will probably wind up in a bowl on my coffee table where i can continue to admire them all summer long.