Antique find art


At the antique shop we visited the other day (read about it here), the tween found this shell box.  It was only $5.00 she explained and was full of tiny shells she just KNEW she needed.  My first thought was…HOARDER.  Ok, I’m sorry but she is.  She just LOVES junk and junk which has lots of extra pieces is even more appealing.  But it is her allowance (they feed the animals in the afternoons while I am at work and clean stalls) and I let her spend it.


Shell box and $1.00 glass pieces

Well to my surprise, she really did NEED that junk.  When I came home from work yesterday she asked me about a shadow box I had purchased that was too small and we never returned it.  I gave it to her along with some glue and this is what she created:



M is for Meghan one of her best friends

She took the shells and complemented them with some pretty glass rocks from our local dollar store.  She then decorated the frame.  She used every little shell in that box.


It is all drying today and she will save it to give to her friend as a Christmas present.

Hmmm….maybe she isn’t just a hoarder after all 🙂

5 thoughts on “Antique find art

  1. I was exactly like your daughter! Sure, you could say hoarder… my mom called them my “treasures”. I eventually cleaned out some of the stuff I accumulated but I definitely have some true beauties that will be with me forever.
    Your daughter is super creative and I love what she made! What a sweetheart 🙂

      • sorry hit reply by accident. When I say junk that is scrap metal she picked up on the side of the road, or rocks she collected while on a 4 wheeler ride, broken glass from the river, papers she is using to plan her 13th birthday party which is 10 months away. You get the idea 🙂

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