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The story of The Shell Mirror...

In my last post, I promised you a closer look at (and the story behind) the shell mirror that now sits in its new home on the refinished mantle on our porch. As you can see, the mirror is made up of hundreds of shells; shells my dearest friends and I have collected over the past 10-15 years.
My friends and I all love the beach and we love combing the beach for shells while we talk and walk for miles. Many of these shells are from beaches along the Carolina coast, along with a few from the Jersey shore and the beaches of California.
The Shell Mirror was the brainchild of one of my dearest friends. Right before I moved to California, she decided I needed a visual reminder of all the good times we had spent on Edisto Island off the South Carolina coast, so she bought a mirror with a plain wooden frame and we culled our shell collections to create this mirror, simply arranging and hot gluing the shells as we went. Once completed, the mirror was extremely heavy and very delicate ~ not exa…

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