Saturday, May 17, 2014

Sea Shells in the Library!






Some times I am overwhelmed by the kindness of people. Today was a very special day in my heart. A sweet lady, who I know only through my antique shop, Downtown Antique Mall,and as a tourist, several times through, My Old Historic House, came a calling with the nicest gift. I was over whelmed and beside myself. I have received several gifts for, My Old Historic House and every time I am just so thrilled.  


This sweet lady had toured my home  several times, she has also brought others to tour, including several groups. On one of my tours she asked about some brass window cornices in the kitchen. I said they were a gift from a tourist in Kentucky. She said, people give the house gifts. And I answered yes and never gave it another thought.




Those of you who follow my blog, know I am a collector  of Victorian Glass Specimen Domes. These glass domes were highly praised in Victorian times, 1830 -1900, and held many fun and unusual items. At my house I have domes with, clocks, dolls, dead birds, wax fruit, silk flowers and the list is endless. I did not have one with sea shells. I do love sea shells and have lots of them in French Wire planters on all my porches. This nice tourist lady, saw my domes, saw my love for sea shells and gave a dome full of shells she had, to me for my tour house.



This is beyond generous.OH MY!!hen she arrived with it, being the big baby I am, tears were in my eyes. It is tall, full of the most wonderful shells and just beautiful. I put it in the library on the center of the room table. The library has many other domes already and it seemed a good spot for it. I can close my eyes and see the Elgin children studying the shells and learning all there names.


If you love sea shells and domes like I do, you are sure to like this dome. Please come anytime for a tour. The lights are always on and Sissy Dog is always at the door with a kiss.


 

15 comments:

Lottie said...

Beautiful shells! I can see myself spending hours, over and over, looking at the shells! What a treasured gift!

janice15 said...

How wonderful such a lovely story..I too love sea shells.. I.have have a few tiny ones that sit in a little pink depression dish.. The shells look beautiful in the glass dome.. I have one dome they are.delightful. enjoy your weekend.. i I very much enjoyed your post ty with live Janice

Susan said...

Hello Richard. What an absolulutely lovely gift. You deserved those beautiful shells. They look divine on your table. Susan

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Hi Richard- that was such a wonderful gift she gave you! I was admiring how the shells have been placed in it- knowing that they were hand placed in order for it to look so nice! I like where you placed the dome- looks perfect!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Richard, how wonderful! The shells are beautiful, all the different colors. The world is a good place with kind hearted people like her, glad you were the receiver of her treasure.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a lovely gift to your home. I love seashells and have them in several jars to enjoy.

Curtains in My Tree said...

What a wonderful gift
It is just beautiful and I have been collecting shells also however I don't have a large glass dome like yours to put my shells in
Love them in the Library

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Yes, I love seashells and domes too! What a generous gift, it looks perfect on your Library table.
Have a great week Richard!
Gina

debchester said...

Isn't it lovely to be surprised with a gift that shows thought and appreciation of your home?

That's a wonderful dome. So tall!

Congratulations,
Deb

BeachGypsy said...

just goes to prove there are still some kind and generous people still left in the world!!!

Sissysmom said...

What a wonderful gift! I now know what I am going to do with the large dome I recently bought at Goodwill...reproduction of course. Thanks for sharing!! Give Sissy Dog a pat on the head from me!

Marlynne said...

Lucky You! The Dome full of shells looks perfect there!

Curtains in My Tree said...


Richard we need a post about the shop moving with lots pictures

xoxoxo to you and Sissy

Nancy Roberts said...

That is beautiful, and so is the rest of the room!

debchester said...

Hi,
I've noticed a rocking horse in the background of your dome of shells pictures. Do you have a rocking horse collection? What about the dolls?

Please share!

Deb