Friday, September 24, 2010

the tale of the treasure

I've been so blessed and amazed to have found new friends and kindred spirits among the women who are part of the Mortal Muses blog.  There are 9 of us who embarked on this blogging adventure over the summer from across the country and around the world.  And now I've got 8 pen pals, 8 fellow photography addicts, 8 partners in silliness, and 8 collectors to share some treasures with.

So here's the tale of the treasure.  A few weeks back, Tammy posted some photos of lovely Florida shells:

Treasure from the Sea

It's okay to be different

When I spotted them on her flickr page, I left a comment saying that I'd love to do a "treasure exchange."  In exchange for a few Florida treasures, I would send her a box of items I've collected on the beaches and in the woods here on Cape Cod.

We wrote back and forth, and she even blogged about it on the Mortal Muses blog.

She got her box ready to send:

16/i365 - For Lucy via iphone

I packed up my little box, too,  and popped it in the mail.   I threw in a few little mini-prints for good measure, and  my Cape Cod  treasures arrived safely in Florida last week (you can read her family's reaction here):

19/i365 - treasures from lucy

And today, my Florida treasures arrived:

Aren't they gorgeous?  I will cherish them.  Thank you Tammy, fellow Muse, new friend.  xo


  1. Awesome Post!!! Looks like it made it mostly intact. The little white one??? Dare I ask??

  2. The little white one is now in two parts instead of joined at the hinge, but each side is intact. Beautiful -- like fine bone china...translucent. And the little heart shaped blue seaglass. LOVE them all!

  3. So, so pretty. What a great tradition you two have started! We don't have anything nearly so pretty on the beaches here in Northern California but I'll start doing some 'combing next time I'm out...

  4. Wow, what a beautiful treasure you exchanged. :) Love it!

  5. That's so cool! I love both boxes!

  6. What a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing it with us.