Most recently it was during our mini vacay up the coast of Sweden. We had a lovely day on one of the rock islands off the coast - which included a discovery of washed up pieces of junk in every form imaginable.
I was left with multiple emotions. On one hand I was saddened by all the plastic containers and such that washed up from the ocean - considering that this was just one tiny little island. I told my husband that we need to arrange a 'beach clean-up' one day for us and the kids. Pick a beach, any beach on the coastline, and you'll find trash washed up from the oceans. It's sad, really. If there is anything good to think about -it is the artists that are trying to bring attention to the subject through art. Like this.
On the other hand, I was elated. Because the discovery netted me some really cool pieces of wood, including a deliciously old slat from a door that has the (severely corroded) handle on the front, and the lock box on the back. I also brought home an absolutely gorgeous chunk of driftwood that will become a part of the garden when we ever get it redesigned. There is a small but beautifully twisted piece of driftwood that I want to use for a Home Sweet Homemade inspired piece, and three pieces of lovely weathered wood slats attached together - might have been part of an old fishing hut, or a boat. Whatever its history, it is perfect just as it is and will easily hold its own on the wall as a piece of art.
I haven't quite decided what to do with that door slat, so if you have any ideas, do leave me a note below. I would love some inspiration - it was just too lovely to leave.
Until next time...
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