Finally: Seaglass!

Growing up on the coast of Virginia, collecting seashells was something I did as a child.  And, as an adult, I’ve picked up quite a few through the years.

But I’d never really heard much about seaglass until recently.   And, then, finding just one tiny piece of seaglass became something I really wanted to do. When Motor Man and I ride out on the beach at the Outer Banks, I’m really more interested in looking for wild horses. But I have spent a little time scanning the shoreline for interesting shells. And seaglass.  But to no avail.

Yesterday morning, my friend, Donna, and I spent some time beachcombing on a little section of a nearby beach. Donna would like me to say that I found this, but she actually spotted it, screamed and pointed at it….and later said that I had found it.

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It’s a very dark orange/almost amber color and smooth as silk. Motor Man waited for me in the truck, and the three of us later compared my newly acquired seaglass to the color of Donna’s hair.

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It was a bit chilly (and very windy as you can tell by our hair), but what a beautiful morning to walk the beach.


So, with a little help from a friend, I now have my first piece of seaglass. I would like to say that finding the next one might not be so difficult, but I know better.

~These Days Of Mine~

25 responses to “Finally: Seaglass!

  1. Love sea glass – it just gets harder and harder to find!!!

  2. I’ve never seen sea glass before although I have heard of it. And just think you found this by the river….not by the ocean!

  3. How fun! That’s on of my and Livy’s hobbies as well! Mogart’s Beach and Burwell’s Bay always seem to have some.

  4. Sea glass is so beautiful and very fascinating. I enjoyed talking to the jewelry vendor at the Warrenton Spring Festival last year about the whole thing…there are beaches where you can find it easily – you just have to know the secret spots! Congratulations.


  5. Love that you found it…. or she found it…. friends share, right? LOL

  6. Woo-hoo! You all look so happy over your find. There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with seaglass. Congratulations. May you find many more together.

  7. Looks like fun.. love the smiles. Pretty piece of seaglass!!!

  8. I was so happy YOU found the seaglass- It is a really pretty piece,frosted just right so you know it is old. Beautiful picture of the light on the water–thanks for posting and sharing a wonderful Sunday morning.

  9. Well heck–congrats on the find!!! For all my beach combing I have yet to find a piece! Love the pictures. Lovely lovely lovely!

  10. I grew up scouring beaches for shells – but never found a piece of sea glass. How lucky you were!

  11. What a special find! I hope you’re able to find some to match your hair color too! 🙂

  12. Sound to me like your hooked! We have been collecting it ever since we got our KH beach house. I have 1,000’s of pieces but some are very small. They come in mostly clear, green and brown colors and I have quiet a few pieces of blue (my favorite) which is hard to find. I have a book about sea glass and what all the different colors come from and the really rare colors like red’s and yellows! I do have lavender and peach and black which is another very rare one. I will show you my collection and my book. I also have a requirement from my guests. I tell them that if they find a piece of glass and add it to my collection, they can stay for free! It gives the kids something to do and the adults and hooked too!

  13. Donna sounds like a wonderful friend to have.
    Congratulations on the sea glass. It’s a peach of a find. 🙂

  14. My sister lives in Scituate on Boston’s South Shore. And she has found a cove – rocky and treacherous to get into – which is loaded with sea glass. Her collection is enviable. Blues and greens mostly. I wonder if sea glass is more abundant up north?

  15. Congrats!! This is something I’m only hearing about recently- heading to do some research now ……
    Looks like quite a day – good weather and good friends !

  16. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What a treasure, this is the first I have heard of sea glass. What a great time finding it with Donna. Congrats to both of you!! Keep looking!

  17. The beach is always full of treasures and sea glass is the one thing I’ve never found but have always looked for. Glad you and your friend were pleasantly surprised to find a piece – and what a beautiful color (hair and sea glass)!

  18. The sea glass is lovely. I learned something new. I never heard of sea glass until I read this post.

  19. I’ve usually looked for shells, then I started taking pictures of birds…
    Congrats on being the proud owner of seaglass, and for having such a great friend.

  20. This post made me smile. You will have to explain seaglass, though, to us mid-westerners!

  21. What a great find and it does match your friends hair perfectly.

  22. I love the shot of Donna’s hair blowing in the wind.

  23. Sea glasses are really beautiful and I love to collect them too❤️
    Also shells and smooth stons are what I love to collect when I have a walk along the shore😃❤️

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