I find it really hard to not just have one collection of things. I have to collect lots of things and each collection will be housed in its own container or jam jar depending on size and will sit on its very own shelf or section for display. One such ongoing collection is beach stuff. I have always picked stuff up off the beach. My personal favourites are broken pottery pieces and sea glass and I have some very fine jars full of trinkets from over twenty five years good work. I like to find teeth but I haven't for a long time and my ultimate dream would be to find some dentures. I think my older sister would probably steal them off me so they would have to be kept in a locked room like Princess Mombi's heads.  

Here are my some of my recent finds from Southport Beach back in February.

Two nice bits of wood.

Some lovely pottery shards.

Sea glass.

Lots of coal which I really like finding. Apparently as they are salty sea coals they will burn blue if lit.

Pretty shells including an oyster.

Interesting rocks and bits of pebble, an old metal nut and some legs. My toy part collection stopped in recent years due to just not seeing that many around but having found these beauties I quickly made a new jam jar and the toy part collection has started again.

Does anybody else collect beach stuff? Toy parts? Let me know and maybe we can post swap stuff.