I shared with you recently that I was getting a little nostalgic while completing a tiny do-it-yourself project to turn seashells from my “days by the water” childhood into napkin rings for use at Gumbo Cove. The post (below) was called Natural Beauty.
It was a simple little project, but I’m irrationally pleased with it. I wanted to bring a little of Gilchrist, Texas from the late 70s to Gumbo Cove in Bay St. Louis in Mississippi right now, and that goal was achieved.
Gumbo is a family treasure, seashells elicit childhood memories, and these napkin rings made with shells we found 40 years ago bring echoes of the past into the now. What stories will they tell in another 40 years?
As I’ve said many times, it’s the little things.
Update: DIY Napkin Ring Instructions Added to the Comments Below
How flattering – a Glover Gardens follower on Facebook asked for instructions on how to make these napkin rings. I’m not usually known for being good at crafting, so I’m inordinately pleased. 🥰 Instructions are now included in the comments below the post. And watch out, this little success might turn into more crafting being shared on the pages of Glover Gardens. Hmmm…that does kind of go with recipes, gardening, poetry, memoirs and travel…doesn’t it? It’s that multifaceted thing.