Monday mentions

Market this past weekend was fantastic.  Despite the frigid temps on Friday, our customers were loyal and braved the weather. Treasures were found, shoppers were thrilled and quality junk was placed (with a smile), in the trunk!

February is down and we are gearing up for March. Never wanting to miss anything, I put on the raincoat, ignored the 35 degree reading posted on my dash and set out to some of my favorite places. Found lots of beautiful wood, iron, rusted metal and tin. So as I’m standing in water and orange mud on my white raincoat, I start giggling to myself thinking about people who think “making it themselves” is so easy.  A huge “thank you” to customers who appreciate what goes into pulling it all together. Next thought…..

Our name, Seaglass Salvage Market, has confused a few (3 to date); they come in looking for sea glass. Our name came about because sea glass is beautiful (we like beauty in everything we do) and because we are located a few miles from white sandy beaches.

Thought I would close out today with a few fun facts about sea glass (glass from the ocean, not the fabulous place in Leland).

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Just where do the colors of beach glass come from? Sea glass is simply old glass products that were thrown into the sea. If you think about it, the common colors of sea glass, Green, Brown & White are still in wide use today……Rarer colors of sea glass are pieces that the color has not been made or used commercially for many years.

Green is common and comes from bottles like Heineken, Rolling Rock and most red wines. 2 in 10 pieces are green

Brown is common and comes from Budweiser and old Clorox bottles. 3 to 4 in 10 pieces are going to be brown.

White can come from anything. The thicker the glass, the more markings and also bubbles hints that it is older. 4 in 10 will be white or clear.

Rare is sea foam green from Coco Cola bottles and cobalt blue from Noxzema or Milk of Magnesia bottles.

Rarest is red/orange and teal/aqua.

So there are a few, fun “Monday mentions.” Enjoy your day, stay warm and pray for Spring!

The Girls at Seaglass Salvage Market

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