: She sells seashells by the seashore :


She sells seashells by the seashore.
What a tongue twister. I can barely say it right, even after knowing this one since I was a little girl.

Well on to seashells...living in Hawaii, as a little girl I gathered seashells from the beach and took them home with me. My prize shells were the red and white "Kahelelani" shells that I would collect in the summer, only because my Grandma told me about them. The tiny shells would find their way from the island of Niihau to our beaches on Kauai. I would keep my shells in a old furikake glass jar and store it in my room.

When I saw these shells pictured in today's photos, though much larger than the tiny "Kahelelani", I had to get them. However, these are not native to Hawaii, but came from the Philippines. Maybe I will start another collection of Kahelelani again in the future. I'll let you know when I find some.

If you would like to read more on Kahelelani shells, I found an interesting article here. Did you know that these shells are so valuable that they are insurable as gemstone jewelry? Pretty cool!


  1. Beautiful shells and lovely post about your childhood. I like your blog. It´s like a fresh oceanic breeze. Kind regards from Argentina!

  2. Thank you so much Euphoria. So nice of you to pay me a visit :)


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