Monday, July 18, 2011

Just Drifting Along.....

The next time you come across some driftwood on the beach, let your mind drift... and imagine the possibilities!

Coat rack spotted here
Who may be seeing these at the shop in the near future!

Table and Mirror from here

Some small driftwood that Kandi painted and brought into the shop recently

We stock driftwood garlands which look great swagged over a mantle or gate.
Currently have "natural" but whitewashed is on order.

A driftwood tree found here

Everything you wanted to know about driftwood...and then some. :)

From Wikipedia:
Driftwood is wood that has been washed onto a shore or beach of a sea or river by the action of winds, tides, waves or man. It is a form of marine debris or tidewrack.

In some waterfront areas, driftwood is a major nuisance. However, the driftwood provides shelter and food for birds, fish and other aquatic species as it floats in the ocean. Gribbles, shipworms and bacteria decompose the wood and gradually turn it into nutrients that are reintroduced to the food web. Sometimes, the partially decomposed wood washes ashore, where it also shelters birds, plants, and other species. Driftwood can become the foundation for sand dunes.

Most driftwood is the remains of trees, in whole or part, that have been washed into the ocean, due to flooding, high winds, or other natural occurrences, or as the result of logging. Other sources include the remains of man-made wooden objects, including buildings and their contents washed into the sea during storms, wooden objects discarded into the water from shore (flotsam), dropped dunnage or lost cargo from ships (jetsam), and the remains of shipwrecked wooden ships and boats. Erosion and wave action may make it difficult or impossible to determine the origin of a particular piece of driftwood.

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