Monday, July 9, 2012

Rockport, Massachusetts - Capt. Steve's Sea Shell Shop

For those of you who know me personally, or have seen the pictures from my Boston condo, or just wondered about my blog logo, you will know that I love the sea and all things related to it! So I thought it was worth doing a separate blog post on my favorite store in Rockport, Massachusetts: Capt. Steve’s Sea Shell Shop. This shop really is an amazing source for domestic and international shell varieties, all at affordable prices. My favorites are the pearlized shells in ivory and turquoise because they catch and refract light so well. 

That's Captain Steve behind the register
As a decorating tip, why not fill a glass bowl or vase with beautiful shells to place in a bathroom or on a bookshelf in the house, or create a dramatic display of oversize shells: its an easy way to bring the sea inside!

If you're crafty, you can even make mirrors, picture frames, center pieces, jewellery or any item that will take hot glue!

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  1. I have been to Captain Steve's many times over the last 15 years and always enjoyed the shop and him. Today, I was very disappointed and upset when I took my daughter-in-law there and asked for a small conch shell to buy for a friend. The place did not much have much inventory and he pulled out one large conch. I said "no, I want a smaller one," and he threw us out of the store. He yelled at us, screaming that "you don't ask for something and not buy it!" I don't know if he has dementia or some other medical problem, but I will never go back to that store.

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