I was at the same auction that I got the buttons and bought this dirty wicker picnic basket with seashells inside. Actually I didn’t even see them until the auctioneer (my brother) announced there were seashells inside! I just bought them sight unseen!
I cleaned them by soaking them for a few hours in bleach water and scrubbed the dirt off of them with a brush.. They lightened up a lot, I think they were so dark before that they looked a dark grey!
I like how this one look like it is turned into sand on the very end. It is grainy too, and a bit crumbly. Wonder how old it is…
I can sit by the fire and pretend like I am at the ocean with my seashells.