These sponges come washed and dried, but otherwise unaltered as they were handpicked from the east & west coasts of Florida. The drying process fades them a little. They have been dried in a dark area so as to avoid too much fading. Each beautiful in its own unique simplicity and amazing natural design. Found recently after the hurricane came thru Palm Beach. These beautiful reef sponges are stunning and would add a unique conversation accent to any decor. Very unusual finds. Measuring 4".
In addition to driftwood, stones and sea glass that we call "gifts from the sea". It's the element of surprise, the prospect of another treasure unearthed and a day spent in harmony with nature that makes beach combing so enjoyable.
Florida has some amazing natural treasures for beach combing and this beauty is one of them.
I carefully choose my shells, sponges or coral based on their condition.
NO LIVE coral, sponge or shell has been harvested. Any shell found inhabited gets a second chance and goes back into the water. All shells, sponges and corals were collected by natural means beach combing.
Please note - sea whips & sponges have a beach odor originally, but the odor will fade over time. The have been in a closed container with baking soda and the strong beach order has disappeared. Just a small beach odor, which will fade over time.
The sponge have been gently rinsed, but that does not completely remove all the sand from them. You may notice a little bit, or a few grains of sand, in the package they come in. It's always a pleasure, to find natures treasures, and even more fun to share!
Please stop back and browse often as I will be adding new items everyday including driftwood, unique beach finds and one-of-a-kind pieces of art.
Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or special requests. Thank you for checking out my store and have a great day!