Starfish, shells, ocean glass, stuff, all in a tray that sits in a bay window in our home.
A reminder of the beauty of the ocean and the things the waves push onto the sands and shoreline.
The word Tchotchke immediately came to mind. Things that we collect that sit to collect dust and remind us of some thing or some experience that touches us deeply. Knickknacks, trinkets and geegaws, clutter our homes, each having a purpose of reminding us.
I can hear the ocean waves, crashing on the shore, smell the salt-tinged air, and hear the birds.
A little dust collection to remind me.