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What is sea glass?

Sea glass is a stunning combination of nature and man. It is formed from bottles, jars and glass that have been tossed out to sea, then tumbled by the ocean to create gems of all different colors that will eventually wash up onto shore. Unlike traditional gems, sea glass is made in reverse as it is originally made by man and transformed into smoothed out frosted glass worn by the waves.

At Our Boat House, we love to incorporate sea glass into home decor. Whether it's adding sea glass aquas, blue and greens through throw pillows, wall decor or our best selling sea glass balls. These coastal hues evoke a serenity that can only be found by the sea. 

How long does it take for sea glass to be formed?

It usually takes up to 20-40 years for sea glass to transform into the characterized shape, texture and color. The slickness of the glass will eventually wear away and the sharp edges will become rounded after many years of being tumbled in the ocean waves.

Where does sea glass come from?

Most sea glass originates from bottles but can also be from glass jars, pottery, windshields or windows, the source of origin determines the color of the sea glass. Most common or brown, green, white and clear. The less common colors include jade, amber, blue, light green and the rarest is orange or red.

Sea glass is becoming increasingly less popular due to all of the plastics we use and the recycling of glass/aluminum. Now that society is more contentious of mother earth and the ocean it’s becoming hard to find a beach scattered with sea glass.

Are there different types of sea glass?

Every single piece of sea glass is unique to itself, that’s what makes it so special! You can sometimes find bigger pieces like a bottle top of a beer bottle or the bottom round of a bottle.

The Breezy & Bright Room embodies the fleeting feeling of summer. With bright colors mixed with natural tones you're immediately transported to the beach on a beautiful summer day. We knew we wanted a room centered around the Floating White Pelicans Giclee, so we incorporated the colors displayed in the art throughout this breezy living space. 

Lets be real, we know you were just staring at the adorable puppy in the first photo. So here's the Breezy & Bright Living Room in all it's glory without any puppy distractions. For the lighting we chose the White Clam Shell Chandelier. This stunner features overlapping lace-like strands of white cut clam shells hang and taper from a simple silver ring, creating a gorgeous pattern that turns casual materials into an elegant chandelier, the perfect compliment to the gorgeous art. 

The sofa featured in this living room is the Nantucket Slipcovered Sectional, a relaxed style sofa perfect for beach living as the slipcovers can easily be removed and washed. Scattered across the sofa are the Sea Life Coral Aque Pillows, pulling in the aqua blue/green from the art. This pillows are one of our best selling items, they add a unique touch of sea life to any room. And of course, the perfect, beach style coffee table is our Starlight Solid Coffee Table. 

On the right side of this living space we have our Martinique Spindle Chair with our Salomon Pillow. Again, bringing in the tones from the art, the pop of coral is the perfect accessory for making this room bright and fresh. On the side we have our matching Starlight Solid Side Table, this charming side table features an almost solid design with small patterned cutouts and a distressed wood finish giving it a coastal feeling that is perfect for this space.

To the left we have our favorite Fiji Seagrass Swivel Chairs covered in an aqua fabric. For decor placed up on the coffee table our Coral and our homemade Oyster Serving Dish. Lastly our most popular and versatile rug featured here is the Knobby Loop Jute Rug

The Hanging Rattan Chair provides a relaxing beach feel. Inspired by Scandinavian design this chair features bent rattan with a scooped seat perfect for relaxing and reading a book.

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