The Nantucket Glass Hunter – Me

I have an obsession.  Glass.  I am always on the hunt for sea glass and vintage bottles.

My “addiction” started when we moved to our current house about 2 1/2 years ago.  When we moved in, there happened to be a lot of digging going on around us – construction next door,  yard work, water main repairs etc.  Over the course of all this work we came across quite a few old bottles!  We later learned that the land used to be wetland and that “stuff” had been brought over to build it up.  I began collecting them in a bin in the garage… I didn’t know what I was going to do with them but I knew I couldn’t throw them out!  So this past winter, after I accumulated quite a few, I decided to start cleaning them.



The soak.




Once our little neighborhood was put back together and there were no more bottles to be dug up, I felt the itch to hunt for more glass!  So off to the beaches I go… and I found a lot.  I can’t even believe I came across purple glass.

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Now that I have a little pup that needs her morning walks my collection has multiplied.


We’ve even found some pottery!


This is where I keep my collection of bottles, along with my collection of cookbooks and Martha Stewart Living magazines (there are 5 years worth right there).  Yes, I have hoarding tendencies.  But I’d like to think I am an organized hoarder.


Wish me luck as I go into my glass hunting season!



Last week, I took a little vacation to Charleston with Colin and his family. And I really needed that because I kind of sort of really missed him. Anyway, on our first day on the beach Colin and I saw parasailors go by. We both said that we would love to go parasailing one day. I said one day meaning, you know, before I die. And Colin said one day meaning during our few days there in Charleston. (Clearly, he understood the concept of doing things now more than I did. And I love him for that.) That night when we got back to the house, he pulled out his laptop, booked our tickets, and two days later we were 800 feet in the air parasailing over Charleston’s harbor with dolphins swimming below us. (No joke about the dolphins…we really saw them!!)




^^Look how tiny we were! This picture was just to show how high we were in comparison to the boat.


^^They decided to mess with us a little bit and dip us in the water!


Once we got back on the deck of the boat, we both agreed that now that we crossed parasailing off of our bucket list, we are ready to go skydiving (but shhh don’t tell my parents or they might freak out a little!).

Family Beach Day

The Milly & Grace Girls are busy girls during the summer!  So much so that we sometimes forget that we live on an island and that there is a beach waiting for us to have some fun!  We all had the afternoon off, so the Ott Family packed up the car and headed to the beach.


^ We trekked along till we found the perfect spot!




^ Watch out for the waves!


^Look at me – all innocent, just enjoying walking on the beach.  Unbeknownst to me, Caroline was on a mission to throw me in the ocean!  She tried hard but did not succeed! Funny, little Caroline.


^Lunch time! Yummy! Sandwiches are perfect for a beach lunch!  We picked some up on the way at our favorite sandwich shop, FRESH.


^Relaxing. Soaking in the rays. Soaking in the view.


^Here’s Dad! About to attack the waves on the boogie board!


Aww… Nantucket really is my favorite place in the world.  It was a perfect day at the beach!