Using turtle shells to decorate with has become quite popular. I have seen them hanging on walls and placed on tables. I like them, but never considered owning one. I have had numerous near-wrecks in my lifetime dodging turtles, so never would I be responsible in any form or fashion for ones demise just so I can add to my decor. B.J. just happened to be in the right place at the right time to obtain two of these little "textural beauties". Will share what I do with them... as soon as I decide!