The fishermen take their boats out upon the seas off the coast of the British Isles where some of them fish for scallops. Most of those scallops end up in restaurants throughout Britain and this makes for a very ecological reason to use the scallop shells for other means in the home. Our customers clean them and use as a dining plate, with tea lights, as soap dishes or as shell craft objects ….. they’re beautiful. It’s a British beach shell from our home waters so sits comfortably in our homes – make use of a few. Please Dorset Gifts customers – these scallop shells are straight from the ocean so may need a little cleaning. Please e-mail for bulk buying discount.