Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Shell craft.

 Oops did you spot my blunder yesterday....I got my dates muddled and managed to accidentally schedule two posts for Monday instead of one. As a result this is a little extra one I'm popping up.


Well it's one thing to do when you find yourself with a load of shells in your craft cupboard. Surely this has to be the least scary lion in the world🦁 I thought he was rather hilarious, but I think that many people might miss him. This little 18th century Scottish one lives at the bottom of a glass cabinet at the back and facing away from the way most people walk. It's one of the many treasures to be seen at Parham.

On a related shell trivia note the company of that name was so called because its founder, Marcus Samuel, started out selling painted shells as part of his first business.🐚

Arilx


5 comments:

  1. oh cripes - I remember shell covered boxes sitting on my Grandmother's dressing table and even as a child thought them a bit tacky (talk about trap the dust). No wonder he is in a glass case!

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    1. I've never been a massive fan myself either! Arilx

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  2. You come up with the most interesting little anecdotes! Thanks.

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  3. He's so cute! Look at that big toothy grin!!!

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Peeking out.

 Sadly I can't tell you much about this old chair apart from it was carved in 1600 and is in St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds...