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Friday, February 15, 2013

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Sailors' Valentines Being Traditionally Belated...


The Getty Museum's CHARMING Pinterest boards (!?) pointed our way to the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, and these intricate, lovely tokens.



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cd
cd

these are fantastic! my brother's bday is next week and after that he is leaving to work at sea for the next 3-5 months for the first time. I want to get him a nice gift but somehow I think a shell locket is not what a 23 year old sailor wants from his sister. (not that these are for sale)

breccia

shell art is OVER

OhMyGoshYouGuys

@breccia Oh my god, I love you.

ohpioneer

@breccia I signed in to say this. Ha! You beat me to it.

c2d
c2d

@breccia nooooo I do not agree with this sentiment!

OhMyGoshYouGuys

I could probably waste the entire day looking at the Getty's Pinterest boards. How refreshing.

Love this letter from Frida Kahlo to Diego Rivera: "Diego my love, Remember that once you finish the fresco we will be together forever once and for all, without arguments or anything, only to love one another. Behave yourself and do everything that Emmy Lou tells you. I adore you more than ever. Your girl, Frida (Write me)"

carolinaclay

Really cute... :-)@y

parallel-lines

I'm sure plenty of sailors gave their valentine's a "forget me not" that sent them straight to the doctor.

Amphora

@parallel-lines I thought they got braided chains of the finest silver from the North of Spain.

ms. alex

I really am becoming that person who sees genitals in everything, aren't I.

redheaded&crazy

@ms. alex the heart on the right to me looks like what I imagine a dude sees when he bends a girl over to do her from behind. pretty hot.

Judith Slutler

@ms. alex You must have a really awesome "Home Again" tattoo!

redheaded&crazy

@Emmanuelle Cunt oh YEAH the shot on the left is the close up of what's on the right. I see it now. Slow on the draw here folks.

ms. alex

@Emmanuelle Cunt It's more of a metaphor, really.

annejumps@twitter

@ms. alex Was just coming here to be like "Totally vulvas, right"

fondue with cheddar

@ms. alex Yeah, there are totally genitals in this.

ms. alex

@annejumps@twitter @everyone it's clear what the sailors were missing.

eraserface

Yo, museum Pinterest boards are where it's at. Artifacts galore!
Love, a museum employee who does social media things.

Amphora

@eraserface I'm starting a museum job at the end of the month and am SO putting this on my list of project ideas!

c2d
c2d

I am such a sucker for SHELL ART. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I have so many seashells that I must create something with SOON!

Sourish

It is so sad but yet so lovable and beautiful. Just wanted to inform you guys that this time i am making a blog on Valentines Day 2014. Please do join us for a good read.

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