74th Sanibel Shell Fair and Show

74th Sanibel Shell Fair and Show

Welcome to the 74th Annual Sanibel Shell Fair and Show!!!! We’ve all been waiting for this show for… well…. we’ve been waiting since last years show, right? You will see what the best shell crafters in the world have been up to this past year. Keep in mind… all of these pieces of art are made with SEASHELLS!!

Inside Shell Fair and Show

Inside Shell Fair and Show

The shell fair consists of two different rooms divided into the craft division of the show and the scientific division in the other room. Today, I will wet your whistle with what I consider the cream of the crop from the craft division…. the SAILOR’S VALENTINES. Go get your readers, a cup of your favorite tea and get comfy because you’ll want to soak in the details and drool over these beautiful works of art. …..And The Winners ARE……..

Best Single Sailor's Valentine Dietsch

Best Single Sailor's Valentine

This breathtaking piece made by Suzanne Marie Dietsch won a blue ribbon for “Best Single Sailor’s Valentine”. Congratulations, Suzanne. Take a little closer look.

Best Single Sailor's Valentine Dietsch close

Best Single Sailor's Valentine close-up

There are several different categories for Sailor’s Valentines so this next one made by Wendy Marshall won a blue ribbon for “Best Medium Sailor’s Valentine”.

Wendy Marshall Sailor's Valentine Blue ribbon

Best Medium Sailor's Valentine

Wendy Marshall Sailor's Valentine Blue ribbon

Wendy Marshall's Sailor's Valentine

Sharlene Tessler won a blue ribbon for this next SAILOR’S VALENTINE for “Best Mini Sailor’s Valentine”.

Best Mini Sailor's Valentine

Best Mini Sailor's Valentine

Best Mini Sailor's Valentine

Sharlene Tessler's Best Mini category

…and for “Best Double Sailor’s Valentine” made by David Rhyne…

Best Double Sailor's Valentine Rhyne

Best Double Sailor's Valentine

Double Sailor's Valentine Rhyne

Double Sailor's Valentine

AAAAAmazing, right? I have soooo much more to show you so stayed tuned for more shell crafting, more shells and the whole scientific division on tomorrow’s post.