I doubt you recognize this APLHABET CONE ….. but I posted a picture of this seashell in February. This is the same gigantic gunked up CONE in my post The Alphabet On A Cone Shell that filled “shelling sistah” Eileen’s hand. Here’s the “before” picture…..
It cleaned up pretty nicely, huh? I joked that this ALPHABET CONE was so big it probably spelled the whole alphabet on it. Did you know sometimes the patterns on them really look like letters?
I have proof that each letter of the alphabet has been found on these shells from a display by Amy and Bill Tripp at this year’s 74th Sanibel Shell Fair and Show. Check out this video from the Shell Fair in March (and then I’ll show you more photos)…….
It is so much fun seeing all those letters! Thank you Amy and Bill for making such a great display for those of us who love, love, love ALPHABET CONES!
So after all that, guess who I saw on the beach visiting from PA again! Robert and Eileen…. looking for more CONES.
He was so smart by digging around this buried crab trap near Sundial Beach Resort hoping to find another monster shell. There are lots of good shells that roll up and get stuck near any buried objects. He didn’t find a big CONE but he did find TULIPS, MUREXES, OLIVES and CONCHS.
She found this perfect PURPLISH TAGELUS. They aren’t rare for this area but I always think they are a very nice find.
We also ran into long time Sanibel locals Sarah and JB looking for beach treasures. Sarah is showing off a beautiful PAPER FIG she found.
love it love it
How did Eileen get that gunk off the alphabet? I have something similiar on one and I tried scrubbing with bleach but no luck.
Soaking in bleach and water…did the trick.
Oh, that video is awesome! Now I want to go gather up all my cones and see what letters I can locate.
I am ALWAYS learning something new even after 27 years of shelling. I received the pamphlet at the shell fair that showed the alphabets on the alphabet cones and I was amazed!! Didnt even have a clue about why they were named!
Thank you again Pam for helping make Michelles bachelorette party with all your iloveshelling items! They were a BIG hit!
Cant wait to see you again! LOVE Mary Jo-Illinois
Mary Jo- it was my pleasure to meet you and Michelle! I’m glad they liked their iLoveShelling gear. Best wishes for a beautiful wedding and hope to see yall next year.
Enjoyed the video!!
great information. May I ask you what is the dog policy on Sanibel, is there a place where the can go to the beach or a park? We would like to bring our dogs next time.
You can bring them to the beach, just have to be on a leash.
Ok, now I want to gather up all my alphabets and display them. I would so rather be shelling, than taking care of sick kids today!
In the picture “Robert digging” what is that next to him? A crab trap or some device? Thank for the Alphabet Cone info…very informative. Didn’t realize that the cone can spell out words! Who knew?
Its a buried crab trap.
Oh my goodness!!! I just got to see the Dolphin Video for the first time. That is the coolest thing I have ever seen. I cant even imagine what it was like to be right there. Incredible!!!
Your photos are quite stunning as well. WOW
Heading to Va Beach on the 6th and hope to pin my travel companion down for dates in Oct to return to the unrivaled shell lover’s paradise which is Sanibel. Cant wait.
Thanks for you comments!… Roxanne- have a great time at my old neighborhood Va beach!