The Sanibel Shell Fair and Show is finally here again…. for the 75th time!!! And boy do I have some news for you!
Along with shellacious seashell artistry…
…and exhibits of the most shellusive seashells on the planet…
There was a celebrity roaming the halls of the Sanibel Community House as well!
Oh yes it is! It’s Bill Geist from everybody’s favorite show CBS Sunday Morning. Along with the rest of us, he was there ooohing and ahhhing over 75 years of this wonderful hobby of collecting, sharing and crafting seashells. And I’m about to jump out of my skin to tell you….. he interviewed me for the show!!!
Okay. I shouldn’t get so excited because he interviewed quite a few people so my interview might end up on the editing room floor because…. well…because this is what happens when I get in front of the camera. Dahhhh…. Like a deer in headlights. heeheehee
Any way, it was a blast even if I don’t make “the cut”. I’ve already had so much fun and this is the only the first day of the show (March 1-3).
I have so many photos to show you from both the scientific and artistic divisions but its fun for me to meet lots of other Shelling Sistahs too- they had iLoveShelling tee shirts on- I’m so honored!
Stay tuned… I’ll try to get out more photos of the exhibits ASAP and I’ll let you know when this segment should air on CBS Sunday Morning as soon as I hear. Until then…
How fantastic!! Can’t wait to see the broadcast on the CBS Sunday Morning.
That is so very exciting!! Sooo happy for you and the absolute wonderful hobby of Shell collecting,finding that special shell has wonderful memories attached as well!! CBS sunday morning is a staple in our home. It connects you to so many wonderful things all over the world.
How exciting! Can I have your autograph???
Great job Pam!!! I finally met you this morning at the shell fair! We talked about the fashion show and the to die for wedding dress you posted and Capt Brian’s second place win!!!! I’m so glad I finally met you! Maybe I’ll see you again tomorrow, be there tomorrow too to meet up with Capt Brian!
Awesome shell fair!!!
The Shellabration is awesome but very crowded. I want a private showing so I really can appreciate everyone’s entry. Not a possibility–oh well, I’ll just add my drool to everyone else’s– the artistic entries are beyond my ability to describe.
It will be interesting to see Bill Giest take on the Shellation.
That is so awesome! Please be sure to tell us when it will air…I will DVR it. The show promises to be very interesting. I hope to get there someday to see it! It’s nice we have you, Pam, to be our “eyes and ears” on the show. Thank you for sharing of yourself so readily. Your sistahs appreciate it and you! Love to you all!
And congrats to Cpt. Brian!
My favorite blog on my favorite topic on my favorite show! It’s the trifecta!!
P.S. See you in May!!!
There’s nothing like a good shell show!
I hope you make the final cut on the CBS TV show, Pam!
What is that super cool looking big shell in picture 4? …The shellusive shell? it looks like a relative of a horse conch. Did you get any other angles of it? Will they show that on the Sunday AM show? WISH I could come down there and see that thing in person and learn about it. Have to work tomorrow :( and have the Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon :) on Saturday that I’m taking part in.
Yipee!! Finally more publicity for your blog. Hopefully this will be the beginning of more “hits.” Great job, Pammy!
My friend Traci is there – I hope she finds you and gets to say hi! A huge congrats to Capt. Brian on his ribbon – what an honor. And good for you for scoring that interview – they’d be crazy to let you end up on the cutting room floor – don’t they know YOU are OUR celebrity??
Oh, I just read your other comments and see that you did meet Traci – she is such a great person!
We were at the show this morning. It is fantastic, all those gorgeous shells. The artistic entries were also something to behold. Took lots of pictures, none of them turned out, so I’ll have to go back tomorrow and do a repeat :-)
We also got to see Pam.
Haaa, I love it, shellebrity! Sounds like Thurston Howell III!
Congrats to Cap’n Brian. I’d love to see your Albino shell when we go out on charter with you April 4th.
Pam, tres cool about your interview. I really hope you get the air time!
Thanks for all the great pictures and information. I will look forward to seeing more of the Shellabration on your blog. FYI, the fourth picture down is a picture of a special murex, a Pterynotus (or Timbellus) bednalli, which comes from northwest Australia. Its common name is Bednall’s Murex. I do not have a good idea of its size from the picture, but I am guessing that it is 3-4 inches in length. If so, it is worth many thousands of dollars. Beautiful shell!
Wow!….what a great thread.
Congrats on the interview Pam !
Congrats on the 2nd place win Capt. Brian !
I love Bill Geist — he does such interesting pieces for the show! I can hardly wait to see this one — sure hope you “make the cut”, Pam! The Bednall’s Murex is awesome! Would love to find one of those on a Sanibel beach!!!
You can be sure you’ll be on the show tomorrow – a good producer always keeps the eye candy :D
Congrats Pam ~ Think I was excited as you about the interview w/ Bill Geist !!
And Congrats to Captain Brian too…how awesome is that ?! Hope to get to show on Saturday and apprecaite it all in person. Thank you for making it available for all with your blog !
Ha! I barf in front of a camera too :D
Coming over for the shell show – will stop by and say “hi” ’cause I love your blog sooo much <3
So excited for you Girlfriend!
Congrats to you and also to our friend, Brian!! What fun – SO wish I was there. Thanks for sharing!!