Sunday, April 8, 2018

Seahorse


I was browsing in Michael's in the charm dept, looking for charms to make earrngs and saw the seahorse above. You can see I tried everything I could to do a selfie of seahorse in my ear. Finally gave up and laid it on a pad.

Question. Why does my mouth go all wonky when I am taking selfies? I always look like an idiot.

Below is a photo from the internet of old Florida photos. This shop was called The Seahorse and sold everything you can imagine made from sea shells, earrings to lamps. it was only a few blocks from my grandmothers house. They had FREE Orange Juice and Papaya Juice. Mother loved all things shell, which meant we visited it every time we came to visit my grandmother. It was torn down when they replaced the old bridge with the new one. It looked like this in the 50's and 60's.


Photo is from Palmetto Historical Park, there is an article about the shop HERE comment from the article,
The shop featured a display of alligators, rattlesnakes, monkeys and “Scarlett,” owner Ed Winter’s scarlet macaw,


If you want to see a real Seahorse, click HERE now

16 comments:

Mildred said...

LOL LOL Sea Horse! I remember shops like this one when I was a child and my family vacationed in FL. That's a cute sea horse charm. One of Karen's granddaughters love elephants and I like looking for those in charms, decor etc.

Hootin' Anni said...

I got a charm bracelet as a prize pkaying Elvis trivia on the cruise. I now need more charms...a seahorse sounds like a good one to look for since you mentioned it.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the seahorse charm. Very pretty. I think my mouth goes wonkers taking photos with my camera, I can tell I am making faces, lol. The shop is similar to the shops on our boardwalk in Ocean City, Md. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
HHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAAH --- cackling over here.... &*<> ..... Your charm is very lovely though, and definitely not a cackler. As for the wonky mouth, it happens to me too. I think it's called concentration... YAM xx

Breathtaking said...

Hello Sandra!:) Charming!!:) Your ear-rings are pretty, the perfect accessory when you live near the sea. I actually have a seahorse in my shell collection. There are several shops like the "SEAHORSE" in Algarve, and I always have a look around when I'm there. I 'm told I make like I'm going to pronounce a letter M, when concentrating,.. don't even realize I'm doing it, till I'm told.

Madi and Mom said...

LOL MS...I asked myself that very question about my mouth yesterday.
We saw some beautiful azaleas...of course no camera in the car so I pulled at the TracSmartPhone..I clicked before I realized it was on 'selfie' mode. Then I try to figure out (don't use phone camera much) how to get it out of selfie but I kept clicking selfie each was goofier than the last. Obviously there is an art to selfies that I don't know because most I see are actually quite good.
Love the seahorse
Hugs Cecilia

Ginny Hartzler said...

I love that big seahorse. What a magical place this must have been for a child! I think your mouth is only wonky in one picture. But you did a good job, and the earrings are adorable! YOU...in Michaels??? Browsing? You could have knocked me over!!! So is this a new hobby? VERY cool!! I would ask you to make me a pair, except I am the last living person on earth without pierced ears. I bought two lines of beads at Michael's, they are gorgeous. They are bracelet sized. But I don't know how to finish them off or put catches on them. I bought a small kit, and still don't know what to do with it.

crafty cat corner said...

Must be your selfie mouth, lol
Pretty earrings.
Briony
x

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I remember the days of free orange juice. I was still young when my grandparents moved to Palm Harbor. I do like the new earrings a lot!

Chatty Crone said...

Are seahorses your favorite? i do remember shops like like in Florida when we would go - I loved those. We always came home with something - sometime - creatures! lol

Karen said...

Seahorses are such interesting creatures. I remember visiting seashell shops in Florida as a child. So amazing. Wonky faces, people told me I did funny faces when I was playing the piano at church. One boy asked if I could play the offeratory with my tongue in my mouth.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

What a vintage shop and especially retro in the photo you posted, Sandra. Shops like this one remind me of places that used to be around the NJ shore years ago, although not sure how many sold seashells as they were mainly souvenir shops.

Ann Thompson said...

I like your earrings and the expression on your face in the bottom left selfie is adorablešŸ˜‰
That store reminds me of one that was near my grandparents house. They had a little bit of everything with all kinds if novelty gift items

Ruth Hiebert said...

Your seahorse earring looks lovely.

Mevely317 said...

I used to love seahorses, and kept a 'real' (deceased) one for years. I chortled out-LOUD at the photo of a real seahorse. Got me!
That retail shop looks an awful lot like something called the "Shell Factory" down south of Punta Gorda. Touristy, yes, but I really enjoyed going there.

Linda said...

Your mouth isn't wonky!! And you do NOT look like an idiot but our very own very special very much loved Crazy Mad Snapper!!!