Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

This is a dish that my boyfriend got for me in Hilton Head on our trip to help my parent's pack up our wonderful family beach house.  They sold it and we won't be going there anymore.  I'm sad.  

This dish is made from goniatite fossil -  it's an extinct group of ammonoids (cephaolopods) that were related to the octopus and squid.  They swarmed the oceans approximately 390 million years ago - these were from Morocco and carved in India.  So cool!

Have a Happy Valentine's Day!


Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

What an awesome piece, and the story behind it makes it so special :)

Sophie said...

Πολλή όμορφη καρδιά!!!Φιλιά!!

Silver Parrot said...

That dish is gorgeous! I want one!!

Islandgirl said...

I saw some of these last in a store last week in Arizona... THink they are gorgeous!


Forgot to add my Inuit piece to the keep your sanity post, here it is!