Sand dollars are great souvenirs from the beach. However, they are living and reproducing. If you are digging the out of the ocean, don't take more than one a piece. The dead ones, on the beach, are up for grabs!! We soak ours in a shallow dish of bleach BEFORE taking them home!
Venetian mask with pearl necklace - In its heyday the Republic of Venice enjoyed wealth upon wealth. Venetian masks were originally used to hide identities when conducting business as some people in the market economy sought anonymity.
Masks were worn by all from servants to the noblemen creating a level playing field doing away with social class. With time however, people began to abuse this new social norm where decadence, sexual promiscuity (even the nuns and monks engaged in such…
The binding shown above is found in the British Library Database of Bookbindings. This binding has been attributed to Derome le jeune, however a comparative study of the gold tooled imprints reveals that the tools used the create this beautiful dentelle à l’oiseau were those of Dubuisson. Place of Publication - Venice Date of Publication - 1584