Thursday, August 4, 2011

A Sailor Went to Sea Sea Sea

Ship Diorama / Hand Painted Mermaids on Glass Case
I have very generous friends who give me thoughtful gifts all year 'round. Last week I received 3 mermaids. Getting a mermaid as a gift isn't necessarily a surprise (I've been collecting them for many years). But three at once? Well, that's just a reminder that I should share with you. So here's a look at a few in my collection, and a couple I saw online, just in case you'd like to collect them too.
Vintage Arcade Photo

An Original Tale

Carnival "Wigglers"

The little book, Mermaid Meat is an original story based on a Japanese proverb. Short passionate tale, a bit gruesome. Great.
1940's EBAY Mermaid Lamp

Fish Tank Diver

Many of the figures I have are antique Japanese fish tank mermaids. There are a number of them on EBAY. The best part? They dont take up very much room.

1 comment:

La Dolfina said...

I am sooooo JEALOUS!!!
Love your collection