Always be yourself.
Unless you can be a vintage mermaid statue.
Then always be a vintage mermaid statue.
Fess up. Haven’t you ever dreamed of being a vintage mermaid statue? No?
Okay. How about just wishing you were a mermaid?
I’ve wished such a thing. And from all the quotes on Pinterest, it’s seems to be a pretty popular wish.
But for all my wishing, the closest I could come is scoring an antique mermaid sculpture at a yard sale about seventeen years ago.
Or as some might call it:
A vintage mermaid statue.
Do you think I’ll ever get rid of her? Pfft. If I actually turn into a mermaid, then maybe.
Meanwhile, her tail fin has been broken since I bought her and it’s going to need a fixin’ soon. I’m thinking it will make a nice cold weather project.
I’ve been doing my research. And statue repair is doable, see video.
So that is the approach I will take.
From then I’ll have to decide whether to keep her looking the same as she does now, or change her look.
As a lover of vintage I just don’t think I could slap a whole new look on this lady of Neptune. Sure she needs a good cleaning, but trying to reproduce some of that patina?
I don’t think I want to go there.
But perhaps I could add a few shades of color along the base and on the shell holder.
I mean, that’s a wholelotta flesh tone going on, don’t you think?
For the sake of her reputation, I filled her shell basket with a bunch of shell garnished Christmas ornaments.
No doubt, I’ll make her something a little more stylish to hold when it’s all said and done.
Have you ever seen this kind of mermaid sculpture before? I can’t seem to find another one like this. I’d love to know her origin. So if anyone has any idea who or where she was made, please leave a comment or drop me an email. I’d be truly grateful.
I actually hauled off one whole truck load of junk to the Salvation Army while clearing out the hobby shed. I took a break to take these photos, so I’m sorry about all the dirt and poor staging, Anyhow, I feel like a new MERMAID after getting rid of that much stuff. You might want to try it sometime;)
Don’t forget to make some waves ~ Amy
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