Last year I showed you how I did a little DIY to create a kitschy aquarium.
Not only have I been collecting more vintage chalkware type fish and adding to that kitschy aquarium, I’ve also been collecting freestanding vintage ceramic fish. This post is about the fun way I came up with for displaying those free standing ones!
Over our years of visiting Maine, we’ve collected a few really fun trinkets and found objects…
From giant lobster claws
and special trinkets found on the beach
to beautiful antique pottery picked up at tag sales.
Those nautical collections, along with a few family heirlooms, like this darling little toy tin boat.
It was my husband’s when he was little. There is a small candle holder in the boat floor where the heat from the lit candle makes the boat move along the water. Ah, the good old days when little kids used to play with lit candles and such.
Along with a sprinkling of photos reminding us of special moments at the beach with our family are part of the collection.
Take all those special items and add in a few vintage ceramic fish and now we’ve got a seriously fun collection.
Especially if those ceramic fish are anthropomorphic!
Aha! I learned a new word. ‘Anthropomorphic‘. It means having human characteristics. So like when the faces of the ceramic fish have human expressions, that’s anthropomorphic.
Did you know that term? I sure didn’t, but my vocabulary isn’t amazing by any stretch of the imagaination. However, when my husband, who is pretty much a genius with words, wasn’t familar with it I figured maybe it’d be interesting to share it here.
So getting on with the fun display idea I had for anthropomorphic vintage ceramic fish I’ve been collecting…
The betta fish I had in these fish tanks went to fishy heaven and left me with the perfect place for the much lower maintenance vintage ceramic fish.
Look at that! The aquarium lights add to the charm of the display.
Speaking of anthropomorphic, the gal selling this vintage ceramic fish actually described it as ‘an idiot fish’! Her words were something like, ‘seriously, look at it… doesn’t it have the dumbest look on it’s face?!’
Haha, it totally does too! I love it!
So when you put all the found, saved, collected, and photographed treasures together…
it’s a really fun vintage ceramic fish display and so much more!
So, how about you? What fun collections do you have? How do you display something in a unique way? We’d all love to see it and hear about it! A great way to connect, share photos and chat or ask questions is over at MeWe. Join the new Simple Decorating Tips Group Share when you’re there and let’s have fun sharing!!
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Here are some more displays, vignettes and arranging tips: