I recently tidied the shelf I keep most of my mermaid treasures on, and thought to myself "I have some room for more mermaid things now". Of course this was tempting fate, because I promptly found all of the mermaid things while thrifting.
On a considerably more subtle note, I picked up this gorgeous handmade ceramic dish with raised fish and seaweed detail, and a ripple pattern. The colours are gorgeous and it looks so much like a little rock pool. I have it on my dressing table, which has a mermaid theme, and I keep trinkets in it.
I can never resist a seashell shaped dish when I see one, so I had to grab these ceramic and glass beauties. I think they'll be useful whenever I finally get around to having a mermaid tea party. I especially like the glass one, as it has some interesting moulded detail.
This cute and kitsch washbag drew me in with the cheerful mermaid print, and it will be perfect for my future travels. I know some people would find buying a washbag second hand disgusting, but it has been thoroughly cleaned since I bought it!
I'm always on the look out for shells in charity shops-they're something I worry about the provenance of when buying new, as the shell trade can be pretty dodgy and in some places sea creatures are killed for their shells. I don't feel so bad buying them second hand, as it is more like re-using and making sure these beautiful objects don't end up being thrown away. I was really pleased to find this lovely array of shells.
I got another sea shell shaped dish, this time a huge one. I'm not really sure what I'll end up doing with this but it was too beautiful to leave behind.
I adore the swirling green pattern on this vintage glass perfume bottle, and I thought it looked like something a mermaid would have on her dressing table.
One of the stranger items I picked up was this letter opener with a shell handle. I do love how it looks and it will come in handy as I like writing and receiving letters. I'm wondering how mermaids would get mail now-perhaps via messenger seahorse?
My most recent thrift purchase was this gorgeous charm bracelet which has the most perfect charms on it! I like the Little Mermaid reference with the fork charm.
Do you have a favourite item from my haul? And have you had any good thrift finds yourself recently?
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