I didn’t realize I had a collection until I saw Janice’s fish on the wall at Curtains in My Tree. I looked around the Glade and found lots of different fish-shaped objects.
This fishy duo, a tarnished silver toothpick holder and a ceramic plate, have done mantel duty together.
I had plans to hang this heavy iron fish coat rack in the garden when I finally settle on a place for our out-door chapel. At one point in history the fish became a symbol of Christianity. Jesus told his disciples I will make you fishers of men.
I found this fish-shaped rack for a few dollars at a discount store with the hopes of hanging it in an outdoor chapel.
I’m not sure what this little slip of cloth with a fish on it is for but it would be easy to replicate into a larger banner or repeat the motif for a whole school of swimmers.
A 5″ by 7″ piece of fabric with a painted fish.
A brightly painted fish sculpture would add some whimsy to a child’s bedroom.
A brightly colored fish (about 8″ long).
While the fish above is very light weight, this grey and tan fish is a heavy stone.
A painted stone fish (about 6 inches long).
A brass fish dangles on a leather cord to wear as a necklace or perhaps I could find a more unique use.
A brass fish pendant on a leather cord.
A delicate silver metal fish on a key chain might not endure the rigors of daily usage. Perhaps it could hold one special, seldom-used key.
A fragile, sectioned fish on the end of a line.
My wooden fish earrings add swing and color to summer clothes.
My well-worn fish earrings.
I’m going to see how I can turn this diverse fish collection into a cohesive element. If I had a pool house the connection would be obvious but I don’t even have a pool. If we ever finish the laundry room the fish might feel at home there. Perhaps a new mantel theme!
Do you have an unintentional collection?