Usually Bunnies, This Year Fish

Two years ago I wrote about all the items I have that are related to fish.

A brightly colored fish (about 8" long).
A brightly colored papier-mache fish (about 8″ long).

As it turns out I have even more

Glass and ceramic dolphins with shells and a polished geode.
Glass and ceramic dolphins with shells and a polished geode.

and, dare I say, even more interesting fish.

The grey dolphins are Swedish Konstglas and the white bisque group are Lenox.
The grey dolphins are Swedish Konstglas and the white bisque group are Lenox.

As I totally missed decorating for Valentine’s Day, except for a vase with a heart on it, I’m heading strait on to Easter this year eschewing my bunnies for some fish décor.

I had lots of shells in storage with the dolphins.
I had lots of shells in storage with the dolphins.

The fish as a Christian symbol comes from the an acrostic made of the Greek word  for fish, ichthys, which translated means “Jesus, Son of God, Savior”.

I keep moving items around until the whole vignette changes.
I keep moving items around until the whole vignette changes.

The mantle has been fishified.

Conch shells and a geode.
Conch shells and a geode.

To complement shells on the mantel I placed others around the room.

Similar shells mounted on white blocks.
Similar shells mounted on white blocks.

The coffee table has some shell shock, too.

A bowl of shells on the bistro table in the conservatory.
A bowl of shells on the bistro table in the conservatory.

Even the conservatory is not exempt.

What sign of spring are you waiting for?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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