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August 19, 2014



Love those spotted fish! I love finding matching friends to things I already have.



What is/are veldt? Mentioned on the print on the Hegstad fish.


Neat vintage picture! Love the pic of it long ago and now. I do feel like I just took a tour :-)
The spotted fish and the pink wall pocket make my heart skip a beat! I've never seen anything like the red polka dot fish. Would be interesting to find the mate huh? Thanks for the story and tour this morning. Can't wait to see your beach decorating!
I can't focus on a theme lately since Summer's winding down now and it's too early for Halloween decorating (maybe)
Have a wonderful day!

Linda @ A La Carte

Love the fish collection. I have a orphan fish shaker also!

Musings from Kim K.

A wonderful collection for that future beach house!


So cool that you have a fish that is actual sunken treasures!
I did not know the Seaside aquarium was once a bath house. The pool where I swam when I was a child was called a natatorium.

Poppy K

Are any of these 'Aquarium Furniture'? of do you think they are just ceramic fish? Also - not sure if you have any (but you must!) Aquarium Furniture would be a good future challenge if you haven't already done it.


Hi, I recently discovered your blog and I've enjoyed looking at your estate sale finds and pictures of your lovely home. I just joined instagram and also follow you there (cinco2103). I have some ideas for collection challenges--vintage things that I collect--so, here goes: tea towels, dresser scarves, nut grinders (the glass and metal kind),measuring cups and flour sifters. Thanks so much for sharing and good luck at next weekend's sales!

Eddie Mitchell

There's something fishy about this post. ;-)

(Sorry. Couldn't resist.)

That blue fish is awesome! I wonder what it was used for? The story about where it came from is way cool.

Into Vintage

Thank you for this aquatic education. It went swimmingly.


The fish from the sunken treasure is my new favorite story - that and the big fish float your Mom found in the ocean. I love the stories behind the "junk"!

Sheryl Remy

I only have two fish but I expected to see them in your collection. Who knew there was such a variety.


Your elusive hollow blue finned fish is quite a treasure. Such great color and history. Thanks for the history on the aquarium. Was not aware of that. Have fun fishing/junking.

Stacey Johnson

Love, Love, Love the polka dot fish! I will be on the lookout for that on now. Stacey

Pam @ House of Hawthornes

I am sadly fishless. Well, I'm only sad about it now since I saw all your cool fish. You have a way of making the mundane look pretty darn cool!


That hollow blue finned fish is amazing! What a treasure (in the truest sense of the word, since it was found on a shipwreck!)

Danielle @ Blessed Serendipity

I recognized the photo as the aquarium from Seaside right away and was going to ask you if it was until I read later in your post. Neat that you have that. Cute fishy collection.

xo Danielle


LOVE all your treasures!
I did a "Back to School" display this year to break up the 4th of July/ Halloween stretch...chalk boards, vintage text books, lunch pails etc. FUN :0)

Happy Day!

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