Friday, September 24, 2010

1960's Mermaid of the Sea.....

I have recently acquired an obsession for vintage Haeger Pottery.  I first learned of this fabulous brand, which began in 1871 and just celebrated it's 139th anniversary - at a little local thrift shop where I discovered this amazing piece....





.....that I fell in love with - because I thought it was the perfect vessel to display my glass floats that I wrote about on one of my first posts (here).  This piece and some of my other coastal collectibles were  featured on the awesome blog - Completely Coastal which you can read about here.  I was so proud of this as I feel this blog is really one of the very best coastal blogs out there.


My glass floats from Glass Float Junkie displayed
 on the coffee table in my family room....They are wonderful
shades of green and blue, a few are frosted
and some still have their original netting.
There are 7 medium size and 3 smaller ones that
 are the size of golf balls.


The shape  reminded me of a really large, flowing shell.  And from there, this acquisition began my quest to find more of the pieces.  I learned this design came from the "Gold Tweed" collection - which was a line introduced in the early 1960's and it seems the seashell and coastal theme was a very popular subject - which of course, makes it a great fit with the coastal style of my home.

So here is my newest Haeger collectible ..... displaying a collection of coral I collected on the beach in Punta Mita, Mexico.  I am in love with her.....










Isn't she lovely? Especially the ponytail.



I am linking this post up to:


Show and Tell Friday with My Romantic Home
Yard Salen Party with Debbiedoos
Weekend Wrap up Party with Tatertots and Jello
Saturday Nite Special with Funky Junk Interiors
Thrifty Treasures with Southern Hospitality


20 comments:

foxxy said...

Yes she is lovely! I love your glass floats! The colors are so pretty!

Linda said...

I love your pottery pieces...perfect!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love this mermaid! How cool! Love your other bowl and the floats! Wonderful. I am new to your blog and love it!!

Kaybe said...

That is possibly one of the prettiest mermaids ever. Did you name her? I love Haegar too.

NanaDiana said...

Darling...just darling..I'd say she doesn't need Maidenform 18 hour support- I should be so lucky!>) I have never heard of this manufacturer and I am surprised how big the pieces are.What fun pieces and quite entertaining just to look at- Great find! Hugs- Diana

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I love the mermaid! We call our cottage "The Selkie" oh how that piece would look in our cottage! Have a great weekend!

Debbie said...

Well she is just so pretty in your home! She was meant to be yours. Thanks for joining me. Have a wonderful weekend. Debbie

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Hi Debbie,
Wow... that mermaid piece really is special... what a beauty!
Glad to hear you had a safe trip and are home to enjoy your weekend. :) All is well here... getting used to having two extra people with us now. :)
Enjoy your weekend at home!
Take care,
~ Jo :)

Erin@likegrandmas said...

That mermaid is beautiful, really cool too!

Cindy said...

YEP! Love her!! Great find!! I love the colors of white/gold! Gorgeous!!
Thanks for sharing!

simpledaisy said...

Love it!!! She is perfect:):)

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Oh my goodness, she is gorgeous! And the floats are fabulous. I loved NanaDiana's comment...I was thinking the same thing. This mermaid is a lucky girl! I also love how she is white and gold but next to your wall she takes on a bit of an aqua glow. Very pretty.
Glad you are home and I hope you have a great weekend.

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi sweet friend! I was all in awe and everything of your floats and your incredible pottery piece and your adorable mermaid.....until I read Diana's comment. I just burst out laughing! lol! Oh my gosh! Spoiled the entire moment for me....!!!! LOL! Anyway, GREAT finds and you displayed them just perfectly, Debbie. Hugs!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Kim said...

What a wonderful collection. I adore your glass floats!

Sailing Simply said...

I love the playful mermaid! She is very adorable with her ponytail! Your glass globes are wonderful too!

Heather said...

She is beautiful!! I find her to be quite a sassy little mermaid too...so cute! The floats and your mermaid are quite fantastic!! thanks for sharing!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Thanks for joining my party this week, even if it is the last one for now! Love your glass floats, I would love to have some of those too, since I've mixed in aqua in my living room. Those are beautiful, I must check out your source! So nice to meet you.

pam@ iLoveShelling said...

I am a little late to the mermaid party but I LOVE her too! And I just adore all of your beautiful displays and color choices.

Betty said...

My grandfather, who was a captain in the navy, brought home a huge glass float from Japan over fifty years ago. It sits near the fireplace in my grandmother's home (with her aqua blue couch) it is about 16 inches in diameter and a lovely blue green color.

Betty said...

PS: I like your mermaid, the color and the details on the tail are especially lovely.