Friday, June 10, 2011

Cast iron mermaids. Flower pot decor.

I found these petite cuties about six years ago to put into my flower pots.  

Ask me why it took me so long and I haven't a clue.  

I confess. I like mermaids. Not fantasy style just simple mermaids and these
 were in part the inspiration for my "mermaid garden" spoon.

Deciding against their pretty lifeless original color, I primed and then painted them with a few coats of aqua paint. I distressed one to see if  I would like the look.

The non distressed version is below.
Either way, they seem to like their new home amidst flowing white flowers,
geraniums, and some beach grasses swaying in the breeze.

I liked how they looked in the 18" pots on either side of the front door
so much that I think I am going to get some more

After a makeover I may offer them in my Etsy shop.

What do you think?


jmac said...

Love them!!! Love Love Love them!!!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Love the mermaids. I think they are quickly becoming a new favorite item for me.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Rita
I have to agree I like my mermaids 'simple'... these are too sweet.. and they look quite happy there in the their new garden..

Have a great weekend.. ciao xxx Julie

rjerdee said...

Sweet, they are. I especially like them in white. There's a whole shop of mermaids in Venice,'s called Sirene...the call of the mermaids. You would love it.

Della said...

I love the mermaids! I have a few mermaid statues, too. I'd love to have some for flower pots!

Kathysue said...

Love her!! Yes they would be perfect in your shop, I say go for it!! Kathysue
For the outside I like the distressed version the best.

Leo said...

Love your mermaid. I have a little mermaid sculpture like this...and now that I have seen yours, I am going to paint mine. Have a wonderful weekend.

Seawashed said...

I like them! The distressed one I like best. I don't think I could get rid of those.

Arabella said...

I love them and have some that look almost just like these. They bring me great joy. :O)

Have a lovely week!!


WhiteWhispers2u said...

Darling lil thing isn't she~Cheers Kim xox

Cynthia@Beach Coast Style said...

oh I love this and the little shot of aqua paint love it!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I absolutely adore the mermaids. Yes, I think you should definitely offer them in your etsy shop. LOVE THEM!!!

Kathysue said...

I just read your comment on my post today, You made some really great points. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. Have a great rest of the week,Kathysue

Charlene said...

LOVE The Mermaids! And you are right about the color. MUCH BETTER!

MyBluePeacock said...

Oh I definitely LOVE them!!!!

Anonymous said...

So super cute!!!

annechovie said...

Very cute, Rita. Hope your week is great. xo

Serendipitous Home said...

While I don't place decorative pieces in my garden (well not yet anyway) I think that the mermaids are just beautiful and a wonderful sea side addition to your pots.


michelle said...

I love it! She looks so beautiful in her new home. :)

Mikey Fuller said...

Loving those mermaids! Now Following!

~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

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