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Victorian Shell Art and A Few of My Favorite Things

Here's a shelf in my office, with my author figures, tucked in with my other figurines, all standing in front of vintage books. You'll see Mark Twain, Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, and George Bernard Shaw. The pigs belong, too, as one is called HAM-let, and the other Pig-PEN. I don't know how the mini chamber pot thing happened, but there they are...

At the Lions Show I picked up this pretty "Bathing Beauty on Shells". I love Victorian shell-covered boxes and miniature
dressers, and I have them surrounded by beach-themed items: Mermaids, Bathing Beauties and Naughties, and some tins, sand pails and other items. This is just part of my collection...
Here's the link to an online auction catalog from a BIG auction that had a great many lovely Victorian Shell Art boxes and other items. And you can see (and buy) some gorgeous NEW shell art boxes that look like antiques. And you can read a little bit about Mermaids, Bathing Beauties and Naughties.

Another thing I collect is vintage LIMA OHIO memorabilia, with the emphasis on bottles. Here's a couple of my paper label Lima whiskey bottles -- BROOK CLUB and NATIONAL WINE
Well, I'd better put my toys away, and get back to work.

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