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My Victorian Bathing Beauties and Shell Art Crafts Collection

I have another display up at the Lima Public Library. Since it is still summer, I thought a beach theme would be appropriate and fun. The library has these 2 nice lighted showcases, flanking the entrance. So I have put up my collection of Victorian shell covered boxes, and knick-knacks made with shells and bisque dolls. Those are in mostly one showcase, while the other has my small Mermaids and Bathing Beauty figurines. I have mixed in a few antique advertising tins with beach scenes, and a few shell-shaped ceramic vases, along with some antique postcards, and a few other treasures. 

Here are some photos of my display, along with pix from some great reference books which I highly recommend if you want to know more about these types of vintage goodies. Be sure to click the pix to enlarge them.

I hope you'll have a chance to stop by the Lima Public Library and see these treasures in person -- they are so much prettier than the photos.

http://www.limalibrary.com/ -- 650 West Market Street, Lima - (419) 228-5113

My other library displays: (this list is "in the works" - pix and links still needed)

My Chef Collection on Display at Lima Library

Fruit Jars on Display at the Lima Public Library (photos temporarily missing)

My Easter Toys library display

My Lima collection

My Parrots and Cockatoo Figurine collection

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