This weekend on a whim I went to a flea market/antique fair held at the local fairgrounds once a month. I didn't find much of anything until I was near the end. I thought I'd show you my finds this week, starting with this mermaid.
I saw her from afar and thought she was rather unusual and needed to come home with me. "R" carved his or her initial in the back. The tail has been repaired a few times.
I planned to hang it in a spot in our kitchen, but then discovered that the decorative iron piece I'd have to take down was hung with more than one nail and none are in the spot I need. So I'm debating about whether or not to take it down and repair the holes when Mark's not around. He has a pet peeve about too many holes in the wall.
So for now she's in our powder room on top of the cabinet. N. said he feels like someone is looking at him when he's in there. I'm not sure why, as her eyes aren't painted in.
There were a few booths with carnival relics, many of which were very neat. In my mind I could hear Mark complaining about the holes in the walls as I looked at the carnival signs, which was a good deterrent.
One thing that surprised me about this market was the number of people who would walk up and grab something I was inspecting. A lady walked up and grabbed this mermaid as I was reaching for it. When she set it down, I picked it up and then she was annoyed. Is it always like that at these things?