It’s time for a little show and tell. Previously in the viral random things meme I stated that I am a voracious collector of junk and in a previous life was a traveling junk dealer like Mr. Haney on Green Acres. I mentioned that my latest obsession is collecting fish bowl furniture and ornaments. I simply can’t pass them up, as they are becoming a dying breed much like ashtrays of which I’m also addicted to purchasing, just like I’m addicted to smoking. Not any old ashtrays but huge ones that hold hundreds of butts, I just think it easier to empty less often when having wild out of control swinging smoke parties. Smoke up gals the evening is young, Smoke Smoke Smoke. That’s another post.
Anyway back when I was attending college to become a designer people would ask me, “What kind of designer?” and I would smile and say, “Oh a highly technically trained fish tank interior designer of course”. Little did I know that the universe has ways of listening to the words that one speaks aloud and cruelly makes them come true. It’s true. It’s True.
I’d like to feature one of my favorite pieces and that is the very creepy child wearing a divers outfit with breathing apparatus. Isn’t he just darling? He’s only about two inches tall. The fish won’t have anything to do with him. He’s marked Occupied Japan.
Next up is a charming Asian vista complete with pagodas and a little figure. It’s absolutely huge about eight inches long and five inches tall. It also features the most vivid polychrome glaze. Marked Japan.
The little tiki hut with thatch roof is another one that’s not so little. It stands about eight inches tall and five inches wide. I hate the glaze it’s so outré but it looks nice in the curio emporium cabinet display. It has an opening in the back and makes a great hiding place for the little fishy’s. They hate it also. It’s marked Korea. Strange I don’t find many things stamped Korea these days. Damn Korean manufacturers they used to fashion the most exquisite fish tank décor.
I am now completely possessed of redecorating my fish bowl. I swap the little treasures sometimes as much as three times a day much to the dislike and disorientation of my fish. Who cares about them? I always say the fish bowl decorations are much more important than the fish themselves. They are living things and can be replaced. It’s all about the accoutrement.