Friday, July 31, 2009

A Mermaid's Day

By Crystal Hanehan of Vintage by Crystal

Photos above were taken by Janet and Heidi.

When I was a little tadpole, my mom would tell me stories about the time she was mermaid.. She lived in the ocean until my grandfather, a scuba diver, found her and took her home. I was skeptical but still enchanted by her tall tales, for I myself, like so many little girls, longed to be a mermaid.

So when blog friends Heidi of Birds of a Feather and Janet invited me to Mermaid Cache, a wonderful workshop/tea party at Heidi's gorgeous home, I jumped at the chance! It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon under the trees. They had a gorgeous spread complete with old bottles, seashells, glitter, sand and delicious treats. There were 15 or 20 of us and we happily decorated these old bottles with said seashore materials. She also supplied wonderful mermaid images to use as the focal point of the piece, but Heather and I were a little rebellious and did monograms instead..

Al dente! We also did a little contest and mine won "Most Unique"! Yippee!!

Rosie helped us out a bit.

Now my pretty bottle lives in the bathroom with some of my other seaside treasures. Thank you so much Heidi and Janet for a wonderful little party!!


  1. sounds like such fun! love your bottle. when i clicked on "birds of a feather" i saw that 2 marbleheaders were there as well - jen and cathy...did you meet them?

  2. The goblets on the table are the same ones my grandmother treasured. In the basement now, all wrapped in tissue.

    what a great day. Thanks for posting about it.


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