Join me to learn the best tips for collecting vintage mermaids and fish and even what to look out for from top manufacturers like Norcrest, Lefton, Bradley, and Freeman McFarlin and the history behind them! Let’s dive into the magical depths of yesteryear and discover the irresistible appeal of these delightful figurines.
A Brief History of Vintage Mermaids and their Makers:
The 1940s-1950s marked the golden age for the production of vintage mermaids and fish. During this time, countless families across the US adorned their bathrooms and vanities with these enchanting wall plaques, available at local five-and-dime stores and souvenir shops.
I have always loved mermaids, and the 1950s were a time of great fascination with the mythical creatures. This blog post will discuss how to collect vintage mermaids from this era to decorate your home. My favorite mermaids are from the early 50s made by Norcrest, Napco, and Lefton. I love how whimsical they look on my bathroom walls. I’ll also share more of my favorite finds with you all in this post.
Antiquing has been challenging recently as it seems the ‘good’ stuff is really hard to come by but, that usually is the case anyway. I can’t believe I came upon these vintage treasures!! I have never seen this Lefton Bluebird child’s set of a mug and bowl nor the ‘Dev’ perfume bottle of a pink Poodle dog and pretty little lady. But, the most exquisite of my treasures has to be this small bisque porcelain ‘Merboy’ figurine made in Germany by Hertwig and Company that was probably an aquarium figurine back in the early 1900s. Are you finding anything amazing lately, let me know!!