Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Mermaid Sightings on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket


The story behind this post: Back in March I made a quilt with a mermaid on it. Shortly after that, my husband and I went to the Springfield (Ohio) Antique Malls to ward off the winter blahs. Because these malls are so big, it's more fun to have something specific to look for. Since I'd just made the mermaid quilt, I suggested we look for mermaids. It wasn't until the second mall that we finally found two. There seems to be a lack of mermaids in Ohio. I suspected we'd see a lot in Cape Cod and on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket and I wasn't disappointed. This isn't even all the ones that we saw (for the most part I excluded the ones that were for sale in a shop unless they were exceptional). They are in the order that we found them.
 
 The first one on the shutters of "Summer Cottage: A Boutique for Mermaids" in Sandwich, MA
 

Poster at Café Chew in Sandwich, MA
 

In the Spotted Cod in Sandwich, MA (the same as the first photo)
 

Necklace by Richard Kaish at the Collections Gallery in Sandwich, MA
 

Sign for Stephanies Gifts & Hats in Sandwich, MA
 

 A Village Gift Shop which had many mermaids for sale in Sandwich, MA, photo bombed by my husband
 
 
Weathervane in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard
 

Sign for The Pequot Hotel, where we stayed in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard
 

Coffee table at The Pequot Hotel, where we stayed in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard
 

Indoor fountain at The Pequot Hotel, where we stayed in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard
 

At The Pequot Hotel, where we stayed in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard
 

At The Pequot Hotel, where we stayed in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard
 

Light at The Pequot Hotel, where we stayed in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard
 

Large Victorian light at The Pequot Hotel, where we stayed in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard
 

Repurposed sign at The Pequot Hotel, where we stayed in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard
 

Probably my favorite one, street art at Town Beach in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard
 

Weathervane in Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard
 

Sign in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard
 

Sign in Vineyard Haven on Martha's Vineyard
 

Business card holder at Sioux Eagle Designs in Vineyard Haven on Martha's Vineyard
 

Mirror at Sioux Eagle Designs in Vineyard Haven on Martha's Vineyard
 

Pin by Liztech Jewelry at Sioux Eagle Designs in Vineyard Haven on Martha's Vineyard
 

Book at Bunch of Grapes in Vineyard Haven on Martha's Vineyard
 

Sign in Vineyard Haven on Martha's Vineyard
 

Bath salts in Vineyard Haven on Martha's Vineyard
 

Our only Merman sighting, at Off Main which had many mermaids for sale in Vineyard Haven on Martha's Vineyard
 

Snow globe at Rainy Day which had many mermaids for sale in Vineyard Haven on Martha's Vineyard
 

Sign for Craftworks which had many mermaids for sale in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard
 

Vintage sign in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard
 

 Sign for Lampost Bar & Nightclub in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard
 
 
Papier-mache mermaid in the Easy Street Cantina in Nantucket
 
 
Sailor's Valentine with a mermaid in the center in Nantucket
 

Sign for Jeanne van Etten's shop in Nantucket
 

 Garden mermaid in Nantucket
 

Mermaids that came home with us

 
(left) white Christmas tree ornament that will probably stay in the bathroom, 5" tall
(center) temporary tattoos and glow-in-the-dark stickers
(right) cast iron wall hanging, 5.5" tall
 
Mermaid pendant hand-painted on a shell made by Jeanne van Etten, a Nantucket artist
 

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love mermaids...I always wanted to be one

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