Here it is at the Vintage in the Vines show last month. Unfortunately, it ended up coming home with me, but not in one piece.
With overloaded arms, I lost my grip on it while I was carrying it back to my truck at the end of the day. Oops! I was too tired to care, so I threw it in the back thinking it was destined for the garbage can. Silly me, I should have know better. After a few smacks with a rubber mallet, I ended up with four salvaged pieces.
I screwed three cup hooks to one end of the cradle for hanging sweet baby things. I really didn't want to paint over the decal, so I just stuck with the baby theme.
Look at this adorable decal all crackled to perfection.
The 20" x 6" sides became signs.
A perfect size...not too big, not too small.
I really like their original chippy charm.
The obvious choice for the other end of the cradle...
A fish of course. What else?
I dug through my bag of old camera parts and found the perfect fish eye.
The mouth is part of a tarnished brass drawer handle.
The fins are made with pieces of an old camera flash attachment.
Do fish smile?