The Gershwin song from Porgy and Bess starts, "Summertime and the living is easy...Fish are jumping and the cotton is high..."
There is something about summer that draws us to water and, of course, the water is home to all kinds of interesting creatures, including fish.
Some of us like to wile away the hours sitting in a boat on a calm lake with a pole in hand, while others wade thigh deep into the churning surf, dodging the waves. Two opposite methods, but with the same goal - to catch a fish. Some of us prefer to catch our fish via the purchase of a gorgeous home decor accessory. (Great segue, don't you think?)
Here, a school of cast brass fish with colorful, iridescent paua shell inlay are swimming through the sea bottom kelp. The shells beautifully catch and reflect the incoming light from a nearby window.
Seen here is a new piece introduced in April - a sounding swordfish rising from the waves which rest on an optical quality glass base with brass accents. Some fishermen prefer to cast from a boat, far from shore, where they might actually see this sight. This would be the perfect gift for a deep sea fisherman.
A fun way to bring summer into your home all year long is with a fish motif decorative accessory. Check our website to find more water creature inspired items: whimsical turtles, crabs and other fish accessories.
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