Denny’s Adventures in “The House of Prudence” (Part 2 – August 2010)

Submitted by denny August 29th, 2010
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When I was at the “House of Prudence” I was unprepared for such a whirlwind tour of this fabulous house that was once home to Sophie Tucker. I also wasn’t ready for the incredible collection of ceramic and chalk fish that adorn the walls of one of the bathrooms. I couldn’t even concentrate when asked if I wanted any cheese and crackers. Before I knew it I made a bee-line back into the bathroom to photograph the fish and here I am, in the bathroom eating a tasty cheese and crackers, accompanied by a nice glass of iced tea. I’ll be breaking up the fish collection in parts as there are so many cool ones. I think I photographed them all. It kills me to think when I left florida, I forgot to remove my chalk fish from my bathroom wall and ended up leaving them behind! Argh…..

Love, love love, this one. I believe this one is ceramic and NOT chalk.

There are many little fish families here at the House of Prudence. This is one of them.

These made me swoon! Thanks for letting me steal that word from your vocab, Allee! I love the gold accents on the fish and really love it that the bigger fish has these long eyelashes and her eyes are closed with the little fish following behind with eyes wide open.

More fish with long eyelashes!

13 Responses to “Denny’s Adventures in “The House of Prudence” (Part 2 – August 2010)”

  1. snappyp

    Until I moved to Los Angeles, the only fish I had seen on walls had been stuffed ones. I fell in love with all unstuffed wall fish. The swap meets were full of them and everytime Allee and I went, I bought more fish. I’ve only purchased a couple on Ebay. Don’t miss the resin seahorses, Denny.

    • windupkitty

      wow! can’t wait to see the seahorses!!!!!!!

      can’t blame ya on the unstuffed fish……i’ve never gotten my head around the whole dead things made to look alive so you can put them in your house thing!

  2. windupkitty

    oh man, this is too awesome……in my childhood home in los angeles, we actually HAD those last 2 fish (the pale blue ones) in our bathroom too….the bottom of the walls were painted white and at just about 4 feet, the 60s technocolor fish wallpaper began and went to the ceiling and wrapped all the way around the bathroom (so it was like you were in an aquarium)….

    for some reason, the little alcove where the toilet stood wasn’t papered (I think my mom must have run out of wallpaper) but a perfectly cut out (removed form the paper scene), bright purple, lavishly-finned goldfish was pasted right about the toilet…….

    it was my favorite room!LOVE the first fish too! he’s so surprised!!!!

      • windupkitty

        i WISH i did….i’m sure it’s been obliterated too……my parents have rented the place out for the last 15+ years and the first renters really messed the place up…breaks my heart…….i haven’t seen it, but i heard they even took the old, original crystal doorknobs, broke the beautiful old iron floor heater gratings etc….i don’t even WANT to go back cause I want to keep my old memories! i really am a stickler for preserving beautiful things…..