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Humans who are blessed to live by the sea may have the rare opportunity to observe merfolk first hand, and I have come to admire the elusive beauty of the mermaids who occasionally visit our beach. Although extremely shy, a few of these gorgeous creatures seem to favor our large boulders for sunset viewing, and I am striving to catch one on film some evening at dusk (evidently their favorite time to approach land). Sightings seem to be slightly more frequent around the time of the full moon, but this is difficult to document due to the scarcity of raw data.

This 52” hand-painted tree skirt has been fashioned of lightweight upholstery fabric and water-based textile paints. Each of the five maidens has differently colored skirt-scales and her own unique hair color. The artist has applied many shades of blue, aqua, green and turquoise to these aquatic ladies and the pairs of seahorses gracing the spaces between the maids.

This unique tree skirt will accommodate a tree trunk up to 4 ½” in diameter. Interlined with lightweight quilt batting and lined with complementary solid color fabric. The skirt closes with mesh loops over real seashells for buttons. Coordinates nicely with stockings from this shop. Limited availability on this design; it is advisable to order by Thanksgiving so that you can be sure to receive your tree skirt before Christmas.

GOOD NEWS: Also available in tabletop tree 28" size! See separate listing or convo the artist. Designed, painted, sewn, signed and copyrighted on a small island north of Seattle, where mermaids are always welcome. Why not invite a few to your home for Christmas?

© Copyrighted 2011 by C. Chennault. All rights reserved.

Frequently asked questions about crabbychris

Crabby Chris™ is pleased to render almost any of her designs in almost any color on almost any shape of pillow. If you would like to discuss your ideas or request adding a name or text to your order, please convo the artist.
Pillows can usually be made smaller or larger to fit your needs. Please feel free to inquire of the artist to work out the details.
Every handcrafted Crabby Chris™ textile item has a sewn-in care label for easy reference.
All items are enclosed in a sealed cello bag and shipped in a sturdy recylable polypropylene mailing bag. A matching wide grosgrain ribbon and bow can be added to your purchase at your request. If you would like a short personal message hand-lettered in a greeting card, make your request in "Note from Buyer".
Please feel free to inquire through Etsy convos as to whether your order can be customized to your specifications. Once details are worked out, Chris can create a custom listing, the purchase of which starts the project. Customized and personalized items are non-returnable and non-refundable as they are not marketable to others.
All designs, photographs, descriptions, images and other contents of this shop are protected by copyrights of the designer/shop owner under U.S. and international law. For licensing information please contact the artist.
Your information will not be shared with anyone, or used for any purpose other than to complete your Etsy transaction. Crabby Chris is a confirmed anti-Spamite.
No; the nickname started as a joke. Like many things, it simply got out of hand.

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LIMITED EDITION Mermaid 52" (137cm) Christmas tree skirt merfolk aqua blue coastal ocean beach seahorse Crabby Chris Original



  • Handmade item
  • Holiday: Christmas
  • Materials: lightweight upholstery fabric, polyester quilt batting, cotton or cotton blend fabric, nontoxic textile paint, sea shells
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
  • Feedback: 1094 reviews
  • Favorited by: 302 people