The mermaids Anthony designed are in my opionion the most gorgeous mermaids made. I think part of the
reason I collect all shapes/colors of Freeman-McFarlin mermaids is because of the beauty and the thought of design that went into them - they are made differently from any other mermaid
of the time. The mermaids are made out of a flesh tone ceramic so the skin is not
painted on, it's the pottery color. If you turn over a wall plaque made by this manufacturer, the piece is hollow and a horizontal bar
with a hole is at the top to attach a wire and hang them on the wall. There is a simple round Freeman-McFarlin label on the back.
The tailfin was always a gloss finish, whereas the top part was a matte finish. They had no lipstick or pink cheeks, just those
gorgeous big, wide eyes were painted on. Their lips were lucious and full. They were sold individually rather than as a set (I have a postcard advertising them for sale).
Although I like the simplicity of the originals, I also like to bling them up at times... red lips, pink cheeks, rhinestones ane shells! To the right are
a couple I've made. I make mom alone very simple... or with a lot of flowers/shells/rhinestones. Then I also make a number of mom and
baby sets. Click on the pictures to see the different ways I make this lady.