I remember as a child, feeling so much magic in things. Whether it was a toy, the park or an imaginative world – life held many mysteries and that was truly exciting!
Pretend play felt very real; a world within itself. Mattress forts in the basement were actually castles in a far off land. Dressing up for tea time meant that you were the Queen of England for that moment in time. That’s the power of imagination.
Fast forward to the present and now I have my own two children who are curious and full of imaginative ideas. It is such a delight to watch them create worlds of their own and play with them there. We’ve been princesses and warriors, fought dragons, ran away from dinosaurs and sipped tea with ponies – just to name a few of our adventures. Dressing up and props are part of setting the scene for my children’s imagination to run wild.
Recently, I discovered these adorable mermaid tail blankets by The Topical Mermaid. I knew that my darling daughter would love one! Not only are they fun, whimsical and beautiful, the mermaid tail blankets are practical, serving as a cuddly sleep sack. She can use it and play with it now, at 2 years old, and grow into it for many years to come.
The story behind how these sweet mermaid tails came to be is one that will touch your heart and inspire you to celebrate life and the little things that make every day beautiful.
P, is the creator of the original mermaid tail blankets, terry towels and nap mats. She was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in 2013 and while she was doing chemotherapy treatments and recovering at home she began sewing these mermaid tails. The first request came from her daughter, wanting her very own mermaid tail blanket to watch The Little Mermaid with. P is now healthy and strong again – The Tropical Mermaid shop is a celebration of life and joy. Read more about her story here.
My little one is seen here playing and wearing the Plumeria Ombre Mermaid Tail Blanket. Isn’t it vibrant and playful? And the gorgeous flower crown is by Avocado Babes (note: it does come with five lovely blooms, however she wanted to smell one and plucked it off! No worries, nothing a touch of hot glue won’t fix!)
You can see that each mermaid tail is handmade with extra care going into the details that make them so spectacular. The craftsmanship and quality are top-notch. I just love the whole idea behind this collection, don’t you? And let’s face it, pretending to be a mermaid is a whole lot of fun!
The Best of this Life received a mermaid tail for this editorial. All opinions are personal.