“O Oysters,” said the Carpenter, “You’ve had a pleasant run! Shall we be trotting home again?” But answer came there none – And this was scarcely odd, because They’d eaten every one. (“The Walrus and the Carpenter” by Lewis Carroll, 1872)
A feast for the palate, a treat for the eyes. Lewis Carroll waxed poetic on the topic of oysters, and so could I. Here in the Pacific Northwest U.S. we have growing all around us the wild Giant Pacific Oyster, a magnificent bivalve which can reach eight inches in length. We also have the smaller Native Pacific Oyster, about three inches in length, and equally delicious!
The mariculture industry in this region supports shellfish farms both huge and small, because, doggone it, people just love oysters! The local mollusks do not present us with pearls, alas, but their succulent innards sure taste great! I have always enjoyed (dare we say, craved?) these strange, gooey bivalves; and developing an apparent allergy to them has only piqued my interest. If you can’t eat ‘em, paint ‘em!
These hand-painted all-weather oyster pillows are created one at a time right next to the salty waters wherein they grow, and grow, and grow! Measurements are approximately 20”x15”, firmly stuffed with fiberfill and meant to be used and enjoyed outdoors or in. The commercial upholstery fabric withstands sun, rain, wind, and atmospheric nuclear particulates. That being said, be assured that these high-quality pillows are eminently suitable for your interior spaces as well. Spot clean, spray with a garden hose, or gently launder; air dry.
Designed, painted, sewn, stuffed, signed and copyrighted on an island north of Seattle. Due to the handcrafting process, no two oysters are just alike (as in nature). Please keep them away from walruses and carpenters.