Merry MerMay 2024, my fellow gifted thrifters and thrifty gifters!  

Yes, it’s the merry, merry month of May – third and last month of Spring, Nisan and Iyyar of 5784, Jewish and Asian & Pacific Islander and Mental Health Month, MerMay.  Month of May Day, Workers Day, Beltane, May The Fourth (Be With You, And Also With You), Yom HaShoah, Cinco de Mayo, No Diet Day, Mothers Day, and Memorial Day.

Lots of thrifty themes to choose from.  For this post, I’ve chosen MerMay, where we celebrate mermaids, mermen, and merenbies.  I love and identify with merfolk, and have a persona called Mercroft.  I have a cool collection of thrifted mermaids, which I need to blog about at some point.  Today, let’s look at some of the recent mermazing items on Goodwill of Greater Washington’s site. 

We’ll start with jewelry because I love it so much: a ring with a mermaid, a pendant that could be mermaid, whale, or dolphin tails, and some jewels merpeople would wear—two more rings, three starfish necklaces, and two bracelets. Mercroft wanted to bid on all of these, but we have a budget.

.925 Silver 3d Mermaid And Dolphin Textured Wide Band Ring Size 6.25 6.5g

.925 Sterling Silver Crystal Glass Amethyst Assorted Ring Lot 17.3g – Sterling Silver 14k Yellow Gold Accent Whale Tail Pendant 0.75″ 2g – 4.19

Brighton Silver Tone Rhinestone Earrings Necklace Designer Lot 79.3g

55.9 Gram Lot 925 Sterling Silver Onyx Necklaces

925 Sterling Silver Starfish Pendant Necklace 16″ 7.8g

Sterling Silver “8 Silpada Pearl Quartz Toggle Bracelet 40.5g’

Assorted .925 Sterling Silver Assorted Bracelets Glass Quartz Green 28.3g

I like to think this pirate and mermaid are romantic partners.  But any other happy relationship would please me too.  And then again, some sad relationships make for good puppetry.

illy Puppets Mermaid puppet Pirate puppet 

Three Little Mermaid bags – one hearkening back to Andersen’s 1837 story, two to Disney’s 1989 movie.

Nwt The Little Mermaid Black Purse $42.95

Disney Boutique Green Leather Bag

Disney Mermaid Ariel Turquoise And Purple Duffle Bag

Okay.  May you have a mervelous May!  And a sumptuous start to your Summer.  Meet me back here next month, in June, when we’ll be celebrating Pride!

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Mycroft Masada (they/them) is a nonbinary trans and queer Jewish and interfaith leader with 30 years of experience, particularly called to pursue LGBTQ+ and fat liberation.  A Fat Torah Advisory Team member, Food Psych transcriptionist, and TransEpiscopal Steering Committee member, Mycroft is an advocate, organizer, consultant, educator, trainer, writer and artist.  They’re also a lifelong and at least second-generation thrifter and thrifted everything is seen (and unseen) in this photo.  They are easy to find, Friend and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram