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The in Box by Susan Martin

Underwater life rises to the surface in the summertime. Lobsters, trout, sea horses, whales and other creatures from oceans and lakes, rivers and streams are popular motifs for fashion accessories and decor. Who knew a crustacean could be so chic, or a fish so fashionable?

Dive in.

Summer dreamin’: Colorful Fish ’N Bobber cotton percale sheets are sold in sets. Priced $89 for a twin set to $129 for a king at or the Orvis store at Eastern Hills Mall.

Fin fun: This 12-by-16-inch lumbar pillow is from the Sea Life collection of indoor/outdoor pillows from Pottery Barn. This one is priced $25.50, online only, at

Catch of the day: Lobster serveware in red, white and blue is from Marshalls spring/summer collection. The bowl costs $2.99; large plate, $3.99.

It’s back: This replica of a fossilized ammonite is hand-cast from concrete and set on a stand. It measures about 18 inches high and is priced $150 at

Big news: The blue metal ombre whale from Pier 1 Imports measures 35 inches wide, 6½ inches deep at 10½ inches high. Originally priced $99.95 at, where you also can check local store availability.

Wrap it up: This lobster-print scarf is sure to attract some attention. Originally priced $59.50 at Talbots, where you also can check local store availability.

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