When running a store, sometimes you remember a certain piece more fondly than others, so that you actually feel a bit wistful when it’s sold and out of your life. But not enough to want it back. (An important distinction.)
This flea-market diorama is one of my favorite pieces ever, a bold attempt to replicate the more refined antique nautical dioramas (one of which is depicted below). Such a charmingly miserable failure. Which is what makes it great folk art.
It definitely belongs in The Roving Home Archive of Greatest Hits.