What are "Bathing Beauties"? They are gorgeous little figurines of ladies in vintage bathing suits (Edwardian, 1920's, 1930's and beyond) that sit upon the shelf and prettify your rooms. My aunt is a die-hard collector; I myself have only two that I bought a few years ago from Ballard Designs. Here are some examples:
What do you think? Charming, aren't they?