Monday, November 8, 2010

A few of my favorite nautical treasures

Around here attempting to keeping "boats" to a minimum is a must.  These however are a few of the items I just wouldn't part with.



Wood pulley with lots of use.

An old masthead light turned lavender from the sun.
I lightened the photo so you could see the color better.

Fabulous isn't it?


This lobster float was found in an antique store over 20 years ago.
My father passed it on to me and proudly announced he had cleaned
it up for me by putting on new line and repainting it! 
Thanks Dad, you shouldn't have.
So now it sits outside and is finally beginning to show a bit of weathering.


What are some of your favorite treasure's?

Till next time.

34 comments:

michelle said...

Beautiful treasures! That was really nice of your dad! :)

Jane said...

Beautiful treasures! My newest treasure is the 4 foot driftwood log, complete with barnacles. I'm hanging it on the lanai...
Jane (artfully graced)

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Awesome Goodies for sure! I also Love that white wooden model sailboat.~Cheers Kim

becky at abbeystyle said...

These pieces are like jewelry. I don't have any lovely favorite things...always trying to simplify. However, my mid-century modern furniture could pass for favorite things...they're the "art" of my rooms.

jenna @ alittlebleu said...

love the lobster float! thats definitely one you should keep around forever :)

Marlene said...

I love finding treasure too! :)

Heaven's Walk - said...

We have a pair of those old brass masthead lights on our dock at our lakehouse - purchased in an antique shop in the upper pennisula of Michigan. Hubby rewired them into working condition and they create such a beautiful site overlooking the water!

xoxo laurie

InMyOwnStyle said...

Oh my!! I just LOVE the lavendar masthead light... hope I can find one someday.
My best- Diane

Linda said...

Great treasures, Rita...I'm still smiling about the Lobster float...

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Fabulous stuff, love those binoculars.

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

This treasures look like they can tell so many wonderful stories.:-)Just beautiful!
And answering your question with regards to why we do not see turbans being worn often, I do have a theory. In my years working as a milliner I have discovered that not every lady can wear a hat in general, not to mention a hat like turban. Turban demands attention, it stands out. Needless to say not all girls can handle being a center of attention. :-)))

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Rose West said...

My favorite is the top one :) Here in Hawaii we are always on the lookout for Japanese fishing balls on the beach- great glass balls that have crossed the entire Pacific ocean! They're rare, so I haven't found one yet... someday.

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Like the treasure chest of Ariel...and yes, I did just re-watch the Little Mermaid this week. It's a classic :)

theoldboathouse said...

They are all so wonderful, the pulley is my favourite, the natural timber is so lovely and warm and worn. I have a large life bouy on my bathroom wall I treasure, it is a real oldie and has the name of an old russian fishing boat on the side. I also love old cane crab pots on a wall and a friend is turning one into a light will have to show you how it turns out, chers Katherine

Hazel Williams said...

What fabulous treasures.. what a sweet Dad!! Hope you are having the loveliest of weekends!!

:) Hazel
Hazel Loves Design

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good evening dearest! SO nice of you to visit tonight! And yes, it is quite a surprise to find that through correspondence and similar hopes and dreams that unexpected friendships can develop, and that is my most treasured possession. The discovery of my own talents and dreams coming to reality is all coming about in the last two years since blogging; perhaps it is a safer place to put yourself out there, for on the one hand, you are alone, with no voices to threaten you or make you doubt, so then, I have found that I just GO AHEAD and write my heart or show my art. Then, the audience responds and you begin to gain momentum. Quite fascinating!

Your wares are wonderful, and what a great gift to have from your dad!

Have a joyful Sunday and we are buried in snow out here in Minnesota!!!

Anita

Beach Vintage.com said...

Loving your nautical treasures.

Cat & Cricket said...

You have amazing treasures!! Treasures are the best when they are found/ or picked by you..and you know the mystery behind them!! you have some beauties there!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

ahhh...that purple is fabulous! All your nautical treasures are. I bought a boat the other day in preparation for the beach house that I most likely will never have. I put it in the attic to save. It was huge and metal and chippy white. A new piece but I loved it just the same. Maybe someday....sigh.... Happy Weekend xo Lynn

La Dolfina said...

You know I'm loving these treasures of yours, especially the light turned lavender... it's amazing! I love seeing anything you treasure as you have the best eye and taste!!!
Hope you and DB are enjoyed your weekend!!
Lots of Love Always,
Terri
xo

Denise said...

oh that old masthead light is so fabulous! I love all your favorites!

simpledaisy said...

Lovely treasures!! I don't really collect beach treasures...unless you count shells!! But I do collect vintage fans! I love them:)
Have a happy week ahead!

Noel Solomon said...

I love the patina on these treasures! So beautiful!!

Xo Noel

annechovie said...

All are great pieces, Rita, but I especially love the lobster float! Thanks for the comments on my stamps - you can find them by clicking on the photo of the stamp and that will send you straight to my zazzle store or copy and paste this link:
http://www.zazzle.com/holiday_fireside_stamp_postage-172064853136755220

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Oh, dear Rita - your photos have me drooling...I love all of your treasures so much.

Hope you're having a lovely week. :O)

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

I thought I would stop by to wish you a wonderful day. :-)))
You have mentioned that you love masks frm Venice. I adore them too! My husband is an Itallian and we have a small collection of masks from Venice. I think they are absoolutely magnificent!:-)

Marie said...

My teapots are some of my favorite treasures. I love your binocs and the lobster float. You've hit the jackpot there especially coz of they're sentimental value! Good day!
-marie

La Dolfina said...

Rita, I was totally counting on you and DB to tell me what Chris and I dragged home this morning was!!!
It must have to do with boats right? Chris assumed it was a bumper of some sort. Come on you guys must know!!! Help a girl out, would ya?
xo

Lynn @ Honey Darlins Corner said...

The binoculars make me swoon! I love all of your treasures!

Shellbelle said...

These are all wonderful and the story of your father cleaning up that fabulous vintage float is so funny. There are many folks who just don't understand our love of old, beat up stuff from the sea, lol.

Happy Beachy 2011!

Drawn to The Sea said...

I have an old pulley like that from my father in law... it was likely used on a north Texas farm, but I prefer thinking it came from a salty setting.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your treasures! We want to try to find some authentic nautical items this year! You have some real treasures! ♥

Steve PP said...

I love your lobster float! We have a garden full of buoys and floats that wash up from Spain, Portugal and Ireland, they look great!

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