July 6, 2012

Vintage Sailboat

I was lucky that I got to visit a couple of stores at the beach even though I was there only a short while.    I remembered seeing some unique things in a souvenir store last year when I was there so I wanted to go back to see if anything caught my eye.    When I spied this driftwood colored sailboat I knew it would be coming home with me.     No, I’m sure it’s not vintage like my title says, but whateva….

I knew exactly where I would put it….on top of our entertainment unit.    I also bought the lantern you see up there as well


(I don’t know why I have such a hard time getting the wall color to not look washed out or gold-ish….this photo is pretty close to the actual color)


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The guy that got it down for me said “ma’am, did you know the sail is dirty”?   He gave me a funny look when I said “yes, I know, but that’s part of what I like about it."    And just today my husband asked me if I knew there was “dirt” on the sailboat!  


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(More washed out wall color!)   I’m going to put some black & white photos of the grand's in the photo frame below the sheet music wreath I made a while back.    Does anyone still decorate with those?


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Love the gunmetal gray on the lantern.    I got it at Old Time Pottery for $19.00!   This one is pretty big and they had some even bigger ones for $29.00 and $39.00…a great price compared to the ones from Pottery Barn.     I would love to add something to the backs of the bookcase so it doesn’t look like a big black hole but don’t know what I want to use.    I would love to find some old antique maps (reproductions) to wallpaper the back but haven’t really looked into that.    It’s a cheap old bookcase and I don’t know if I could paint the back or not.    As you can tell, hubby has his “man TV” in there…this TV was bought for the bedroom but somehow ended up in the den….I just keep my mouth shut about that TV….gotta pick your battles, right?

Other than the sailboat and lantern, that’s about all I had time to get.    I also picked up two framed monograms with our initials to hang up in our bedroom.    One good thing about not staying at the beach longer than a day and a half is I didn’t spend too much money!

It’s so hot here!   All our ceiling fans are running and I have floor fans going to….I can’t wait to see our power bill this month (not really)!    

Here’s to the weekend….


Diana @ Our Vintage Home Love said...

Great finds, Judy! I'm with you, I am really looking forward to seeing our bill this month. Not. This heat is horrible. Stay cool!

Dixie Delights said...

Hi Judy - I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. I know that you saw it before I could let you know first :-) I look forward to your blog posts each and every day and I truly hope that I have opportunity to meet you in real life one day!! All the best! Amanda

Kelly - Talk of the House said...

The boat and the lantern look great up there on the bookcase! You lucked out. I think old maps would look very good in the back of the bookcase - especially if they had some tans to go with your wall color. Good idea!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the look of the entire wall and the boat is fantastic. Great find. Hugs, Marty

NanaDiana said...

I love your sailboat and your lantern. Yep- one good thing about shortening your trip- not so much time to spend money.

It is hot here, too. We have been in the high 90's all week. We are usually in the 70's this time of year. UGH- xo Diana

The Decorative Dreamer said...

I confess I am so envious of your pretty boat. I am so glad you were able to find one though! I too looked for one at the beach and ended up finding one but it was something different from what I was looking for. Wouldn't you know I saw one in a store window on the way home though. Isn't that always the way? LOL! Yours is wonderful...perfect size and looks great next to the lantern. What a great find!

Cheri said...

Judy you decorate so nice and as I was looking at your pictures I was admiring your music sheet wreath...it looks good still. As for the book case, I was thinking a light accent color of paint to pop it but the maps sound really awesome. Don't forget to show us what you do.

Kelly said...

Your new sailboat is so cute! I also really love that lantern too. You crack me up about wanting the the sailboat because it was dirty! Ha! I guess that made it seem more like an antique. I can relate to your dilemna with the big tv too. My husband ending up getting one earlier this year and it required us to take the cabinet doors off so it would fit! But, then I made them work elsewhere so all is well. His argument was if you get to decorate the house the way you want to, I get to have my big tv and surround system. It sounded fair to me! Ha!

sharon said...

Love the sailboat! It is so much fun to find usual things that fit perfect in your house! I found your blog through Kat and have enjoyed reading! Would love for you to visit my blog at sharonscorner-sharon.blogspot.com

AverettLadyNana said...

Girl I love that sailboat! Dirt and all!!! Gives it Patina!!! Tell them it's not dirt it's patina!!!

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This is very lovely blog shared many people also,This heat is horrible,Love the look of the entire wall and the boat is fantastic,Your new sailboat is so cute! I also really love that lantern too.

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