Thursday, February 25, 2010

Maritime Treasures



This post is for Rita and her "Dearly Beloved".



 
 



   



  



  
   


 



 



 



  






 



 



 



  
This ship was built by one his Grandfathers who was a ship's carpenter.


 



  



  



  



  



  



  



 


I recently had the pleasure of spending a lovely afternoon with a dear friend who shares my passion for all things nautical.  These are photos of some of his most cherished possessions, many of which were passed down to him by his Grandfathers.  The last 2 photos are of the antique microscope that one of his Grandfathers used to study the diseases of oysters.

20 comments:

A Perfect Gray said...

lovely. sounds like a wonderful time. thanks for a look at those treasures

A Perfect Gray said...

Ok, gal, I am back. At the bottom of this post was a link to your first post, I guess, about how you came upon the name La Dolfina. I was so glad to have found it. Love the story and it does so suit!

FrenchBlue said...

Dear Therese,
What a special tribute to your friend and his Grandfathers. Vintage nautical has so much precious soul. This post is a treat for me because I share this love.
XO

LPC said...

Beautiful stuff, beautiful post.

cityfarmer said...

you've charmed again .. I'm in your grip!

... I somehow deleted the email with your phone# ...I want to chat really bad!!

emma wallace said...

Oh my goodness! What an amazing post! I just love these nautical treasures!
iamemmamusic.blogspot.com

Copy Cat Chic said...

Hey Terri!

Obviously this week has been CRAZY, sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. How about next week? :D

Kathysue said...

Terri, these are amazing and I can only imagine how captivating it was to hear all the stories that went along with each treasured item. Amazing treasures and to think they are family heirlooms makes it even better, xo Kathysue

Beach House Living said...

Terri.
What a sweetheart to dedicate this post to me and my DB "Dearly Beloved." These are such grand nautical treasures. That tall ship is so detailed it looks huge. The mirror and matching frame are extraordinary; and I think I know right where I would put them. I like the skiff,little blue sailboat bottle and shackles too.
Thank you so much for thinking of me. I'm tempted to wake DB right now.
XO XO
Rita

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

What lovely treasures! And so nice that people still cherish family heirlooms and the stories behind them. Charming post!

joanny said...

This post makes me nostalgic for sure. I have lived in the Northeast and have spent so many pleasant weekends at the coastal shores of Long Island, and watched on the small docks at Staten Island the ships come and go out to the sea. While I could not go often to Cape Cod, I did spend many wonderful vacations possessed by the mysterious beauty of the dunes of the cape and the surrounding area. I believe anyone who spends time on a boat or lives by the sea evokes a need to express it in someway.
Love all the photos, especially the one with her beloved? framed in the mirror.
Joanny

thanks for asking it was a piece I did years ago in a college art class- a quick sketch taken from a garden book or magazine? -- Some one actually liked it and asked me for it -- as it was going out the door, my former partner snapped a close up with all its imperfections.

bardotinBlue said...

I love the old ships on see icey sea with the ice-caps. I have long wanted a ship in a bottle (or not in a bottle like these :-) but I have never been lucky enough to come across one in my antique shopping.

P.S. you are now part of my blog roll side bar :-)

xoxoBardotinBlue

Lumo said...

I like the most the item on picture no 11. Any idea what it is?

Cashon&Co said...

Love, love, love them all. I especially like the "life preserver mirrors" or at least i think they were mirrors!

Beach House Living said...

Terri, my DB grinned from ear to ear while commenting " See, it's okay to have lots of boat stuff."

cjsullivan133 said...

Very Cool "Beach House Living". I have a thing for nautical so you can tell your DB that it's more than ok to have boat stuff! My last house I had, it encompassed a below deck, (basement-room) that was built to feel like a bar-room on a boat complete with brass port-hole windows!.. Awesome image of the little girl in the black and white photo. I would have that blown up!

Splendid Willow said...

Therese, what a collection! And what many great memories must run in the family!

I know close to nothing about boats (I am a city land crab) but I sure can appreciate them. And so many of these old objects are so decorative. Object no. 2, 9, 11 and 14 can move in with me any time!

Thank your for sharing these treasures! And enjoy your weekend.

Hug, Mon

http://www.splendidwillow.com

Karena said...

Therese, wonderful memories these treasures hold! I just posted a seascape!
Karena

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

What a collection of wonderful maritime things. The ships are amazing. Love the one in the bottle too!

red ticking said...

amazing... i am a complete nautical nut... i have purchased so many things coming in soon... some real treasure that i don't know how i will part with... stay tuned! (very similar to what you show here!) xx