Wednesday, September 14, 2011

La Dolfina Strikes Again!




Out treasure hunting a few weeks ago I spied this wonderful old sail outside in a pile of junk and couldn't believe my eyes when I pulled it out to inspect it and saw LA DOLFINA staring back at me!


I let it soak in my bathtub for a few days and am now contemplating how to re purpose it.


My first thought was a shower curtain...


but it's a rather small sail that's sustained several rips and tears so that won't work.


Now I'm thinking of having it made into a treasure hunting tote incorporating some of the nautical stitching and grommets. 


What would you do?




12 comments:

Beach House Living said...

Send it to me! You know I love old sails! I know exactly what you would like me to make you with it.

Kathysue said...

Oh my!! It was just waiting for YOU to find it, what a treasure indeed!!!
I like the idea of a tote or some pillows!! what a wonderful treasure, Kathysue

Pigtown-Design said...

there are places that will make you a boat n'tote bag from old sails. try sailbags:
http://www.seabags.com/index.php

they make bags for our sailing club from our old sails. we sell the bags to raise money for the club (it's a non-profit).

cjsullivan133 said...

How about having it repaired and cleaned and having La Dolphina stitched into it and using it somewhere in the new shop as advertisement. Or I see it in your den! Use the grommets to pull it taut on a wall! I would do La Dolphina in Orange or turqoise blue along the side, so the words run sideways!

Tricia Rose said...

Buy another sail and go for your original shower curtain idea? I'll do it for you!

vignette design said...

I like Tricia's idea! Would make such a cool shower curtain!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

In the junk? You lucky girl!! My first thought was a shower curtain too. I've seen headboards, pillows (of course), totes yes. Ottoman? Anything is going to be great!!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Maybe banner for outside?? My husband just saw it and threw that out! Is Tricia serious!?

designchic said...

Oh a treasure indeed!! I saw the most wonderful pillows made out of an old sail, but sadly someone else got to them first - they were fabulous.

Nutbird said...

You could applique it onto a shower curtain, then you would get the full effect. I might hang it outside everytime I had company. Ann

Nutbird said...

By the way, what does your Mom think of the new shop? Does she hang around there very much?

Holly Goes Lightly said...

have it made into a big tote bag (a la Seabags) with the number & dolphin on brilliant display!