Archive for June 21st, 2013

Today, June 21 is the day of the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere.  As such, today is the longest day of the year and the official first day of the summer season.

Here in New Hampshire we know that summer is fleeting and we try to make the most of every second of it.  However, I have to say I was a little sad to find a sure sign that autumn will be here all too soon.  The picture below was taken on my bike ride in Sandwich, NH yesterday afternoon. 

Is today the first day of summer or the turning point in the inevitable march to winter?

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FF: The replica Antique Sail ship scrimshaw box from Early Home Décor

FFSCRIMThis week I present a few items with a nautical motif – classic sailing vessels of the high seas. First up is this replica Antique Sail ship scrimshaw box from Early Home Décor.

About the replica Antique Sail ship scrimshaw box from Early Home Décor: “Antique replica made with white bone over wood. The lid is etched with the iconic image of a sailship. The box has antiqued brass hinges and latch. The interior is lined with felt. Scrimshaw is said to be one of the earliest forms of American art done by American whalers while at sea.”

See all the cool replica products of Early Home Décor here.

FF: The Ship Pillow from Ortolan Organic

FFSPMoving on with our sailing ship theme this week…

…oOn the indulgent side, there is this (pricey) Ship Pillow from the fine folks of Ortolan Organic.

About the Ship Pillow from Ortolan Organic:

“White illustration on Navy canvas; Shell: Organic cotton canvas; Measures 17″ x17”; Fill: Fair Trade Kapok; Hand printed and sewn in New York City.”

See all the great products of Ortolan Organic here.

FF: The Richard E Bishop America’s Cup Decanter Set from Tuckernuck

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Finally, what is a Friday Finds post without a bourbon-related Find? I have been on a quest to find vintage and/or interesting decanters this summer, and the Richard E. Bishop America’s Cup Decanter Set from Tuckernuck is definitely a contender.

About the Richard E Bishop America’s Cup Decanter Set from Tuckernuck: “First produced in 1932 glassware featuring the art of Richard E Bishop continues to be a tradition for the sporting gentleman and collector. A nautical favorite, the colored etchings featured a cobalt medallion with high resolution line art of the yacht “AMERICA,” winner of the first America’s Cup race.”

See all the great products of Tuckernuck here.