Monday, July 30, 2007

beach walls

i have a thing for good ,vintage nautical maps. i think they make splendid art. and just now, on my lunch hour, i did a little spin through the virtual racks at ebay. look at this one! it's fantastic. the vineyard. a nice black frame. bingo. ooh, and while we're at it. how about this little crab painting on an adjacent wall. (wait, didn't i see this in some ruthie sommer's room somewhere?) got it: see how great these guys look framed? cute eh? sort of a patina look -yellowed. well, no matter. i think these would be great in my little house by the sea. crab art painted by nancy westfall ruthie sommers room, courtesy of house beautiful 7/07


michelle said...

those little guys are cute, big claws but cute anyway.

beachbungalow8 said...

super big claws. didn't notice that. is that right? do they have gigantor claws? i like those funny little umbrellas tossed into the mix.

style court said...

great finds, great post.


Oh you know I love anything beachy! Nancy's painting is wonderful.

BonjourBruxelles said...

I am such a sucker for the old nautical maps...I love the ones that have these crazy colors and the compass rose is still visable. The whole thing, blue crabs and maps makes a room so much summerier. (just made up a word). Must have.

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