..... OR Mermaids & Sailors .... They go well together, no matter in which order I place them. These are two of my favorite subjects that I pursue in Art, Literature, Film, Music, Antiques & Collectibles and the Decorative Arts. I will be sharing things here from my collections and other items from the internet that I find appealing to me.
..... I also enjoy all things related to the "Seven Seas", which, of course is the domain of both, Mermaids and Sailors. This may include oceans, islands, ports & harbors, beaches, sea creatures, and classic sailing ships, to name a few.
..... So, relax and enjoy the sometimes wild, but always wet, world of Mermaids & Sailors !!
* "Real Sailors Have a Moustache and Smoke A Pipe" *
** "Once A Sailor, Always A Sailor" **
*** "Real Mermaids Do Not Wear Bras !!" ..... [Therefore, occasional female nudity will appear here !] ...Sailor Gil, June 2011 ***
" Lulworth 1920 — The Restoration of the Century " … This classic sail yacht, built in 1920, is the world’s largest gaff cutter. After a sailing career in the 1920’s and 1930’s, she went mostly neglected until 1990, when plans were made to do a restoration, which was completed in 2006. See the complete and remarkable story here:
The shells of marine snails, especially those inhabiting the shallow depths of the tropical oceans, are often extremely colorful and have fascinated researchers for centuries. While warm colors, such as orange or red, are relatively common, intense cool colors, especially violet and blue, are uncommon in marine gastropod shells. Species showing vivid violet hues are rare, and those showing blue even more so. This image shows some of the most spectacular examples of these shells.
" Mermaid Decorated Japanese Ceramics " … The Toyoda Kougei (pottery business), of Hasami, Japan, custom-made these three pieces for Sailor Gil … The artwork was done by Yasumitsu Toyoda and his brother, Minoru Toyoda did the firing in the kiln … [Photos by Sailor Gil]
" Diamond Head " … Vintage Photograph [Circa 1920’s] by: ”Williams Studio, Honolulu, T.H.” which is stamped on the reverse … The photographer, James J. Williams, started his business in Hawaii in 1879 and he died in 1926 … [Flea Market Find]
The Mermaid Ewer and Basin, 1610-11. Silver, embossed and engraved. London.
A ewer and basin were used for the washing of hands during and after a meal. Rosewater or other sweet-scented warm water was most commonly used. From the 13th century a marine theme was considered in Europe as most appropriate for the decoration. Mermaids were particularly fashionable. V&A