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Boats - Decorating the Seas and our Homes

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Throughout history, wood has played an integral part in our lives. Wood has provided us shelter, been fuel for our fires to give us food and warmth and even provided transportation. Archaeologists excavations found the oldest boats date from around 7,000–10,000 years ago, and boats even helped to changed the country during the industrial revolution. Wood has been the natural material of choice since the earliest days and even though new materials have replaced traditional ones in recent years, wood still remains a nautical favourite. Just like our ancestors, wood has been our passion, it is robust, full of character and can be crafted into pieces which we need to live, work and play. As you know we only use reclaimed wood, why? Reclaimed wood has a story to tell, it's full of history and could even be hundreds of years old therefore its true look and feel cannot be faked. The honesty in each beam allows us to create unique furniture that is incredibly durable and able to take the knocks and scrapes of modern day life. We understand the craftsman before us, who carefully selected the right beams to build their boats and ships to not only create functional transportation but who designed objects of grace and beauty that decorated our seas and waterways and even our homes. With pops of colour, this retro-inspired stylish cushion is the perfect accessory to brighten any room and will let you sail away on a sea of fun and dreams. [caption id="attachment_5612" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Orla Kiely Boats Out At Sea Cushion, John Lewis £35.00 Orla Kiely Boats Out At Sea Cushion, John Lewis £35.00[/caption] Beautifully hand-embroidered, and depicting the famous Mayflower Galleon is this gorgeous cushion that will bring new life to your home, as the Mayflower carried Pilgrims to a new life in America. [caption id="attachment_5623" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Mayflower Galleon Cushion, Jan Constantine £94.00 Mayflower Galleon Cushion, Jan Constantine £94.00[/caption] Elegant and standing majestic on the waves this Tide Ship cushions is just what your sofa has been searching for. [caption id="attachment_5614" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Tide Ship Light Grey Cushion, B&Q £11.00 Tide Ship Light Grey Cushion, B&Q £11.00[/caption] Prints can tell a story so intensively and this set of sailing ship prints can bring your walls to life full of maritime tales of mystery, adventure and love. [caption id="attachment_5616" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Eichholtz Set of Four Framed Rosenfeld Coll Sailing Ship Prints, Pavilion Broadway £677.00 Eichholtz Set of Four Framed Rosenfeld Coll Sailing Ship Prints, Pavilion Broadway £677.00[/caption] These prints are a great decoration for your walls, but if you wish for more of a statement piece then how about a mural.  One of most cherished annual boating events is the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race.  Rowing has been a pleasure activity for generations and our love for this activity and sport is celebrated in this vintage image. [caption id="attachment_5619" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Rowing Wall Mural, Purlfrost Rowing Wall Mural, Purlfrost[/caption] Bringing nautical style bang up to date is this on trend boat scene.  This illustrated wallpaper is full of vessels of all shapes and sizes working and playing on the ocean. [caption id="attachment_5615" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Colours Harbour wallpaper, B&Q £12.00 Colours Harbour wallpaper, B&Q £12.00[/caption] Yachts are also a favourite in this bone china set, what a wonderful gift for family and friends. [caption id="attachment_5622" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Bone China Yacht Set, White Rabbit England £29.00 Bone China Yacht Set, White Rabbit England £29.00[/caption] Cornwall is renowned for its connection to the seas, as well as its shipping heritage.  The Packet Ship is well known in the area and often printed on a variety of home accessories and now beautifully illustrated on this mug. [caption id="attachment_5617" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Cream Cornwall Maritime Mug Packet Ship, Gift Wrapped & Gorgeous £10.00 Cream Cornwall Maritime Mug Packet Ship, Gift Wrapped & Gorgeous £10.00[/caption] Many people dream of owning their own yacht and now you can, with this gold finished sculpture which pays homage to the iconic sail boat shape.  You don't have to be a sailing fan to enjoy this piece as it would look perfect on one of our bookcases or sideboards. [caption id="attachment_5613" align="aligncenter" width="456"]Tamar Gold Finish Metal Sailing Boat, Artisanti £19.00 Tamar Gold Finish Metal Sailing Boat, Artisanti £19.00[/caption] From an ornament for your living room for one for your child's bedroom.  This cute wooden board boat with its patchwork quilt-style cloth flags is sure to win hearts where ever it is displayed. [caption id="attachment_5620" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Wooden Boat, The Contemporary Home £14.00 Wooden Boat, The Contemporary Home £14.00[/caption] To end our voyage we ask you to set sail on this incredible model boat.  With its lacquered natural wood hull and it's attention to detail it really has a realistic feel.  No matter whether it graces the waves of your office, living room or seaside cottage, your secret dreams of sailing across the ocean will always be save within this vessel. [caption id="attachment_5621" align="aligncenter" width="417"]Classic English Sailing Boat Model, The Nautical Company £45.00 Classic English Sailing Boat Model, The Nautical Company £45.00[/caption]  

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