Field Trip Friday – Ship & Shore

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This is a coast guard ship we bought for my son’s room. I made the framed book cover of The Old Man and The Sea.

I have not been able to do one Field Trip Friday this summer due to extreme laziness and summeritis.  BUT I passed this store and saw nautical artifacts and pulled a quick u-turn.  I am beyond cliche because I need a bumper sticker that reads “I brake for antiques, artifacts and nautical shit”.  So I forced my whole family to go into this tiny store in Sandwich, Ma, which is just over the Sagamore Bridge.  The owner was a friendly guy who deals mainly in nautical artifacts and antiques.  There were old sea trunks, weathervanes, porthole mirrors, ship lamps and sailor valentines (my favorite).  He said he gets requests from all over the country for items for sets and shoots.  If you are in the area or want to visit go here.

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I really wanted to buy that wood door thing.  I am not sure what I would do with it.  Plus Mr. Tomboy Home was with me and he would have asked a million questions ruining the whole impulse buying experience.  After you finish looking at the artifacts you can purchase a cigar from the built in humidor.  I love finding interesting and unique stores.  This was definitely one and them!