my fleet

After my last post about my new to me vintage ship captain lamp, I got to thinking…

milk paint table makeover & ship captain lamp

Exactly how many of these guys are living in our home?

Well I’m here today to inventory them and introduce you to all of the ship captains/fishermen and their kin!  Without further adieu, my latest collection…

Adjacent to the wall with the lamp is the art deco mantel which is currently home to twin ship captains.

vintage ship captain bookends

They’re pretty cute and functional bookends.

vintage ship captain bookends (2 of 2)

You may remember Old Man Ryan, the vintage needlepoint on the left.  I introduced him a few months ago.

vintage ship captain collection

He has since found a wife and I must say she’s a real looker.  Another vintage needlepoint to his right.

vintage ship captain collection

The little sailor paint by number boy finally found a home.  He seemed to round out the family nicely.  Let’s call him Wilson.

vintage ship captain collection

I told you I have a thing for the peg leg captains.  I like them better than the Gorton’s Fishermen types.

vintage ship captain collection (6 of 7)

We picked up this little figurine in Brimfield.  He’s now perched on a shelf in our bedroom.

vintage ship captain collection

With that said, I do have a Gorton’s Fishermen captain.  He is a painting that is now hanging above our bar area.  I will have to take an updated picture of that soon.  This photo is from when we first got him last summer.  I love the colors of that ocean.

Gorton's Fisherman

The peg leg lamp is definitely my current favorite though.  While all of the captains/fishermen have their own style, I think his is the best.  I love how the yellow mock turtle neck slim his figure down!  Ha!

milk paint table makeover & ship captain lamp

In your opinion, how many is too many in this sort of collection?  I think I’m at capacity.

So tell me, what (or who) are you collecting these days?

4 thoughts on “my fleet

  1. Hey, I lived in a beach house for 3 years and we had that lamp. They told me they were selling the house when I was away for a few months but still paying rent and I asked if anything if I could buy this exact lamp from them. It was a staple of the house for me but why I got back they had already cleared a lot out of the front house our including this. I have been searching for it, would you ever consider selling it….we have so many good nights w this dude…I can provide numerous photos

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