Friday, July 2, 2010

Model Ships Can Add A Little Something Special To Your Nautical Home Decorating

There are many gifts that you can offer friends as thanks, to celebrate an occasion, or just because they are who they are. The term nautical decor means the item has a maritime theme. You will be surprised as to the assortment available. If you are a collector there are many different items to choose from.

Whatever area you consider decorating you can be sure it will bring the ocean to your environment. You may want to display your model in your home or office. Perhaps your interest lies in model ships. Some are made of museum quality wood and are really works of art. Some are handcrafted a piece at a time and are built, as the real ones are, to last. Some of these ships sit on a base of marble to add to the quality.

The selection is varied and you can choose the USS Constitution or the Titanic if that fulfills your interest. These could be placed in a place of honor so that everyone can see. The stunning tall ships with their sails or the very renowned Mayflower also deserve a unique place. Putting the H. M. S. Bounty or the Columbus trio, the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria on the mantle of your fireplace would be ideal. Reminders of certain eras like the Mississippi riverboats, Sampan fishing boats, or Chinese junks are also exciting to own.

For the adventurous there are the Caribbean Pirate ships. The standard pirate ship for all pirates or perhaps something more important like the Flying Dutchman could be good choices. Models of ships that belonged to the infamous Captain Kidd and Calico Jack could also be favorite nautical theme decor items.

Viking ships with their dragon figureheads and their peppermint colored sails, the Bluenose fishing schooners, and clippers are just some of the different choices. Not only are there historical themes but modern day ships are also available. Perhaps your friend would like a more recent ship or boat depiction.

There is a series of designs for the America Cup. This series includes the Enterprise, Ranger, Defender, and the Columbia. This is perfect for those America Cup aficionados.

Also available are modern boats such as a yacht, dory, whaler, fishing boat, or a lobster boat. Cruisers, speedboats, and even models of Coast Guard cutters and icebreakers can be found. A Trident or Los Angeles Class submarine, the USS Nimitz or the USS Harry S. Truman can also be purchased.

Perhaps you were looking for another type of gift or collectible other than model ships. There is an unbelievable array of different articles under this theme. Available are bells of every kind for ships such as the cast brass bells, the lanyard bells, and the anchor bells. Very important on ships were the figureheads that guaranteed a safe crossing and also calmed the gods. Replicas of figureheads come in a variety of types. You can get the Polynesian maiden, the Indian princess, and lest we forget the most popular of them all, the mermaid. The bells or the figureheads are articles that could also be collections to complement your ship collection.

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