Thursday, June 9, 2011

Home Sweet Home #18

Welcome to Home Sweet Home!  I have shown this spot in my home before on my blog but after over 450 posts I know it is buried somewhere.  This is the ledge that goes downstairs to our basement.  I have had it decorated like this since we remodeled in 2008.  

The basement is the teen man cave, so the nautical theme was fitting as we go down the stairs.  

The teens have even added their own touch to my decor.  If you look on the deck of the Mayflower here you will see Captain Jack Sparrow on the ready for any pirate adventures that may ensue.

 And, what would a  piratey vignette be without a pistol, some pieces of eight, and a little bit of stolen Aztec gold.  Vintage pistol (Captain Jack's affects) being the inspiration here.

 A very good close up of Jack. (that is for you CA) Source:
Thanks for joining me at Home Sweet Home!  
Now, I would like to feature some wonderful post from last weeks Home Sweet Home.  

First, my friend Sandi over at Rose Chintz Cottage created this beautiful romantic tea.  She hosts a tea party every Tuesday, link up and join her.  Click the link to view.

 Next, Debra over at Common Ground  did a post on ticking for her Vintage Inspiration Party. Such inspiration at her blog, join her each Friday for her party.  Click the link to view.

Next, Birdie Blue created this fantastic space for her and her daughters to work.  Click the link to view.

And last, Sunny Simple Life created this fabulous fountain in remembrance of her parents.  Click the link to view.
Now onto today.
I will join these ladies today:
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Feather Your Nest  at French Country Cottage
Guidelines for Home Sweet Home Party:
Attention: To link up with inlinkz you must have a permalink back to this party in your post or they will not allow you to link.  If you find your link deleted, add the link, and then try again.  (I have been deleting a few links.  Inlinkz sets the rules.)
My button is on my sidebar for the party, if you want to use it.   If you are new here I hope you will become a follower.  No Etsy link ups or direct advertising, please.  Please visit some of the other blogs and get some great inspiration.  Thanks.:)
Now let's see your beautiful homes!


Betty said...

You sold me. Since I am having a sea theme through out my home I must buy some ships to put somewhere. Love yours.

Candy @ The Little Round Table said...

Ohhhhh ...... Capt Jack. Yes, and lovely decor too!


Candy @ The Little Round Table said...

Trying again to comment....

Ohhh .... Capt Jack. Yes, and lovely decor too. :-)


Sunny Simple Life said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful feature of my post about my parent's remembrance fountain. You made my day. My post today is about another corner of my patio that I love. How funny. I love all your ships and pirate fun. That is something my husband would do for sure.

Martha said...

love, love, love the fountain feature! anything with water in this kind of heat is lovely! thanks for hosting!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Thanks for the shout-out. Just linked up!
xoxo Debra

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, love your boats and shells. Great for the teens to have a hang out. We saw that new movie and it was pretty good. I still like the first one best. Thanks for hosting.

Brenda Pruitt said...

I've been in love with those last two photos all week long!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful features, Sherry... loved Sandi's romantic lacey tea cup. Beautiful collection of model ships and I loved all your piratey accents! Thanks for hosting this fun party for us each week. Have a lovely weekend!~Poppy

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Thank you, Sherry, for the shout-out! I love your nautical theme and Hubby would too as he grew up near the water. Boats and the ocean have always been a part of his life. We both adore the beach and practically live there in the summertime. Love Jack too! Thanks for hosting and enjoy your weekend.


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Love Captain Jack! OOOOO! Love your clipper ships too. I have a hard time with mine and DUST! Thanks Sherry!

Kathy said...

LOVE this! Love Captain Jack! The ships are amazing - well done!

Concetta said...

What a beautiful post! I just love all your special touches - simply magnificent! You are such an inspiration my sweet friend!

Faye said...

Sorry about my double link...the 2nd one is correct. Somehow I pasted your blog link instead on mine :)

Thanks for hosting!

Sarah said...

Oh, Captain Jack. What a nice little surprise! Great choices to spotlight. Sandi's beautiful tea and remembrance fountain really caught my eye.
Thanks for hosting. ~ Sarah

Coastal Health and Home said...

Dear Sherry,

Thank you for hosting the party?


Coastal Blue Ocean

Mary Ann Pickett said...

How cool is your nautical entry to the man cave. I just think...hard to dust? But it looks so clean!

xinex said...

I love how you decorated your ledge, Sherry...Christine

Debbie said...

Your nautical themed use of that ledge looks wonderful, and I was inspired by your shout outs. I've been creatively dry for the longest time so I need the help.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Love the nautical entry theme, and those boats -- they are charming! What a wonderful way to decorate an often-overlooked spot in the house.

We found one model ship in my parents' beach house and as I've been redecorating it, I've been moving it all over the place trying to find the right space for it; we have a ledge but it's WAY up high on a big wall of windows -- poor little boat would get lost.
Maybe it needs some friends?

stefanie said...

I love that ledge, and Jack!!!!

The French Hutch said...

Love this look for the look going down to the stairs. When my son was young I had his room decorated with a nautical theme. When a local hotel was changing management and redecorating I bought a wooden ship wheel. This was the beginning of the nautical theme. After all these years its still in the attic.
Thanks for hosting your party. Hope your weekend is great.

The French Hutch

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love it- I am just getting ready to do a nautical vignette too! Thanks for hosting! :)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love the nautical theme. Your blog is inspiring. Thanks for hosting. I've become a follower and joined the party. Looking forward to many more.

Sylvia said...

Love , love these piratey vignettes ! I like the texture in your photos. Thank you Sherry !