Friday, January 29, 2010

I'm on a boat! (I have a nautical-themed pashmina afghan)

I love boats, so when I found this golden book at Fairground Antiques last weekend, I had to get it! (just like I had to use andy samberg for the title of this post.)
For the past few months I've been really inspired by the color palettes of old golden books (and illustrations for children from the 50s/60s in general). I love the unexpected colors mixed with neutrals that look so effortless together.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! If you're in New England, be warm and safe in this freezing cold we're having.
P.S. - Thanks for all the comments/shared stories of squirrels on my last post! I loved reading them.


Missy said...

fab post! i'm actually scared of boats, but they look beautiful x

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WoolenSails said...

I love boats too, I come from a long line of whalers and fishermen, so I guess it is in my blood. Love the lighthouse page, it reminds me of a story my dad told me about living in a light house. Someday, I will his stories in art.


Anonymous said...

great illustrations and colors, too. you're a lucky girl.

Kristen said...

I'm Boat crazy too! What a surprise to see this post because I also have that book! And just yesterday I made some button magnets out of the illustrations.
Normally I'd think twice before cutting into a vintage book, but the previous owner had already doodled on quite a few pages :)