Nautical antiques are rich in history, often weathered with time, and add personality and character to your home. It’s almost summer, and thoughts of the ocean come to mind. Ocean themed antiques displayed in your home soothes your soul like a day at the beach, don’t they? Today I’m sharing some of our seaside antiques – Nautical Antiques for home.
Beach or shell themed antiques bring us right back to our childhood memories of fun, relaxing days spent at the ocean!
Who doesn’t have fond memories of collecting shells and searching for the perfect one during summer vacations?
Decorative Victorian antique boxes are always the first to sell at FrenchGardenHouse, and it’s easy to see why!
Antique ephemera with oceans, shells and seaside resort themes are beloved and collected by many. Framed, they make a charming statement on any wall, unframed, they are a joy to be looked at again and again.
One of my favorite ways to display these tiny colorful treasures is on a tray, underneath a piece of glass on our table. I do make sure not to place wet glasses or vases on the tray to preserve these paper antiques.}
Souvenir postcards, little trade cards, all beautiful chromolithographs to frame, or display.
A collection of antique oyster plates looks especially fetching on the walls of your dining room!
Sea or shell themed antique silver will grace your buffet on display, to use, or just to look beautiful and spark conversation!
There are so many ways to display your love for the sea at home with antiques! Even in your garden. This antique French jardiniere has a beautiful shell design front and center.
One favorite way to connect with the ocean long ago was to wear a cameo, hand carved by master craftsmen in Italy. Ladies who traveled on a Grand Tour often came home with a brooch, or necklace, or several!
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE WAY TO DISPLAY YOUR LOVE OF THE SEA AT HOME?
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