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Why not Mount a Bow Maiden Ship Figure Head!

Why not mount a bow maiden ship figure head!

Ship Figurehead
A ship's figurehead is the carved wooden figure traditionally mounted on the prow of early sailing ships. It gave a ship unique character and was believed to sooth the sea gods and make sure the voyage will be safe.


Bow Maiden
And here's a beautiful bow maiden mounted on the side of a house that I discovered at The Lennoxx.

Buy a Bow Maiden
You might find the perfect bow maiden for your home at Ebay, The Ancient Mariner, or at the Nautical Supply Shop!
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15 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

OK seriously I love this idea. I'm jealous that I never thought of it on my own ;)

Drawn to The Sea said...

I ran across a couple in a local shop the other day. Distressed, cracked, & looked very authentic, but I suspect they were new made of old materials. Very tempting. Especially the mermaid :-)

Sunshine,
Julia

Kathy said...

They are just so Majestic looking!!! xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

kathi said...

Beautiful! I want one!

puna said...

Oh I don't know. The neighbors may think I'm crazier than I already am:)

Sher said...

I would have to get one that is fully clothed or I would hear it from the neighbors LOL!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I have alway found these fascinating.

Sue

simpledaisy said...

How interesting:) They are all so beautiful~

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Hmm. Wonder how one would look in the garden?
Brenda

MissBliss said...

very cool! just a great idea for the sea lovers we are :)

Marianne@Songbird said...

I wish I could see a fair maiden attached to a house here. I love the idea. But since I don't live anywhere near the sea and my house really does not look like a beach house, I doubt whether it would work. One can dream though?

Its So Very Cheri said...

I just discovered your blog and love it. (I love in South West Florida.) I signed up to follow you and would love for you to come for a visit and do the same.

Thanks for the inspirations.

Cheri

decomyplace said...

wow. i want them all ...

Barbara said...

The ship's figureheads are beautiful! I love seeing them and learning about their history. The Index of American Design has some more great photos at http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ma01/Davis/ships/home.html

Love Where You Live said...

What beauties. I love the lady hanging at the side of the building! Magnificent. If you can, check out my giveaway . . . hope you'll check it out and play! cheers, -susan