|A custom made driftwood lamp at Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Gallery.|
It's been a few weeks since I've been at the helm of Coastal Creations & Design blog. My time was pretty much devoted to covering the 21st Annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race and Schooner Days events following the completion of the race held here in Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia: visit our Schooner Days blog at http://schoonerdays.blogspot.com/ and Schooner Racing on the Bay at http://racingthebay.blogspot.com/ co-written and produced by my good friend Allen Graves who reported live from the deck of the schooner "Spirit of Independence." Now come and gone for another year, I'm back at the wheel and searching for new Coastal Creations and Design "seriously seaworthy" people, places and things to cover.
|My friend Allen Graves on the Rappahannock Riverfront. Photography by Joe Elder|
|A driftwood sculpture mounted onto a pitch-black iron base.|
|A custom driftwood coffee table base acts as an artistic centerpiece in this living room. From an article in Coastal Living Magazine. Writer Gena Sigala, Photographer Dominique Vorillon.|
|Large piles of driftwood and fallen trees along the Rappahannock River beachfront.|
|A flamingo-pink plastic beach chair stands sentinel on a lonely Rappahannock River beach.|
|Most beaches like this one is private protected property. You must have permission prior to entering.|
|A selected piece of silvery-gray driftwood.|
|Allen with canoe in tow.|
|The canoe filled with driftwood ready for the journey home.|
|My van packed with driftwood from the Rappahannock River.|
Re-purposed products ranging from nautical antiques to reclaimed nautical/coastal materials such as this driftwood has been a passion of ours for years and a large part of items created through Skipjack Nautical Wares design studio. For other articles about Skipjack's re-purposed products, visit Maya's Completely Coastal and Caron's Everything Coastal Style.
Now the fun begins- the creative part of this blog. I will now review the driftwood inventory and plan how to best use these pieces for coastal home furnishings and design. Stay with us for part two of this blog-Driftwood Art & Furnishings: Re-Purposed Beach Finds For the Coastal Home.
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