And now wish me joy of my fantastic tin from Wulf! Boy, is this tin spot-on for me. It's like I ordered it custom made!
I have been a sailor all my life, and fell hard in love with the incredible historical fiction by Patrick O'Brian, about the British Navy in the Napoleonic era. While that might sound dry to non-sailors, the series has been called "Jane Austen at sea" because of what lovely storytelling is contained therein. I highly recommend the first two books to give the series a try - "Master & Commander" and "Post Captain". And if you like movies better, the Russell Crowe film "Master & Commander" is another way to experience the world of POB (as we call him).
Er, um, that is, TIN! Sorry, my little hobby horse. Short version, I looooove tall ships and other vintage wooden ships.
So imagine my delight to open the package and see THIS!!!
It fits right in to my nautical themed fireplace mantel... (of course, complete with sparkle ball cat toys left there by the feline crew members. Sigh.)
The top has a windvane that turns! SO COOL! And it has three different storage spaces. The main space:
And then two tiny drawers underneath:
The different scraps around the tin are so great:
And what is this on top, wulf? Is that part of a bellhop bell? I love the cut-out design.
It even has the sniff of approval from the crew members of this ship!
You mentioned no idea of what to store inside - well, so far it is a great place to store the key to my parents' wedding clock, seen behind the tin!
(The drawers & doors close better, I didn't realize I hadn't closed everything up tight in the photos)
I expect it will be a place for small sentimental tokens of adventures I will have, like when I go sailing on a 1920s wooden schooner this summer in the islands here in Puget Sound.
Thank you so much. I will be flaunting this to my tall ship friends for sure. Muah ha ha ha.
As they say in the books, a flower upon your head!