Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Vintage Crows Nest Thanks Captain Jack Sparrow For Keeping Pirate Tales Alive!

"I was a bit of a tomboy when I was a lass...dreaming of the Jolly Roger, and pirates plundering the Caribbean! I used to sneak out of bed late at night, way past my bed time, to watch the late show on T.V., especially to see Errol Flynn, or Tyrone Power, in their swashbuckling Hollywood roles! Movies like "Captain Blood", "The Sea Hawk", and "The Black Swan", were my favorites! It wasn't easy to tip toe past my parents room, as my mother was such a light sleeper. I had to keep the T.V. volume so low, and try not to act out the sword fight scenes, in the livingroom...and it was even harder when my little brother started joining me in my late night viewing!
I realized when I had my own children, just what we had put my mother through, while we were growing brother and I, had made very pointy wooden pirate swords to have sword fights in the yard!

I've always luved pirate memorabilia, and almost let out a whoop, when I found some vintage 1950's pirate drink glasses, at a local estate sale! I'm always looking for nautical vintage / antique items, and was pleased to also find a Pirate Cookbook, and these 1950's boys pajamas with sailing ships! I know little boys, and girls, used to enjoy the pirate films of the old days, but now I think they do again...thanks to Johnny Depp's brilliant portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow, in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies! In the latest sequel of Pirates of the Carribean...On Stranger Tides...which features Penelope Cruz as the swashbuckling female pirate, and BlackBeard's daughter, little girls now have a female role model who is confident, daring, and ambitious! I'm sure that little boys, and girls, will have sweet dreams of adventure on the high seas! :O)

Vintage 1950s Saks Fifth Avenue Boys Sailing Ships Pajamas Size 14

This latest Pirates movie is the best one yet, and extemely well done in Imax 3D! My hubby and I thought it was well worth the higher admission price, as all the audience was enthralled. Sitting next to us was a young couple with two small boys. The littlest one, wearing his Pirates t-shirt, with his huge 3D glasses barely staying in place, scarcely made a peep! Go see it while you still have the chance! :O)


  1. I love your nautical blog. You might be interested in visiting me as I run an etsy shop from my boat. Bobbing on the sea in the Bristol Channel.
    Nice to meet you!

  2. Yonks thank you for joining my blogs, and I've taken a look at yours, and I'm now a follower! I luv your avatar! Take care, Diane :O)
    P.S. I'm on etsy too!