Narrow Boat Art

You’ve all seen them, those lovely picture plaques on narrowboat doors :
Castles and rivers
narrowboat art
Roses and flowers
canal boat art
There is a history to it that you may not be aware of (link), and for traditional pictures, there is also a premium. Hubby looked some up and for a small castle scene, you’re looking at around £30. For a set of four plaques (flowers or castles, or a mixture of the two) you can easily say goodbye to £65.

You may remember these from our veg project:

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Maggie on bucket 2

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Swans on other side

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Bee on bucket 1

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Duck on other side

This was Hubby having a dabble at original canal boat art.

Our immediate neighbour has gutted his boat and is refitting it. He has been at it for almost all of the two years we’ve been here, and we supply him with cups of tea, biscuits and the occasional time check when he’s here working.
He came up against some serious snags two Christmasses ago and had to re-think, but this year he has really set to and is making noticeable progress.

He asked Hubby to help him take some wood cuttings up to the bin on the trolley as they were awkward and cumbersome to manage on his own.
Something caught his eye, so he asked if he could have it as he had an idea.

boat artThis is now up on our helm door (our House Motto has been relocated in the kitchen), at a total cost of 60p for the two brass fittings to hang it.
boat art close boat art inside

He has now been asked to do one similar for another boater and has started another (with flowers this time) for us.
Clever man!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to Narrow Boat Art

  1. Goes to show: whatever you are throwing away is just what someone else is looking for.
    What a delightful find!

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