I found this huge vintage chiffon beach cover-up at Goodwill for just under 2 pieces of eight. ($1.99) The colors and graphics are so luscious I wish I could walk among those palm trees and wiggle my toes in that sand I’m not planning to swim any time soon, so for now, instead of draping this beauty across my prow, I’ll drape it where I can admire it-like across the back of my sofa.
These cowrie napkin rings were a lucky find indeed! As they are made from genuine shells, each one is unique. Do pirates use napkins? Probably not. But I do. This set of eight cost just under 3 pieces of eight! Yo, ho, ho!
When we visited the Oregon Coast a few weeks ago, I tried to reread this book on my computer. Now there are some things you just don’t do-like drink Dom Perignon from a plastic cup-and reading a digital version of Treasure Island falls into that same category. When we got home, I hunted the seven seas (ahem, the internet) until I found this suitably old copy complete with palm trees on the cover. I love this book! When Robert Louis Stevenson penned his classic in 1883 he included much of the quintessential pirate speak we know today-and I only had to surrender five pieces of eight (plus a small fee to have it delivered to my port) to make it mine.
Until next time-I wish you some happy plundering of your own!