|Ferry Colour Plate|
My first find is an adorable vintage colour plate entitled The Ferry. The image was originally drawn by the illustrator Ernest Aris and rescued from a disintegrating 1930s children's book by Amy at darlingsprettythings. I love the expression on the wandering rabbit's face as he spies the size of the mouse ferry! The image measures 21 by 15 cm and, when framed, could make an unusual gift for nomadically-inclined friends.
The Ferry plate is for sale at £9.50 plus shipping.
BensCountryForge, a family-run business in Oswestry, has
|Panama Ferry model|
Made of tin and hand painted, the Panama Ferry is finished with a vintage effect crackle glaze. It measures 58cm / 23 inches high and would make a great conversation piece in a nautical home.
The Panama Ferry is a unique piece and is offered at £79.99 plus shipping.
|The Ferry Girl by Augenblickphoto|
An interesting photograph presentation from Germany next in the form of this stone-mounted image from Augenblickphoto. The Ferry Girl was photographed in the Spreewald region of Brandenburg in the former East Germany and she is wearing the traditional costume of a ferry boatswoman.
Rebeccah at Augenblickphoto affixes high quality copies of the original vintage image to stone, protecting the photograph with layers of micro glaze. Then she adds a brass and polymer clay hanging fixing to the back to create a unique ornament.
The Ferry Girl is approximately £9.08 plus shipping (price may fluctuate with the exchange rate).
You can never get far through Etsy without encountering
|Steam Boat Ferry brooch from LoveDogDesigns|
The brooch is for sale at £7.97 plus shipping (price may fluctuate with the exchange rate).
|Avon Gorge And Ferry tea towel by Clareillustrates|
Back to the UK for my fifth choice, to Bristol where Clare Phillips of Clareillustrates has created this wonderful scene of the Avon Gorge And Ferry complete with the ubiquitous hot air balloons flying overhead. In this instance, the image is printed on to a tea towel, but Clare also offers her work on mugs, greetings cards and as giclee prints. The various Bristol scenes would make fun souvenirs of a visit to the city.
The Avon Gorge And Ferry tea towel is £12.99 plus shipping.
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