Saturday, May 3, 2008

A Swashbuckler Soiree

Today is A Swashbuckler Soiree hosted by Donna over at The Ribboned Crown. This is going to be a grand affair with over 60 guests. Thank you Donna for hosting this lovely ball.

Now on with the show...

A list of my favourite Pirates

First is Captain Barbossa from Pirates of the Caribbean He is my very favourite pirate.
Captain Barbossa

Next is Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean
Jack Sparrow

The McDonald version of Jack Sparrow
Jack Sparrow McDonalds

And of course Captain Hook from Peter Pan
Captain Hook

When we were in St Lucia last year the ship that was used as the Black Pearl, in Pirates of the Caribbean, came into port. Here are two pictures of the Black Pearl, aka the Jolly Roger.
Jolly Roger St Lucia

Jolly Roger2 St lucia

Last is a few pages from a book on Pirates that I picked up in Tortola. There was a chapter of a Pirate Club on the Island.
Book

KarenOX

47 comments:

Fete et Fleur said...

Captain Barbossa is my favorite too! Thanks so much for your nice comment on The Pirate lady! I love the McDonald version of Jack.

Sweet Dreams!
Nancy

She'sSewPretty said...

Fun Karen! I have a slight crush on Capt. Jack Sparrow. My daughter thinks I'm nuts.

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a great collection of pirate treasures. My favorite pirate is still Captain Barbossa, and I always loved books about pirate stories. Karen

Christine LeFever said...

Oh, that MacDonald's Captain Jack is hilarious!!! Kudos to you!

Christine

Melissa said...

What cute pictures. I am still working on my post and had to start sneaking peeks to see if anyone had posted yet. Good job on being an early bird to the party. I enjoyed it.

Melissa
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Du Buh Du Designs said...

The Mickey D's jack is cracking me up! But I'm distracted by that nice photo of Johnny:) Love the pirate book too! Thanks for sharing!
~Christine

Mya said...

I have to say pirate Johnny is my fav. The Mcdonalds pairate is too funny.
cheers,
-Mya

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

GREAT post! Oh that Captn Jack... sigh! =) lol

If you'd still like to join the swap, I think I can squeeze in one more. My email is stitchintyme9 @ aol if you are still interested. Happy Saturday!

Melissa Valeriote said...

Oh yes. What is it about that scruffy Barbossa that makes him so dam sexy? Can we share?

rochambeau said...

What a nice Parade of Pirates! Hope you have a wonderful day walking the plank to get to all the parties!
happy Swashbuckler's Soiree day!

Constance

Mo'a said...

Hmmm!!!Johnny second...well Barbossa does have his charms...but Johnny makes my heart skip a beat.
Great post and nice to meet you thanks for the invite.
Did you get to go aboard?

LW said...

Ahoy Karen...

what a fun post for sea..
Captain Barbossa is number one with me....

Louise

Donna O'Brien said...

So happy to have you sailing along with us! And your pirate treasure from your trip is perfect. I might just have to steal your loot- such great images!!
D.

Dorian Fletcher said...

Haarrgh, me hearty! I am voting for the McDonald's Jack Sparrow!

HopHopJingleBoo said...

yes,my lassey.. I agree Capt. Babossa is the best of pirates and his naughty monkey,too...

Sue in western Washington, USA said...

Never mind the pirates - that ship is a beauty! Enjoy the soiree!

faerie enchantment said...

What a wonderful post for the soiree, just dropping by on my soiree travels!
Have a magical day!
Lisa!

BumbleVee said...

arrrr... me mates!! well...with the exception of Barbossa.... and that stupid monkey...I hate that monkey!!

Sylvia Anderson said...

So many hansom pirates to choose from...but the McDonald's guy is awfully cute! ;)

fated follies studio said...

oh i just love peter pan! and who doesn't? this was so much fun wasn't it? enjoy your weekend!

jenny

rebecca woodward said...

The favorite's list...how clever and fun! Love your blog...I'll get back here and browse ahile! (those toys bring back memories)

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Miss Sandy said...

Fun pirate post! The ship is pretty amazing, I bet it is even more so up close in person.

http:/blogcabinfever.typepad.com said...

Oh that Captain Jack he is soooo dreamy :) Cool Pics of the ship. Wow.
Pam

Karen from A`Musements said...

Arrrhhh! Ahoy Lassie! Hope yer sailin's been smooth and your grog has been luke warm (I guess it's good that way, or they were all too messed up to notice there was no ice). I'm glad to see a picture of my Capt. Barbossa, the much overlooked but quite significantly Piratey Pirate! Now avast and yo ho ho, and I'll be sailin' by here again tomorrow...
xoxo
Karen

cd&m said...

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

Kelley said...

Not only love the pirates but love that little monkey pirate. Great post!
Kelley

Couture de Papier said...

Thank you for visiting..did not know thee was so much history right in my own backyard!

Nancy said...

Thank-you for visiting Karen...love your pics...I liked Cpt. Barbossa too! Great ship pictures, and I even like the little monkey!

Hope you had fun!
Nancy

Auberne' Rose Ancalimon said...

Thank you for the nice comment on my blog! I love that pirate ship!!! Cute little Captain Jack plush! ^-^

Auberne' Ancalimon @-`---

Inspired Tokens said...

Love the pirate post. It's been very entertaining traveling the high seas to see all the beautiful creations. Captain Jack seems most popular these days.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I would LOVE to photograph the Black Pearl!!! Aren't you the lucky one :)
Johnny Depp grew up an hour and a half from where I did :) in Ky.

Pearl Maple said...

Fantastic collection of pirate treasures to add to the party. Thank you for sharing.

Blog parties are the best fun to get out and meet lots of other clever creative crafters. Your princess crown is gorgeous.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Ahoy matee!! Such a fun party!! Treasure trove of photos! Have a wonderful evening!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Couture de Papier said...

OOoo! I discovered 2 new NE artisans,I am featuring them on my blog for a little boost..thought I would pay it forward! Hugs Denise

Mary Isabella said...

This was so fun...I adore the music....Have agreat Tuesday....mary

Cami said...

Johnny Depp can come aboard my ship anytime! ;) The McD's version is kinda creepy. And your music is divine as always!

Scrappy Jessi said...

such great stuff.
bummed i missed this party.
oxox,
jessi

Tara said...

Karen

great job!

Tara said...

I am doing a giveaway for my 100th post, stop in!

PAINT MINE PINK said...

oooh now that Captain Jack Sparrow definately shivers my timbers! LOL.
Im totally bummed out that i missed this party :(

Love your piccies Karen!

xo
Shann

Kristin said...

Fun pirate stuff! I kind of like that McDonald's version of Jack Sparrow! ;)

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Oh, well, what I was going to say, totally changed when I heard "somewhere in time..." This was a movie I grew up to... Oh my aching heart.... Too much to say...

But I do Loooooove your space... sniffle sniffle.... Thank you for the memory...

(what I was going to say is loooove your fun fun space, beautiful and fun and nostalgic all in one.....)

Natasha Burns said...

Great pics Karen~ I love Captain Jack Sparrow!
Did you know Captain Barbosa is from my hometown, Melbourne?! Well, Captain isn't but Geoffrey Rush is!

Pat said...

Ahhhh ..Johhny Depp! He's the perfect pirate isn't he?

Sandra Evertson said...

What a fun post! And I enjoyed strolling through your childhood toys, love the skates and key!
Sandra Evertson

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I'm hosting an "I Live In My Own Little World But It's Ok They Know Me Here" photo challenge. Show us where you sit & write your blog and all the other special things around your space. Indoor and outdoor. I am giving one of my collages, via email, to each person who joins in so let me know in a comment on the Own Little World blog. Anyone is welcome to join.
Hope to see your Own Little World...
Pam

Jorgelina said...

My favorite pirates are Hook the Peter Pan and Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean
Very beutiful his blog
A greeting from Argentina