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Joe Elder
Live the life you live, love the life you live!
Live the life you live, love the life you live!


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Re-purposing Authentic Marine Lighting into Nautical Table Lamps
Re-purposing Authentic Marine Lighting into Nautical Table Lamps We offer one-of-a-kind nautical table lamps created using authentic vintage and antique marine ships lights, lamps and lanterns. We also produce nautical inspired table lamps re-purposed from ...

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Antique Hunting in Hampton Roads Virginia- Nautical Treasures Abound
Always a favorite pastime for many is the adventure of getting out and searching for antiques. I know when we travel, hunting for antiques and other unique vintage items is on the top of our list. One of the top categories for treasure hunters here in coast...

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Antiquing around Tidewater Virginia.

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Antique Shopping Through Coastal Virginia
one thing for sure about Virginia, and that is there’s an abundance
of antique dealers
scattered throughout the Commonwealth.
From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic coast, Virginia has a
treasure trove of shops and malls to peruse through.

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Re-purposing Marine & Nautical Lamps to Light Your Coastal Home
marine and n autical lighting is a top choice to use in your coastal home for many reasons. Quality
and classic nautical design are top reasons for choosing marine
lighting for today’s interior and exterior home use. Here’s a
few good reasons for...

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Skipjack Nautical Wares Featured on Portsmouth VA Travel & Tourism Show May 2017
Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery was recently featured on the May 2017 video, Portsmouth VA Travel & Tourism Show, episode 2. This video also features Olde Towne Portsmouth's historic Hill House Museum and the Portsmouth Colored Community Librar...

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New artwork by Jac & Patricia Johnson at Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery

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Fort Norfolk from the Elizabeth River- Marine Painting by J Robert Burnell
A recent article written by Robert McCabe published in the Virginian Pilot reminded me of an original watercolor painting that we currently have on display at Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery. The article titled "Fort Norfolk got the first look ...

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Skipjack- The Premier Nautical Marine Art Gallery in Hampton Roads, Virginia
There are a number of exceptional art galleries to visit around coastal Virginia with a wide spectrum of art to peruse. Coastal Virginia is known as the  Tidewater Region  and Hampton Roads  that includes Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suf...

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The Nautical Lamps Co., Mfrs. of Nautic Brand Products, Plainville, Conn.
Every once in a while, we run across a vintage or antique nautical item that has little known history or provenance. Recently, we acquired a 1930's vintage small boat anchor lantern with the label from a little-known marine manufacturer, The Nautical Lamps ...
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