This is the old-style lobster float buoy that was used by lobster fishermen
to secure their traps.
A great vintage find at Florida marine flea market!
Authentic and chic! Has been cleaned and the paint was fixed.
- Wood / Rope
- It measures 11" tall, 3,6" wide.
- Outdoor / Indoor
- Weight 2-3 lb
Note: paint layers may vary from the picture above.
A bit of a History about our Lobster Buoys.
Each is unique and has old fisherman twine to hang it. Each fisherman had their own colours to mark their traps or nets. They make great décor for the ocean oriented person!
Bright buoys marking the locations of lobster traps have been an iconic piece of maritime culture dating to the late 1800s, when trapping became a common method of lobstering. To distinguish one lobsterman's traps from others, it became tradition—and then law—to paint buoys a unique pattern and color scheme. They became essential for beach house decor, used as doorstops, centerpieces, hanging displays, and more.
Very collectible and wonderful for display!
Good together with Art
Please have a look
We've been featured many times
July / August, 2016
Coastal Living Magazine featured our Buoys on its cover!!!!!!
We are proud to see our collectible vintage items among best decor displays.
Nautical Cottage Blog
Loving Coastal Living
Lavender & Twine
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Jan 12, 2021
Just love this color combo. Am using Lilly Pulitzer bedding of turquorise and orange. So this will work very well in that bedroom. Also like the tall 11” size. Certainly makes a statement in a room.
Mar 9, 2017
Super cute as a doorstop at my beach house.