Friday, December 16, 2011
Booty: Stuffing a Pirate's Stocking
Archie McPhee is a Seattle institution that has been in the neighborhood known now as Old Ballard (it was just “Ballard” when I lived there as a child; perhaps that speaks badly of my advancing age as well as its) since 1983. The store is not so much a gift shop as an emporium with a wide range of offerings to delight the kid in all of us. And that includes the nautical kid.
McPhee offers merchandise with nautical flair, such as this charming narwhal and these “finger tentacles.” They even crawl into the Eldrich cave with offerings from and for the Great Cthulhu. But my favorite bunch of items all focuses on the popular image of good old fashioned pirates. You’ll find everything from cups to notepads (a favorite around chez Pauline) and just about all that falls in between. You’d be hard pressed to leave this site wanting for pirate booty.
Now’s the time if you’re at all in doubt. Get ye to the Archie McPhee website and spend some of those ill-gotten gains on the ones you love.
Happy Friday, Brethren; tomorrow it’s SMS and an update on potential changes – at least temporarily – round about Triple P.
Header: Archie McPhee’s Pirate Lunchbox