Monday, July 27, 2009

Nantucket Knotworks

Many moons ago when the boyfriend and I started dating, we were in a long distance relationship. As a thoughtful present, the bf sent me a bracelet similar to the yellow one below:

This bracelet is known as a "sailor's bracelet" because sailors used them to wipe their brows while swabbing decks or as a "friendship bracelet" because sailors brought them back for their sweethearts. He had one as well, so whenever we were apart and I was missing him all I'd have to do is look at my wrist and I was reminded that I was someone's sweetheart. I never took this bracelet off - it became so dirty over the months that I eventually had to remove it {just for appearance sake, as the condition was still good}.

I was looking through the most recent Martha Stewart Living magazine and I was delighted to see the Nantucket Knotworks bracelet featured on one of the pages. While my bracelet wasn't this brand, I am so happy to have found the makers of the authentic Nantucket rope bracelet. I know that I will be ordering a pair of these for the bf and I so we can renew our matching bracelet tradition yet again.

Check out Nantucket Knotworks if you have some free time. These bracelets can also be ordered from The Sunken Ship!

27 comments:

tootie said...

Cute bracelets!

Mrs. Realife said...

I love this! I've seen people wearing them and it makes sense they are "Nantucket" {rope} bracelets -- They are really great for the summer!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Very cute idea! I love that yellow one!

Dollface said...

cute bracelets!!! xxxooo

Seersucker Scrapper said...

Those are adorable. I hadn't seen ones with color in them before.

That is so sweet, you and your bf wear matching bracelets!

Black Labs and Lilly said...

I love Nantucket Knotworks! One of the first gifts I got my BF was one of their bracelets, they last for years!

Katie said...

I love the idea of you and your bf each having a matching bracelet while you were apart. My (now) hubby and I had matching rings from Haiti (where we met) while we were long distance.

LovesPINKandPEARLS said...

i love these!

Holly said...

Cute bracelets!

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

Such a sweet story and cute bracelets!

a H.I.T. said...

This makes me miss Nantucket!

Lindsay said...

What a sweet story! I had an all white one of these as a kid and I loved it! Wonder what happened to it....

:)

Piper Jacquelyn said...

I love them! I also love when products have a purpose or background story. So cute. I want a navy one...

Billie Anne said...

I love that idea! My boyfriend and I are about to be in a long-distance relationship for a while, so I think that's something I may need to invest in :)

Jules said...

That is so sweet that you and bf both had one! It must have been a nice reminder while you two were apart.

I got your surprise today and you're the sweetest :) I cannot wait to try the cookies!

the Preppy Princess said...

We can remember wearing one of these as a teen until it was almost permanently attached to our wrist!

It's cute that you and your boyfriend both had one!
tp

Sarah/Sassy said...

I wore a white one every summer-we loved cutting them off in the fall (we'd always make a wish).

My girls now where them-we always purchase them first weekend of the summer on the Cape.

I love the colors!

b is for brown said...

What a sweet story and those bracelets are adorable!
Sooooo glad we are friends too! Xoxo
PS-my giveaway ends bet aug 8-10. Lol. Weird dates, I know.

Starfish and Sundresses said...

I love these bracelets. I used to get one every year when I went to Nantucket!

Happiness Is... said...

That's really cute! I love that idea.

Jill said...

Cute bracelet and what a sweet story behind it.

Lucky in Love said...

What a cute thing to do!

KAG said...

love the sunken ship on ACK! hope you'll come enter the fun giveaway I have going on! xoxo KAG

~Holly~ said...

These are too cute!! I will definitely be ordering some...so excited they make it in pink too!! :)

Elle said...

Super cute bracelets and what a thoughtful reminder!

~ Donna ~ said...

Awww too cute!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

...very cute bracelets (this would have been perfect when my hubby was constantly on a deployment as an Army aviator)... hmmm...but even though now that he's home everyday, it is still a sweet idea :o)

love the story behind them.

I'm getting around to catching up on a week's worth of missed blog reading! Wow! they sure do multiply!!!
Oh, I was so excited to see that you have me down as one of your faithful friends!! ...I'm so glad you dont mind my constant comments :o) I think I mentioned that I figured out how to do a scrolling marquee and that I was able to grab your cute button for my blog :o)

 
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