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Northeast Florida Scottish Games & Festival Feb. 24, 2024

2024 is off to a roaring start with the Northeast Florida Scottish Games & Festival. Who doesn’t love the sound of the Bagpipes, the Celtic Shopping and the delightful watching of the Games with all the friendly competition! The Scottish Games are a wonderful family friendly event to attend. We hope to see you. Come visit us, Lords of the Seas!

Lords of the Seas loves SOCKS…or…Socks Rock!

Have you seen our newest sock offerings that extend from kilt hose, Fairisle Norse patterns or fashionnable stripy socks! We are pleased to be working with the finest sock company in Scotland! The House of Cheviot! Check out our Mens and Womens socks…you’ll love them. And by the way, they make perfect gifts that look so rich but are actually quite reasonable. It’s a win-win all the way around!

We are beginning to Blog…

Hello All:  We are beginning our Blogs since we have so many things to say and share!  The Scottish Games and Festivals season is slowing down so we can begin to think about the 2023 year and what needs to be done.

However, as we reflect on this year, there are so many stories of what has happened to many people during 2022.  Some stories make you laugh, some are sad and some are tragic.  Above all, though, it is good to be able to share stories with each other as we add another year to life’s experiences.

Lords of the Seas is committed to bringing you the finest items and the newest trends.  We, however, appreciate the history of what items we sell, and are constantly learning and hoping that we share our learning with you.  That’s what it really is about…sharing knowledge with each other.  So when we find items of interest, we will post them.  Slainte Mhath for the Celts and Skal for the Scandinavians!

Harris Tweed Poem

Finding Inspiration
It is good to know we are not the only ones who dream about our very own Harris Tweed® cloth design! Beth Spallanzani from Bristol – one of our Facebook followers – was inspired by our posts to write a poem imagining a tweed named after herself.

What’s in a name? Designing the Spallanzani Tweed

The turquoise sea and the blue of the sky
And the sand as white as the clouds in the sky
Are bringing last summer back into the room
Whilst creating the warp on the loom.

Inspired by a Harris Tweed® picture online,
Could I find a new weave that’s exclusively mine?
Should the weft be bright yellow, or camel or grey,
Like sunshine, or pebbles or puddles of clay?

Now my surname’s from Italy – not much wool there,
Thought they’re famous for flair and design,
But could it be closer to Harris than Rome
If the parts of my name are untwined?

“Spal” is the shuttle which flies to and fro,
And the start of my name, that you know,
“Lana” in Gaelic – maybe ‘pride’ or ‘replete’?
In Italian, strangely, it means wool!

The last part is harder – the Gaelic for “Zani”
Or “San” is a challenge – ’tis a fact,
But with summer bright colours criss-crossing my tweed,
“Zani” / zany – my design will be just that!

Calling all Vikings…

Scandinavian Folk Festival

Calling all Vikings…Scottish Highlanders, Ireland East Coast Irish, Outer Islands of Scotland, and all who consider themselves Viking!  Lords of the Seas will be at a Viking/Scandinavian Festival with Swedes, Norwegians, Finns, and Danes to celebrate Mid-Summer (Summer solstice) on Sunday, July 17th at the Gerry Rodeo Grounds, Gerry NY.

To get you ready for the Scandinavian Folk Festival…we have a great CD that you can print out and have a copy of the contents of the book that is on the CD…Sewing for Vikings. There are Women’s and Men’s Viking Outfits and directions on how to make the outfits. The cost for the CD is $20.00 + $5.00 for shipping.
And if you want a deeper understanding of the Norse Influence…we have another CD entitled The Norse Influence on Celtic Scotland. This CD is also $20.00 +$5.00 shipping.

You can email us at [email protected] and order.  We would need your address to send the CD.  We DO NOT send you anything else or share your email or mail address.

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