Yes, those are oars. I went through the entire store trying to figure out where I could hang them and thought, for $12 a piece, I would figure something out. They were also 30% off, which I didn't find out till I got to the register.
Look at the great detail on them! I love the weathered wood and chipped paint. They just have charm.
When I brought them home, Clint thought I was nuts. Then I opened up the latest Pottery Barn catalog and showed him this.
Not so crazy am I anymore!
I am thinking the breeze way may get a makeover in the fall with these two purchases as my inspiration.
By the way, thanks for all the sweet comments concerning my kidney stones. I am doing better and in a small amount of pain, due to the stent. I am hoping to be back to normal this week.