Colorful Coastal Collections


Whimsical Tractor Seat Display (along the road to New Brunswick)


Brightly colored fishing buoys and other items with vivid hues dot the coastal landscape.  These photos highlight a few collections of such items spied not long ago around Canada’s Atlantic coast.

Buoy Display, Campobello Island, N.B.

Buoy-Adorned Cottage, Campobello Island, N.B.


Buoys and Floats, Delaps Cove, N.S.

Pink and Orange Floats, Delaps Cove, N.S.


Cozy Chairs, St. Andrew's By the Sea, N.B.

Cozy Lounging Chairs, St. Andrew’s By the Sea, N.B.


Buoy Signpost, Neils Harbor, Cape Breton, N.S.

Buoy Signpost, Neils Harbor, Cape Breton, N.S.


Buoy Display, Shelburne, N.S.

Buoy Wall Display, Shelburne, N.S.

27 responses

  1. What a clever collection of tractor seats – I love that they painted them such bright colors and put them out for display. They are a fine example of how pleasing (and sometimes ignored) basic industrial design can be. Nice capture.

    • Dawn, so true — the wide array of styles and colors of these vintage seats and the manner of their display prompts admiration for the creativity in assembling this collection!

  2. These are great! I love how colour is so prevalent in coastal communities, whether it’s east or west, Canada or Scandinavia . . . My theory is it’s to brighten all those foggy days, and lead the fishermen back home.

  3. I am a West Coast girl living in Toronto. I know there is a connection between the East and West. When I saw those Muskoka chairs….I felt that was the picture that brings all of Canada together. We are a simple people, I believe….as in, we find much pleasure in the little things that speak volumes to our souls. Family, nature, love and life. We encompass it all. Thanks for showing that through your photography.

  4. As a Canadian who has recently moved to the UK, I miss Canada madly. I absolutely love your blog and your pictures are beautiful…thank you for representing the real beauty of Canada.

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