Hello, everyone! I hope all is well! Since Game of Thrones Season 6 is rolling out (episode 2 was this past Sunday), I thought it might be interesting to do a Weekly Wednesday with a Game of Thrones theme. When the show originally came out, I didn't want to watch it because it just wasn't my type of show, but my boyfriend got me to watch it, and I'll have to admit that it's pretty darn good...now if George R.R. Martin would finish the books before he dies. There's a joke that he's never actually finish the books, which looks like it might be true considering the show has now surpassed what he's written. I mean, come on, there needs to be a complete series of books to base the show on not the other way around. Anyway, if you're a fan of the show, I'm sure you can hardly contain your excitement, so let's get started!
Item #1 is from ConsiderGraphics
Anyone else besides me have a hard time picturing the locations of some of the places in the show? I hope I'm not the only one, but even if you know where all the places are, this highly detailed map would be a great piece for the ultimate fan! This map includes the seven kingdoms and the free cities along with the geological details of the areas. Each map is handprinted (the original was hand-drawn) in one of three sizes on heavy weight archival matte paper in high quality, long lasting ink. All maps are shipped in a tube to prevent any damage. The map doesn't come with the frame, BUT you can get it here. This would be a great gift for a die hard fan or anyone who loves maps or nautical themes!
Item #2 is from BBALLPRIDE
Want the world to know you absolutely love Game of Thrones? You need this decal then! The decals are rated to last 6-7 years and are made to go on the outside of car windows, but I think you probably could stick them just about anywhere. There are two size options for the Game of Thrones decal: 11x4 inches (for cars) and 9x3 inches (for laptops, etc.). Even if you're not a person who puts decals on their car, you'll have to admit seeing one of these would alleviate a bit of that lovely road rage we all experience from time to time :)
Item #3 is from DesignGenesStudio
I had to laugh when I say this bag. "stick 'em with the pointy end" hahahahaha. I love this bag because it made me laugh and because it's eco friendly. Who doesn't need a tote bag? I always misplace mine (or maybe I just don't look hard enough), so I usually need one, And even if you have several totes already, what's one more for the collection?
Item #4 is from WalnutGroveBoardCo
Alrighty. We're moving the show from the TV to the kitchen with this one! This would be a great gift for any fan on pretty much any occasion. The 10x13 inch board is engraved with the Stark House wolf, "Game of Thrones," and "Dinner is Coming." I really like the play on words with "dinner" instead of "winter." You have a choice of six different types of wood: mahogany, walnut, hickory, cherry, maple, and white oak. No stains are used on the cutting board, so you are actually seeing the real color of the wood. Each one is sealed with a butcher block conditioner made from a mixture food-grade mineral oil, beeswax, and carnauba wax to protect the wood. Also, because trees are different, there will naturally be differences in the grains, so don't freak out. The cutting board is double sided, so the maker suggests using the back of the board for all of your cutting and serving and using the front side as more of a decoration. I'm really glad they gave this bit of information because that was what I was initially concerned about. I'm one of those that would be OCD about cuts on the engraved side as well as one who would take forever getting into each nook and cranny to clean it!
Item #5 is from BeerCapMapShop
When I cam across this, I thought it was completely original. I've never seen anything like this in any shape. This item is a beer cap map for those who love beer (definitely not me) and those who collect beer caps from their travels--a great memory keeper! This map is made from cork, but if cork isn't your style, you can get it in plywood form. It would be a great gift for Father's Day, birthday, or Christmas!
If you're wanting something unique--you definitely have it here!
Item #6 is from MerchantHeroes
I personally don't remember Sansa wearing this necklace in the show, but I did miss a lot of the previous season due to coming in from work and taking a "nap coma," but I still think it's a really interesting piece. You definitely won't see everyone wearing one of these. If you're into cosplay, this would be perfect for a Sansa outfit. The 31-inch chain is made from bronze and is high-quality and has a heavy gauge. The length makes the necklace adjustable which is a definite plus! Both focal pieces (the round black piece and the nail-like piece) are completely handmade. The black piece is made from a durable resin and hand-painted while the nail-like piece is made from paper clay and hand-painted (I love me some paper clay!). This is a statement piece so keep that in mind when choosing your outfit--this necklace ties everything together and you don't want a lot of distraction from it even though it is a minimalist piece.
Item #7 is from NexusGlass
So, when I originally was compiling this post, I chose a different set of shot glasses..yep, it sold out that quick, so I apologize if this one gets gone before you read this week's post. This maker has other Game of Thrones options so, I'm sure you can find something to your liking! There aren't a lot of these around, so they are rather unique and eye-catching. I think I actually like this set better than the one I originally chose. There's a slight curved lip on these, and the image is etched into the glass. These are also restaurant grade, so you can drink out of them and they are less likely to break! (Side note: A lot of shot glasses that you get as souvenirs aren't meant for you to drink from.) Another plus is that they are freezer and dishwasher safe! Whoop Whoop!! (Even though I don't have a dishwasher...I will someday). For this set of 6 you get to choose which houses you want on your set out of 14 options! Customize it with your favorite houses and drink up (but be safe).
Item #8 is from EricsGamesAndThings
Let's face it--Hodor is really the only humor we get in Game of Thrones aside from a hilarious Tyrion. That's his answer to everything. Hodor? Hodor. Maybe a language we don't know about? Probably not, but it is still funny.
Item #9 is from GeeksEmpire
If you're wanting a more subtle way of showing you're a fan of the show, maybe these etched wooden coasters are right up your alley. You get a box (that says "Game of Thrones") that contains 6 coasters with the houses of Westeros (and the Game of Thrones logo on the back) all made from Baltic Birch Plywood. The images are highly detailed and are very representative of the houses. These would be great for parties, small gatherings, or just normal everyday life. It doesn't say if these are sealed, so if you get them and they aren't, just get some sprayable polyurethane and give both sides a coat to prevent water damage (that's what I'd do).
Item #10 is from FencingNArchery
I'm sure you've been wondering where the clothing was, right? Well, here we are! It took me a while to actually find an item of clothing that I liked and thought was unqiue. "Valar Morghulis" is the phrase Arya Stark was given (along with a coin) by Jaqen H'ghar upon his departure. The phrase means "all men must die." Arya begins using this phrase in her prayers along with the ones she wants dead. This particular shirt is a ladies fit scoop neck tee in heather black with cream-colored words. The shop has unisex versions of this shirt along with other Game of Thrones favorites!
Hi! I’m Meagan, designer for The Prickly Pear. I’ve created this blog to not only showcase my work and other crafty information, but also to give you an inside look into my life.