Nautical Decor & Tablescape for a 3-Season Porch

Welcome to the 406th Tablescape Thursday!

For this week’s Tablescape Thursday, we’re off for a visit to Linda’s beautiful 3-season porch. You may remember Linda’s porch from this previous post where I shared all the details about how she and her hubby converted their outside patio area to a mosquito-free space they enjoy all year around: An Ordinary Patio Becomes a Beautiful Three-Season Porch

Beautiful 3-Season Porch Addition

 

Linda changes up the decor on her porch for the seasons and holidays throughout the year. Last summer she went with a soft palette in shades of aqua blue. Sooo relaxing and pretty!

3-Season Room With Screened Windows That Lower for Maximum Breeze 24

 

This year Linda decorated in a beautiful navy blue and white nautical theme. I absolutely love this! This is such a great example of how you can completely change the look of a room with accessories like the pillows, throws, rugs, etc… if the base furnishings are a neutral tone or color.

Blue & White Medallion Rug for the Porch

 

Linda created a wonderful nautical-themed tablescape to enjoy when dining on the porch this summer. Linda described it as “decor on a budget” adding, “I change so often, I don’t like to invest too much.”

Linda found the blue and white nautical plates at Christmas Tree Shops. The dinner plates are from Horchow and Linda caught those on a good sale. It appears they are sold out but I found some that are very similar and also on sale here: 16-piece Dinnerware Service

The glasses are from Dollar Tree. I have some of these and you would never know they are dollar store glasses. The napkins are actually dish towels from Tuesday Morning. They work so well in this setting and a towel is so much better than a little napkin when you’re eating messy seafood like crab claws or shrimp.

Nautical Summer Table Setting

 

Let’s explore this wonderful space a bit more. Linda found the beautiful compass rose pillow in a gift shop in Maryland, but she said she recently saw it in a Ballard Designs catalog, too. The pillows on either side of the compass rose pillow are from Wal-mart.

Did you notice Linda’s sheer curtains? She just recently added those to the porch. She found those in Wal-mart for just for $4.98 a panel, the same place I found the ones I sometimes hang on my screened porch. They last forever and you can’t beat that price! The anchor pillow is also a Wal-mart find.

Linda found the cream-colored garden stool in Home Depot. Her hubby uses it to hold drinks. Garden stools make the best little tables! The navy garden stool is from HomeGoods. The big sailboat was a find in Marshalls or TJ Max quite a few years back. 

3 Season Porch, Blue & White Nautical Decor, Garden Stool

 

Don’t you love the saying on this pillow! Linda created/designed this pillow herself. She said, ” I actually crafted it from a pillowcase that had the quote on it and found the larger pillow in Marshalls. It’s a Ralph Lauren pillow that has a zippered pillow cover. So, I cut the pillow case apart and used iron-on fusible webbing to attach it to the RL pillow cover. Then I used fabric glue to add trim and buttons.” Genius idea!

So when you’re out shopping for pillows, if you don’t see what you need, here’s a clever way to create your own!

All I Have Longed For I Have Found On the Water Pillow

 

Linda spends a lot of time here on the porch with family throughout the year so she always keeps it ready for entertaining. Such a beautiful display!

Summer Nautical Beach Decor for the Porch

 

Oh, let’s take a look on this side of the room!

Blue & White Nautical Decorating Ideas for 3-Season Porch

 

I’m crazy about this retro-style cooler Linda found for keeping drinks cold here on the porch.

Summer Entertaining on the Porch

 

When not in use as a cooler, Linda frequently uses it as an ice bucket.  I want one! Linda found this awesome cooler here: Retro-Style Cooler

Retro Steel Cooler for Parties

 

I especially like that it’s constructed of steel and has a cute lid with a handle for easy access. That makes it great for entertaining.

Retro-Style Steel Lunch Box Cooler

 

Thanks so much to Linda for sharing her beautiful porch all decorated for summer and a fabulous, nautical table setting!

If you would like to read more about how Linda and her hubby created this space from a just a concrete patio, check out this previous post:  An Ordinary Patio Becomes a Beautiful Three-Season Porch

Looking forward to all the beautiful tables linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!

Blue & White Medallion Rug for the Porch

 

Resources for Linda’s nautical porch:
Nautical Dishware: Christmas Tree Shops
White Dinner Plates: From Horchow but no longer available. THESE are similar & on sale
Glassware: Dollar Tree
Flatware: Wal-mart
Napkins: Dishtowels from Tuesday Morning
Placemats: Pier 1
Retro Steel Cooler available here: Retro Steel Cooler
Compass Rose Pillow: Gift shop in Maryland
Blue and white pillows on either side of Compass Rose Pillow: Wal-mart
Anchor Pillow: Wal-mart
Sheers: Wal-Mart for $4.98 a panel
Blue/white medallion area rug: Home Depot
Cream garden stool: HomeDepot
Navy garden stool: HomeDepot
Sailboat: Marshalls or TJMax

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Comments

  1. What a beautiful sunroom!!! I absolutely adore it and wish I had a space like that. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Happy 4th of July!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  3. Nice! I remember Linda’s porch and love the new summer look.

  4. That is beautifully done; the navy and white look right at home on that porch. Love that cooler and the table it sits on. Happy 4th!!

  5. I am crazy about the nautical navy and white, what a fabulous porch, she has thought of everything! Thanks for the fun today Susan and have a wonderful 4th!

  6. I’m changing out my Nautical today for 4th of July tablescape. Those little plates remind me of the ones I picked up from Pottery Barn last year. I’d love to sit on her porch in a snow storm. How pretty would that be to see the snow falling there?

    I need to find more decor to tie in the living room and kitchen with the dining room. Marshall’s and TJ Maxx need to be my new best friends.

    (Oh and you can find those initial mugs at the job. Speaking of…, it’s not even July yet and we’re already getting in pumpkin linens).

  7. Thanks for sharing. I LOVE this charming porch!!

  8. Kathy B. says:

    LOVE it ALL! I like both the light blue and dark navy versions. Wow, can’t wait to see the next installment. Thanks for sharing. Really lovely porch.

  9. Linda Page says:

    This enclosed porch is too awesome for words! I love all of the blue and white and the nautical theme, especially the dinner plates. If I ever entered that room, I would NEVER leave!!!

  10. I love her porch, I remember when you featured it before. LOVE the navy and white decor….all of it. I am such a blue and white girl this really speaks to me. That cooler is great and I love the table setting too. Have a fabulous 4th and weekend and thanks again for hosting TT!!!!!

  11. bobbi duncan says:

    What a beautiful space…love all the blue and white. Sure wish we still had a big porch…great place to relax. Thanks for hosting, and hope you have a lovely 4th.

  12. What a gorgeous sun room!!! Thank you for hosting today!
    Rebeca

  13. Linda’s sun room is AMAZING! And I love how she created her own pillow with the saying on it!

  14. So pretty and inviting. Love that rug and those nautical plates. What a fun cooler. Thank you for sharing this inspiring room, Linda and Susan. Happy 4th of July!

  15. Nicely done, Linda !! I am in love with your console table (wood top table holding cooler & lamps). Can you share where it came from ?

    • Linda Byrnes says:

      Hi Winnie,
      The table actually came from The Christmas Tree Shops a couple of years ago….I haven’t seen it since. But check Kirklands, they have some neat console type tables.
      Good Luck,
      Linda

  16. Pretty place and gorgeous tablescape.
    Thank you so much for hosting Susan.
    Happy 4th. of July
    FABBY

  17. Linda Primeaux says:

    Susan, thank you for sharing your friend, Linda’s beautiful patio. It feels so cool and relaxing.
    Also, in one of the pictures displayed on shelves was a set of white cream & sugar. I have been trying to find them everywhere. If you have an opportunity, please ask Linda where I too might be able to locate them. Thank you so much.

    • Linda Byrnes says:

      Linda,
      I wish I could be more helpful…however, you won’t believe it …I found them in a local thrift store for $1.99 for the set!
      Good luck hunting…even check Goodwill!
      Linda

  18. Cyndi Raines says:

    Very pretty ~thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful, fun-filled 4th everyone!

  19. Gorgeous post! Oh my, how lovely.
    Thanks for hosting.

  20. Jill from Southern New Hampshire says:

    This blue & white porch is stunning! I love everything about it. Our family room is decorated with blue & white china, pillows, etc. and I’ve been looking everywhere for a gorgeous model ship like Linda’s to put on top of the armoire for the summer. Just perfect!

  21. I love her room and how she changes up the decorating in it. Love all the nautical accents. That cooler is really neat! Thanks for sharing- have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  22. Ahoy! That porch is wonderful!! Fair winds and following seas!! franki

  23. Susan,
    My nautical flatware arrived today and I love it!! In fact, I ordered another set so I would have service for 12. Thank you again for all your great ideas! Happy 4th!!!

  24. Susan, I think you’ll remember my little fantasy about tablescaping in front of a sunflower field!! It came true! So much fun.
    Happy fourth and thanks for hosting BNOTP!!

  25. Hi Susan,

    I linked to the party yesterday and completely forgot to leave you a comment. Whew, what a week. 😉 This nautical tablescape is beautiful, and I love, love Linda’s porch!! I so hope Hal and I can have a nice porch one of these days. I’m going back now to read about her patio/porch renovation.

    Thank you for hosting Tablescape Thursday and Happy Fourth of July!

    Hugs,

    Denise

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