Celebrate Independence Day With a Nautical-Themed Table Setting, Plus An Amazing Find

Welcome to the 405th Tablescape Thursday!

I have to start off this week’s Tablescape Thursday with an incredible find. You know this nautical, sailboat flatware you’ve seen me use so often in table settings?

Nautical Flatware With Sailboats and Rope Edging


I just found it available this morning for $26.99 for a 20-piece set!!! I know I paid way more than that when I purchased it several years ago. I think I paid $99. I’ve never seen it for $26.99 for a 20-piece set!

So if you’ve been wanting a set, here’s a chance to get it for an amazing price. You’ll find it here: Nautical Sailboat Flatware

Sailboat Nautical Flatware


For today’s Tablescape Thursday, I’m sharing ways to celebrate the 4th with a nautical vibe. Click on the title links to access each table setting.

Bonnie used the above nautical flatware in her 4th of July tablescape below.

Bonnie’s 4th of July Table (Click title to view)

4th of July Table, Sakura, Warren Kimble Colonial Dishware


4th of July Table with Whimsical Chair Cupcake Holders, Nautical Dishware and Shark Flatware (Click title to view)

4th of July Nautical Table Setting


4th of July Table Setting with an Easy-to-Make Nautical Themed Centerpiece (Click title to view)



Detailed Steps for Making A Nautical Themed Centerpiece for the 4th of July (Click title to view)

Nautical Table Setting for 4th of July


You’ll find additional 4th of July themed table settings here: 4th of July Tablescapes


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

Tablescape Thursday

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  1. Susan, I think the nautical flatware is adorable. If we still had our boat, I’d order a set. Love seeing all your patriotic and nautical themed tables. Love the red, white, and blue.

  2. Thanks so much for hosting Tablescape Thurday. I so adore dishes and tablescapes!!! I feel like I have found my kindred spirits here. This is so much fun!!!

  3. Hi Susan, I love round-up posts as I have the chance to go back and re-love all your creations! I have the shark flatware you shared with us and everyone has fun when I use it–sometimes a bit too much fun! The Warren Kimble dishes with the lighthouse and sailboat are too wonderful. I’m on the hunt for those too. Thank you for hosting and for all your clever and pretty ideas! Linda

  4. Great ideas! I haven’t had a chance to do a tablescape with a patriotic look yet but hopefully by next week I can. I might have to own a set of that flatware!

  5. Jane Franks says

    LOVE all of these!! Just adore the nautical theme, especially the first one with fishnet covering tablecloth!! All the elements are there and just work! Making me homesick for my native New England — North Shore of Massachusetts!! Thank you, thank you!!

  6. I love that flatware! Have a safe and happy 4th!!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  7. First you “got me” on the Kimble “ware”…and NOW those ADORABLE silverware place-settings…”where, oh, where will it end….” 🙂

  8. Bonnie creates the coolest tables! Thanks for hosting! …Christine

  9. Marie Page says

    I like them all but, I like the flags and pinwheels the best!!! Are the small chairs available anywhere anymore???

    • Thanks, Marie! I’m not sure. I purchased them in Old Time Pottery many years ago. Over the years I’ve seen some on eBay in various colors, so that might be a good place to check. Look for “chair votive candle holders” or phrases like that since they are actually votive candle holders. Hope you can find some!

  10. Susan, you’re always so good to share your sources. Thanks for that, and for hosting Tablescapes. You’re a big player in my becoming a fan of tablescaping. And I love your compilation of prior posts – makes it easy to go back and look at older posts, all from one source. Hope your week is going well.

  11. Hi Susan,
    what a fun to see your new table. Colorful, powerful and very charming. Just the right für Indepence Day. The nautical flatware is so nice and a bargain, too. Thank you for hosting this event.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  12. Susan, Thanks for the round-up and red, white & blue nautical table inspiration! I have the same sailboat flatware, what an awesome price~ it makes me want to order another set 🙂

  13. Those patriotic pinwheels–still a favorite!

  14. Susan, thank you forth link for the flatware. Since I want o be just like you, I ordered a set. Great nautical tables. I’ve always loved those adorable tiny metal chairs and our clever use of them for cupcakes.

  15. I had the same flatware, and seeing yours makes me kick myself once more for leaving it our Galveston house when we sold it. As always, your table is a delight.

  16. Thank you so much for the sailboat flatware link. I have an aunt who loves sailing and these will make the perfect Christmas present for her! You’re awesome!

  17. Thanks for the party Susan, I love the nautical vibe 4th tables! Fun!

  18. Thank you so much for the 4th. of July tablescape ideas dear Susan. Love the first one.

    Thank you for hosting too.


  19. Linda Page says

    Wish that I had some nautical themed dishes to go with that cute flatware. What a good price. But, alas, I must say “No” once in a while. Well, at least I keep thinking that but never seem to follow my own thinking! Case in point..I received my Sloggers!!!!! I love them. I want to wear them with my regular clothes!! I may have to get another pair to wear when working in the yard and keep these floral ones to wear all of the time. They are soooo comfortable. Love them. Thanks for featuring them a few days ago. I’m a few $$ poorer but much, much, much happier!! LOL

  20. Wow, Susan! What a deal! I love the flatware. That Nautical centerpiece is so clever. I’m bookmarking it to try it next year!

  21. Cyndi Raines says

    Oh gosh! What a fantastic price! I have shell flatware to go with our shell chargers, but this sure is tempting! Hate to miss out on such a great deal! Will have to think about it… Love all the red, white and blue!!

  22. Susan, I know you are on the 4th, but while cruising the net found a Christmas item and thought of you immediately. It is a metal sign, with a woody station wagon, complete with a tree on top that can be personalized. It matches your cushion(s). Could not resist passing it on to you. Merry Christmas and a Happy Fourth of July!
    (I am not affiliated with this company in any way.)

  23. Susan,

    Thank you so much for sharing where you purchased the nautical flatware. I just ordered two sets! You are such an inspiration 🙂

  24. Alby Furlong says

    Hello Susan,
    I am new to your post but I am sure glad I found you. I wanted to thank you for the information on the nautical flatware. We have a tiny RV done in a nautical theme (lighthouses). I showed my husband the flatware and he liked it too. We ordered a set and I think we will order one more.
    Thank you again for sharing the sites to purchase the table settings.
    Looking forward to many more good reads.


  25. Alby Furlong says


    Do you remember where you purchased the blue flatware? It is so pretty.
    Thank you.

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