Sail Away With a Nautical Table Setting

Welcome to the 353rd Tablescape Thursday!

I braved the heat this week to create a table out on the porch. Actually, a passing storm today cooled things down a good bit so it wasn’t that terribly hot, after all.

Nautical Themed Tablescape


I always feel a little sad when I see June 21st pass by on the calendar. That date is our summer solstice which means our longest day of sunshine has come and gone. The daylight will stay with us just a little bit less from this point forward. ~~~sigh~~~ Let’s try not to think about that, though. Instead, we’ll just relish each day of sunshine as they come!

Nautical Table Setting with Sailboat Plates and Sailboat Flatware


Remember the fishy wine glasses I shared recently in this post: A Tablescaping Mini-Haul

Fish Wine Glasses for Summer


I put them to work in today’s table setting.

Nautical Blue Tablescape with Sailboat Theme


This table setting turned out to have a sailing theme.

Warren Kimble, Coastal Breeze Plates


The salad plates are by Sakura and the design is by Warren Kimble. The pattern name is Coastal Breeze. 

Sakura, Warren Kimble, Coastal Breeze Plates


Warren Kimble is so talented! I always love any dishware featuring art by him.

Sailboat Plates by Warren Kimble, Coastal Breeze


These glasses came with a sticker that said “hand-wash only.” A sticker like that never stops me from buying dishware or stemware that’s captured my heart. Washing them by hand is just another opportunity to see and enjoy them. Are you one of those crazy folks (like me) who actually enjoys washing pretty dishware? πŸ™‚

The blue tea/water glass is by Noritake. I’m not sure if those are still available since that’s an older pattern.

Fish Wine Glasses


The flatware continues our sailing theme with a cute little sailboat on the handle. You’ll find this sailboat flatware for an awesome price here: Nautical Flatware with Sailboat Design  (That price is about half of what I paid when I purchased it around two years ago!)

Nautical Sailboat Flatware


In addition to the sailboat design, I love the rope edging. It adds to that nautical feel.

Nautical Flatware With Sailboats and Rope Edging


This is one of my favorite lanterns to use in a nautical table setting because its shape always reminds me of a lighthouse.

Lighthouse Lantern Centerpiece for Nautical Table Setting


I wove a strand of driftwood garland (found in Marshalls several months ago) down the center of the table and around the lantern. The driftwood is painted pretty shades of blues and aquas.

Sea Glass in Nautical Tablescape


The candle inside the lantern is surrounded by shells and blue/aqua sea glass.

Sea Glass in a Beach Themed Table Setting


I love this time of year so, so much!

Nautical Themed Tablescape


Enjoy every moment of these sunshine-filled days!

Nautical Table Setting with Sailboat Plates and Sailboat Flatware


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  1. I love this table Susan, especially the colored driftwood garland! Thanks for the party today and for taking us sailing away!

    • Thanks, Jenna! Marshalls always has the cutest nautical/beachy stuff each year. I hope they never stop because though I’m many hours away from the ocean, I love bringing a little of here to enjoy.

  2. So pretty and soothing, Susan. The soft blues made me feel like I was lying on a beach, watching boats sail by. Those blue chargers are beautiful, and I’ve always loved those salad plates. Your fish stems top it off perfectly. You must have one of the oldest link parties in Blogville. Thank you for your linky parties.

    • Thanks, Laurie! I started the tablescape party either the first or second week after I began blogging so it’s been going since 2008. Gosh, I feel old now! πŸ˜‰

  3. I love washing beautiful dishware and glassware, too!! Lovely new stems!!

  4. Cool and refreshing. Can you tell me where you found your chargers?

  5. I passed up buying that glassware with the fish at T.J. Maxx but I wished I had purchased them now. I like the driftwood garland you put around the base of the lantern. I have a driftwood garland too but it’s natural with no color. That is a great lantern shape. I was obsessed with Warren Kimble a while back and had some pictures framed with his artwork. Those blue glass chargers are great- love the movement they create!

    • Liz, if you’re like me, you have to really think hard about buying stemware since it’s harder to find room to store. I know what you mean about Warren Kimble’s art…I love it, too. I think he lives in Vermont. I just saw something on his website about being honored by the state of Vermont back in 2013.

  6. Lanita Anderson says

    Hey Susan,
    Love your nautical tablescape this week….especially the Coastal Breeze plates and the silverware with the sailboats and rope design. My husband is in the Navy, so I’m always looking for nautical things! I, too, love Warren Kimble’s work and found plates this week at Goodwill with chickens on them. The name is “Barnyard Quartet” and they are too cute!
    Thanks for sharing – always love your tablescapes.

  7. Warren Kimble’s Coastal Breeze, fishy wine glasses, driftwood garlands….. Oh my, it just doesn’t get better than this! I am seriously in love with those blue charger plates too. I have been watching Ebay for them, but no luck in finding them (reasonably) yet. I love the lantern with the sea glass and shells too. I have missed visiting BNOTP over the last month or so. Vacation was grand but it is time to get back to work and create some summer tablescapes. I did buy a set of the fish wine glasses at Marshal’s last week. I was really pleased that they still had them.

  8. Lovely table! I agree with you – handwashing has never been a chore to me!

  9. This is beautiful Susan! I even hand wash some dinnerware that is dishwasher safe and don’t mind it at all. I also agree about enjoying the longer days and sunshine. If I moan and groan about the passing time I might miss some awesome now moments.

  10. This setting is so pretty. Love it!

  11. Love your Warren Kimble salad plates and the nautical flatware too! Thanks for the party.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  12. I love your sailing theme table Susan and your flatware floats my boat! It’s been crazy hot here, we could use a passing thunderstorm for the rain πŸ™‚

  13. Beautiful table! And I love your porch, I always enjoy seeing it.

  14. Susan, you may be experiencing a heat wave there, but your table definitely offers a cool breeze. I’m loving all the blues and aquas of the details as well as the cute Warren Kimble plates and nautical flatware.

  15. Patricia says

    Love this entire table setting and how it incorporates sandy hues in with the nauti blues. Especially via the lantern, and the dip dye napkins.

  16. I love the colors–so fresh and cool! Those adorable fishy glasses are just perfect. Thanks for another inspiring tablescape, Susan.

  17. Just like you….summer solstice…nooooooo. πŸ™‚ ….although we are having some temps in the nineties with heavy humidity this week.
    Your table is lovely. Cool blues are relaxing and pretty.

  18. What a beautiful nautical tablescape dear Susan! I’m gonna start with my 4th. of July next week and than I’ll take out my fish dishes, lol!
    My post today is about my new gorgeous find I have always envied you, but NO MORE!!!
    Have a great weekend ahead. Thanks for the great party too.

  19. Love this tablescape, it is so beautiful and I love the coastal feel to it. I do have a question, your pictures are always so beautiful, do you mind me asking what type of camera you use to capture them? Thanks for sharing!

  20. This captures a sailing theme just perfectly, and I think of June as the “blue” month of the summer, so this fits so well. Thanks for the summery post(s); I savor this time of year also.

  21. Love this table setting. I was participating in a card making challenge on Splitcoast Stampers that had a link to a wonderful placemat board on Pinterest. I picked one of your tablescapes to inspire met. Love your blog! Thought you might like to see the card you inspired:

    I think I may have start digging out some plates and glasses and decorating items and start participating too!

  22. Hi Susan! I think I finally figured it out. I think I got it. I clicked on link and it went to your page but…….I did not see my ICON for my website. Maybe I have to wait for you to approve? Anyways I will check again later. Thank you and enjoy your weekend. It is hot outside here in North Texas!

  23. I’ve been working on a nautical theme lately. Of course only working on it. This is so nice. I think Pottery Barn has the driftwood but in the neutral beachy colors.

    And I am so slow. I have let you ladies down. We had take additional 20% off all sale and clearance items. Hurricanes too. It’s still on until midnight if you order online. Can you all forgive me? LOL

  24. Love your nautical tablescape, Susan πŸ™‚ The fish glasses and sailboat cutlery are so charming, and the driftwood garland is really cool πŸ™‚

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