Hint of Nautical

I wanted to change up the table a little bit for this week still using some of my beachy items. I have this china which always makes me think of a yacht when I see it. Not that I’ve been on many yachts (if any) or know what china they might use. It’s the rope-like edge design which puts me in mind of something nautical.

This china was a great buy at one of my favorite outlets, Fortessa. They have sales several times each year where they open up their warehouse section. I have taken advantage of these sales on more than one occasion.

I used the rattan chargers to give a more relaxed and organic feel.

I am once again using my blue workhorse napkins. They are placed under fish-shaped dishes that were thrifted.

 The blue goblet and Boopie glasses round out the place setting.

 I carefully unwrapped the large sand dollars my daughter brought me from the beach and added them to the smaller sand dollars and starfish.

To add to the beach feel, I included two lanterns and placed them on star decorated dishes.

The centerpiece is a thrifted platter on which I have placed the Pyrex baby bottles I found at a recent yard sale. Lacking any nautical flags, I used good ol’ American flags to display. I never tire of seeing them.

I hope you enjoyed this peek at my Hint of Nautical tablescape.

Ratan Chargers: Wal-mart

Dinner Plate: One of the Eschenbach U.S.A designs by Fortessa

Fish Plate: thrifted

Blue goblet: Fortessa

Boopies: thrifted and gifted

Napkins: from my napkin stash

Flatware: Reed & Barton, don’t remember pattern name

Center platter: J&G Meakin, Classic White, thrifted

Pyrex baby bottles: yard sale

Lanterns: yard sale

Star edged plates: Totally Today, thrifted

I hope to join the parties at Diann’s Thrifty Tablescape Party, Marty’s Tabletop Tuesday and Susan’s Tablescape Thursday.



About tammylovesdishes

I love searching for dishes for tablescaping. That leads me to yard sales and thrift shops and fun, fun, fun.
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20 Responses to Hint of Nautical

  1. Love how this table turned out. The fish plates are very cute but the plates with the ‘rope’ edge sets the theme perfectly. Love those Pyrex baby bottles! This makes me yearn for the beach.

  2. Betsy says:

    Love this nautical theme. I think those rattan chargers are perfect and the flags inside the baby bottles is so creative.
    Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.

  3. Debbie says:

    I love a nautical theme. My favorite part is the plate with the rope-ish rim. I agree that it looks like something on a yacht. (Never been on one either.)

  4. Christine says:

    I love the beach theme and the relaxed feel, Tammy and I love your lanterns…Christine

  5. joann says:

    Love the beach look ,and the fish plates.looks like a fun time .Thanks for sharing.

  6. i love all things beachy, i have those same fish dishes, for about 35 years!

  7. marlis says:

    A lovely nautical table all in red white and blue.. xo marlis

  8. Mandy says:

    Clean, fresh and fun, well done,

  9. Pat@BPM says:

    Wonderful nautical table Tammy. I love those fish plates!

  10. Oh, yeah, baby…that china definitely says YACHT!!! Push pause on that scene from “Titanic” when they’re in the dining room on that one night and look at those dishes. Or look when the dishes all come crashing to the floor when the water somes rushing in. Your china definitely says yacht AND fancy cruise ship AND Thurston Howell, III! 🙂 It’s beautiful, and I love it! You did a great job with this table, Tammy!!!

  11. Ann says:

    Thanks for visiting me! Love the flags as a centerpiece. I will have to try that. Beautiful table

  12. Sanghamitra says:

    What a lovely post! This colour combination is awesome. Gorgeous centerpiece.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  13. Wonderful nautical theme. Love the fish dishes.

    It would be great to have you join me at my weekly meme, Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  14. Hi lovely lady.
    I love Your nautical Tablescape.sweet lady, With your fish dishes I need some like you have..
    You did a lovely job putting your tablescape all together. I hope you have a great weekend with you family. I do miss your sweet comments it been a long time.
    XXOO Diane

  15. Barbara F. says:

    Hi Tammy, your table makes me feel like I am on a yacht. I love the glass fish dishes, I have similar in white ceramic. Thanks for stopping by! xo,

  16. Beth says:

    Very pretty table, Tammy! I love the combination of the rattan chargers, your new dinner plates and the fish plates.

  17. Slice of Pie says:

    Great table! Thanks for sharing … love the fish plates. Thanks for visiting my site.

  18. What a fun thrifty table Tammy! I love thse plates with the rope edging, just perfect! And the glass fish plates are great. Everything came together wonderfully! Thanks for joining the Thrifty Tablescape party!

  19. Patti says:

    Tammy, you are my kind of shopper! Love all your great finds. I know what you mean, I buy things that I know I can one day re-purpose, and there is always just the right thing when I need it. Love your post.

  20. hi Tammy, love your nautical table, I have similar fish plates, but I haven’t used them, your ‘scape makes me want to go pull them out! The centerpiece looks so cute with the nautical flags–you can’t go wrong there–and the china with the rattan charger definitely makes me feel as if we’re sailin’ on the high seas in style! Great post! Also, can’t stop by without saying how much I love all your ‘great finds!’ Thanks for visiting with me!!

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