I love designing tablescapes. I started back in September 2010 and I now design tablescapes to share on my blog as well as on "Between Naps on the Porch" for Tablescape Thursdays.

My passion for designing tablescapes has sent me out on a search to buy more dishes that I can share every week.

I also enjoy making my own napkins to go with my different dishes and I love to mix and match some of my beautiful dishes.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

~~~My Nautical Tablescapes~~~

My family loves seafood so I decided to do an
Nautical Tablescape and share it with you all!!!
This is a Re' Post
I had this Nautical runner and never use it,
I purchased the runner from Hidden Treasures~~

I purchased the blue and white dishes from
the dollar store for $1.00 each.
I made my napkins one more time ~~
and put dark blue napkins rings on them.!!

I purchased four Nautical plates
from a Vintage shop in town $15.00
I love them ~~~
I purchased this soup tureen at a thrift shop
for $8.00 { I came in the shop at the right time~~
The focal point of my Tablescape is the
centerpiece, using four blue vase ~~
with flowers from Krogers !! and two nautical ships.
For dinner Creamy Crab Bisque, with a
shrimp and scallop salad with mango salsa~~
then Crab cakes with Orange Marmalade sauce!

I hope you all come back!
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Entertaining Women said...

This is beautifully conceived and executed! My husband doesn't like seafood, so I've never really spent time preparing fish. Therefore, I never seem to think that a nautical tablescape would be appropriate for beef or chicken...go figure. But...I do really love the look...maybe some day. Thank you for sharing your wonderful design. Cherry Kay

Lizabeth said...

I love the lantern, sail boat plates and the table runner! All great details! I'll send my husband your way, he loves seafood.
Great job Diane!


You are so talented, this is a perfect execution of a nautical table, couldn't be better. The runner, the sail boat plates, the runner, the blue strippedplates, just terrific! Sea food sounds great, I love it! Thank you for sharing.


Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Beautiful as always Diane.
I love the runner and the cute ship plates. You really scored getting that soup tureen.

Diane said...

Hi, Diane. My name is Diane , too!

I am so glad that you visited my blog today. I see that we have more than just our name in common. I am from Texas originally and I have a new found passion for tablescaping. It is so much fun!

I love this nautical themed table. Those plates with the sailboat are too cute. If you ever get tired of them....

simon said...

Bravo Diane,
very classy...love the ship plates.
You are the master at "Tablescaping"

Traci said...

What a creative table! I love it. Seafood is my fave!!!

Unknown said...

Diane, I am your newest follower and all I can say is WOW amazing tablescapes! I browsed through your blog -- they are all wonderful! I am so inpsired, I think I'm going to create a St. Paddy's Day tablescape! (Good excuse). Keep the amazing ideas coming, I'll check back often for more ideas!

Debbie said...

I definitely want to do a nautical theme now. Yours in inspiring. I love the runner,and that lighthouse lantern is the perfect touch for the table.

Sarah said...

Ahoy! Your nautical table is full of charm. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

vignette design said...

This is so creative! I love your nautical theme. Very well done. It could be in a Ralph Lauren photo shoot!

CNM said...

Love the little sailboat plates! So cute


Tricia said...

Oh, my, that menu sounded DELICIOUS -- even at 5:25 a.m., when I read about it! Your table looks wonderful -- I love how your blue sailboat plates add such interest to the plainer blue and white ones. The runner and napkins look great together, too! Thanks for following me -- I've just returned the favor.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Diane, you are really soooo talented. I clicked on every picture to enlarge and see all the little details. Your glass floats on the side board were the perfect little touch and your tall ships for the centerpiece are so interesting! I always enjoy your tables and leave inspired! Linda

Sue said...

I love everything nautical, so your wonderful plates really appeal to me. I also love how you ahve the lantern as a "lighthouse" for your table. You really got a great deal on the tureen...very lucky!

Marigene said...

Beautiful table...the centerpiece of the sailboats is perfect. I would have been so happy to dine with you...awesome menu!

~Sues Treasures on the Porch~ said...

Hi Diane Love Love this table setting you did a great job as always! Love the Tureen of course and the runner and the china I really love the napkins they are perfect I just love everything!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh my! This sounds MOST delicious! I love seafood too. Love your wonderful nautical table to compliment your menu -- such cute dishes!

Denise said...

Hi Diane,

I love your nautical tablescape! The details are just great. I love the blue and white plates, the plaid cloth napkins, the navy napkin rings, and the red chargers look like they have a rope border. Your ships are so handsome as a centerpiece, and I love the lighthouse lantern. This is so creative, and it looks like such a fun table at which to eat a home cooked seafood meal! Enjoy your weekend.


BeautifulDees said...

I love any of your tablescape's you are the best.Hope all is well.
Love ya,Debbie

cleanfreak said...

This can take you away to a relaxing night out on the seaside country club! Very nice!

Anonymous said...

Lovely presentation. You've got a gift for presentation.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

WOW your tables are all so beautifully decorated, you have talent! I'm off to see some more :)

SLR said...

wow, your tables are so lovely! you would hate that i use paper plates sometime...hahaha! ;)
i am moving, so after all is done and moved i would love to join Tablescape Thursday! thanks for visiting me today!!

Olive said...

You had me at blue/white and crabcake!

Miss Char said...

Your table is very pretty, the sail boat plates are perfect and I love your soup tureen. Thanks for sharing.

Decor To Adore said...

What a lovely vignette! I adore the sailboat plates.

Have a wonderful Fat Tuesday!

Savannah Granny said...

Oh, I see the little mouse with the quill. He's sweet.
This table is so great. I love so many things here. I saw those dishes but I am running out of space. No one would ever know that these dishes were a bargain. You really lucked out with the sailboat plates and the soup tureen. I need to make some napkins because I can't always find what I need. Love the sailboats too and don't you just love Kroger flowers. Another classy table by another classy lady. Hugs, Ginger

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Hi Diane- Good to see you back! I still like this one because it's nautical! I need to remember to do one and use a sail boat too! Hope you are doing well- Xo, Liz

LORY said...

The nautical ships are wonderful! Are those blue and white fish next to the blue vases? Love the idea of arranging your table to complement your meal!

Lory at Designthusiasm

Beeutiful by Design said...

Love the nautical theme. The sail plates are great.

Bonnie said...

Creative and a fun table. Has so much personality. You serve wonderful food too.

Alycia Nichols said...

This is a repost, Diane? I don't remember it. Maybe you posted it before you and I became blog buddies. I'm glad you reposted it, though, because it's really cool! I love the boats!!! I don't like to go sailing (I get seasick at the drop of a hat!), but I love to look at all kinds of boats and imagine myself NOT getting seasick on them! :-)

The dollar store dishes work quite well with your vintage boutique nautical plates. They look like they were made for each other! The runner is g-r-e-a-t!!! You need to pull that out and use it more often! The lighthouse on it is cool!!!

SCORE on the soup tureen!!! It pays to be in the right place at the right time!!!

I've missed seeing your weekly posts. I hope all is well with you and your family. Take care!

Jacqueline said...

What a fun tablescape. The navy nautical plates are such a great find. And your sailboats in the centerpiece are stunning. They are so unique. Such a great table!

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