Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Anchors Away tablescape

I don't know that I ever told you before, but I love all things nautical. I always have.

I remember having an "oh so cute" sailor suit.  Now I know you're thinking I must have been a little girl when I owned that sailor suit,  but was the 80s and I was in high school.  :)

I've always been drawn towards anything nautical.  I like to joke and say it's because my father was a sailor.  He was in the US Navy.  Dad always knew of my love for all things nautical, so whenever he would chance upon a piece  treasure from his days in the Navy, he would give it to me.  I have his old uniform, his lighter, a framed photo of his ship, his medals and his ribbon pins.

Anyway, I digress....

Welcome to my nautical table:

I can still remember spotting these salad plates in Home Goods.  It was love at first nautical sight! 

Navy Blue Dinner Plates:  by Country Living, Kmart
Placemats:  Home Goods
Navy Blue Flatware:  by Cambridge, Home Goods
Napkins:  Bed, Bath & Beyond

I gathered some nautical and coastal goodies for my centerpiece.
Ship:  Michaels
Sailor Boy:  Christmas Tree Shop
Assorted shells from the beach in Florida (Thanks Aunt Gen & Uncle Tim) 

Tablerunner:  Country Living, Kmart
Candle holders:  Michaels

The sea, once it casts its spell,
holds one in its net of wonder forever.
--Jacques Yves Cousteau
Thank you for taking a look at my tablescape.  As always, I appreciate your visit!
Linking to:  Let's Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen
                     Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch


Welcome! I'm Gina. Like the header says, this blog is all about home, food and life..


  1. Hi Gina, could you please duplicate the same table scape for my home, I absolutely love it!

  2. Gina, you table is adorable!! What a great story, about your dad being in the Navy and all of the treasures of his that you have. Your plates and flatware are wonderful and that centerpiece is soooo cute! Love this!!!

  3. This is wonderful! I love that you list where you got everything and am just in love with your creation! Thanks for sharing this! Makes me happy! :)

  4. Gina, this is so pretty! I love nautical decor too. I cannot believe that someone else besides me and my bff wore a sailor suit in high-school. Mine was a one piece -white pants, sleeveless striped navy and white top with a red tie thing at the neck. So dorky! But we thought we were something! Funny stuff!
    Hope you're having a good summer.

  5. I love your themed table, Gina! Don't you just love salad plates? Those that you spotted from Homegoods look so great on top of the navy blue dinner plates. Your accessories go perfectly with your cute nautical theme.

  6. Gina, so pretty. The nautical plates are definitely winners. Love the boat and the figure too. love this. very summery.xo marlis

  7. I am envious of those nautical salad plates, those are cute cute cute!! The flatware is a perfect pair for the plates. When you saw this boat - did you flip? - because it is the perfect centerpiece along with the sailor!!! all say it again - cute cute cute!!!

  8. Gina, what a cute table, how great to have all of your Dads Navy treasures,I know you are so proud of him and I bet he loves that you love it!


  9. I love this a billion times over!!! Those plates are some of the best-looking ones I've seen that depict a nautical theme. They're not too over-the-top, though, and that's what I like about them. The stripes in them convey the message without going crazy. They're gorgeous!!!

    I love the boat, too! What a cute, cute centerpiece! It looks great on that runner and with all the other accessories gracing the table...especially the sailor! SO cute!

    I am sending you a photo of me that I think you will have a good laugh at. We can commiserate about our sailor suits! :-) Have a really good weekend, and take care!

  10. OMGOSH, Gina. I think that is the cutest tablescape you have ever done. Well...close anyway- I can't think of another I liked better. I LOVE it!!!! xo Diana

  11. Love the nautical. It is all in again. My 12 yr old is all about nautical right now too. She loves it. I think she just loves anything that has to do with the beach. Looks like a little sun there in the window...I'm so tired of summer rain here too!

  12. I love this table! It is so fresh, bright and fun! The striped plates would have stopped me in my tracks too, and the sailor boy just makes the whole thing! Pinning so I can remember all your cute touches!

  13. Who wouldn't love this blue & white nautical theme? It's so crisp and perfect for summertime! I bet it looks so nice with the rest of your home's color scheme too! Enjoy your table scape and all the memories it brings!

  14. That is darling Gina! Love the little boat!

    My stepsister and I had a nautical outfit that we shared during the 80's. It was a blue and white striped skirt and a little white sweater with anchor buttons:) We later turned the skirt into a mini va voom!

  15. Gina - My first thought when I saw the tablescape was "WOW". Then... those plates purchases from KMart? YOU ROCK IT GIRL!!!!! Hugs, Holly @ coconutheadsurvivalguide

  16. What a great table for anyone that loves the water! Fabulous centerpiece.
    Have a great week...

  17. I can almost smell the sea air! You captured the nautical theme perfectly, Gina. you always amaze me with how you put things together so beautifully. Thanks for sharing! I hope you'll link it up at our All Things Thursday Blog Hop this week!

  18. Hi Gina,
    I LOVE your nautical tablescape, especially the dishes and the sailor boy! My husband is in the Navy, and I too, have a love for all things nautical. Thanks for sharing!

  19. And to think you and your family don't even sit there and enjoy these awesome table scapes. I LOVE this. What a great story too! I was a sailor senior year Halloween party:)

  20. Hi Gina, I love the nautical theme too! It's so summery!! All of your dishes and centerpiece items are just perfect. (isn't Homegoods the BEST?!) The salad plates are my favorite. Great job! My Dad was in the Navy too, so I know just how you feel : )


    PS where is the pic of you in your sailor suit??? just kidding! xo

  21. From one nautical fan to another, this is fabulous! I love your salad plates as well. Your whole setting makes me want to go out and sail! Love it!

  22. Me too. I'm fan of the nautical and one of the reasons I love Summer is the tablescapes that arise as soon the weather invites people for beach and sailing... even at their dinning rooms ahahah
    This is awesome. Sweet and Welcoming.
    Thank you for sharing,

  23. Your nautical table is just adorable. Makes me want to see the ocean!!

  24. Would you give me your address so I can sneak in and steal those darling dishes while you are on vacation. Obviously I am kidding, but those are just so stinkin' cute.

  25. I absolutely love this tablescape, and the salad plates are my have! How cute! Thanks for sharing your dad's story, too. I appreciate his service to our country!

    I need to find some of the elements on your table because Shelley just made an equestrian team and her team colors are nave, white, and red!


  26. Super cute table scape!!

    I love the nautical look!!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!!


My Blog Designer- Linda

Follow Along On Instagram