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Old World Nautical Tablescape

These dishes displaying sailing ships and a map of the world were just perfect for a nautical tablescape.   I had a plate rack hanging around and knew these would be perfect on the wall of my dining room.  The combination of the color and the pattern seemed like the were made for my room.  Of course, they don’t just have to hang on the wall, they can grace my table, too.Old World Nautical Tablescape

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I didn’t have any napkin rings that would do justice to my table, so I decided to make them!  

I had this decorative rope left over from my DIY Succulent planters, and thought it would be perfect!  I cut the rope into 5 inch sections.  I was able to cut mine with scissors, but it might require a knife if your rope is extremely thick.  

I applied a large dollop of hot glue to the ends of the cut pieces of rope and held them together.  …and yes, my fingers are red from another project I was working on!  I held the pieces together until the glue was completely dried.  If there were any loose ends of the rope, I glued them into place, also.  Here you can see my DIY napkin rings in use.  They added a nice nautical touch to the table for a few minutes of crafting and some simple rope and hot glue.

A glass float glistens in the sunlight tucked next to a piece of driftwood I found along the shores of Lake Erie.  These pieces made for an easy to put together centerpiece.


This pattern of Royal Stafford Ocean dinnerware is available from Replacements.  I was fortunate to find my pieces at Home Goods!

I love using nautical accents for my centerpiece.  I keep a big box of all of my nautical and coastal things when they aren’t being displayed somewhere in my home.  These monkey fist knots, some driftwood and a lantern nestled on a decorative fish net were perfect for this simple table.

What a lovely table to sit down to.  Not too formal, not too fussy, simple raffia placemats were the right choice, no chargers required for this weeknight supper.

I will be sharing this at the following link parties:  Tablescape Thursday


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  1. I love it, Chloe. From the napkin rings to the fishing floats and monkey knots to the plates…’s a perfect matchup to your theme.
    Happy March!

  2. What a perfect Tablescape, Chloe… love the plates and the napkin rings! Happy Wednesday!

  3. Naomie Moore says:

    Totally tasteful and so chic! Thanks for sharing! Now you have me wishing for a “dish room!” ☺

  4. Your tables are always so classy and elegant and this one is no exception. This table is so you Chloe!!!

  5. So very pretty! Love it! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. I love nautical things. You’ve reminded me about some dishes I have that have a similar flair as yours. Love the DIY rope napkin rings and all the nautical accents.

  7. I love nautical anything, just like coastal….you must too! Such a pretty plate pattern, if it is at my Homegoods I may have to have it too! You know I try to stay away from there now. I want to stop collecting everything they sell because I love it all so much. Gorgeous table Chloe~

    1. Thank you Debbie, I have been setting a lot of tables shopping my own cupboards, but I sure couldn’t resist these!

      1. Funny thing is I did too at Homegoods two weeks ago. They are beautiful! I picked up the salad plates. Looking forward to styling a sailing/nautical table in a few months. Your tables are always amazing Chloe!


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