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

  2. 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. 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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