All Things Nautical

Opening my email this morning, I found the usual daily offerings I receive from some of the on-line sellers I enjoy.  One Kings Lane’s intrigued my coastal-girl-at-heart; and when I clicked over to their site, I was not disappointed.  Here are just a few of the fun nautical and coastal accessories that I fell for…hard.  : )

These would be so festive attached to a serving table!  See the link below for an example of this look.

These patriotic flag colors would be a great table accent, as well having several hung together as a banner.

Not only would these little flags look great on a table, but also on this fabulous bar cart!

How cute is this?! Imagine your drinks served from a tub on the bottom shelf and appetizers on the top. This is a very functional piece.

Now, on to the table…

How cute are these Crabs-in-a-Net placemats and napkins? They have other linens to match as well, including a tablecloth, apron, dish towels, etc.  There is also an adorable lobster set in this same nautical – and patriotic – red, white and blue colorway.  Too cute!

This next accessory, I just love!  These knots would make terrific place card holders, napkin rings, table cloth weights and just all-around adorable table decorations.  I love rope accessories and this is one of my favorite.

Another great rope idea is to just place some into a glass container and let it speak for itself.  What could be easier than this?  Throw in a shell or two, and maybe a large starfish into the grouping and you have instant coastal appeal.

Such great style for so little effort!

For another table-top decorating idea, check out these rustic and weathered frames:

This is a great look!  You could also achieve a similar look, by taping off a frame you already own, and painting the different colored stripes. Then just distress with a little sand paper and voila, you have a nautical striped frame!

To light up your outdoor entertaining activities, you just can’t beat a great lantern.  I love these two designs, though they are totally different.

This would go great in a natural outdoor setting, or indoors to complement a neutral decor…                so calm and relaxing.

And how cute are these colorful little lights?

These are the perfect complement to a coastal decor with their blue, white and green colors. So fresh.

And what about having a couple of fun summertime activities…

I just love these Boats in a Box! A fun little project to work on and then display. These would make great place cards for a table setting. Just paint the person’s name on the side and let them take it home as a party favor. They would also be great under a glass dome with a base, perhaps “beached” on a little sand in the bottom. So cute!

And for game time… How about a little backgammon in a bag?  Easy to take to the patio – or the beach or lake – for a little game-time fun!

My last offering is another rope piece which I just love. It’s a rope & hook wall plaque.  I have already emailed it to my husband at work to let him know we will be making one of these!  Such a useful, yet statement piece.

Make this yourself and custom-color it to your home’s decor.

[All images and merchandise is from One Kings Lane and can be found here:


Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s coastal and nautical offerings!  I know I have.  Take the ideas you love and either do a little shopping or get creative and make them for yourself!  It’s not hard! Use great ideas to inspire you to put your own talents to work.

Be inspired!  Be inspiring.



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