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July 7, 2016

Summer Nautical In The Kitchen

I've had a desire to do a nautical theme on the plate rack.  A little while back Susan at Between Naps on the porch posted about some dishes at Pottery Barn and I saw these "Nantucket" salad plates and decided I had to have them.

First an overview of the room.


 I couldn't get all four plates from the set on the shelf so I put one down below.

I didn't realize they have two different color bands.  I tried to put them above with the blue striped plates behind them but the center design got lost with the black bar that goes across the front.


I saved the knot ball from my patriotic collection to use here and I added the salt and pepper shakers from PB.  Too cute to pass up.  The tin candle holder is from Sur La Table a couple of years back.


Yesterday when I posted about putting my holiday decorations away I shared this picture that gave me some inspiration for what I wanted to do on my tabletop
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Of course I didn't copy it exactly but I was inspired by the idea of a pitcher staged on a stack of plates.  I did add an artichoke like the picture showed!  I decided to keep the star tray out too- such a fun piece! I only found one link that sells this but it's in a set of 5 integrated sizes for $125- The store I was at sold them individually and this was the larger one of the two they had.  I doubt anybody wants five but here is the link Roost Galisteo- copper edge tray.

The plates have a nautical knot design around the edge. 

The striped plates are a favorite of mine but the Compass Rose stemware doesn't show up too well in front of them. 
I would like to find something nautical to hang from the top of the plate as an accent.  I'll probably change this before I find the nautical item!


I had a square table topper that I folded in fourths, pressed it and made it like a runner.  It's actually navy and white.

 The white pitcher had been up on the top shelf of the etagere but I borrowed it for the little side table arrangement so I put my "farmwire" handled basket from Pottery Barn (from a long time ago) up there.  I have a thing for that kind of chicken wire look.


 My little piggy was snorting and in a bit of a fit to get in the picture so I added her to the centerpiece!

Isn't she the cutest! You can click the link I'm including to buy her on-line from Cracker Barrel (no affiliation with me)  Nautical Piggy Bank  The white charger was from Pottery Barn several years ago.

Thanks for stopping in!!


18 comments:

  1. Liz,
    Love, LOVE, L O V E your Nautical Theme in the kitchen, dear friend!
    "Cool" hues off set this Summer heat!
    Love the blue and white stripes and checks with just a "touch" of red!
    I agree, that "pig" is too stinkin' cute!
    Inspiration from the magazine came to brilliant life within your home!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  2. Liz, I love all the nautical touches and the pig made me smile! Happy Thursday! Pam @ Everyday Living

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  3. Liz I am not usually a nautical person. You won me over, the dishes from PB are pretty. Love the little pig at the end. Gotta love a pig dressed as a sailor.

    Cindy

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  4. Liz, I'm grinning over your sweet little piggie! Your nautical plates are making me want them--I am seriously envious. Your use of the folded navy check tablecloth is perfect for your lovely theme. You have inspired me to change a few things for summer. ♥

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  5. Hi Liz, Love your nautical decor. So summery and a nice twist instead of the beachy theme. Your dishes from PB are awesome. Darling pig!! Thanks for sharing your new kitchen look. Have a nice weekend ahead. xo

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  6. Hi Liz,
    LOved all your nautical dish displays, they are all so pretty. Loved all your plates
    and that lil piggy is just the cutest thing............
    Thanks for sharing.....hope all is well with you hon.
    Blessings, Nellie

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  7. Very sweet theme. The plates are gorgeous! Everything is perfectly coordinated. The sweet little pig is darling. It is good feeling to redecorate and give things a fresh look.

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  8. Terrific nautical look and great plates! I like that they didn't all fit on the shelf and you put one down below as it ties is altogether. My fave piece is the little tin candle with the anchor cut-out, just the right accent. Smart idea to fold a tablecloth to make a runner - it is the perfect colours. Also,I enjoyed seeing your inspiration pic with the pitcher and plates and how you copied it.

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  9. I love this nautical theme! Everything looks wonderful. The plates are terrific and I so love the pitcher with floral!

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  10. Liz, it's all just darling! I love anything nautical and have a little nautical area in my kitchen. The new plates are darling and I love the striped ones and compass glasses as well!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  11. Liz,
    I adore the pitcher and flowers that you have on top of the stacked plates and then you added your wonderful nautical themed plates and well, your piggy is just too adorable not have been included too!
    Wonderful to have you join us at TOHOT, Liz!
    Jemma

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  12. This is so summer and so well thought out Liz! I love the buffalo check cloth under your sideboard vignette and all your nautical plates. The little piggy was a wonderful surprise at the end and made me laugh out loud! So cute!!
    Jenna

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  13. Loving it Liz, that little galvanized tray and those plates are stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at the Dishing It & Digging It Link Party.

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  14. I love your nautical display, Liz; it's perfect for this time of year!! That tin candle holder with the anchor cutout is darling! I love those striped plates and all the other nautical plates, too. I finally broke down and bought a small set of nautical plates this year and am looking forward to doing a tablescape with them.

    Everything looks so pretty -- you did a great job! Hope you have a wonderful week. :)

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  15. Very classic Liz! I love everything about your vignette...from the checked linen to the pitcher and the red geraniums. The plates are great too!

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  16. Very classic Liz! I love everything about your vignette...from the checked linen to the pitcher and the red geraniums. The plates are great too!

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  17. I love your new plates! You striped plates are a favorite of mine, too. All you put together here is perfect for your theme. You have a wonderful collection of things! Blessings~

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