Nautical Theme Tablescape Idea
It’s a Friday night in our house, and it is quiet.
Miraculously, every single boy is gone. How does this happen?
So, the husband and I decide to have a date night on the back patio. Now, I have been craving some good Salmon for a long time. I even stopped by our local Fresh Thyme Market and picked up about 3 lbs of fresh Salmon. When I got home I dropped the salmon in Derrick’s lap, my way of giving him a subtle hint that the Mrs. wanted Salmon. I’ve learned in life, it is better to let your husband know in no uncertain terms exactly what a woman wants in the kitchen and boy, did he deliver! One of things I love about salmon is how it goes with just about anything and the flavor? OMGEE!
You can check out the two recipes he put together for our date night on the back patio.
- Jasmine Rice with Zucchini, Kale, Parsley and Parmesan
- Baked Salmon, Sweet Candy Onions and Brown Sugar Mandarin Glaze
Now, since we were going with a seafood, it was only right to go with a Nautical theme for the table. He cooks the food, I make the table look pretty. We know our roles and it works out nicely.
First, let’s talk about the beautiful blue and white-stripped runner on the table. Did you know it is really wrapping paper doing double duty as table runner? Creative thinking goes a long way.
Yes! I love using wrapping paper to help bring a little character for my tablescapes. Plus, they’re super inexpensive and come in so many vibrant colors and complimentary designs
First, it’s an easy clean up. Think about it. You cringe when little hands are grabbing and spilling things all over the place when you’ve spent so much time making the table look beautiful. Then the kids (and adults too) get your white runner all unpretty. Or, maybe it’s Aunt Bethel or crazy Uncle Joe spilling the gravy or fumbling the blueberry cobbler. Good luck getting those stains out!
I say, save your good tablecloths and expensive runners by using wrapping paper. Plus, you can find wrapping paper in just about any color and design. It’s pretty, cheap on the pocketbook and an easy clean up! And then you’re not stressing out and getting all riled up. With practical hack you can now make those special family dinner easy and enjoy the good food and good company.
You’ll come back and thank me later for that little nugget!
So, the wrapping paper, plates and white vase were all picked up at Home Goods. I grabbed the linen chargers from Hobby Lobby.
Scored the white and denim from JoAnn’s. I like to go in there and find items on clearance. Who doesn’t right? This roll happened to be on a clearance markdown so into the cart it went.
The white napkins I snagged from Ikea about two years ago, at the time I didn’t need but I knew one day they’d come in handy. This was my first time using them. I buy odds and ends then store it all in my garage until I’m ready to use it. So far this method has worked out, but Derrick thinks I am a borderline hoarder and that is clearly not the case yet. I think.
Even though butterflies are not sea creatures, these napkin ring holders work well in this color scheme or at least I think so. Pier 1 Imports had them on clearance for about $1.00 each.
Do you know there is a cool little way to get your Mason jars the right color without buying a ton of Mason different colored jars? Yes, I picked up this little trick from Setting for Four on Pinterest! And it’s super easy. And I’m a BIG fan of doing easy crafts and DIY Decor.
I really love how all of this came together. Every time I put together a table decor idea, I really fly by the seat of my pants. Seriously. But somehow, some way it all comes together in the end.
I put together a little wine basket. I have found it’s easier to bring out more than enough wine, than not enough wine. I picked up this basket at Home Goods on clearance for $6 bucks. I stuck my wine, wine glasses and a few napkins inside and boom: A Wine & Wineglass Basket.
And I got my Salmon! It was seriously delicious, juicy and seasoned just right!
Here’s a few pictures I snapped with my iPhone 6 and uploaded to Instagram:
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