Friday, November 7, 2014

Rustic Salty Nautical Decor Ideas

A few of salty nautical decor items I came across recently.


 A big spool of rope works as a side table.


A crusty anchor with shackle and chain for the garden.


An old oar with a whitewashed make over, great above a window.

Find a small wood dingy hang from ceiling and add some lights for a cool chandelier.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Nautical Home Decor - Ikea Summer 2014

 Hello everyone, it has been a very long time since I posted and in fact even longer posting more consistently.  I hope this finds you all healthy and well.  I am very rusty with blogging, so here goes.

This year Ikea adds some fun nautical theme designs in their summer 2014 catalog.

A simple stripe of latitude and longitude on bedding.  A matching elongated throw pillow which I really like is below.


Maybe a rope theme is more your style.

This a lightweight comforter.  Too bad it is not a duvet cover.

Photographic rope pillows would be great for a covered porch wouldn't they?

If you are feeling crafty, you can purchase some of this rope fabric and make your own pillows and table runners.

Fun buoy shaped pillow for your ship's staterooms.

Wipe off some sandy feet on one of these small throw rugs.

Turn almost any table into weathered wood one with this tablecloth. 
 Nautical placemats.


Hand towels for sticky hands.


Head to the beach with this navy blue beach towel and for fun bring along a fish pillow (below).

Display your beach finds in this wide mouth glass container.


Dine under the stars on a summer night with a strand of star shaped lights.

Till next time....

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/seasonal/summer/summer_textiles/?cid=us%7Caf%7Cpinterest.com%7Csummer_textiles_20140522

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/seasonal/summer/cooking_and_eating/

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10252484/

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A Summer Evening On The Bay

A few photos of the bay on beautiful summer evening.






Thursday, March 21, 2013

West Marine Nautical Fashion Finds

Who knew some of the larger West Marine stores are carrying some fun nautical and coastal style clothing.  Moving towards more fashionable instead of typical and boring.


I knew some West Marine stores carried two of my favorite lines, Tommy Bahamma and Sperry but didn't expect to see great summer frocks made with materials to keep you cool on hot days.


I found great shorts and tops that not only look crisp and fresh but are either fast drying or have UV protection built right in.  Pricing is a bit steep but if I can look fashionable and stay cool on a hot, August day it's worth it!


Check out these cute flip flops, sandals and slip on sneakers - reasonably priced too.