Nautical Fun: Sailing into Labor Day Weekend


I’m sailing into Labor Day Weekend with a little nautical fun and a table for two on the dock.


Labor Day marks the end of summer and a last hurrah for weekend boaters until Memorial Day next year.


We look forward to quieter and less crowded weekends. . .


Just us and the ducks :)


I set sail with nautical flatware, acrylic boat glasses and melamine anchor plates for a table for two.




A nautical insulated picnic tote made her maiden voyage, here.


If you need a little boating-inspired food fun, help yourself to Deviled Egg Boats~ Bacon, Basil & Tomato Deviled Eggs, sails optional :)


And enamel boat dishes are ideal weighing anchor with Lemon Basil Shrimp Salada recipe from Southern Living’s collection of Quick & Delicious Summer Salads.

Setting Sail Details:

Enamel boat dishes, rope cocktail plates / Pottery Barn, several years ago

Nautical towels, anchor pillow, acrylic boat glasses / HomeGoods, several years ago

Tommy Bahama melamine anchor plates / HomeGoods

Nautical picnic tote/ gift

Napkin rings / Bed, Bath & Beyond

Fringed tablecloth and napkins / World Market

Placemats / Ballard Designs

Towle Living Everyday Nautical Flatware / Amazon


Wishing Smooth Sailing and a Safe & Happy Labor Day Weekend!


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  28 comments for “Nautical Fun: Sailing into Labor Day Weekend

  1. September 4, 2015 at 6:26 am

    What a beautiful tablescape you have created on your boat dock! It’s absolutely wonderful, I love every colorful and bright detail! I’m thinking that salad is one I must try! It’s a scrumptious looking salad and those deviled eggs look delicious!
    Happy Sailing!

  2. Ellen Stillabower
    September 4, 2015 at 6:42 am

    Have a great boating weekend!! Afterwards, you can enjoy your beautiful salad & eggs. You must have a wonderful friend in the person that gave you the darling nautical tote!! It’s sooo cute!! 🚣⛵️ 🍤😎😎

  3. September 4, 2015 at 6:57 am

    What a wonderful way to mark the end of summer! The nautical tablescape you created is amazing! The enamel boat dishes are the cutest thing. The lemon basil shrimp salad is to die for! I’m deffinitaly making that recipe! Have a wonderful Nautical Labor Day weekend on the lake!

  4. Linda
    September 4, 2015 at 7:00 am

    Oh I love, love the enamel boats! Bon voyage.

  5. September 4, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Love that tablecloth, and those dishes don’t even look to be melamine! The food looks delish, too. Have a great weekend.

  6. Michelle
    September 4, 2015 at 7:23 am

    Enjoy the end of Summer! Welcome in the fall! Happy Labor Day weekend!⛵️🚤⚓️🍁🍂

  7. Linda
    September 4, 2015 at 7:34 am

    The shrimp salad looks delicious! Is there a printable recipe somewhere that I am missing? Can you tell me how to easily find all your recipes?

  8. September 4, 2015 at 8:22 am

    OMG, I just love your style, u r my kinda gal! Enjoy your weekend and next week enjoy the peace and quiet! <3

  9. September 4, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Love it!

    Happy Labor Day weekend, Mary!

  10. September 4, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Definitely the best part of Labor Day weekend is the end of tourist season and crazy boaters! Your table for 2 is just delightful! Love all the anchors and red white and blue! We are in the 90s with 95% humidity today waiting for the sea breezes to come up~ Happy Labor day Mary!

  11. Melodie Strickland
    September 4, 2015 at 12:44 pm


    Happy Labor Day weekend!! I’ve missed your postings as my computer has been down and I finally got it fixed. Your salad and deviled eggs look delicious!! Enjoy sailing away from all of this madness.


  12. September 4, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    I have always loved your red, white and blue themes and especially when you use the enameled boats!
    Have tried finding them but no one seems to have them!

  13. September 4, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Everything is so pretty! It must be so much fun to eat a meal with you! :-) I’ll be trying that deviled egg recipe. Have a great weekend!

  14. Lanita Anderson
    September 4, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Love the nautical table….my husband is in the Navy and I’m always looking for nautical ideas. Thanks for sharing!
    Enjoy the weekend,

  15. Linny
    September 4, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    I love your table setting. I’m going to try the Pumpkin-Chocolate Cake sounds good. Happy Labor Day

  16. September 4, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    The flatware is too cool Mary! Have a great weekend-enjoy:@)

  17. September 4, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Happy Labor Day weekend, Mary! I would be mesmerized just watching the ducks, and enjoying your nautical-themed meal.

  18. September 4, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Mary, it looks like your water level has come up some! We’re at full pool…when we drove up this morning, we couldn’t believe how high the lake is but we shouldn’t have been that surprised considering all the rain we had last weekend and early this week.

  19. Paula
    September 4, 2015 at 6:56 pm


    I love everything nautical theme, and its even my favorite things to ware in the hot summer months mentally keeps me cool, ( yeah right !?!)

    Love the rope dishes, and the too cute flatware!!
    Have a safe weekend Skipper !! :)


  20. September 5, 2015 at 1:02 am

    I love everything you do Mary!! This is just so perfect for the end of summer holiday!! The recipes look fantastic and of course I’ve got to try a couple this weekend. Thanks for all the details and inspiration. Have a wonderful weekend!

  21. September 5, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    Smooth sailing and happy Labor Day Weekend to you too. Wish we were spending it lakeside as you do. Such a beautiful setting, Mary. Enjoy!
    Your nautical table is ship shape!
    PS ~ if you decide to get some of the plastic flatware go directly to the source Other sites offer it, but at double the price.

  22. Carolyn Wilson
    September 6, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Mary, I am going to use pretty chargers on my table tomorrow night. When we sit down for the meal….are you suppose to remove the chargers?

    • September 6, 2015 at 1:48 pm

      Hi Carolyn, no leave them like you would a placemat :)

  23. Carolyn wilson
    September 6, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Ok….will do! Thank you!

  24. September 7, 2015 at 9:18 am

    I would love to be on that dock for a meal and one of your meals is always perfection. So is the table! I never would have guessed the paltes were melamine, they are great!!! I am sure you are looking forward to just you and the ducks;):)

  25. September 8, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Love the nautical tables cape! It is just perfect.

  26. September 10, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Mary, Mary, Mary ~ you never cease to amaze me. This table is so charming and I can’t wait to try your recipes!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  27. Bev
    September 10, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Your table is lovely and relaxing! Love all of the details…perfection.

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