Hi Everyone, this is Chloe & Gracie, wishing you a happy first day of Summer! We’re guest posting for our Mom today, since she’s been busy gardening and working on some projects around her Potting Shed. We told her we’d fill in for her and give her a break with a little ‘sailing into summer’ and boating fun!
Our Mom said to tell you that ‘sailing into summer’ is really an expression for those of you who are new here. While we love to watch the sailboats on the water, putting around on the pontoon is more our speed.
There’s nothing we love better than the wind in our ears or our tails unless it’s riding with our Dad in the Captain’s chair.
We pulled together some nautical fun from our Mom’s archives. . .
Ideal for weighing anchor and sailing into summer!
The summer boating season is definitely underway here on Lake Norman with our warm (hot!) weather.
Towels provide a tablecloth and absorbent seating and pillows keep us anchored for a little nautical fun.
Rope cocktail plates, purchased a couple of years ago from Pottery Barn, are first mate to Tommy Bahama melamine anchor plates, found at HomeGoods . . .
And flatware and napkin rings provide a nautical rope detail to pair with rims of the plates.
Here are a few recipes to float your boat, click on the links in blue for the recipe and details!
A quick & delicious salad to sail into summer with! Enjoy as a salad or as a marinated shrimp appetizer. Pleasing to sailors & land lubbers alike, basil sails not required ;)
A refreshing summer salad with watermelon in season. Pepper Jelly Vinaigrette adds a little sweet heat to pair with the salty cheese and juicy melon!
An easy summer appetizer! Serve with little balsamic glaze to keep the stacks afloat and flavorful!
Old El Paso soft tortilla taco boats make an easy and edible vessel to serve a salad. . .
Fill and serve your taco boat with your favorite salad or taco ingredients. . .
We’re setting sail with a southwest salad boat filled with romaine lettuce, black beans, corn, grape tomatoes, chicken and avocado.
A rotisserie chicken from the grocery store makes for speedy salad assembly. Scrapbook paper sails are hoisted with bamboo knot picks as a mast.
And for a sweet ending help yourself to
Summer means enjoying a boat drink at sunset!
Quench your thirst with a creative cocktail inspired by boats at the marina, here.
Wishing you smooth sailing and calm seas as you sail into summer!
Sailing into Summer and Nautical Details:
Nautical Towels / HomeGoods, several years ago
Anchor Pillows, Tommy Bahama Melamine Plates, Nautical Glasses / HomeGoods
Boat Cooler, Cocktail Oar / HomeGoods, several years ago
Blue Woven Placemats / Ballard Designs
Rope Flatware and Napkins / World Market, several years ago
Napkin Rings / Bed, Bath & Beyond
Enamel Boat Dishes and Rope Cocktail Plates / Pottery Barn, several years ago