On Lakecation: Dockside Dining

I’m taking a little ‘lakecation’ this week. . .

Taking some time off to unwind and unplug. . .

Setting sail into a week with no projects or appointments . . .

Slowing down to enjoy the scenery. . .

With no plans other than drifting peacefully from reading to watching the water.

Maybe swim with the fishes. . .

Worry Less, Paddle More.

Maybe pack a picnic. .  .

Go for a boat ride. . .

Watch the birds . . .

Enjoy the sunset.

Lakecation Table Details:

 Melamine Rope Dishes/ Tommy Bahama, HomeGoods

Lakecation Glasses, Tablecloth. Picnic Tote / HomeGoods

Anchor Cocktail Stirrers, Fish Plates, Rope Cocktail Plates, Buoys / Pottery Barn

Galvanized Chargers / Pier 1

Napkins / World Market

Sailboat Flatware / Towle Living Everyday Nautical Flatware

Minnow Bucket Centerpiece / Vintage

Hope you’re enjoy these last days of summer. ♥

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  44 comments for “On Lakecation: Dockside Dining

  1. August 20, 2018 at 6:09 am

    Love the photo of your precious dog and the sunset💗

  2. August 20, 2018 at 6:11 am

    Enjoy your “lakecation” and these last days of summer Mary!

  3. Jane
    August 20, 2018 at 6:31 am

    Always love your photos & fur baby is too cute! Enjoy!

  4. Granny 35 (France)
    August 20, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Quel agréable moment, vous avez passé ; comme je vous envie !
    Bonne journée

  5. Michelle
    August 20, 2018 at 6:36 am

    Lovely and peaceful pictures!😎🌴

  6. sjb
    August 20, 2018 at 6:38 am

    Where has the summer gone? It seems not to long ago we were seeing snow pictures at the lake! Your table looks fun and relaxing , enjoy.

  7. August 20, 2018 at 6:44 am

    Dockside dining at its finest! Love those fish plates! How timely to have a sailboat drift by :)

  8. August 20, 2018 at 6:47 am

    Mary, you lakecation looks perfect to me. Enjoy the last days of summer and hopefully, cooler weather!

  9. August 20, 2018 at 7:14 am

    Have a great Lakecation Mary! You started of your time of “worry less, paddle more” off right with that most fabulous table…every detail is perfection as always…you find the cutest and most appropriate things to create your tables that are truly a work of art!…Must say that I love those fish plates! They are the cutest…they seem to have such a personality of their own! Enjoy your view, the birds, the sunset the everything with your loves….Have a fabulous week Mary!

  10. August 20, 2018 at 7:15 am

    How delightful, a week of just relaxing with no plans! Enjoy the time off, hoping for a cool front later this week that might get to you too.

  11. Marie in AZ
    August 20, 2018 at 7:22 am

    Sounds lovely! Enjoy!

  12. Gail
    August 20, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Sailboat napkin fold – how fun

  13. Granny Gay:)
    August 20, 2018 at 8:02 am

    Enjoy every second of your lakecation, Mary…you certainly deserve the time off…maybe the cooler weather will reach you…and then, us down here. Precious venue today…always love all of what you create…

  14. Theresa Keller
    August 20, 2018 at 8:08 am

    have a lovely week!

  15. August 20, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Your lakecation sounds perfect Mary, I hope you keep your cute glasses full of icy summer drinks while you are relaxing and enjoying. Staycations are the best kind, no stress!!

  16. Debbie Holman
    August 20, 2018 at 8:41 am

    The best picture in the world with your 4 legged loved one and the setting sun! Do you serve dinner on your wonderful table scapes also?

  17. Rita C.
    August 20, 2018 at 8:54 am

    I love this, Mary. I hope you really do take a lakecation. You’ve certainly already put a lot of thought and effort into planning it. Such great details!

  18. August 20, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Enjoy your lakecation, Mary! You have a beautiful spot to enjoy the peacefulness and scenery.

  19. Kari
    August 20, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Ahhhhhh…so relaxing and we all need to sit back and smell the roses or in your case the beautiful lake. Here in SW Florida the beaches are being cleaned from the results of red tide and blue/green algae so our “smellers” are on hold. Love your serene tablescape.

  20. Cyndi Raines
    August 20, 2018 at 10:38 am

    YES! Sounds like heaven! What a great table, love the fish plates, the anchor stirrers and the glasses with the perfect wording! Love all of it! Enjoy your rest and all of the beautiful scenery at your lakeside view, a.k.a. “a little bit of heaven on earth”. 😊

  21. Betsy
    August 20, 2018 at 1:22 pm


    Are the lakecation glasses a recent acquisition or from a prior year?

    That is one very lucky dog! So nice to see her enjoying her lake life.

    • August 20, 2018 at 1:37 pm

      Hi Betsy, I found them about a month ago :)

  22. August 20, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Hi, I so love your blog and thank you for sharing. I wanted to ask however, living near a lake do you have issues with mosquitos? I was looking to see if you had a blog post on that.

    • August 20, 2018 at 4:40 pm

      Thank you Bernie! We don’t have mosquito problems other than what you would normally encounter outdoors. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water so our birdbath is more of a mosquito hazard than our busy lake. ;)

  23. August 20, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Have a great lakecation- great time of the year for it! Love the dish stack- the fish plates are so cute! I’m surprised I haven’t seen those Lakecation glasses around here since we are surrounded by so many lakes! They’re probably out there but I just haven’t spotted them yet. Enjoy your time.🌞🛶⛱

  24. August 20, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Aw, the sunset pic is extra sweet!!! Have a great week Mary-enjoy:@)

  25. Linda
    August 20, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Enjoy your lovely week. Love the minnow bucket floral container idea!! You are so creative.

  26. Paula
    August 20, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Enjoy Mary !!!

  27. Sandra
    August 20, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Sounds wonderful! All you need is an amazing find like those glasses to inspire you for a great idea and awesome tablescape! Love the coordinating stripes in the napkins and tablecloth! Enjoy!

  28. August 20, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    All sounds like the perfect way to spend your days. Love all the nautical details and the red, white, and blue details. Enjoy!

  29. August 20, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    A lakecation sounds like a perfect way to say goodbye to summer! Love those wine glasses!

  30. August 20, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Enjoy your lakecation, Mary! I would be thrilled to sit there and watch the water or read or set sail! Enjoy every bit!

  31. August 21, 2018 at 12:20 am

    Lovely as usual. It must be so nice living on the lake during spring and summer.
    I don’t get your blog by email anymore. I signed up again and still nothing.

    • August 21, 2018 at 5:29 am

      Hi Myrna, I’m sorry you’re having trouble with post notifications. I checked and saw that you subscribed on Jan 14, 2017 and email/post notifications are going out to the aol address you left on your comment. Check your spam folder and then contact aol support to see if they can help and unblock the emails for you. Let me know if that helps!

  32. August 21, 2018 at 3:18 am

    The wine glasses are so cute! My two favorite pics are of your beautiful bichon! Happy lakecation!!!

  33. August 21, 2018 at 4:39 am

    Those sailboat napkins are fabulous!

    Enjoy your Lakecation of doing only what you want!! Those shared sunsets are the best!

  34. Carolyn Palmer
    August 21, 2018 at 7:07 am

    I might need to hound Home Goods every single day in search of the Lakecation stemless wines! I wish I could find the source behind the source. They would make the perfect gift for my sister, whose lake house is right next door to mine. I agree, lakecations are the best! I can’t remember how I first found your blog, but certainly do enjoy all of your posts. Happy Lakecationing!

    • August 21, 2018 at 7:16 am

      Thank you Carolyn, I wish I had a source for you! The glasses were priced individually for $4 each but no manufacturer’s tag. The other two glasses in the set said ‘Lake Life'( with an anchor) and #LakeLife. I’ve Googled but no luck. I thought they might be Mud Pie but don’t see them on their site. If I run across them again I’ll let you know :)

  35. August 21, 2018 at 9:26 am

    I am loving those Lakecation glasses as well!! Sad to know that we don’t know who makes them :( So cute!
    Your sailboat napkins are adorable- how long did you have to wait for a sailboat to pass by to get that shot??!!!
    You are incredible!

    • August 21, 2018 at 1:34 pm

      Hi Ann, If I find a source online for these glasses, I’ll let you know…you need a set! Our cove is very active in summer, so it was just a matter of time before a boat came by 🚣‍♀️🚤⛵️🛶⚓️😀

  36. August 25, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Oh Mary, what a fantastic table in a fantastic setting right on the lake! You are living my dream, on your lovely lake and I always love the nautical accents you often incorporate!

  37. September 6, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Great photos, I love your table decor! Fantastic job at illustrating what boating can be like, love it! Lake boating is fantastic if you can, right now I’m an ocean boater on the coast.

  38. Norma Rolader
    September 7, 2018 at 6:34 am


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