Anchors Aweigh and Nautical Table on the Pontoon

Anchors Aweigh and Nautical décor on the Pontoon | © #nautical #boat #pontoon #lake #patriotic #redwhiteandblue

I’m weighing anchor for a little nautical fun on the pontoon and joining

22 table stylists for a summer tablescape blog hop!

You’ll find summer table inspiration at the bottom of this post.

Anchors Aweigh on the Pontoon | © #nautical #boat #pontoon #lake #patriotic

Boating season is underway, the pontoon is decked out from stem to stern, with anchors,

ship’s wheels, red, white and blue, and stars and stripes

for some nautical and patriotic fun!

Anchors Aweigh and Nautical décor on the Pontoon | © #nautical #boat #pontoon #lake #patriotic #redwhiteandblue

Welcome Aboard!

Anchors Aweigh on the Pontoon | © #nautical #boat #pontoon #lake #patriotic #tablescape


Anchors Aweigh on the Pontoon | © #nautical #boat #pontoon #lake #patriotic #tablescape

Towels provide a tablecloth and absorbent seating. . .

Anchors Aweigh on the Pontoon | © #nautical #boat #pontoon #lake #patriotic #tablescape

While pillows keep us anchored for our pontoon picnic!

Anchors Aweigh on the Pontoon | © #nautical #boat #pontoon #lake #patriotic #tablescape

A nautical insulated picnic tote is handy for picnicking and toting snacks. . .

Anchors picnic tote and towel on pontoon | © #nautical #boat #pontoon #lake #patriotic #tablescape

Anchor salad plates are first mate to red and navy striped dinner plates,

and are melamine, for carefree summer dining.

Nautical anchor plates on pontoon | © #nautical #boat #pontoon #lake #redwhiteandblue #patriotic #tablescape

They’re joining enamel boat dishes, while flatware and napkin rings

provide a nautical rope detail, to pair with the rim of the plates.

Nautical table with anchor plates and boat dishes on pontoon | © #nautical #boat #pontoon #lake #redwhiteandblue #patriotic #tablescape

Boat dish server with berries on pontoon | © #nautical #boat #pontoon #lake #redwhiteandblue #patriotic #tablescape

Melamine boat dishes are the newest members of our fleet,

found docked at HomeGoods several weeks ago.

Charcuterie tray on pontoon | © #nautical #boat #pontoon #lake #redwhiteandblue #patriotic #charcuterie

Help yourself to some charcuterie. . .

An assortment of cured meat, cheese, olives, almonds,

crackers, berries and grapes. . .

Charcuterie tray with boat dish on pontoon | © #nautical #boat #pontoon #lake #redwhiteandblue #patriotic #charcuterie

And fig jam with a paddle for spreading on your crackers and cheese. . .

Charcuterie tray with boat dish on pontoon | © #nautical #boat #pontoon #lake #redwhiteandblue #patriotic #charcuterie

Ideal for shipshape snacking!

Anchors Aweigh and Nautical décor on the Pontoon | © #nautical #boat #pontoon #lake #patriotic #tablescape #charcuterie #flag #redwhiteandblue

With Flag Day a week away on June 14th, shortly followed by Independence Day,

we’re ready to raise a glass to the Red, White and Blue!

Raise a glass to the Red, White and Blue | © #wine #nautical #boat #pontoon #lake #redwhiteandblue #patriotic #tablescape

Charcuterie tray with boat dish on pontoon | © #nautical #boat #pontoon #lake #redwhiteandblue #patriotic #charcuterie

Anchors Aweigh and Nautical décor on the Pontoon | © #nautical #boat #pontoon #lake #patriotic #tablescape #charcuterie #redwhiteandblue

Nautical Table Details:

Nautical Towels / HomeGoods, several years ago

Anchor Pillows, Tommy Bahama Melamine Plates, Nautical Glasses / HomeGoods, several years ago

Blue Woven Placemats / Ballard Designs, several years ago

Rope Flatware and Napkins / World Market, several years ago

Napkin Rings / Bed, Bath & Beyond, several years ago

Ship’s Wheel Picks, Enamel Boat Dishes / Pottery Barn, several years ago

Picnic Tote & Mini Boat Dishes / HomeGoods

Nautical table with anchor plates and boat dishes on pontoon | © #nautical #boat #pontoon #lake #redwhiteandblue #patriotic #tablescape

Anchors Aweigh and Nautical décor on the Pontoon | © #nautical #boat #pontoon #lake #patriotic #tablescape #charcuterie #flag #redwhiteandblue

Many thanks to Rita of Panoply for organizing this Summer Tablescape Blog Hop!

Lola and Sophie ready for boat ride on pontoon | © #nautical #boat #pontoon #lake #dogs #bichonfrise

Lola and Sophie say please visit our blogging friends for more summer table inspiration:

Pandora’s Box – Stars, Stripes, and Checks – A Summer Tablescape
Bluesky at Home – Easy Summer Outdoor Table Ideas
Life and Linda – A Taste of the Tropics
Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Yellow and Blue Alfresco Setting
Everyday Living – Celebrate Summer With The Red, White and Blue
Panoply – Summer Garden Party Tablescape
Hyacinths for the Soul – Tis the Season of Patriotic Tablescapes
⚓ Home is Where the Boat Is – Anchors Aweigh on the Pontoon
Debbee’s Buzz – Botanic Garden Floral & Butterfly Summer Table
My Hubbard Home – Easy Alfresco Dining Table | Tips for Summer
Me and My Captain – Camping, Fishing And Summertime Fun
Thrifting Wonderland – Butterfly Garden Table Setting
My Thrift Store Addiction – Honeysuckle and Hydrangeas Summer Tablescape
The Little Yellow Corner Store – Sweet Old Summertime
Red Cottage Chronicles – Dining Al Fresco – A Summer Tablescape
Celebrate and Decorate – Inspiration for Designing a Bright and Cheery a Summer Citrus Tablescape
From My Carolina Home – Summer Sunshine Tablescape and Hop
Living With Thanksgiving – Summer Celebrations
Zucchini Sisters – Red and White Tablescape in the Park
The Bookish Dilettante – Beach Reading Tablescape
The Painted Apron – Let’s Go Fishing
Belle Bleu Interiors – A Summertime Luncheon in the Garden
Dinner at Eight – Summertime Blossoms on the Table
Nautical table with anchor plates and boat dishes on pontoon | © #nautical #boat #pontoon #lake #redwhiteandblue #patriotic #tablescape

American flag on pontoon | © #nautical #boat #pontoon #lake #patriotic

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Anchors Aweigh and Nautical décor on the Pontoon | © #nautical #boat #pontoon #lake #patriotic #tablescape #charcuterie #redwhiteandblue

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  43 comments for “Anchors Aweigh and Nautical Table on the Pontoon

  1. Gail
    June 7, 2022 at 6:18 am

    Even your wine bottle is red white blue – how fun

  2. June 7, 2022 at 6:51 am

    Such fun, and the nautical theme is so ‘you’! Plates and tablecloth go so well together, along with the blue accents, and your appetizers look yummy. Love the little boat serving piece. Lola and Sophie are just too cute.

  3. Barbara
    June 7, 2022 at 7:03 am

    Oh my goodness, you make life so colorful and patriotic.

  4. Bonnie Morgan
    June 7, 2022 at 7:40 am

    Mary, I would LOVE to ride on your pontoon boat and see the sights at Lake Norman! You travel in style! Love all the patriotic decor. These pictures should be in a Boating magazine!
    Even your wine has been carefully curated for the occasion. I love your charcuterie board. So inviting and it would be fun to eat from your darling patriotic dishes and accessories.You are the queen of details. That’ the cutest little boat dish on the charcuterie board and the rope napkin rings caught my eye! A+ post as usual.
    Hooray for the Red, White, and Blue!
    Fun hopping again with you.

    • Karen
      June 7, 2022 at 7:59 am

      I agree with Bonnie’s enthusiasm. If other boat owners saw how charming you made your pontoon, you’d have a lot of other boat enthusiasts asking for your help in making their boat just as welcoming.

  5. June 7, 2022 at 7:51 am

    Mary, the first thing that comes to mind is that you really do have an incredible eye for collecting! From the food picks, to the napkins, to the gorgeous towels . . . little by little building a stash of nautical pieces. It is all so, so beautiful! What a wonderful post!

  6. June 7, 2022 at 7:59 am

    Good morning, Mary. What a fun way to celebrate summer and the red, white, and blue! I agree with Bonnie, I would be thrilled to see Lake Norman via your pontoon, especially if you were serving up the fabulous looking charcuterie board. I love all of the nautical details. I have always thought that nautical and red, white, and blue just goes together so well.

    It is always a pleasure to have a seat at one of your masterful tables and a special treat on the pontoon. Happy Tuesday!

  7. June 7, 2022 at 8:21 am

    Oh Mary, your nautical pontoon setting is the epitome of festive and fun! I love your anchor theme and charming accents–pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  8. June 7, 2022 at 8:47 am

    Oh you had so much fun here, so envious of your movable feast! The little porcelain boat put a huge smile on my face, but sadly as hard as your worked on patriotic cuteness, the girls stole the show!

  9. June 7, 2022 at 8:54 am

    Our pontoon has red white and blue upholstery so I think adding some beautiful elements as you have …would make for a fun outing!
    Thanks for the summertime fun!
    I loved loved seeing the girls!
    Happy June Mary!

  10. Rita C.
    June 7, 2022 at 9:00 am

    This would be the perfect outing to me! Your red, white & blue looks amazing on your pontoon, and the charcuterie even moreso. I can imagine motoring out onto the lake near sunset, docking, and just really enjoying the best of what summer has to offer right there, shutting off all the other noise of the world. Your newest boat dishes from HG make great additions to your already wonderful cache of nautical table treasures. I love the boat basket on the stern, and blue wicker chargers too. The flatware and white rope napkin rings are also favorites. Please ask Sophie and Lola if I may come on board. I promise to bring treats and not take their favorite spots! Thanks for bringing summer to us all, Mary. Your style is impeccable!

  11. June 7, 2022 at 9:14 am

    Mary, I loved every nautical detail and patriotic coloring of your summertime table. And, of course set on your boat was just perfect! Last summer, I picked up similar boat-shape servers, beer “bucket”, and basket for our son’s first family BBQ in his land-locked Philly row house. Now, you’ve inspired me to go shopping to attempt to replicate your nautical table — as a gift for my sister who has a new motor boat and vintage sailboat in Charleston. You always inspire and are so gracious to share your talents with others.

    P.S. You’re a tough act to follow in any hop! Loved yesterday’s stunning garden theme post and table too, but glad it wasn’t today lol!

  12. June 7, 2022 at 9:26 am

    Love your pontoon celebration!! She is all decked out and ready for those summer parties!! I just love all of your nautical serving pieces. It looks like Lola and Sophie are ready for summer as well. Now all you need is some fireworks and you are all set!! It is always a pleasure to hop with you!! Wishing you a wonderful summer full of boating fun!

  13. June 7, 2022 at 9:34 am

    Mary, it looks like a wonderful afternoon for a cruise out on the lake! You have certainly decked (pun intended) out the pontoon boat from stem to stern beautifully for a patriotic celebration! I would be happy to come along and indulge in the delicious treats you have brought along! Lovely as always!

  14. Donna
    June 7, 2022 at 9:44 am

    Love it, esp. the boat dishes filled with goodies and the food picks. Your attention to every detail puts this into the “wow zone”. Very charming…..and fun.

  15. June 7, 2022 at 10:37 am

    What a wonderful pontoon picnic! With that spread, Mary, you could cruise on the boat all day! I love the way you’ve draped the towels everywhere for “absorbent seating” :) The melamine anchor plates are so perfect and I love your new boat bowls! I won’t let myself go to HomeGoods any more, both of my houses are full to the brim with “stuff” 😂 The charcuterie board looks amazing, that would make a perfect lunch to set out for my group on summer days, thank you for the inspiration! I love how you always find a bottle of wine with a label to match your theme 🇺🇸 You are ready to set sail for a wonderful summer ❤️

  16. June 7, 2022 at 10:42 am

    I’m totally in awe of your post! When is the party? Oh, my word, every detail is just perfect! It’s all so inviting and makes me want to join in on the fun! You do have this patriotic decorating down pat! Truly majestic looking!

  17. June 7, 2022 at 10:56 am

    Mary, this is beyond amazing! I love and am in awe of your attention to details. The nautical towels and dishes are so perfct. And, of course, permission to come aboard to Sophie and Lola. They make me smile whenever they appear.

  18. Rebecca Payne
    June 7, 2022 at 12:04 pm


  19. Beth G. Wilson
    June 7, 2022 at 3:05 pm

    Well executed design! I love it!

  20. June 7, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    Such a fantastic spread on your pontoon boat. Your patriotic nautical theme is gorgeous. So smart to use melamine plates and cups. The anchor plates definitely caught my eye. Home Goods has something for everyone. Your charcuterie look delicious. How fun are your new boat bowls. You have covered all aspects of Patriotic dining above your lovely pontoon. Sophie and Lola look quite comfortable. Always a pleasure joining you on these fun blog hops.

  21. Ricki Treleaven
    June 7, 2022 at 4:35 pm

    I love this! You’ve given me some wonderful ideas because I think our Crest pontoon is the same model and color as yours. Ours has the captain’s chairs on the front, and they don’t make them like that any more! I love seeing Sophie and Lola out enjoying the water. They are so cute! I also like how your nautical theme is red white and blue which goes so well with the patriotic elements. Your charcuterie tray looks delicious, and the little boat-shaped server is darling on it! I love everything about it, and you’ve made me excited about going back to the lake. Hopefully we will be able to go back soon. Happy summer!

  22. June 7, 2022 at 4:51 pm

    Mary, on the lake or lakeside, your tables are always fantastic. Scrolling down through each of these photos full of nautical details, brings back many lovely memories of our on boating days. We loved to pack a picnic basket, spend hours sailing, drop anchor, and set a table on the deck.
    Each of your wonderful details are perfect for the theme, and kudos for carting each special piece out to the dock. no small accomplishment! The rope details throughout are fun, fun, fun! I have some melamine nautical themed dishes in our picnic basket which I used for a fourth of July table a few years ago. I may need to revisit this great theme idea again. Easily brings in the red, white, and blue I love. I may need to look for rope napkin rings! I have the anchor Crown Linens. Do you have these?
    Have a fabulous summer enjoying all lakeside living has to offer.

  23. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
    June 7, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    Mary, your puppies are precious! I want to come along on the boat ride. It looks like so much fun! The patriotic color palette is so pretty, and all the nautical details are perfect. The treats look scrumptious as well. I’m so happy to be back with my tablescaping friends! Happy Summer!

  24. Clara
    June 7, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    Mary, Your patriotic pontoon should win an award! It’s so cute and inviting. The anchor plates are adorable. The colorful towels and beautiful pillows are so inviting. The berry boat looks delicious. I can feel the breeze off the lake during this virtual visit. Thanks! Enjoy your evening! Clara ❤️

  25. June 7, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Such a fun nautical theme for your tablescape, Mary. Melamine is perfect for your pontoon. The charcuterie tray looks like a meal to me! I kept thinking, now where are Lola and Sophie?? Then, there they were at the end!

  26. Betsy
    June 7, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    As an avid boater I must confess that you’ve outdone yourself with the details of this boating adventure. I am in awe at the unique items you’ve procured for this theme. While I am smitten with the life preserver pillow, my favorite accessory will always be the American flag proudly waving at the stern of your boat! Definitely adding rope napkin rings and new flag-themed pillows to the Amazon cart.

    One question, is the captain of the boat your husband…or Lola and Sophie? Or are the girls the Cruise Directors? Either way, I’m sure a good time is had by all with such a spirited theme! Anchors aweigh!

  27. June 8, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    Oh, I don’t know where to start! I love everything about your pontoon tablescape, from the dishware, to the accent pieces, to the flatware, linens and pillows. All of it immerses you in the experience — and then there’s a selection of yummy snacks and two furry buddies. What a lovely way to spend the day on the lake! Count me in for your next excursion.

  28. June 8, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Oh, how fun was this? The nautical theme is so festive. The snack look so tasty and the water backdrop looks so lovely. I would enjoy boating with you anyday!

  29. Liz
    June 8, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Beautifully done. Love all the patriotic and nautical touches. Your pontoon is ready to go!

  30. June 9, 2022 at 7:12 am

    Oh Mary! This is fantastic! Coming from a mariner family, I am loving all the nautical touches! And, so patriotic at the same time. You have really captured every detail of a summer celebration! What a fun way to spend a day!

  31. June 9, 2022 at 9:31 am

    Your nautical red, white and blue theme is perfect for the pontoon, Mary. What a delightful way to spend an afternoon. Love the blue chargers and the anchor plates. Lola and Sophie look like they are ready to help celebrate the day. The berries and charcuterie tray will be perfect to snack on when you anchor on the lake. Have a great week.

  32. Cyndi Raines
    June 9, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    Be still my heart! ♥️ Love, love, love this! So patriotic and nautical at the same time. Happy summer, happy boating season! Love all of it but those “nautical-knot-looking” napkin rings are awesome! Missed the last view blogs Mary as I was on vacation out west to Mt. Rushmore and the Badlands, had a great time. Loved seeing the buffalo, pronghorned deer, prairie dogs, all so fun! Managed a fall and incurred a small fracture under my right ankle bone, but we still had a great time. In a walking boot for 4-6 weeks so gardening will be interesting, but thankful for the fun days of summer. I will play catchup and go back to review your other posts, hate missing them — they are great “medicine for the soul”! ♥️

  33. June 9, 2022 at 3:01 pm

    Mary, I love picnics no matter where they happen to take place. Your picnic on the pontoon is even more enjoyable since it is on or near the water. What a calming place to be while enjoying some delicious treats. Even your sweet puppies seem to agree…..relaxed and enjoying the ride. I love all of your choices in dinnerware, flatware and serveware. They all coordinate so well and with so much detail. I love the rope edging on your plates and, of course, the towels and toss pillows fit in beautifully. I can just feel the cool breeze while enjoying the crisp wine just viewing these gorgeous photos. Certainly, I need not say…..enjoy the summer. I know you already are just being on the tranquil pontoon. All the best, Mary!

  34. June 9, 2022 at 3:16 pm

    “Shipshape snacking” indeed! This is SUPERB!!! I LOVE those little helm food picks!!!!!!!!!!! They are the diggity bomb!!! (Does anyone even use that expression anymore? I’m always half a century behind in my colloquialisms!) You have inspired me to get our home all decked out! I’ve been dragging my feet because everything is so torn up (lawn with landscapers installing a new sprinkler system, driveway with new one being installed) and it just seems such a mess to work around. I can do it!

  35. June 13, 2022 at 8:59 am

    Mary, you certainly have set the best nautical red, white and blue table ever. What a fun setting for a sail on the lake. I love those cord napkin rings, The little boat serving dishes are precious. Your charcuterie board looks delicious. All the nautical decorations set such a festive tone for what will be a great party.

  36. June 13, 2022 at 3:51 pm

    Mary, I want to grab my sailor hat, my little pom and join your fur babies and head for the seas. Love your setting, so inspiring as always. what fun we have hopping huh? Kari @ Me and My Captain

  37. June 13, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Mary, I just love your combined nautical and patriotic themed pontoon decor! What a fabulous setting for a festive picnic on the lake. The charcuterie board looks so appetizing! You’ve got everything needed for an afternoon of entertaining guests. Even towels are at the ready should someone decide to jump in the water. I’m crazy about those enamel boat dishes…I LOVE everything enamelware! As always, it’s a treat to join you on the hop. I hope you have a wonderful summer!

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