Saturday, June 13, 2015

Set Your Table With Flair--Masculine Yet Elegant Nautical For Father's Day

Hello, friends!  Thank you so kindly for stopping in to visit me today!  I hope everyone is enjoying the Summer thus far.  We are, save for the drought still prevalent here in California...hoping for an end to it soon!

I have always been a fan of waterways....maybe because we went to the beach often as I grew up.  Nevertheless, I wanted to combine subtle elements of nautical nuances for this Father's Day table.  Father's Day is just a few short days away, so I wanted to share an inspirational setting fit for the occasion.  I hope you enjoy the post! 

I began the setting on a crisp hemstitched cloth in vibrant white.  For the setting, elements of white, gold, and navy were utilized.

Navy-edged placemats were placed with navy chargers

white plates,

and clock plates with gold detail.

I love these plates,

they remind me somewhat of those large compasses you might see on a very old vessel.

Crisp whites held by brassy rings sit perfectly beside the plate.

Knots of tied rope at the top of each place setting

hold flatware of gold.

A mug for coffee or tea,

combines with a pitcher for pouring.

A preppy creamer and sugar

are the perfect compliment to the mugs and pitcher.

A small handwritten note on the other side of the plate lets dad know how much you appreciate him.  ;)

No elaborate centerpiece,

but a small boxwood

handsomely dressed in navy ribbon

completes the setting.

A few more shots:

From my collection:
Hemstitched tablecloth and napkins, generic, TJ Maxx/HomeGoods
Navy chargers, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Clock plates, Pocketwatch Brunch, Ralph Lauren
Mugs and plates, Ralph Lauren Club Collection
Creamer and sugar, Ralph Lauren Cadet Blue Collection
Pitcher, Ralph Lauren Somerset Island
Gold flatware, Wallace Grand Duchess Collection, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Gold capiz shell napkin rings, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Thank-you notes, Tommy Bahama, TJ Maxx/HomeGoods
Boxwoods and placemats, Taipan Trading

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  1. As always, another amazingly creative tablescape. I absolutely adore the clock plates! They are so elegant. You could use them for a New Year's dinner, birthday, graduation-events that celebrate the passage of time. Enjoy your week! ~Nora

    1. Thank you, Nora! I actually have used these for New Years; the plates come in a set of four varying plates...I've used the alternative plates before...the post is in the archives (winks slyly).

  2. Love this table setting- so classic- love the plates and the color palette is perfect for summer with the nautical touches!

  3. It always amazes me (and inspires) how you take a few non-related items and create such beautiful tables! Do you just "see" things in the store and think, "Ahh! Someday I can do something with that!"??? I love this table setting. I am more determined than ever to eat outside more - once it stops raining. And raining. And raining!

    1. Thank you so much, sweetie! Do me a favor? Please send some rain to us here in California...we are frying! :0)

  4. your table is enchanting. when I saw the picture on Mrs. Olson's SYC party, I thought it was a real clock.

  5. Beautiful setting and love the color. Navy or midnight blue is always masculine....Christine

  6. Love this table! The classic blue and white is gorgeous and I adore those clock plates! I have a nautical theme going on in my family room and kitchen table for summer. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. Nautical style is a fave of mine, it's so it clothing, dishes, or how you style the home, I love it all! Thank you for popping by! ❤

  7. Great colour scheme, perfect theme for Father's Day and wonderful dishes and accessories!

  8. This is perfect! I love the rope on the silverware and those amazing plates! Fabulous!

  9. A great table. A classic. I'm guessing you served fish.

  10. Hi
    I love your Father's Day Tablesetting! So very perfect. Your pretty table in your previous post is just lovely. What beautiful china you have my friend! Happy Tea Day! Karen

  11. You had me at blue and white ... stripes ... nautical ... clock plates ... all of them. Perfection!

  12. Oh, my, I can't tell you how very much I LOVE this tablescape! You have hit it "outta the park!" with everything: your clocks plates, the knotted rope holding your flatware, your note next to the plate, your centerpiece........everything works perfectly to create a space that is sophisticated, yet warm and welcoming. Bravo!!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  13. Understated elegance! Love the crisp navy and white with the gold accents~and the rope is perfect!

  14. What a lovely, masculine setting for Father's Day, while still having a feminin flair! I would love for you to share this on the #funsummerfinds linkup!..


  15. Lovely table...perfect for the day. Love the clock plates and the rope!

  16. Love this! The blue and white nautical theme is perfect for a Father's Day celebration! Love the gold flatware tucked in the rope. The clock plates work perfectly into this theme- love it!

  17. Oh so pretty and Oh so handsome in the style and the execution of the design of this marvelous nautical Fathers Day table. The clock plates are beautiful! Ralph Lauren certainly knows how to make a beautiful product and you knew how to set this table to perfection for sure. Of course you can never go wrong with blue and white, you just kicked it up a half a dozen or so notches. Bravo!!

    1. Thank you, Candy...he is my absolute favorite American designer, hands down. :0)

  18. What a wonderful designed table! I love the theme, and it is done so well, down to the rope around the utensils! Those clock plates are terrific!

  19. What a beautiful and elegant table! I love those clock plates. Very nicely done here.