Nautical Table Decor!

I had a great shopping experience today that I just had to share it with all of you. Until today, I have been using my 30 year old Lenox wedding china for special occasions, which does not work with my nautical seashore decor. Today that has changed, as I finally found and  purchased the most beautiful dishes on One Kings Lane that will look wonderful on my dining room table. Without a doubt, these dinner and salad dishes will be my new special occasion dishes!

Although I will not receive this order for a week or two, I am already planning my first dinner party to “show off” my newest dishes and table decor! I will post again when my table is set and ready for my dinner guests, but until then I hope you have the chance to visit One Kings Lane’s special “Coastal Setting” sale, and are inspired by the nautical-coastal inspired tabletop as I was!

Happy Shopping!!!!!!

Something Extra!: Here’s some other pieces in the One Kings Lane collection that I just love!

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Area Artist: Jacqueline Maloney

Over the years, I’ve attended many art shows and fairs on the North and South Forks of Long Island, with my daughter, who designs jewelry. One of my favorite artists I’ve come across at these fairs is a talented, young watercolor painter from Hampton Bays, NY named Jacqueline Maloney.

Jacqueline’s collection of illustrations include paintings, note cards, tote bags, serving ware, pillows and more. Simply put, Jacqueline’s illustrations are happy, fun, and evoke the coastal feel I love. You can find her displaying her beautiful works at art shows across the East End, or online at her Etsy Shop.

My favorite pieces of hers are her sea life illustrations, notecards, which have recipes on them, and her “How To” collection. I purchased the “How To Fillet A Flounder” illustration last year, and have my eye on the “How To Pick Crabs” illustration next time I see her. I also love her illustration of the wineries on the North Fork of Long Island.  Jacqueline’s illustrations are perfect for any decor and make a great gift, so be sure to check them out!