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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Table Talk!

I am a firm believer that food looks better when presented in beautiful serving pieces. My guilty pleasure over the years has been finding ornate serving utensils, bowls and platters. I’ve acquired quite the collection from a variety of different companies, but one of my all time favorites is Mariposa.

A  family owned business since 1980, Mariposa is a small company with 30 employees nestled in a restored barn house in Manchester, Massachusetts. The product line of Mariposa encompasses a wide variety of servers, napkin holders, glassware, cakes stands, mirrors, serving bowls,  novelty bottle openers, and more.

The spring/summer 2012 line is absolutely wonderful! I must say that Mariposa has out done themselves in their designs, especially the “Seaside” collection. This collection is perfect for the nautical or coastal home.  I especially love the colorful sailboat tray.

Whether buying a hostess gift, shower or bridal gift, housewarming gift, or treating yourself, Mariposa is a great way to go. What better way to add to a beautiful dining table than with Mariposa serving pieces. You can’t order directly from the Mariposa site but they do have a store locator feature, and you can order from a few select online dealers. I suggest going to Silver Impressions, The Newport Mansion Store, Manor Home & Gifts  or Pineapple Post to order your Mariposa pieces.