Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Boating Dinner for Two

                                    A quiet cove with glassy water just
                                                                   speaks romance.

The week after the 4th of July took us to Lake Powell
for boating.  I thought it would be fun to try a
tablescape at the back of the speedboat using items
we had on the houseboat.
Beach themes and purple accessories
throughout the houseboat made it easy .

The cute beach plates and platter are from Home Goods/ TJ Maxx.

The square plates are from a local store, Tai Pan.
We had this private little cover all to ourselves.
I have had the darling fish plates for years.  I might have
bought them at Shopko, I don't remember.
I have them in clear too.
The pewter came from Cabo.

Purple glass plates and flatware were from Target and
the linens were custom made by the houseboat
manufacturer to match fabric on the boat.

This is a Fitz and Floyd bowl that I snagged at Home Goods.
If you are looking for beach themed items from Home Goods,
check them out in the Spring when they have a good selection.
We often do lunch or dinner cruises on the speed boat,
just never this fancy. 

Maybe we will try it next time - adults only.
Let me know when you can come.

I will be posting this with the fun party at
Between Naps on the Porch

Come see all the fun and creative tablescapes.
Such talent!

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Oh my goodness...this is amazing! How romantic this would be. The scenery is fantastic. LOVE all the beachy dishes.

  2. Jacqueline,

    I AM ready for a Lake Powell trip! Those little plates are so cute and how fun to have a table set up on your boat! Love the shell dish too! What was on the menu? Joni

  3. it looks so fun dining on the lake~

  4. What a cute boatscape! I love the seahorse plate...adorable.

  5. The seahorse is my favorite as well. What a romantic dinner.

  6. Very romantic and I love the items you have on the houseboat! Wonderful plates and the purple is so pretty.

  7. What a beautiful back drop for a beautiful tablescape! Very nice!

  8. Oh, this is just filled with romance! What a gorgeous setting to go with your lovely tablescape. I really like your dishes, especially the seahorse.

  9. Okay, this might be a first for Tablescape Thursday -- a table set on a boat? Love it! What a delightful setting, and all the elements you have included look great together.

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  11. You've got it all right. Being on a boat in a beautiful setting is good enough, but having dinner on board makes it so much better. Have fun again and again.

  12. Hi Jacqueline...Nice to meet you.
    Love the boating scape!
    Going on a three hour boat tour tomorrow to see the sand dunes along lake Michigan...
    Loved my visit here...Love the water!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  13. We enjoy dining on our boat too, but no gorgeous views like on Lake Powell! Love the Seahorse :-)

  14. So awesome!! I've never dined on a boat... and that coming from a water and sea lover -go figure!

  15. What a unique and fascinating tablescape! Love the Fitz & Floyd bowl -- perfect with the table/boat linens!

    I was glad to see that the water looked so calm. When I saw the first couple of pictures, I was thinking, "Oh, I hope the dishes don't fall overboard!"

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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