Monday, March 18, 2013

How to Style a Nautical Bar

I am not a big drinker but I love the nautical bar I set up in my apartment. I found the actual bar at a garage sale for $10! I have quite a collection of nautical coasters and bottle openers now! I have included photos of my bar set up and then tips on setting up your own.

Excuse the glare on my anchor print
Red tray is from Marshalls, I added a navy monogram decal

Basket under holds placemats, napkins, napkin rings, more coasters

1. Coasters: I like to have a paper set for parties and then a nicer reusable set. Set of four sea creature coasters from Modcloth ($28) and paper set Lilly Pulitzer from the Preppy Princess ($12). I have a nautical set from Michael's, the Thomas Paul anchor set, and then paper ones from Lilly Pulitzer.
2. Something fun for drinks: I have the Lilly Pulitzer drink umbrellas but how fun are these cocktail anchors? The cocktail anchor was created and designed by a flooded-out Hoboken resident determined to help rebuild the coastal community. For every Anchor Shaker Set sold, 10% of profits will go to Rebuild Hoboken ($19 for 40 plus shaker, $9 for 20)
3. Flask: I don't have a flask on my bar but I think one of these Smathers and Branson needlepoint flasks ($65) would be the perfect addition
4. Decanter set from Furbish ($68, includes 4 glasses). My sister got me this set for Christmas.
5. Fish corkscrew from Furbish ($12.50)
6. Napkin holder from Modcloth ($14): Why buy expensive patterned napkins when you can display regular white ones in this little boat?

My favorite bar accessory is the bottle opener. I have 3!
white anchor ($18), seahorse ($12), lobster ($19), pink anchor ($19), whale ($20), crab ($19)

Here are my bottle openers

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  1. I love your bar set up, especially all of the corkscrews!

  2. So cute!! I love this!! Thanks for the great tips too!! I would love one of these in my future home!!

  3. So adorable! a great garage sale find makes a cute setup even better!

  4. I absolutely LOVE this! I am moving out on my own soon and cant wait to incorporate lots of nautical details!

  5. oh my goodness, absolutely LOVE this!!!

  6. This is so cool! I really want a bar in my house. Maybe when the kids move out. Haha! Great job!

  7. Love your nautical bar and barware! :)

  8. I really like that Lilly shaker!

    1. I wish they would make more with new designs!


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