Friday, November 18, 2011

Beach House Inspiration #8 - A Nautical Bar

Last week, I found this image on Pinterest from   Am in love with this vignette!  Dark deep indigo wall, vintage nautical oil painting, bamboo folding bar table, and an assortment of beautiful barware.  I simply love the how the gold painted frame just stands attention against the rich blue, don't you?

I might even be able to pull this look off in our tiny apartment.  (poor Tom, he will come home one day, and I will have painted our dining room indigo blue!)

Get the look!

Spotted at Lamps Plus - from Arteriors Home. "Antiqued Brass Side Table"  Of course I like this one, I like everything from Arteriors Home! t's a little pricey for my little apartment, but I LOVE the idea of the bamboo look and the glass shelves

Ideally, I think I want a vintage bamboo butler tray table.  You know something like this one from that dangerous website, .  I could spend all day drooling scrolling through their vintage furniture listings!

Or maybe this vintage dark bamboo idea? (discovered at

Then I would need an interesting nautical, coastal lamp....maybe like this "Regatta" style?

or a simple clear glass and a pretty white linen shade?  Love this pretty Oscar lamp from Currey & Co. with its' recycled glass base and brass accents - perfect for nautical styling!

(Both of these lamps can be found on the Caron's Beach House website)

And now for a vintage nautical oil painting.  There are two places that I would look first.

1. My friends at Cuttysark in Pioneer Square in Seattle.

2. The Alameda Flea Market is LOADED with vintage nautical paintings and prints.

Here's also just one image that I caught at the Alameda Flea Market last spring.   Any vintage or thrift shop might turn up a real find too!

And now, to choose the cocktail glasses.

 I have a thing about vintage glassware.  It's kind of a problem....  bought these etched sailing ship glasses over a year ago at the Alameda Flea Market, and just can't bring myself to part with them.  Hmmmm... maybe that means that they need to go on my new bar?

Or, new nautical style cocktail glasses are always an option!

Like these classy cocktail and wine glasses from Rolf Glass with etched compass rose designs. (love!)

Or this etched sailboat collection, also from Rolf Glass?   (love too!)

P.S. Yes, you can find the glasses on our site!

Maybe one final touch to complete your nautical bar - a cocktail napkin box!

Have a great weekend everyone!  I have promised Tom a day-trip up to Tomales Bay, or maybe even Bodega Bay for oysters.  We'll probably go to Nick's, in Marshall and sit at their oyster bar, staring out over the view.  Tom will get fresh oysters, I will get the crab bisque.  Yum.


Natasha in Oz said...

I'm going to have to add that Pinterest picture to my It must be 5 o'clock somewhere board. I Love it! I love all of your beachy ideas!

My weekly Pinterest linky party is on now so please pop by if you have 5 minutes. I would be honoured if you could link up this post!

Best wishes,
Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me.

Tricia Rose Rough Linen said...

I'm going to try to up anchor and go to the Alameda Fair December 3 - oops no, that's the day of the Remodelista Market in Larkspur Landing! How is a girl to choose?

NEED some nautical prints though~

Anonymous said...

Love the glassware!

Sand and Sea

Happy Thanksgiving :o)

Arabella said...

I'm totally in love with those bubble lamps that you sell - gorgeous! I also love your new blog header...keep up the great work.

Happy Thanksgiving to you & the family.


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