Nautical Coasters, Tiles, and Trivets
Nautical Coasters, Tiles and Trivets for Sailors, Cruisers and Boaters
Nautical home décor is very popular, but you don't have to remodel - just add a few special little touches with coasters, tiles, and trivets. Whether you live right on the coast, or way on inland, decorator touches with marine themes, like anchors, sea shells, and other items are always tasteful.
Ceramic tiles are attractive, and versatile, too. They can be used as spoon rests. With little felt 'feet' affixed to the underside, they make nice drink holders. They also make eyecatching accents when set into a counter top or bathroom wall.
A set of coasters or a trivet makes an appreciated hostess or thank you gift, too.
Here, then, is a collection of nautical coasters, tiles, and trivets that should bring a smile to your face.
Anything with a sea-going theme is a recommended gift for a cruisers, boater, sailor, or anyone who loves ships and the sea.
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A Popular Nautical Set - These are a Top Seller at Amazon
Set of four absorbent that's just as nautical as can be. You can easily see why these are so popular. They even come in their own cherry wood box, adorned with an anchor.
Just perfect for a beach house, or for anyone who loves the sea, this set of Nautical Patchwork Sandstone coasters is a best seller.
This set would make an appreciated housewarming or hostess gift.
Anchors - A Most Popular Nautical Theme
Choose from a set of four or eight in either ceramic or a soft material. Washable
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These come in sets of either 4 or 8 and in your choice of ceramic or soft material. Prices vary from 11.99 to 29.99, depending on option chosen,
Drink Coasters vs. Beer Mats
What is the Difference?
Coasters today are typically made in whole, or in part of cork, wood, or sandstone or lined on the bottom with cork. Their purpose is to prevent damage to the tabletop from the moisture or heat from the glass or mug.
Beer mats, on the other hand, tend to be made of rubber, and are used under beer bottles, or steins of beer. At one time, they were typically made made of layers of paper fiber, and many still are. Beer mats commonly have advertising imprinted on them.
In common usage, however, many people make little distinction between the two.
I've always been a bit partial to glass coasters. This attractuve four piece set is particularly nice, as you can see.
How to Make Your Own Nautical Coasters
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Titanic 1st Class Passengers
Anything related the ill-fated Titanic is sought after by a certain segment of the population, and is always a nice addition to a nautical collection..
This Set of six coasters depicting first class passengers on the RMS Titanic. They are enjoying a drink in style. It looks like they may be in the ship's Veranda Cafe, which was on Deck A, Aft.
The image comes from a vintage lantern box slide. (Lantern slide boxes were early forerunners of the slide projector, which is, itself, now almost extinct.)
Zazzle's cork coasters come in a set of six. The front is high gloss plastic, and the backing is cork.
Size of individual coasters: 3.8" square
This particular set would make a nice gift for someone who loves 'all things Titanic.'
Tiles and Trivets
More in Maritime Themes - from Amazon
Here are some nice nautical themes in decorator tile products from Amazon. Lighthouses and anchors are real favorites. Other themes to look for include boats, both large and small, captain's wheels, compasses, sea creatures, ocean waves, and coastal scenes.
Themes from the Sea on Tiles or Trivets
Tiles and trivets have several uses. Used as art or decorator touches, they can be framed and hung; they are inlaid into the tops of wooden boxes and even tables, and also used as hot pads and kitchen spoon rests.
Maritime themed trivets with ships and scenes from the sea make wonderful little decorator touches throughout the house. Coastal scenes are extremely popular, too.
They also make excellent thank you or hostess gifts.
I have a favorite tile, that's the color of the Caribbean Sea, by my bedside for my nighttime glass of water. I've placed little round felt 'feet' on it it (like miniatures of the felt pads used on some furniture legs) to protect the nightstand surface.
Do you have any nautical themed decorator touches in your home?
Sailing Ships are Another Popular Maritime Theme
Nautical Drink Accessories
Clever Beverage Accessories - to go with your nautical coasters
Fun Drink Accessories with your favorite theme for your kitchen or bar - but for sure, for your next party.
I think I would name this one Louie.
A classic anchor and rope to top your favorite bottle of wine
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