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Nautical Serving Dishes

Updated on November 23, 2014
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Serving Dishes with a Nautical Theme

Nautical décor and coastal themes in serving dishes add a welcoming and relaxing touch to your dining décor. Whether you're on the coast, or far from the sea, nautical is always nice.

You'll find a wide assortment of nautical serving dishes showcased here in a variety of styles, colors and prices.

These serving dishes look fabulous with a coastal kitchen or dining room décor, or use them at your beach house or cottage, for that extra touch of nautical flare.

Here, you'll find nautical serving bowls, trays, platters and more. You'll find a special dish for every bit of food you plan on serving!

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Nautical Servers with Sea Scenes or Colors

There are many different approaches that you can take when choosing nautical serving dishes, or nautical anything, for that matter.

  1. Pictures and Symbols: You can choose pieces with pictures of ships or maritime symbols on them.
  2. Stripes: Nautical stripes always seem to be in style.
  3. Colors: if you like a more subtle approach, think in therms of color alone - the color of white sails, the blue sky. the aqua of the sea, and the tan or gray of the sand.
  4. Shapes: You can even have an accent piece or two defined by its shape. Dishes are available in the shape of seashells, anchors, sea creatures. Some have shaped handles or reminiscent of the sea, or bordered by a mariner's rope.
  5. The Shore: Don't forget the shore... lighthouses and shore birds can add a lot of seaside charm, too.

Nautical Themes Can Include the Colors of the Sea and Sand

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Seashell Dip Servers - Serving Dishes for Your Dipping Pleasure

Make that special home made dip of yours even more special with a seashell serving dish.

Mud Pie Terracotta Shell Dip Cup Set, 6-Inch
Mud Pie Terracotta Shell Dip Cup Set, 6-Inch

A lovely two piece set featuring an embossed sea star (or starfish, if you will) and shell.

Blue Nautical Turquoise Conch Seashell 12 Inch Serving Bowl Andrea by Sadek
Blue Nautical Turquoise Conch Seashell 12 Inch Serving Bowl Andrea by Sadek

A shell shaped dish in a very watery color, so appropriate!


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Glass Serving Plate, Starring a Seahorse

Coastal Serveware - Seahorse Glass Plate - Nautical Serving Plate
Coastal Serveware - Seahorse Glass Plate - Nautical Serving Plate

Just too pretty for words, with its ocean waves, and the seahorse as the star of the show .


Incorporate a Bit of the Beach Into Your Nautical Decior

B lending beach and nautical motifs come naturally. After all, the beach ends at the sea,and the sea ends at... well, you get the picture.

I recently happened upon the following video, which explains how to use rocks found on the beach to make a rather unusual table runner. It's actually quite a creative idea!

If you can't get past the idea of rocks on the surface where you eat, then you might consider doing something similar with sea glass. Sea glass can be found on most shores, and is often collected to be used in jewelry and other crafts. It's little pieces of colored glass that has been tumbled smooth and polished by the action of the surf and the sand.

Do It Yourself Nautical Table Runner

Shoreside Nautical Touches - Lighthouse and Shorebirds

These seashell serving dishes are made to compliment a nautical or coastal decor.

October Hill Hand Painted Spreader and Bowl Set, Lighthouse
October Hill Hand Painted Spreader and Bowl Set, Lighthouse

Every home with a nautical decor can do with a lighthouse or two!


He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea.

-Thomas Fuller


Sea Green Seahorse - Textured Glass Dip Bowl Mud Pie

Most people can't help smiling when they see a seahorse. These tiny creatures have a charm that can't be denied ... bring that charm into your home with this decorative and useful glass bowl.

Lobster Motif Serving Dish - Dinner Platter Tray

For lobster lovers, this 14" long serving platter is a must. The lobster looks so real that the dish itself will be a hit with guests.

Lucky you, it's also available as an oval shaped platter - the choice is yours!

Ships in Philadelphia Harbor - A video treat for those who love old ships

Enjoy a virtual trip through the harbor of a famous harbor.

As the videographer sails talong, he shows us views of an ocean-going Danish sailboat, the Philadelphia Belle paddle boat, another older sailboat.

Awesome Ships in Philadelphia Harbor

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Blue Glass Nautical Serving Dishes - The Color of the Wide, Blue Ocean

There's something ultimately so relaxing about being on the ocean that even colors that evoke the sea prompt a feeling of well being. Make you dinner table a relaxing on with these dishes that will remind you of the color of the sea.

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change;

the realist adjusts the sails.

-William Arthur Ward


Glazed Porcelain Nautilus Sauce Boat - Nymph Sitting on Edge

Oh, the beautiful and mysterious nautilus - such a natural work of absolute art. In this case, a sea nymph is perched on the edge of a fabulous nautilus shell.

This nautical sauce boat is probably one of the most unusual and attractive serving dishes I've seen lately.

This will look lovely on your table... and even in your china cabinet when it's not in use. It's certainly worthy of being displayed prominently!

Grasslands Road by The Sea Chowder Tureen - Fish Design with Lid And Seashell Ladle

Want to include a little fun and whimsy with dinner? This fish tureen should do the trick!

What Kind of Serving Dishes - Do You Use?

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      julieannbrady 4 years ago

      I love these type of serving dishes and have been promoting the Colorful Fish Shape Platter Designed By Carla Grogan for some time on my fish lens. I want it!!!

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      You have found some really pretty serving dishes here. Much classier than I expected just reading the title.

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      TemporaryTattoo1 5 years ago

      What a fantastic lens, i love the sushi boat it would be a great feature to serve sushi to guests at a party or something.

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I love the big white SHELL serving dish.

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      The sushi serving boat is so adorable that it makes me wish I liked sushi! So many cute things here!

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      UKGhostwriter 5 years ago

      Excellent stuff, I could hear the bosun's whistle!

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      Tea Pixie 5 years ago

      Fun theme here. I wish I had the room in my pixie house to store such fun dishware.

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      Appollonia 5 years ago

      Very nice lens. I especially like the seahorse set.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      That fish chowder tureen is the cutest thing and you certainly have a wonderful collection for a nautical serving dish theme, very cool and fun!

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Very cool fancy fish dishes :)

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      @LauraMarie LM: Me, too!

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      LauraMarie LM 5 years ago

      Dinner is ready :) I loved these dishes and would love to eat off them

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very well served... Thank you! :))