Tablescapes, A Pirate’s Tale

I have a Pirate’s Tale to share today.

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The Gulf coast of Alabama and the panhandle of Florida are full of bays and inland waters that were havens for pirates many years ago. Legend has it that they sought shelter in a secluded cove tucked deep into Perdido Bay, Florida

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Perdido means lost in Spanish.  This is “Pirates Cove,” it is tucked into the sleepy little hamlet of Josephine, on the waters of Perdido Bay. source

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This is how the cove looks today, a narrow channel sneaks past a sandy penninsula that guards a hidden shelter for the sailboats.  source

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There are lots of pirates in these thar waters~  source

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So keep your eyes on the maidens and jewels    source

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Hop aboard and we’ll sail over to a secret island and look for buried treasure~ source

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It looks like we’re going in the right direction

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There is gold up ahead

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Let’s take a closer look


What’s that? A message in a bottle?


Let’s take a closer look…


Looks like a ship wreck and pirates!!

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Ohhh there’s a treasure chest!

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I wonder what happened to those poor ship wrecked souls…


They must not have heeded the warnings!


oh no!!

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Skull sandwiches…not a good sign!!

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They must have gotten too close to the treasure

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and turned into the main course!!

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Oh, dear, I fear we’re too late!

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When the signs say beware, don’t dare go near there!


Mess with their gold…

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and you’ll never grow old!


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When you see the skull and crossbones, TURN BACK!

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If you want to try to distract the pirates while you search for their gold,


skull sandwiches are easy to make.  Use some thin sliced bread and cut a diagonal and then a straight line starting from a point about 2/3 up from the bottom on each side. You can cut more than one slice at a time, just stack the bread slices


Then trim the bottom, and make slits to form teeth


Leave the bottom slices without eye holes so the “blood” will show through

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Spread the bottom slices with red strawberry or raspberry jam and the top slices with peanut butter.


Now you have a skull sandwich any pirate would love!

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Later this week I will show you how to make an old treasure map

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and share the recipe for a low calorie version of the famous Bushwacker, the preferred cocktail at Pirates Cove!

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In the meantime, watch out for pirates!

Thanks for sailing with me today, you have a great sense of adventure!


skeleton plates were purchased on clearance last October at Home Goods

the plastic skeletons were purchased at Hobby Lobby

the Piraart Belgian Ale is from World Market

the blue straws are decorated with a strip of washi tape

the chair cushions are covered with T-shirts


I’ll be partying over at these fab parties:

Alderberry Hill

Uncommon Designs

The Gunny Sack

Memories by the Mile

Savvy Southern Style

The Style Sisters

Cuisine Kathleen

The Tablescaper

Between Naps on the Porch

It’s Overflowing

On Sutton Place

20 Responses to “Tablescapes, A Pirate’s Tale”
  1. Nifty post, Jenna. I hope I can remember those cute skull pbj’s for halloween. the grands will love them1

  2. Love this post! How fun. 🙂 The sandwiches are cute and the pirate themed table is so great!

  3. Karla says:

    How fun and VERY creative! We’d love it if you would come link up with us on Much Ado About Monday!


  4. Sarah says:

    Ahoy, Matey! I enjoyed your fun post. Cute ideas and centerpiece.

  5. Mary says:

    Arr me hearty….I fancy yer creative mind and such fun to be spyin’ yer missive first thing this mornin’! Love the map Jenna along with all yer pirates booty! I hadn’t seen the ale at World Market. Looks like you had fun plundering! Did you know you can turn pirate speak on your FB page? I’m so easily entertained by ‘blabber t’ yer mates’ and ‘newest scrawlin’s by otharr scallywags’ 🙂

  6. So cute! I wish my mind worked like that. I love the sandwich! Oh my, this is so delightful. So fun, so happy. Mates ahoy!!!

  7. Marigene says:

    What a cute table, Jenna. Love the plates.
    Have a wonderful week…

  8. Therena says:

    I love the pirate sandwiches! My boys would die! lol

  9. noelmorata says:

    that looks like a lot of fun on a pirate ship and what a setting – great imagination!
    I’m inviting you to come join us also For Travel Photo MOndays, it runs all week starting Mondays, come link up with us 🙂

  10. Babs says:

    Ahoy matey… This is so much fun. I’m still giggling over your table setting and centerpiece… Arrr…It be awesome! Giggle.

  11. Just awesome! Living on the east coast we have “those pirates” here also. Love your party and all your neat elements. Beautifully done. Visiting from Pinterest Blitz and I am pinning you. xo Ginger

  12. Kathleen says:

    That was great fun! My gkids would love it too! The plates are wonderful, and the treasure map very clever!
    Thanks for linking to Let’s Dish!

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