I’m a big fan of a Portland, Maine company called Sea Bags. It started a few years ago, with a bag that I bought while vacationing in Cape Cod, MA. It was white with a big, nautical blue, number 4 stitched on the front. I loved its clean design and graphic look. The next purchase, from a shop on the Island of Nantucket, was emblazoned with a gigantic letter N, so naturally it just called to me. (It might as well of had my name on it, right?!) On my return vacation to The Cape last summer, I discovered, in addition to these wonderful, handcrafted, rugged bags, they also make an assortment of other very useful products, including a maritime themed tabletop collection. Handcrafted from recycled sails, just like the bags, the placemats I picked up, with their charming anchor appliques, are perfect for setting the foundation for any table looking for a little sea spirit.
If you’re like me, and love things that once lived another life, and have been reinvented to live again in a beautiful new form, I highly recommend checking out Sea Bags.