Dianne's Creative Table

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Dining Aboard

On our recent trip to San Diego, we visited the Maritime Museum and toured several different types of ships.  One of the things I thought all of you would enjoy is a look at dining on board. 
 This is the Captain's quarters aboard the Star of India.  

 The Captain's Dining area.  The rails are to keep the plates from slipping into the diner's lap.  The back rests on the benches tipped forward so you could sit facing into or away from the table.  
In a dark passenger cabin, this creepy doll was sitting in the rocking chair.  The eyes glowed like this all the time.  
 The serving area for the Captain and special guests.  Love the keyhole china storage to keep it in place. 
Beans and other dry foods were stored in these barrels. 

Meals were prepared in the small kitchen on the upper deck.

The kitchen in the 1960's Russian submarine. 
The sub "dining room". 
Kitchen aboard the America Yacht with evidence of the all male crew piled up in the sink.
Hope you enjoy the "kitchen" tour of the ships.  Linking with the Tablescaper's Seasonal Sundays


  1. How neat! It looks like the flooring in the Russian Kitchen is a turquoise..I love it!!

    Thank You for sharing!


  2. That would be such a fun tour! Thank you for sharing!

  3. That was so interesting and fun! Thanks for taking us on the tour with you! Hugs, Linda

  4. Hi Dianne,

    This is such a neat post! I love touring ships; it's so interesting to see how the accoutrements of daily living are worked into small spaces. Those keyhole china storage areas are really ingenious!

    Thanks for sharing and Happy Seasonal Sunday!