I think the feel really started to come together when Mom and I visited a bunch of local antique shops. Our first major score was completely unexpected and totally, absolutely perfect. Believe it or not, we stumbled across this cannon ammunition box. Seriously. Who knew that cannon ammunition boxes even still existed?
We had some old fence planks in the garage, so in addition to the "Ahoy matey" welcome sign we hung outside, we also hung this one above the food table:
Tablecloths are always a challenge for me- I don't have any, and they are super expensive. So we decided to cover most of the tables with sand (we bought play sand for $3.50 per bag at Home Depot). It was cheap and super easy and the kids absolutely loved it (but I warn you your entire house will be covered in a fine layer of dust). Sprinkling the sand with vintage maps, coconuts, jewels, pearls, and seashells finished off the tablescapes.