1 Down East doormats (from $44.95), handmade from reclaimed lobster trap float rope, were invented to keep ground line out of Maine’s landfills and help lobstermen pay for new sink rope. Basix on Dearborn, 449 W. Dearborn, Englewood (941) 474-7111.
2 A classic adorning myriad Sarasota waterfront homes, the Boathouse collection of fabrics and wall coverings by Thibault now comes in outdoor upholstery fabric. Price on request at The Wallpaper Store, 7368 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota (941) 924-3640.
3 Anchor’s away and neatly stowed on your bed, sofa or easy chair. Decorative pillows in cheerful nautical colors come in washable cotton duck and this terry cloth texture ($42) at The Island Cabana, 405C Pine Ave., Anna Maria (941) 896-4946.
4Soga rope belt from Ada Handbags ($60) references life at sea in the softest leather. Wrap it several times around the waist or sling it low across the hips. T. Georgiano’s Shoe Salon, 1409B First St., Sarasota (941) 870-3727.
5 Elegantly rustic knotted rope decorating metal photo frames, bottle openers, boating-inspired trays and napkin holders makes for entertaining that’s easy, breezy and smooth sailing. The White Egret, 10006 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria (941) 778-3782.