When things get stressful for me, I find myself wishing for the beach. While there is a trip to the water in my near future, I decided to create the feeling with my table setting this week.
My table was inspired by my new appetizer plates that my daughter (didn't she do a wonderful guest blog) gave me for Mother's Day.
I started with a cream tablecloth, topped with bright green round placemats. This table is all about color.Cream napkins and new Crate and Barrel seaglass napkin rings finished the "base" for the table setting.
The wine glasses are vintage and the coffee mugs match the dinner plates. Each has a different shell. The flatware has a pewter look, but was really a bargain from either TJMaxx or HomeGoods a few months ago. Do you see the little glass fish? They are also a new Crate and Barrel purchase.
My daughter found the appetizer plates at Target, aren't they fun? The little fish votives I've had for many years.
The salad plates are actually plastic, from WalMart.
The china is Captiva purchased a few years ago at Bed, Bath and Beyond.
For the centerpiece, I started with a piece of driftwood from a Florida beach.
I added some seaglass pebbles (Crate and Barrel), a few shells that we've found over the years, a large coral piece and my glittered starfish for a little sparkle.
The flowers are tropicals, aren't they gorgeous? We had my mother's casket piece done all in tropical flowers and I have to say it was the most beautiful one I've ever seen. These are NOT from that piece. My aunt and uncle actually sent an arrangement that the florist decided to match to the other piece. My sister and I split the flowers and what you are seeing is the result of me putting them in a large vase that I've had many years.
And, by candlelight...
It is good to be back to blogging. I may be a bit slow catching up with all of you. My dad is staying with me for another 2 or 3 weeks. I will go back to Florida with him for a while when he leaves, my sister will go down when I come home. We are doing okay. We are sad and still a bit in shock as to what has happened over the past 3 months. We are also still able to laugh and enjoy things because she prepared us well for this time. Her services were just this past Monday and Tuesday, so we are still in "let down" mode after getting through those two days. I will post soon about how we spent the week between mom's passing and her service. You may be surprised.
Please join our hostess Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. You will see wonder table settings. If you haven't tried it before, you really should jump in and play along with us.