Thursday, July 7, 2011

By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea

     It seems as if it has been a long time since I've done a tablescape! I have a friend coming today for a late lunch, so we will actually be using this table. When it was done last night I realized that I had missed having dishes on my table. I don't leave tablescapes up all week, but I usually do leave them up a few days. Having the table set really does add to the decor of your home.


I decided to keep the table simple as there will just be three of us.


     Blue placemats topped with my white Certified International dinner plates make a nice base for a favorite salad plate. I have had the salad plates for many years, I think my mom bought them for me. They are Oneida, Mosaic Shells and I've always loved the colors. I pulled out the fun flatware from HomeGoods and added a goblet with a sea glass look.


Matching blue napkins with a lucite
shell napkin ring finish the beachy look.



     For the centerpiece, I used a round mirror, some shells and driftwood from around the house and bits of beach glass and green stone to add the feeling of water.
 

Small seashell votives will add a bit of sparkle to the table.





By candlelight....




 


I am joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
 for Tablescape Thursday.
Please take time to visit her and see all the lovely tables this week.

14 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous! The colors are beautiful, very sea by the sea...love the plates and stems. I specially like the chargers, they're beautiful, to use them with many different china colors and styles. Awesome centerpiece with the mirror and shells! Hugs, FABBY

Barbara F. said...

This is so beautiful, I can almost hear the ocean! Love your centerpiece. And those chargers, wow. xo,

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful and so beachy!! I haven't done a tablescape in awhile...you've inspired me!

XO,
Jane

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love all of the great colors Sue! A very fun table for your lunch-enjoy:@)

Linda said...

Very pretty and cool...I feel like I'm right there at the beach. It looks like a wonderful place to enjoy lunch!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a fun table top. I like how the sea glass ties everything together!

mountain mama said...

she's in for a treat! :)

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful table, that is such a striking shade of blue. Lovely, make me want to sit a spell!! lol Liked how you did the seascape centerpc as well. Really neat.
Hope you are doing well hon,
blessings, Nellie

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Awesome table! Love the gorgeous blue! It's so inviting, so fresh! Love the beach theme here. Thanks for sharing:) Beautiful site you got here.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Marigene said...

I love anything with that shade of aqua...beautiful table, Sue. Love those cute shell napkin rings.

Entertaining Women said...

You've been missed! Welcome back! Enchanting water colors make your seascape so special. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How lovely your table is -- like a trip to the beach. I'm sure your guest enjoyed sharing this pretty table. Love those salad plates.

Jo said...

I love sea themes and have been collecting heaps of stuff to come up with my own. I hope it's as nice as yours.

The plates are gorgeous. thanks for letting us all see your cosy table for three.

Jo

tammylovesdishes said...

What a charming beachy scene you set for the luncheon with your friend. It all pulls together so nicely.