I've arranged dinner for two outside on what we call the white deck. It is semi-circular and has the best view. All of the colors on this table are of the sea and sand. No patterns, just greens, blues, and creams.
I used a light cream colored burlap tableskirt from Ballard's that goes to the ground, and covered it with a woven runner in a light straw color.
The centerpiece is a glass bottle that has a faint turquoise tint. I got it at Star Provisions in Atlanta. Ferns, ornamental grasses, and hosta leaves fill it for a natural, non-floral look.
I started with a dinner plate that is an opalescent green and is irregular in shape. It came from Homegoods last year and I only found two of them. I would love to have more. I love how the shadow from the greenery shows up on the tabletop in this picture.
Then I topped it with my trusty cream salad plates from Target.
Next is a shell shaped plastic bowl, which I think was from Target, too, last year. I served a white gazpacho in it topped with sliced green grapes and almonds. So pretty!
I photographed the glasses on the railing so you could see the colors. The frosted stem is aqua and the base is blue. I don't remember where they came from, but I've had them a long time.
The cream hemstitched napkins are from Macy's and the green napkin rings (which don't show very well in this photo) are irregular shaped and made out of a resin material. I got them from Boxwoods Gifts. There is a natural scallop shell for a bread and butter plate, and the flatware is from B. D. Jefferies.
On the straw runner, I set frosted tea lights with shells and seaglass scattered about.
I chose some old jadite salt and pepper shakers. They were the perfect color for this table even though they are a little large for a dinner for two.
For desert, I used a glass plate that has a very faint aqua tint to it. I got it this summer at Homegoods.
And the best part of the evening......
is this view over the deck. We feel so fortunate to have this peaceful place.
I hope you have a joyful and safe last weekend of summer!
I am linking up to Susan's Thursday Tablescape at Between Naps on the Porch. Please go take a look at all the creative entries.