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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Orange Coral Tablescape

                       I'm joining "Happy to Design" for Sunday Favorites with this post from last summer.  It's so nice to have the chance to re-post some old stuff.  Thanks for the opportunity!  Enjoy this from Summer '10.

These photos were taken by my old camera and they are not nearly as good as I would like.  I am especially disappointed in the fact that the white tablecloth photographed as blue, but enjoy them just the same and I promise you can expect better in the future!

 There is something about coral that is timeless and iconic.  It is often used in decor and accessories.  I love it used tabletop.  I actually use it often, especially if serving seafood for dinner.  For warm weather, which we are still having plenty of in Georgia, I use this crisp orange and white combination, and most often outside.  I've set a table for two outside on our white deck.  We have waited all summer for "dining weather", so we will probably be eating outside quite often for a while.


I started with a white square tablecloth that I bought at a restaurant supply outlet.  I got four of them and I wish I had more.  I could never guess how often I use them myself or loan them out.  The centerpiece was inspired by a piece of white coral I have.  I just sat it on top of a piece of oasis and then stuck flowers around it.

The gerbera and white daisies keep it very simple and fresh.  Can you see the coral?

I started the placesetting with an orange woven placemat from Homegoods.  These will be given a work-out between now and Christmas, I'm sure.  The dinner plates are by Murval and I bought them at The Plantation Shop last summer. The flatware is some I've had for a long time, and I can't remember who makes it, but I use it often.

The salad plate is from Homegoods and it is by Mix and Max. 

I bought the bowl when I got the plates. I love the

little coral design inside as well as the outside pattern.

These stems are actually acrylic and came from Homegoods, and the water glasses, also acrylic, are from Walmart.  I laid them on their side so you could see them better. I don't mind mixing china with plastic, especially outside.  I even do it inside from time to time.  Some plastic has such style, that there is no reason not to.

 I bought these cotton napkins with the embroidered coral design at The Plantation Shop at the same time I found the coral plates.  They offered them in turquoise, too, so what do you think I did?  I bought them in both colors, of course!  I'll use the turquoise napkins in another post. The napking rings are from Pottery Barn, last summer.

 This little glass fish plate makes a cute bread and butter plate, don't you think?  I was hoping I could get a photo where it would show up. Who knows where or when I bought them.  The tea lights came from Pottery Barn.

 I think I got the porclein starfish at Boxwoods, but I'm not sure. I store them very carefully, as they are quite thin and fragile. I just love the way they are painted and the texture they give the table.

Next week I'll finally break out the fall dishes, I promise!



  1. Linda, I love your table! You know I have a real weakness for beachy tables. And I always think I am not a fan of orange, then I see something like this and realize how much I do like it. Love the napkins with the coral, and those delicate starfish. And I could really use those fish dishes to add to my collection. Shh...don't tell my husband. And no need to rush the fall decor! Actually, these are kind of a nice crossover, beachy but with the fall orange! Linda

  2. I really like your posts. I'm looking forward to visiting some of the shops you talk about, since I live in Midtown. I'm afraid I'm also addicted to collecting dishes and the accoutrements that make a tablescape worth remembering. I hope you will continue to Tscape with BNOTP. I'm looking forward to your fall decor. Jackie

  3. Hi Linda! I really enjoyed the orange tablescape. Very nice!

  4. Love coral...All of your pieces came togethe sooo well. Thanks for sharng..

  5. Beautiful!! I have been trying to pull off tables in the orange family since January (orange is my theme color this year).I've had very little if any luck.

    YOU, on the other hand, have put together a beautiful one. I really love it.

  6. This is so different and dazzling! It would be fun to sit down to!

  7. This is a fun table and so refreshing. I think I have the same coral napkin rings...they go so well with your coral plates. Joni

  8. I really like that this is summery in its theme but the colours make it look fallish too! The coral designed plates/bowls are lovely and look great with the orange plates. I've never seen coral napkin rings, terrific! My fave is that you used the white coral to create the floral centerpiece - that is truly imaginative!


  9. I just love the coral and daisys together! The napkins are so beautiful! Im glad I found your blog! I am enjoying it si much. Thanks!!!

  10. Love your coral and white table...those dishes are a great shade for either summer or fall. The napkins, I just love, with the coral napkin rings! I think the use of the coral in the floral arrangement is very artistic.

  11. So creative,love coral and the color orange,this setting is so pretty.

  12. The orange and white looks so fresh! I love all your coral and coral-themed elements -- so elegant and fashion-forward! Thank you for your comment mentioning that you have YOUR grandmother's Rosalinde, just as my daughter does. In one more coincidence, my mother-in-law (who first owned the china) was named Rosa.

  13. Your creativity is something to behold!!! The coral centerpiece with the shasta dasies is unique and most attractive. You have carried out the theme beautifully. Where in the world do you store all this stuff...and when you need it, how do you find it!!!!???

  14. Your coral tablescape looks amazing.
    You did a great job!

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  15. That looks lovely! Great color combo. I have those same fishy plates in 3 sizes. Are they Aroroc?

  16. Beautiful tablescape Linda! I really love the coral pattern and those napkin rings are fantastic! Great job!

  17. The orange paired with the coral is really stunning. I'm not normally an 'orange girl', but I may need to reconsider after perusing your gorgeous tablescape. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  18. Linda, your table is sheer delight. I agree, coral is timeless. I love to use organic pieces around our home. The orange is very refreshing on this tablescape. You've done a terrific job! ~ sarah

  19. Linda, what an awesome table.. I just love the orange accents. That's a Happy Table indeed!

  20. Love your table! The colors looks awesome .Thanks for sharing.

  21. Hi Linda...

    Your orange and white coral tablescape is beautiful, my friend! Love your coral dishes...the orange is gorgeous and soooo summery! Ohhh...and the coral emboridered napkins are gorgeous! I bet the turquoise coral napkins are beautiful as well! Love, love, LOVE how you did your centerpiece with the white coral and gerbera daisies! It's all lovely, my friend! Thank you so much for sharing it with us for the Sunday Favorites party today...I love it!!!

    Hope you're having a wonderful Labor Day weekend, my friend!

    Chari @Happy To Design


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