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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Seaglass Inspired Tablescape

It seems that our Georgia heatwave is over for a while and everyone is outside again enjoying the mild weather. We were able to have the nicest evening outside tonight.  Since we will soon be celebrating fall, I decided to squeeze in a few really summery tablescapes.  This one is a tribute to the ocean front beaches that I love.  They truely feed my soul.  A morning walk there is even more enjoyable when you find those precious pieces of seaglass.  They have inspired an entire genre of decorating, especially in the costal areas.

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.


  1. I like every single element of your tablescape, and that blue bottle is spectacular...but not as spectacular as your deck and the magnificent view. Wow! Just...Wow! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  2. Oh, my goodness, I saw those plates at HG but thought they were too odd shaped, so I left that I see what a beautiful placesetting they make, I wish I had picked them up! Beautiful table.

  3. Such a great spot you have there! Your beach table is very pretty and unusual.

  4. Beautiful, calm and your table!


  5. What a pretty view you have from your deck. Love the soft, muted colors of the tablescape.

  6. I'm so glad you linked up to my Porch and Garden Party! Your tablescape is so pretty! I love that there are no patterns - just seaglass colors. You really have some wonderful pieces in these colors. And your view - ohhhh. I'm from Georgia, too. Haven't the mornings been wonderful these last few days?

  7. Beach Beautiful!! Love the soft colors of your tablescape, great for these last days of Summer!

  8. Hello fellow Georgian. It is taking me a while to get through all of the other tablescapes this week, but I'm glad that I finally made it here. (Kind of like mingling at a real party, I guess.)

    Love what you did and the way that everything does make me think seascape and relaxation. The colors are beautiful together, and that burlap cloth with the slightly darker runner mimics the shore wonderfully. A great choice!

    Loved your table!

  9. All so lovely! Makes me want to escape to the sea!
    Enjoy your week!

  10. You table is so pretty and cool. Just lovely for end of summer. Of course, I was hoping to see toile (just kidding).

    Thanks for stopping by. Always glad to find another lily of the valley fan. Jane F.

  11. Such a beautiful table...I love beach tablescapes! The little details are so pretty with seaglass colors. Love it!

    Miss Bloomers

  12. Hello...

    So happy to have you join in with the Sunday Favorites repost party this week, my friend! This is a lovely post to reshare...very deserving of a second showcase for certain! I love your coastal sea glass's so refreshing and relaxing all at the same time! Beautiful place settings! Your dishes all look like sea glass! Ohhh my...and what a lovely view you have from your's perfect! Again, thank you for sharing your lovely table and home with us for the party today!

    Warmest Sunday wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  13. Still loving your beautiful "sea glass" inspired table, my friend! Thanks for joining in with the fun of Sunday Favorites!

    Warmest wishes,

  14. Where can I get the same dinnerware??


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