Recently, I was asked to help decorate for a bridal shower in a beach theme and when I brought the items home again, I decided to use some of them in a Beach Tablescape.
I borrowed this large shell from my mom who found it in a Thrift Store recently. I placed it in a large shallow glass bowl with some sand, faux grass and shells.
On the other side of the large shell, I placed a pillar candle in a hurricane shade and wrapped the bottom with netting that was actually a "bag" that was on the starfish I bought.
I used a bamboo runner I had down the center of the table. It coordinated perfectly as the blue string running through it was the same colour as the tablecloth.
On each side of the centerpiece, I placed a black lantern which are usually outside on our deck.
I put two of my glass cylinder vases with inserts beside the black lantern and filled the inserts with blue beads and a floating candle. In the bottom part, I layered sand and shells. A trio of starfish/urchin candle holders by Partylite flanked the vases on one side.
Each place setting consisted of a bamboo placemat, silver charger, coral-coloured dinner plate, blue flower-shaped salad plate and a clear shell-shaped appetizer plate. A placecard attached to shell, individual salt & peppers, candle holder, stemware and scattered shells adorn each place setting.
A closer look at the blue salad plate.
Originally, I had folded the napkins in a "fan" manner to simulate a shell look and tucked the fork inside. I wasn't happy with it though and went back to putting the napkins under the shell plates.
Now the table is set, I just have to convince my husband to cook us up some crab and prawns,which he always makes to perfection, call up some friends and a dinner party will ensue!
Thanks for looking! Now that I have a blog, I hope I will be able to find the time to participate in many more Tablescape Thursdays!