Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sunday Favorites - A Reprise of My First TT

I have been unable to get organized enough to create, capture and post a new tablescape lately so am going to join in with Chari's Sunday Favorites at Happy to Design with this repeat of my very first Tablescape Thursday a couple years ago.

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.

These two shells (next pic too) that I got at HomeSense were put on tables in the corners flanking my china cabinet.

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! Head over to Happy to Design and see some more ole time favorites!


A Hint of Home said...

Pretty tablescape! Looks like a fun table scene to sit down to.

xinex said...

Love your beachy tablescape. My favorite part is how you put the centerpiece together...Christine

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello my friend...

Ohh yes...I am loving your beach themed table, dear lady! Sooo very pretty! Love your pretty place settings and I must admit that I loved the dinner napkin done in the fan really does look like a shell! Speaking of shells...I love, love, LOVE all of your big shells...just gorgeous! I would love to find some like that! Ohhh...and I just love the centerpiece that you's my favorite!!!

Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous beach tablescape with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party! This was such a treat, my friend!

Hope you're having a super Sunday!


What a beachy gorgeous tablescape! I love your centerpiece. The whole thing is great!
Have a super week!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. I love your Beautiful Tablescapes for the beachy look. You did a Great job putting it altogether for this lovely Tablescape. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my new Island of Jamaica Tablescapes.I hope you have a Great Week sweet lady.

d e l i g h t said...

Hello, just found your blog and love your creativeness and beautiful tables! I want to follow but blogger isn't showing followers now. I will come back and do that later.

Wendy said...

I believe I can hear the, I love it!