Last month, I created a tablescape for Mr. Delight's birthday. We had originally wanted an outdoor meal but because the weather didn't cooperate, I went with the next best thing, a Seaside by the Fireside theme.
Although it was created in a hurry, I think it made a good substitute location for the birthday meal.
I started designing the table around these new white pillar candle holders (found recently at a local boutique, "Beyond Gifts"). I topped them with some blue pillar candles I had.
Two of the candles were placed on the table in front of the fireplace and the one below went on the opposite side.
Below, you can see how they added a similar element to both sides of the table.
The centerpiece was made up of the following items.
A grass orb placed on a burlap/glass container,
(HomeSense a few years back/gift from my daughter)
four of these blue twine-wrapped tealight holders and
two of these starfish-shaped "plates" (both found recently locally at Cooper's grocery store - love it when I can buy decor items with my groceries!)
The addition of various shells and starfish add to the beachy vibe I wanted to create.
The place settings incorporated dishware/chargers/placemats and napkins that I've had for quite awhile.
These shell-shaped tealight holders are new though (Pharmasave drug store) and were fun to use along with blue glass beads atop a clear shell-shaped plate.
A simple tulip-shaped wine glass for each of us completes the place settings.
If you'd like a closer look at what's on the mantel, click HERE.
By now, you might have noticed that the chairs in the pics above are not always the same...
I tried out our very large cream leather ones shown above
as well as the brown wingbacks below
Since it was Mr. Delight's birthday, I let him choose and we went with the larger leather ones which did not "go" as well with the smaller table but are very deep and comfy.
What was on the menu? Why his favourite, Seafood Lasagne of course! I didn't get a pic of it this time but you can see a similar fireside birthday meal with it HERE.
So even though we didn't get to dine outside as planned, the cozy Seaside by the Fireside setting proved to be just as good!
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