What is summer without some sort of beach-themed décor? It is fun to add a few shells or aqua coloured items to our surroundings to invoke the feeling of carefree easy living that being by the water brings. And creating an al fresco dining experience goes perfectly with that vibe.
With that in mind, I designed a beach-themed tablescape in what we call our cabana.
We enjoy a lot of meals out here during the summer.
Inspiration for my tablescape began with this aqua sequined table runner.
It reminded me of ocean water glistening in the sun.
The centerpiece was created using a trio of hurricane vases.
I filled the bottoms of the vases with shells and blue glass beads.
Pier 1 aqua candles (Enchanted Paradise - love the scent and colour) were placed in the upper section. I added some faux grasses as well.
These aqua blue candleholders were set in a shell-shaped plate that was lined with glass beads, shells and faux grasses.
Living in land-locked mountains, this is as close as I get to seaside living ;)
Some grassy orbs add to the look...
...as do scattered shells and beads.
In my summer dreaming, I picture a pool-side view instead of the cedars as a backdrop to the table.
The place settings consist of...
...aqua placemat, woven charger, driftwood-look charger -yes, 2 chargers :) and aqua and white plates and bowls.
I placed aqua napkins inside the bowl with wooden napkin rings my dad made for me years ago. They were embellished with some faux greenery and a shell.
These wine glasses fit the theme perfectly.
In case you missed it, they have tiny fish etched in them.
I enjoyed creating this...
...using items I already had on hand - that's right, nothing new here :)
Here is a look at how the cabana fits into our backyard set up.
On the other side of it, we have a patio area.
And this is the view from the cabana towards our sundeck.
Yes, a beach-themed table definitely puts me in a summertime frame of mind. With the table set, I just need to plan the menu and invite some guests!
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