Moonlight Beach

Have you had a walk along the beach this Summer? If not, maybe this tablescape will calm your spirit a little. Let’s walk…


A vintage open-weave tablecloth reminiscent of a fish net … seagrass placemats … and (again this week) my “every day” flatware — because the design has the feel of waves.


Vibrantly-colored, handpainted “Delray” dinner plates with seashells by Bella Cermica.  (Notice the waves again.) And tall clear glass shrimp compotes …


Vintage turquoise linen napkins with beaded seashell napkin rings …


And vintage Jeannette Glass “Thumbprint” glasses that made me think of fish blowing bubbles. (Is that going a little too far? I don’t know — but I think they work!)


A Capidomonte-style footed shell dish with a little child seated among flowers for my centerpiece. It came from the estate of a former Tennessee mayor (and I’ll be listing it in my Etsy shop tomorrow), but I just wanted to use it once!

 


The shell dish needed more “presence” on the table (it’s only 8″ wide and 4″ tall), so I raised it on a clear pedestal dish.

 


And added “sand.” (It’s actually this great product that I got years ago from Hobby Lobby. It shows up better than sand in a tablescape — and in pictures! — and it’s also a lot less messy!

 


White ceramic shrimp cocktail dishes to serve as a tea light holders … and more talus and seashells


I didn’t have any sea glass, so scattered on the tabletop and tucked in with the seashells are these smooth glass pieces found recently at Dollar Tree.  Such soft, muted colors …


Two’s Company seashell holder with shell-topped hors d’oeuvres picks …


mud pie fish-shaped canape plate with seashell-handled spreader ...


The table is set … the candles are lit … the moonlight is about to arrive …


Are you relaxing yet?


Do you hear the waves crashing upon the shore?


Take a deep breath of that salty sea air …


And enjoy the moonlight …


Thanks for stopping by. Please come again!

These are NO LONGER available in my Etsy shop.
* Capidomonte-style footed shell dish
* White shell shrimp cocktail dishes
* Handpainted “Delray” seashell dinner plates by Bella Ceramica
* “Thumbprint” glasses by Jeannette Glass

 
From my personal collection:
* Vintage open-weave tablecloth – auction several years ago
* Linen napkins – auction several years ago
* Oneida “Mozart” stainless – 30 years ago
* Seagrass placemats – from Ross last year
* Clear glass pedestal dish – Old Time Pottery several years ago
* Colored glass pieces – Dollar Tree recently
* Seashells – shell necklaces in centerpiece are from a trip to Hawaii years ago; other shells are from various beach trips through the years


I hope you’ve enjoyed another week of tablescape fun! Once again, I’m linking this post to Between Naps on the Porch where you can find many more fantastic tablescapes.

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Oh, the beach tableware just never ends, I love every setting I see. I am just a beach girl at heart. Your little spreader on the fish plate is by far and away my favorite of the whole table – just fabulous. You really captured the moonlight, all of a sudden the whole table was bathed in blue, what wonderful night photography.

  2. beaitful table and pics~

  3. Love this beachy table scape! Love how you combined the lace with the wicker. Great seashell centerpiece too. Are those Fostoria glasses!?

  4. Love this beachy table scape! Love how you combined the lace with the wicker. Great seashell centerpiece too. Are those Fostoria glasses!?

  5. Love your plates. The night shots of your tablescape are magical. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  6. Beautiful table! The dishes are special! Hugs, Fatima-Scrapart.

  7. Love your tablescape and especially that the tablecloth looks like “a net”. Very clever.

  8. What a beautiful table! Love all the special things … the tablecloth is absolutely perfect! Thanks for sharing.

  9. What a beautiful table! Love all the special things … the tablecloth is absolutely perfect! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Oh it is just dreamy and beautiful!
    I love the pretty soft colors and the netting. Gorgeous!

    Blessings, ~Melissa 🙂

  11. I love your beachy table! The tablecloth is perfect!

    Donna

  12. Yep, it’s relaxing! I love brown and blue together anyway, but I think it’s so pretty how you did it for a sea themed scape. The tablecloth DID bring to mind a fish net. Great call! Good job.

  13. Oh, this is lovely. I especially like the blue tones as it gets darker. Sigh… I am so ready to get to the ocean.

  14. Fabulous beachy table.

  15. Well done, a delightful beachy tablescape

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