Wednesday, July 20, 2011

~~~Sand and Sea Tablescape~~~

Hi everyone! I hope the heat isn't getting you down! It is getting hotter here and tomorrow will start the INTENSE heat that many of you are experiencing. I feel for you all! SO, let's COOL things down and go to the beach............well, we can pretend anyway!!!!!! When I started this table I wanted some cool blues BUT, I decided I did NOT like the blue napkins with the turquoise of the plates and candle holders. So, I looked around and came up with.....
 brown napkins. I wanted a sandy colored napkin but don't have them....YET:):) I paired them with a white napkin that is edged in a light blue.
 The placemat is a straw material with a shell on it. They are SCALLOPED around the edges, like a shell too! I have had them for a gazillion years!
 The place setting: shell place mat, creamy dinner plate with a pretty edge and a hint of tan, a square salad plate embossed with fish around the edge, a scallop shell dish and a starfish.
 I used my pale blue wine glasses.
 The S and P with a raised pattern of shells.

 I got these napkin rings at the place where I used to work. They were kind of expensive but I got them half price, then an extra 20% off!!!!! There are 3 different patterns of REAL shells on them.

 As the sun goes down, let's light the candles!

 These votives are shaped like star fish!

 Simple tapers in crystal holders.
 The chandy light is reflected off the plates.

 I showed the LARGE, faux shell filled with shells I have collected over the years on my last post.
 I just love this piece. It really seems real.
 I am hoping I can rotate these next pics.....they are not sideways on my picture file but thay are here????? Don't know why??????

 A shell pillow for the heads of the table:)

 A view through the glass.....

Thanks so much for joining me! I hope you will stay COOL!!!! If I had a pool, I would be IN IT:):) I will be joining Susan, our wonderfukl hostess for Tablescape Thursday at  You can find ALOT of table inspiration there!!!!! I am also joining Marty at A Stroll thru life for tabletop Tuesday: XO, Pinky


  1. I am partial to these colors Pinky. Beautiful table!

  2. I love your dish stack -- everything looks so calming and cool -- the napkin rings are so special, as well as the salt and pepper shakers. Joni

  3. Pinky,
    What a C O O L tablescape! Your creativity with beach themed accessories is stunning! I didn't realize the square plates had fishes on them until the close~up photos...just goes to prove one can never have too many shots! Thank you for your lovely, refreshing a C O O L breeze on a hot summer day!

  4. Oh this is so nice! We need to have cool thoughts right now! The soft aqua color is a favorite water color of mine! Love the star shells on the clam plates! That's one big clam shell full of shells on the table too! Love the votives, just the right touch! I like the sandy colored accents...good idea! Stay cool... Liz

  5. Pinky, you never have to leave home to go to the beach~~~~ looks so authentic, like you are at the shore!


  6. What a tablescape! Absolutely stunning! Thanks for inspiring me!
    Loved your creative space.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  7. Such cool, serene, soothing shades of water! Delightful, Pinky! I love how pretty your candles look, too and the starfish was the crowning touch.

    Stay inside where its cool. Its going to be dreadful this whole week for us. Ugh!


  8. Very romantic! Thanks for sharing. Come see my tablescape.

  9. Pinky, This is a beautiful table! I love the shell plates and the colors you chose. Why, oh why don't you live closer! I would be borrowing them for sure.
    xo Yvonne

  10. Love your beach themed table! I especially like the pop of color of the plates and the candleholders. Keeping the other elements in the sandy tone really allows these items to sing. I think you made the right choice with your napkin colors, too.

    Nice touch adding the starfish to your shell plates. I just love this table!

  11. i am always smitten with the sea, adore your lights, so cute!

  12. Perfect colors for a hot summer day. I love the color of blue with the white. Love the star fish......Everything looks so beautiful!

  13. Hi lovely lady.
    I do love your Beautiful shell plates and all the little touchs, your ceterpiece is so sweet with all the shells Pinky. You did a lovely job putting your Tablescape together. I hope you have a great week with your family~~~. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my new Tablescape also...
    XXOO Diane

  14. Everything is so pretty. My favorites are the napkin rings, the placemats, and the salt and pepper shakers. So summery.

  15. Very pretty, Pinky. I love the votive holders! They are really unusual...which is always a good thing! :-) Love the whole tropical theme!!!

  16. Hi sweet Pinky
    OK this is MY FAVOURITE of yours. My music right now is "summer breeze" and your theme goes right along with it. LOVE the S&P shakers. So reminds me of Mrs. Magpie's beach house in St. Augustine.
    It's hot here today. Record highs. AMAZING really. We don't usually get this HOT.
    And BTW? I've been in and out of our pool all day : )

  17. Just looking at your beautiful table is cooling me off. I love those napkins with the aqua shell dishes.

  18. Your tablescapes are always so elegant and inspiring!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  19. Lovely, beachy, fun and festive, great job on the tablescape.

  20. It is lovely, Pinky, and makes me feel cooler just looking at it.

    Beautiful colors!!!!!

    Barb ♥

  21. Oh your table setting is just gorgeous!! I love the colors.

  22. How pretty! like a trip to the beach. Thanks for your sweet comment on my strawberry table - you were right, the tablecloth is the heavy feel of those old tablecloths.

  23. Love your seaside dish stack! Your shell centerpiece and your napkin rings are womderful! You have me longing for another trip to the beach :-)

  24. Love your sea tablescape. Your dishes and accessories are so beautiful. Stunning. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  25. This is one of your prettiest yet Pinky. I love the blues and the great texture you added. Wish I were there to dine with ya!

  26. wow this is very beautiful....amazing this post


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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