Tuesday, August 6, 2013

~~~She Sells Seashells....~~~

It all started with a placemat. I found these placemats several years ago, I THINK at Steinmart, but they only had 4. However, I loved the beautiful design and the fact that they had shells on them. So I have set a table, in the dining room, with SOME of my shells.  I used my clear bubble goblets that remind me of the bubbles in the ocean. Brown sugar "sand" is in the bottom of the goblet with some TINY shells and a starfish.
 The placesetting is simple today. Not a large stack of dishes as I wanted the placemat and shells to star. My everyday green dinner plate is placed on an angle with a scalloped:) white salad plate and a single shell.
 The shell votives are at each place setting.
 I found these new candle holders last year at Home Goods. Love the stacked shells and driftwood. The black base also blends with the black of the placemats.
 I placed a green candle ring on them and embellished it with some more shells.

 This is the placemat that started it all:)

 The runner reminds me of the WAVES in the ocean.

 2 starfish votives flank the centerpiece.

 This is my faux  clam shell FILLED to overflowing with shells and a piece of coral!  Big, small and in between, I love them all. I placed a sea fan behind the shell and.....
 this fun fish piece, another HG find, several years ago.

I need a tiny pail and shovel, huh:)
AHHHH, to be by the sea................
My coral pillow from Kirklands.

 The view from the foyer. Maybe next year I will fill my hutch with shell dishes. I have many and will do another shell table soon.

 I realized that these pillows blend beautifully with the placemat.....

 So, here's to you, my friends, hoping that you SEA the beauty of the summer.
 I will be linking to these parties:
 Metamorphosis MondayInspire Me TuesdayWow Us WednesdaysTutorials Tips and TidbitsHome and Garden ThursdayBe Inspired FridayFeathered Nest FridaySeasonal Sundays, Happy List Tuesdays

Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish!~
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday~
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday~

At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday~

Thanks SO much for your visit. XO, Pinky


Winnie said...

Simply elegant! So beautiful and I agree with your choices and reasons for using your pieces!

Jane Bowley said...

I just love this bright and cheery table!

Your candlesticks are so unique and I love the shell tea light holders.

Beautiful table!

Traci said...

You have gorgeous shells! This is such a unique setting. Very elegant but still beachy.


I think your tablescape with the lovely placemats and gorgoeus seashells is fabulous! I love all your pretty seashells all over it, specially the stunning centerpiece, Pinky! You did an amazing job! Hugs,

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh Pinky, I so love the table...and I am lusting after that gorgeous clam shell...what a great find at HG..and those candle holders were too!...the placemats are perfect and I love that they have a darker background which lends to a more elegant look...So what's for dinner???..

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Pinky, what a beautiful setting! Love how you've used all of the shells and complimentary decor! The placemats are beautiful and you did a great job!

Pat Cantwell said...

This is gorgeous!!!
I'm land locked, but you certainly convinced me to dine with the sea urchins!!!
LOVE those coral fans!!!
The white fish is stunning!!!
Brown sugar "sand". . .too, too cute, dear friend!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Oh Pinky, I do love sea shells and yours are just so pretty and you have so many..I love them on the table and in the glass container, very beautiful centerpiece and makes the table so fresh...

Katherines Corner said...

Wow Pinky this is GORGEOUS!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo

Angel Allen said...

It all looks so soft and beautiful.
thanks for sharing with us at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
also your newest GFC follower.
Angel @ sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

Kelly said...

Such a beautiful table! I love everything about it. Your bamboo dining chairs go with the theme perfectly too! I love the giant clamshell filled with shells and the bubbled glasses.

Sweetladyelaine said...

Loved your tablescape! Your white dishes, placemats & candleholders are beautiful! I just bought napkins in a sea shell pattern...my next tablescape I hope!

poeticpastries said...

i have to admit that little starfish stole the show~i can see why he had a few cameos:)

yes, you could have a wonderful time adding shells to your curio/buffet next year...although it certainly by no means looks lackluster now! the beachy theme vignette tablescape is really quite lovely.

do you use shells in your holiday/christmas decor???

Sarah said...

Beautiful! You are inspiring me to create a little beach table. Love seeing these gorgeous shells.

Debbiedoos said...

How beautiful Pinky!~ I love all your attention to detail. Love that pillow too. Happy Saturday to you.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Pinky, You are a girl after my own heart! I love your coastal tablescape and the placemats are wonderful. I adore shells and sea life so this is right up my alley. I bought a large piece of coral this morning for $1.00!

Mary said...

Your clam shell centerpiece has such wow factor Pinky! Love your shell studded seaside table and brown sugar sand :)

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Oh, this is gorgeous - LOVE your centerpiece and the dishes! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,