Thursday, July 7, 2016

A Summer Table with Shells

In my "summarizing" the house I set a table in the dining room. I found this gorgeous runner a few weeks ago at, where else, Home Goods and it jumped right into my cart. I knew  could set a beautiful table using it as my inspiration! I filled my large faux clam shell with a lot of my shells, collected over MANY years!
 The star fish on the ends of the runner are embellished with sequins and pearls!
 When you enter our house and look to the right you will see the dining room.  I think it is much more welcoming to have a pretty table set to welcome guests!
 I don't have a large stack of dishes as I wanted to use these pretty shell plates.
 The placemats have palm fronds and shells on them.

 I have these "starfish" tea light holders too.
 I am using my Grandmother's wine glasses again. They add a delicate touch to the table.
 I thought I would show you the placemats. I have had these for years too.

 I found these shell and driftwood candlesticks at Home Goods several years ago too.
 Yesterday I went up to Lancaster county especially looking for a plain, simple garland that I could add to the table and embellish with some shells too!
 I found just what I was looking for! I also found a faux pearl garland so entwined it with the green one. I love how the nubby starfish goes with the pearls on the runner and the garland!
 I added some greens to the shell napkin ring. The rings were found at the place where I used to work many years ago too.

 I hope you would feel welcomed if you came to visit me!
 I also removed some of the things on this teeny server and placed the vase of flowers here.

Thanks so much for your visit. As I type this we are having a heat wave and when I got home tonight my Joe told me our air isn't working:(:( So, I am sweating and hoping they can come fix it tomorrow! I hope you are staying cool and enjoying your summer!
XO, Pinky
I will be sharing here:


  1. Gorgeous. Your shell collection is stunning and that runner is amazing.

  2. Pinky,
    If I were to visit your lovely home, I would, indeed, feel welcomed, dear friend!
    Gorgeous tablescape using your shells!
    I am loving all the detail in your table runner!
    Thank you for always inspiring and uplifting one's spirits!
    Summer is looking mighty "cool" at Designs by Pinky!

  3. Stunning! I love everything about your Summer Shell table, every element is awesome!
    I'm pinning it.

  4. Your tablescape is gorgeous and looks so Summery. I love the placemats and beautiful tablerunner. Your centerpiece of seashells and greenery look perfect!!!

  5. Bless your heart! Hope by the time you read this, your AC is back up and running! Much too hot to go without it these days! Love your tablescape! All so pretty, ...the runner, candlesticks, and plates are my favorite pieces! :) ~Rhonda

  6. I love your runner! Those starfish with pearls and sequins are lovely. Your huge clamshell full of fish is certainly striking too. Great tablescape.
    Hope your air is fixed soon. So sorry to hear.

  7. Dining room is fabulous and I am sure rest of the rooms will be awesome too. You have so rich and amazing collection of shells. Everything is so beautiful from shells to table accessories and wine glasses to pretty flowers in a vase. You are superb with shells stuff. And, yes you did a extraordinary job with table runner. Cheers!

  8. Gorgeous setting! The runner is so pretty. Have a great weekend! Maria

  9. Beautifully done Pinky- love the seashell centerpiece and the greens. You are like the 4th person I've read about that had their air conditioning quit. My sister's just quit too! I hope they have come to your rescue by now and fixed it!

  10. Very pretty Pinky!! You have quite the shell collection. I hope your AC gets fixed soon!!!

  11. Hi Pinky! Oh, your dining room is just so beautiful and I love all of your pretty shells things! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  12. Hi Pinky,
    It has been awhile since our paths have crossed in blogland. Hope you
    are well, and not exhausted from the heat........we had that happen to
    us last summer in July. Fun!! But you should love your new electric bill
    ours was about $100. less per month, so that was a nice side benefit.

    What a delightfully wonderful coastal table, Love everything about it.
    So elegant, and so summery. I so enjoy sea shells and the coastal look
    in the summer.......


  13. I love your table setting! I think that runner would have jumped into my cart too!

  14. Your tablescape is so lovely, Pinky! The runner is gorgeous, as are all of your extra touches....the centerpiece clam shell filled with beautiful shells is perfect, and so are those starfish tealite holders. I love it all!


  15. I love your table setting! I will be featuring it at SYC this week. xx Jo

  16. I absolutely adore those plates! The whole tablescape is stunning. Well done!


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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