Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Another Vacation Setting

Where has the month of June gone?  Did anyone see it?  Why is it that some months just drag on, never ending, and some just seem to go by in a flash?  I enjoyed the time we had at the beach and I had so much fun with my last tablescape, that I came home for a few days, grabbed some things, headed back down, and did it again!  Here goes!
While out shopping, I found these great placemats and runner at a store called Tomlinson's, North Myrtle Beach.
The dinner plates are Pier 1, that I found at a thrift store many months ago.  The salad bowls with the starfish were purchased at Home Goods. 

A better view of the Pier 1 plate.

The chargers were purchased at Tuesday Morning last spring.

Glasses were purchased at TJ Maxx last year.  I believe they still have them in some stores.

I tried to convince my family to help me set up on the beach in the early morning, but I had no takers. 

I used two starfish candleholders, but the wind kept blowing one of them out.  Next time I will bring battery-operated votives!

It was so hot and humid!  When I first brought the glasses out, it looked as if they had been chilled.  My dishes were wet with the humidity, and the camera lens kept misting up. The pictures looked as if we were in a haze!

This is not a special effect!

Luckily, I was able to take these early before it got so hot.  I used this bottle as my centerpiece.  I love the way the shells are embedded in the surface.

I'll show you a few nighttime shots, although I didn't get the blue hour, well maybe the very end...
Still hot and humid, so a bit hazy!

We are home now, and I enjoyed the simplicity of beach life, but I am sort of anxious to do something a bit more formal.  Maybe I'll get to it next week, if I can get caught up!  Until then, I hope to hear about your vacations.  As always, I appreciate your kind comments and I will do my best to visit with you!


  1. Beautiful table even with the haze! Love all your beachy dishes and you got such good bargains on them. We are heading to the beach camping next week!

  2. Very pretty! I love all of the seashell accents. Great colors and great presentation!


  3. Loved taking a vacation with you.. Your table is so very pretty. Loving the colors very much.. Glad you persevered to overcome the misting.. Many blessings, marlis

  4. A very pretty summer table! Love the colors!

  5. I feel like I am walking on the beach near the water and picking up sea shells! Love those chargers!!!!

  6. LOVE the colors and those great chargers!! Thanks for sharing over at Susan's TT party!

    :D Lynda

  7. I love these colors- such great beach colors! You are having too much fun here! What cute chargers for a backdrop! Love the pattern on the Pier 1 Plates, what a nice find and with the cute starfish plates on top it's a perfect set! Cute tablescape!

  8. Your table is the essence of summer - the sand and sea, oh so pleasant.

    - The Tablescaper

  9. Fabulous table setting !!!

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  10. Those are the cutest chargers I have ever seen! Love your linens, starfish candleholder, everything!

  11. I adore the colour scheme of this table and the centre piece bottle is so beautiful. This colour schem is just what I posted for my Boudoir earlier this week. I am new to blogging and love this post. Starfish candleholder is too cute for word.

  12. What a beautiful "beachy" table! Love the aqua color!

  13. Glad you took us on vacation with you. The table is set so beautifully with all the beachy tableware. Welcome back home!..Christine

  14. Love it! The starfish tea light holder are super neat!

  15. Love this table! Great find on those Pier1 plates. The new shell shaped plates from HomeGoods are adorable!

  16. So pretty and serene! I love it!

  17. I've just had so much fun checking out your blog- you are a dynamo at table settings! Every single one is so gorgeous! I would love to have your talent for this. I adore blue and soft green together and have serious envy of your starfish candleholders. ~ Yvonne (your newest follower)

  18. OOOOOh to be at the beach! I can smell the salt air and feel the breeze....I love that color!

  19. Such beautiful colors! You have a true talent for tablescaping. Alas, that isn't my gift... I so enjoyed browsing through your wonderful blog! Thanks for your visit and your sweet comment.

  20. Beautiful! I love the wave pattern on the Pier One plates and the color scheme.

    So, do you then have someone over for brunch, or dinner after setting such a beautiful table? I'm free Tuesday night! :)

    Blessings, Debbie

  21. What a great grouping of plates! The shell shaped charger plates add such interest to the tablescape, and I adore the aqua...water blues. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay