Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Vacation Setting

What a beautiful day at the beach it was today!  It was not too hot, sunny skies, and little humidity.  Today's table is fairly simple, as I don't have much to work with here.  The idea is to keep life fairly simple, to keep a slower pace, and enjoy the sun, sand, and surf!!  After all the graduation festivities, we were all ready for a little relaxation.
I set a table outside on the balcony, where we enjoy a nice view of the ocean.
I have no tablecloths here, so I used a decorative fishnet runner and shell placemats.
I love the sparkle the chargers added.  The plates were purchased at a local Home Goods store--they have nothing on the back other than 'Made in Italy'.  The small square plates are really appetizer plates, but could be used for a small salad or even to hold a candle.  They are by Helen James, of MoMo Panache, and the line is called 'Beach House'.
I shopped the house, and found this jeweled bowl, filled it with ocean-colored marbles, shells, and a large piece of coral.
Flatware is adorned with shells...
These silver shells added to the sparkle and were a nice contrast to the texture of the fishnet.
Assorted shells were placed along the runner.
Wine or beer?  Your choice, remember, we're on vacation! 
The little wax candles are battery-operated, and change colors!
Candles are lit!
A few more shots...

One more...
Enjoy your week!  Thanks for visiting and your kind comments are always appreciated!


  1. Delightful beachside tablescape. With an ocean view like you have I would linger here for hours. ~ Sarah

  2. A perfect beach/nautical setting! The coral centerpiece is so unique. xo,

  3. Its something different and elegant... love very much your jeweled bowl... it is a very beautiful find and the touch of red with ocean blue is fab... pretty table setting
    please visit me if you can

  4. Sea love, a gorgeous setting!!!


  5. "A perfect setting always" indeed! Even on vacation by the beach. Lovely!

  6. I love your sea inspired table... those coral edged plates and crab glasses really do make your table outstanding!

  7. This is wonderful. I can't believe you pulled it all together on vacation. I love the fish net runner. It was perfect. As always, you do such a great job.

  8. Absolutely beautiful - you even got the sky to coordinate with your color scheme! I love those coral plates!
    If you have time check out my table - it contains a Thank You to you for the Mikasa Modern Butterfly!

  9. So beautiful. Such a wonderful combination of color.

    - The Tablescaper

  10. Such beautiful blue hour shots.. Love the china.. oh your plates are scrumptious. Great table.. many blessings, marlis

  11. I am so envious...love the beach. This is a charming tablescape. Thanks for sharing.

  12. So cute......Love the little salad plates with the waves on them!! And couldn't help but smile when I saw the moon shining down in your image!! Can't wait to read your blog..

  13. Oh my goodness! You are a stylin' lady! What a terrific combination! You're on vacation and you can pull this off? Terrific combination! Those little wave plates are adorable! Enjoy!!

  14. Hi lovely lady. I also love the beach, you did a Beautiful Tablescape sweet lady!!! I hope you have a wonderful vacation with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  15. Such a cute table. I Love those plates and that view.

  16. Oh to be able to sit on that balcony and see the ocean!!!!! Heaven! I love your plates and all the shells! You set a beautiful table with what you had! I could totally realx in this gorgeous setting! XO, Pinky