Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Beach Break

It is getting too hot and humid here so I thought I would create a beach tablescape. I just gathered everything from different rooms and bathrooms in the house and came up with this.

The plates were bargains. The only one I paid full price for are the blue Abigail dinner plates. The salad plates with shells were $1 each from a clearance table at TJ Maxx. The white St. Helena plate chargers were originally $14.95 each but they were on clearance at Z Gallerie for $2.89 each. Too bad they only had 6 left but they had enough of the cream ones so I bought 8 of those. I would have bought all the white ones to sell in my booth if they had more.

I used 2 types of flatware, a blue one with bubbles and another almost coral in color. I also used 2 types of napkins, plain coral and printed blue with sea shells. The napkin rings are blue shells with fish, starfish and a sand dollar. They feel like clay. I had this shell box that I was selling in the booth. I brought it home when I decided to do a beachy themed table. First, I just laid it on the table with the lid closed and then I decided to add some pearl and coral jewelry and make it look like a treasure chest.

We bought this small wooden box with fish from Roatan Island in Honduras.

It was so hot outside, my candles melted before I could even light them, lol. I bought the net with shells from Big Lots about 2 years ago.

John bought the big shell compote from Red Door in Baton Rouge. I love that store!
I am glad he bought it because I wouldn't even if I like it because I think it is expensive. I am cheap, lol. Too bad the Big Lots store here closed. I enjoyed buying cheap stuff from there.

My treasure chest.

The 2 opaque candles with shells were from Cozumel.

The fish are from Ross. They usually live in the guest bathroom.

I hope you enjoyed my beachy tablescape. I am linking with Susan for Outdoor Wednesday at and another Susan for Tablescape Thursday. Please do visit them too at

Thank you so much for stopping by.

I will take a bloggy break until next week because my 2 daughters and their families are coming to visit and I want to spend as much time with them as possible and I want to play with the grandkids. I hope you all have a nice week!


Traci said...

Red Door is sooo great!! I love your little fish. Such a fun table! Enjoy your time with your family.

Debbie said...

I love this one, Christine. I kept changing my mind as I read through it as to my favorite part. I think the fact that you used coral as well as the blue is the thing that gives it the punch. That was a great choice. And that treasure chest is the finishing touch!

And you're right about the heat and humidity. Oy!!!!!

Richard Cottrell said...

Love it as usual. makes you want to go right in the water. hot here too. Thanks for sharing, Richard at My Old Historic House


Just terrific have a fantatious mind!! My goodness, you're very talented, otherwise you wouldn't have such fabulous ideas for a tablescape, it's PERFECT!! Your sea treasures are gorgeous! Very unique!! Lots of hugs. FABBY

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Oh boy that is so fun CHristine. Love the jewels. Enjoy your little break.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It is absolutely beautiful and so beachy!
Just love the blues.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

A pretty Summer and beach themed table setting.
Enjoy your break.

mississippi artist said...

This makes me feel cool just to look at it! I like the mixture of the coral and blue. Have fun with the kids and take lots of pictures to share.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love your great beach table Christine! Just looking at your pretty pool in the background makes me feel cooler already! Have fun:@)

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh Christine I "LOVE" this and my very very Favorite part IS the treasure chest. That is just the cutest idea "EVER"!!! Oh My your pool looks SO INVITING. I want to jump right in! I love the WHOLE TABLE with the pool in the backdrop it's PERFECT!!!
Have a wonderful week,

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love your beach themed tablescape Christine! Now go enjoy that beautiful pool! Martina

Blondie's Journal said...

This is so fun, Christine! I love the pool sparkling in the background! The treasure chest is my favorite part.

I hope you make this tablescape again for when your daughters are visiting...they will be really impressed!


Sares said...

How beautifully beachy! I like the little treasure chest and the shells are amazing. Just wanted to let you know that I will be sending your giveaway win out tomorrow, sorry it took so long. Have a great rest of the week!

Marlis said...

Christine, I love the very wonderful table you created. You have so many lovely treasures from which to chose and you chose well. I do love the treasure chest you've put together. Your plates, well they are soo pretty. Love the different flatware and napkins.. you are a real tablescape queen! many blessings, marlis

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I love your tableful of treasures :o) Our younger daughter did a dental missions trip to Roatan Island and the sunset photos she took while there, were so beautiful. Enjoy your visit with your lovely daughters and their families.

Blessings & Aloha!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a feast for the eyes Christine!
Whimsical, beachy, pretty and fun....I love it!
Enjoy your break and family!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

That is awesome! Love the seashell plates. You always find the best deals. The pool in the background is the perfect setting!

Jo said...

WOWSER!...Christine you sure have gathered up some of your fantastic treasure! This is so inviting! Wish I were sitting poolside having brunch with ya at this beachy retreat!

Dolores said...

GORGEOUS.....It looks so cool and inviting..... what a great idea of making a treasure chest.... so unique and beautiful!

Myrna said...

OHMYGOSH! Your tablescape is just STUNNING!! Beautiful job!!

Kathleen said...

You have such an amazing collection of EVERYTHING!
Great table, love those dishes.
Have fun with your family! You will be tired!

Dining Delight said...

Fabulous! The pool in the background is wonderful for your terrific beachy 'scape! Your hubby did you a great favour, buying that lovely shell! It really makes the table! Love the netting too!


Entertaining Women said...

The large shell bowl in the center is a beautiful is the shell box filled with jewels. The colors being the pool and all of the surroundings into the design so effectively. Thank you for the cool moment. Cherry Kay

Shel said...

I'd love to sit at that table and just take every little detail in! Wonderful
Have a special time with your children.

lvroftiques said...

Christine you've outdone yourself! I think this may be one of my top favorites of the tablescapes you've done. Beautiful girlfriend!! LOVE that shell vase, so good for John for picking it up! And with your pool in the background it looks totally cool and refreshing even if it isn't *winks* Vanna

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a delightful and imaginative tablescape!! I LOVE it!! So pretty and whimsical. I laughed when you mentioned that your candles melted. I have had that problem for years out in my little patio in the back but this year I bought the flameless candles from The Christmas tree Shop and they are great at night and no melting!!!


Curtains In My Tree said...

Love the table that treasure chest and that huge shell bowl love it


Marigene said...

I love it, makes me smile! The treasure chest is fabulous.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is really beautiful! Love the colors! Nice photography!

Christine, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving the nice comment! I've been MIA a lot and have lost a lot of "blogger friends" I have almost 200 followers, but none are visiting. Even the ones I have left comments with have not returned a reply :-(

Enjoy your grandchildren!


Sarah said...

Sorry to be late, Christine. This beach table is very cooling with its blues and corals. You did a great job with all the beachy details. ~ Sarah

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

This is the cutest table ever! I love how you put it all together. You are the Master of tablescapes.


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So pretty! Love your beachy table and the colors -- cute treasure chest. Thanks for your visit -- my goblets are pewter from the 70's when we got married and it was all the rage -- so glad that I've hung onto them for 36 years!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

So pretty Christine. I know you're having a wonderful time with your family. laurie

Tomarie said...

Hi Christine! Thought I'd stop by for a visit....and now I'm so glad I did! Your table setting is stunning! Makes me feel just a tad cooler in our 100 degee heat! Lol. I agree with Vanna....good for John for getting the shell's stunning! We're still working on the platform for the pool but hopefully will be finished tomorrow. :-)

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Oh, Christine! Your tablescape looks so fun and is really awesome! Lots of bling! I love it!

Sue said...

This really has to be one of your best tablescapes because of its whimsy and innovation, Christine! Love your treasure chest and all those gorgeous shells on the table. ~ Sue

Kathleen said...

Hi Christine,
Hope you are having fun with your family!
I have a ques about leaving comments with the ipad. I am having trouble, blogger wont let me use the ipad to comment, but I can on my computer.
Did that ever happen to you?

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