Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Life Is A Beach By The Pool!

Hello, my friends! It is beach time of the year so let us create it on the back porch.

We even have a pretend beach, except we have no sand so I will settle for a bottled one.

 Yep! Skinny dipping is allowed. There is a lot of privacy back here so nobody else will see you, except of course, your co swimmers.

I already own lots of beachy dishes but when I saw this set at Marshall's last weekend, I had to get them. I love the color and the crackle look and the fact that the edge are not evenly round. They remind me of wavy water.
 There is my bottled sand that I bought from West Elm in Atlanta.

It is also a "Flip flop" season!

I also bought the shell box at Marshall's last weekend. We had to take my vehicle for service in Baton Rouge when we passed by the store, and so we had to go back there.

This week, my daughter Tina and her family are visiting so I have swimmers in our pretend beach.

Thanks for all your visits and thank you to our hostesses for another fun meme.

I am linking with

Kathleen for let's Dish at

Outdoor Wed

Watery Wed
Tablescape Thurs
Kathy's Home & Garden Thursday at
Sherry's Open House Party Thursday


Blondie's Journal said...

Hello you! It has been awhile since I have been by and this post sure was a treat! I couldn't pass by those pretty dishes if I were you either. They are as pretty as the water in the ocean! And I like the wavy edges. You have so many cute beach accessories, too. How nice to have family visiting...the baby is getting SO big! I know you have been busy and I have been catching you on Facebook a little. So glad you had a ball with your college friends!

Take care and hello to John!


Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

You know your little ones have stolen the scene!!! "TOO CUTE"!
Our summer came in like a lion with triple digit temps. I WANT TO jump right in your pool! Everything looks so refreshing. You are right about those dishes, LOVE THEM! I was going to buy a few and put them back(OH MY!)
Have a wonderful visit with your family.
Big Hugs to you,

Alycia Nichols said...

Chillin' poolside is the next best thing to being on the beach!!! You have captured the essence of beach living here, and I just love those new dishes!!! The color of them is perfect for this setting! Great details all over the table, epecially the fun Adirondack chair candle holder. I have relatives in Baton Rouge! I used to travel there with my family a lot as a child. It has been many years since I visited, but I have fond memories of it!

Linda said...

Wonderful table Christine. Love seeing your little darn cute! I see everyone is enjoying the pool. Your table is lovely with those great dishes. it's difficult to not buy up everything cute.

PAT said...

I love how you have your table set up outside, Christine. Beautiful!

Loved seeing that precious baby, too!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It's so perfect and so darn cute.
It definitely feels like the beach.
So glad your having family time.

Bonnie said...

Precious baby! Had to comment on such a precious child first!

I love your table and am loving the aqua. The placemats and tablecloth plus your dishes make me want them too. You did a great job on the table.

Marlis said...

Oh your grand is so darling.. beautiful!!! I would have had a hard time resisting those plates myself. Your table is so perfectly beachy. I love the sweet accessories on the table. I have the perfect bottle in which to put sand.. so clever.. xo marlis


Your grandbaby is so adorable and has grown so much, goodness!! TOO CUTE! I also like this beach-pretend table, the dishes in that color are so pretty, I love them too and the elements you chose are fabulous Christine! The pool would be just as great and even better than the beach, as you don't get sanded all over the place, body and home, lol!

Entertaining Women said...

I think that that precious grand baby is already watching you and learning about entertaining graciously! Wonder water blues and delightful accessories for your marvelous beachy table. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Another beautiful tablescape Christine, those new dishes are perfect!! Your pool area is beautiful!! Have a great visit with your family:)

Carol said...

Fabulous beachy theme. Love, love, love, the colors and humor. Baby is divine (of course) :)

Lady Linda said...

Christine, this just has to be one of my favorite of your beautiful posts. LOVE IT TO DEATH! WOW WOW WOW. Looks so summery.

Creations By Cindy said...

Love the beach tabelscape but I must say the baby is the BEST! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Sherry said...

Nice table Christine! Love the tablecloth. What a cute little swimmer there at the end! :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

:D LOVe the beach theme, and your sign has made me giggle! ;P

Marigene said...

I love all the aqua...and those placemats!

Scribbler said...

Beautiful! The baby is my favorite thing, of course (I have no grands), and the dishes are really pretty too.

Debbie said...

I just knew you were going to set your beach table up by that beautiful pool of yours! I'm glad I was right. I love the colors of this one. The plates are magnificent.

Of course you know that the granddaughter is the prettiest thing on the "beach", right?

(And I giggled at the sign that says Skinny Dipping Allowed)

Giancarlo said...

buona giornata e felice fine settimana a te...ciao

Diann said...

Everything looks great Christine! So soothing and relaxing!

Elaine said...

There is nothing cuter than a drying baby! You have such wonderful beachy treasures! Love the placemats, and the blue dishes are so pretty! We can never have too many dishes, right?

Kathleen said...

Love those new dishes, great colors and texture!
Love the tablecloth too.
Your bathing beauty is adorable! Our new grandbaby was born this morning! My son and dil's 5 th!

Dolores said...

I love the heavenly colors..... your table looks so beautiful.. all your grand babies are soooo precious !!!

SavannahGranny said...

Christine, The grandbaby is sooooo beautiful and has grown so very much. All my grandbabies are grown.
I miss having a sweet little one around.
Love, love the dishes. They do look like the ocean. Everything looks so pretty.
Blessings, Ginger

Rainey Shafer said...

Hi Christine! Looks like a really fun pool party... we had one last weekend with the family/friends and grandkids! Speaking of summer fun...
I'm having a Summer Time Giveaway on my blog this week if you get a chance to go over and enter. Its a $50.00 gift certificate for NOVICA.
Thanks... Keep Cool!

Rainey @ The Project Table

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Christine, I love the dishes and the colors in the table. Your grandbaby is so adorable. Thanks for joining the Open House party.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

How much fun! Love the beach by the poolside setting - you are blessed with gorgeous grandchildren - I adore the color of your dishes! A pool sounds perfect now in this heat!
I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

The Write Girl said...

I love your beach theme. Those place settings are the perfect shade of blue and remind me of the waves. Very nice!

Tardevil said...

Love the new dishes! Your table is inviting, as always! We're finally getting a dose of those 100 degree temps, so I could use a pool right about now! Enjoy the time with the grands, and I hope you are having a good summer! ;o)

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

I love your beach tablescape. The dishes do look like water. Such an inviting place you have!

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