Thursday, May 9, 2013

A Beachy Tablescape on The Back Porch

I just refinished a dining table in the back porch. It used to be black and brown. The new color inspired me to do a beachy tablescape.

The handles of the flatware are genuine turquoise. I found them on Ebay years ago.

I love how the dining set turned out. I used AS's chalk paints "French linen" and "Robin Blue".
The placemats are some of the ones I bought from antique and yard sale shopping last weekend. I got 6 of these for $3.00 and I just love the design and the colors. I wanted the design to show more so I did not use any plate chargers.

The salmon colored dinner plates are from West Elm and the shells salad plates are from TJ Maxx. They are not new. I've had them for a while now.
I used 2 types of napkin rings and I bought them from Kohl's in FL.
on clearance last year.
The blue stems are from Pier 1, mermaid stemmed glasses from TJ Maxx and the etched wine glasses were from an estate sale locally.
The shell place card holders were from Williams Sonoma.

This coral candelabra is from Homegoods. I bought it last year when my daughter had a baby. I packed it in my hand carry but they took the luggage when we boarded a small plane and when I arrived home, this candle holder was crumbled into pieces. I had to glue it back together.

John found the lighthouse from Ross and said "for your tablescape", lol. I trained him really well.

The starfish salt and pepper shakers came from my sister who lives in Illinois. She feeds my tablescaping obsession too.



 I thought I would show you how the dining set looked before I painted it. Sorry I could not find a picture of the table without a tablecloth but you get the idea, it's brown on top with black legs.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I published this prematurely and did not realize it until I got a comment, so now I am trying to finish it so I can post it before I go back to FL this weekend. My daughter is having another baby. Please pray for her and the baby. She just had the twins last year and she is having another C section. I really appreciate your prayers.
I am linking with
Kathryn's Anything Blue Friday
Sunday Scoop Party
Seasonal Sunday
Sarah's Homemaking Weekend Link Up party
Mandarin orange Monday
Susan's Metamorphosis Monday
Sally's Blue Monday
Mary's Masterpieces Monday
Marty at Inspire Me Tuesday
Maria Elena's Tuesdays at Our Home
Centerpiece Wed
Kathleen's Let's Dish
Outdoor Wed.
Tablescape Thursday
Kathy's Home and Garden Thursday
Katherine's Favorite Things Thursday
Thank you so much for hosting!


Debbie said...

Oh goodness, I love this! You make me want to whip out some beach stuff and do a beachy table too. I love the place cards in the sea shells, and the colors on this one are fantastic.

Sarah said...

I think you have Florida on your mind. '-)
Beautiful table, Christine. Congratulations on the expected baby. Will keep your daughter in my prayers.

Lady Linda said...

Lovely table setting right down to the place card holders...I just have a thing for them.
Prayers for your daughter and baby.

Alycia Nichols said...

I don't think I knew your daughter was ready to give birth again! My goodness...those children will be nice and close together in age! I most certainly wish her the best as she goes in for delivery!!!

You did a really good job of putting that candle holder back together after the airline smashed it to smithereens! Good for you!

Everything looks like you would just want to relax and enjoy without a care in the world! That's my kind of atmosphere!!! I absolutely love the turquoise handles on the flatware! What a great thing to have in your stash!!! I don't remember ever seeing any when I visited Mexico. I know I would have definitely wanted them!!!

Great, Christine!!! Careful in your travels to see your daughter, and I wish her the very best! Happy Mother's Day to you both!

Paula Welcia said...

Super blog :)
Do you want to follow each other?
and bloglovin?

Denisa said...

Woow, there looks there sooo nice and I love that style. Amazing place. Have a great day.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Lovely table Christine, wishing your daughter the best going into delivery. fondly ~lynne ~

SavannahGranny said...

Christine, your table is beautiful! Each detail is perfection and I do love the lighthouse. You do have hubby trained well.
I am praying for your daughter and baby and the entire family. Have a safe trip and know that you are in our prayers.

Paola Lauretano said...

Nice blog!!!!
Would you like to follow each other?

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty. I had hoped to do more in my courtyard this year, but Spring was late and unpredictable and I can't get motivated.
Prayers for your daughter and baby.

Ornate Splendor said...

Wow! Love your beautiful tablescape...every detail is fantastic - from the turquoise utensils to the salmon colored details to the shell place card holders. Would love to be at that table in the candle light! Well done! Catherine (new follower)

Diane said...

Christine, I tried to leave a long comment earlier, but my computer went offline, just as I hit "Publish Your Comment" - ugh! However, telling you how wonderful this table setting is, definitely, is worth starting over! I really like the way that you mixed the coral and blue shades. All of the decorations that you used are fabulous - I have total "table envy" on all of these great "beachy" items. This is one of my very favorite posts! P. S. The table looks great!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I LOVE, LOVE the turqoise flatware!!! Beach tables are my favorite! Yours is delightful!

SmilingSally said...

I adore that blue flatware. Thanks for joining in to Blue Monday. Your John is as well-trained as my John!

Happy Blue Monday, Christine.

LV said...

I enjoyed seeing your changes. You have good taste and are carrying it out well.

Cafe au lait said...

What a beautiful arrangement. Love the plate and the shell salad dish.

My Blue Monday.

A Creative Harbor said...

Lots of prayers for you and your daughter ~ and lovely and creative decor that you have done with excellent photography ~ Beautiful! ^_^

Joy H said...

Love it, looks perfect. Good luck to your daughter and the baby!

lorik said...

That is a great orange candle holder and a very appropriate subject for MoM! Thank you for sharing on Mandarin Orange MOnday:)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I just love your pool area and your tablescape is stunning. You always have the greatest accessories. The night view with the candles is gorgeous. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty said...

I think your "new" placemats are so fun! your whole table is popping with all kinds of great beachy stuff! good job on the chairs, they look great!

Steve n Vickie said...

What a fun Idea. Looks great.

Kathleen said...

You have so much lovely stuff. I love this tablescape, particularly your turquoise cutlery. You did a really good job on the candleabra.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Your husband sounds like my husband. Tells me to get it for the blog. I love the colors in your beachy table! I'll keep your daughter and baby in my prayers.

kitty said...

Your redo of the table turned our great, Christine. The beachy placemats set the theme for your fun tablescape. I love that John found the perfect sign!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is great, love the colors! The table turned out really well. Love, love the turquoise flatware! Prayers to your daughter with the new baby.


Marlis said...

Oh just love the painted table. And you certainly pulled the tablescape together beautifully. I love love that candleholder. I know you were just sick that it was broken. You have so many pretty beachy things. But then you can use them in Florida too! Congrats on the new precious arrival to be. Prayers for your daughter and the baby. xo marlis

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love everything about this tablescape. The table itself, the place mats, plates, gorgeous flatware and the glassware. It makes me ready for a beach trip!

Marigene said...

Great table, Christine! Oh my goodness, those placemats are candle holders, too. Love the aqua and coral, real beachy feeling.
Have a wonderful week...

The HOME GIRL said...

Great table, Christine! And in such a pretty setting too! Thanks so much for sharing this at the FESTIVE FRIDAY FIESTA!!! Congrats to you and your daughter as well!!! How exciting!!!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Christine, your table painting turned out great. Love that color. Your scape is so fun with all of the beachy things. Love the divided glass box. Great thing to keep decor in on the porch. That candlelit shot, with the pool in the background, is just magical. laurie

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Such a lovely tablescape! Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Chubby Chieque said...

What a great setting Ate Xine! WoW! I could come closer to your talent.

Having a beachy theme, is far from my thoughts. Stockholm doesn't have beaches but we have thousands of archipelagos. Hmmm... you give me an idea, eh?

Talaga ka Ate? Kamot nalang ng ulo ang GH ko LoL* He murmured "I (he) in trouble, aray!".

Re: room & food? Salamat po. I will be so glad for that offer. I grab diretso. ha ha ha... just let me know when you are ready.

Have a wonderful w/end with Kuya John and Mother Dear.

GB you All,
/Chie & Lars

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Christine, this looks straight out of Little Mermaid - I have the tune - Under the Sea playing in my imagination. Love the tablescape,
I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Kathleen said...

Your table redo came out well!
I like your shell plates too!

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