Sunday, June 12, 2016

It's Summertime!....Shells!

It's been summer for quite some time in Florida. It's time to go to the beach! Somehow, when you live here, the beach is taken for granted. But we should go  more often. I thought I would set up a table with a beachy theme so I can get excited about going.
 
I could not find some of my clear aqua plates so I mixed them up with some shell plates Yes, I am still organizing my boxes in the garage but I have made lots of progress.





I started with my blue and coral tablecloth with shells, sand dollars and starfish.
I borrowed this grassy pot with shells from the bathroom.
Actually, most of the pieces I used in my centerpiece are from our master bath surrounding the jacuzzi, except for the coral candelabra. I just got it out of the box in the garage and it broke but I was able to glue it together.


The plate chargers are capiz I bought from Pier 1 many years ago. I think this is the first time I ever used them.

I have so many different beach themed napkin rings but I chose these 2 alternatively, coral made out of pearls and a fan shaped ceramic with shells. I also used 2 types of goblets because I could not find one of the aqua fleur de lis stems. Only 7 would fit in the box when I packed so one was packed with others. Who knows when I will ever get to it. Notice how I used a fishing net for a runner? I think I bought it from the Key West. You will also find some fish S & P shakers in the mosaic below.

I have a pair of shell shaped French Serves with ormolu compotes. I thought I'd show them since they go with my theme. They are on the buffet near the window.



Shell flatware


We have several French Serves pieces in this celeste blue color around the house. John used to collect them.


I pulled this "Amourette" collection of Tracy Porter for the tea set.
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23 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

It's gorgeous Christine! Every piece you used here is perfect and the aqua is such a beachy color, like the sea. Can you imagine I was just thinking the same for a beach setting, using my mom's aqua Limoges china she gave me, lol..
Your buffet looks amazing with the two big pieces you brought from your previous home.
Have a great week.
FABBY

Bonnie said...

Christine, you always set a creative and lovely table. Love the aqua and coral colors. The exquisite French Serves urns are so elegant. Lovely post.

Crystal Grandeur said...

Your coastal theme setting is very pretty. Beautiful collections. This inspires me to do a sea side setting. Have a great week. Hugs Sujatha:)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Christine,
Your tablescapes are always so lovely and this one is no exception! Love the aqua color! So tranquil! Thanks so muchf or taking the time to visit!!

Have a great day!
Hugs,
Deb

chateau chic said...

Love your beachy theme table setting. That should definitely get you in the mood for some summer fun at the beach.
Mary Alice

bj said...

You have always had the most beautiful tables in Blogland...
and I so can relate to still unpacking after moving...We've been here 3 years and I still have a few boxes in storage...We did get rid of a LOT of stuff when we moved and I am sooo glad.
xoxo

LV said...

A very pretty table setting. I love that aqua blue.

Vel Criste said...

So unique and creative Christine!!!! Love the shells and aqua together, inihaw na isda would be perfect! BTW, we'll be in your part of the world this 4th of July Weekend, we're staying in Destin from July1-5 (leaving the 5th), if your not so busy(which I know you always are), maybe we can meet up? No pressure dear, I just wanted to let you know. I think Destin is close to where you live right now or I could be wrong?

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your table settings are really pretty and beachy, Christine. I love the aqua blue plates! Fun flatware too. Hubby and I practically live on the beach in the summertime but June has been very cool and wet so far. Very disappointing for these beach combers! Glad you can enjoy it. Thanks so much for sharing and enjoy your day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Grantham Lynn said...

Gorgeous blues and wonderful table.

Margie said...

What a fun table setting, Christine! I can almost smell the ocean all the way here!

Jeanne said...

Hi Christine, Your tablesetting would inspire anyone. So pretty and aqua blue is a great color this season. Love the ocean too. Have fun living in Fl. It is a beautiful place to live.
Happy Blue Monday.
xo,
Jeanne

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Christene, this is such a pretty beachy tablescape! The Aqua is so pretty and vibrant! You have chosen the perfect pieces to pull it all together...every single detail is perfect! You always have such beautiful tablescapes!

Creations By Cindy said...

I love it all! I mean every single detail is beautiful! You simply give me inspiration my friend. So pretty! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Bernideen said...

Dear Christine:
How totally gorgeous and also very FLORIDA so I think you landed in the right state. Your table looks amazing and ready for guests to come to another one of your seafood spreads! How lovely. Thanks for sharing and linking.

Christie said...

Thinking of you Christine and just wanted to stop over and say hello. Always fun to see your beautiful ideas for table settings! Have a wonderful Summer!
Big Hugs!

Valerie Roberts said...

What a gorgeous table. The colors are so pretty. You have so many amazing details, I love all your dishes and accessories. Have a wonderful summer.

Sandra Lee said...

Blue and coral are one of my favorite color combos! Thanks for joining us again at Celebrate Your Story link party. Have a fun weekend.

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Wow! You have such a wonderful collection of beach-themed dishes and accessories for the table and you've put them together in a terrific way! I really love those Pier 1 chargers - can't believe you haven't used them before! Isn't it great when you can "borrow" stuff from another room like you did with the items from your master bath? I have a lot of my beach-themed décor in our ensuite as well. Hope your table has indeed inspired you to head to Florida's beaches and enjoy the summer!

Sarah said...

Pretty table, Christine. Makes me want to plan a beach trip.

Stacey said...

Christine, you are really talented with tablesettings. I love that beautiful blue you've incorporated this time. So perfectly summery.

Happy Thoughts of Home. Pinning. :)

robin lorraine williamson said...

you have a lovely table this is what I would love to start doing thanks for sharing have a great week

Jamie Tomkins said...

That looks beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

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