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Tablescape Thursday - Ocean Breeze

Ahoy, mates! Welcome to Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch! Today I am taking a short break from spring decorating to set an ocean inspired table. Friday is Mr. Panache's birthday and we are having a seafood feast! So in keeping with my menu I've gone a little coastal with this week's table.

Of course we couldn't have an ocean inspired table without lovely shades of blue. I am using four varying shades of Mr. Panache's favorite color. I have used two placemats layered one on top of the other. They are aqua and royal blue. The napkin is a medium blue-teal and the decorative glass candle plates are translucent turquoise.

I filled a hurricane with glass beads of clear, teal and aqua to help tie in the color scheme.

Invited some little sea creatures over to decorate my table. A cluster of Starfish and shells picked up on Clearwater Beach during the years I lived there were the perfect accents to my Ocean Breeze table.


A lovely bronze Starfish securely holds my napkins in place.

I found these blue and white clam shell coasters at Target. They add a touch of whimsy.

A silver plated shell-shaped serving dish holds more aqua glass beads and a Starfish.

I just got these two large metal lanterns from my Celebrating Home interior accents line. I love them. They are so sturdy and versatile.

I love the way Vanilla Creme candles glow and flicker. The little candle plates were a find at Everything's A Dollar store.

I picked up three styles. I like this one. It looks like a flower or if you use your imagination, a Starfish.

You may remember my Shell salad plates from my Florida Sunset post a few weeks ago. This picture also gives you a better look at the layered placemats.

This candle plate is shaped like a daisy. My Eternity silverware add shine and sparkle in the candlelight. I hope you've enjoyed the Ocean Breeze. My seafood feast will feature Grilled Salmon with lemon-dill sauce, Peel 'n Eat Shrimp, crabcakes, stuffed mushrooms with crabmeat in hollandaise sauce, roasted garlic potatoes and a leafy green salad. Mr. Panache has requested a Strawberry Cheesecake for dessert! I'll post pictures on Saturday of our feast. We will pick back up with our Spring and Easter feature posts on Friday. Until then,
Happy Decorating!
~Alisa













42 comments:

marty39 said...

Your coastal inspired tablescape is just stunning. I love the lanterns with the hurricanes, very pretty. All of the starfish and shells are so pretty and really carry the theme. The menu sounds just wonderful, my mouth is just watering. Enjoy. Hugs, Marty

ellen b. said...

Love your Ocean Breeze table Alisa!! The turquoise is so lovely. Beautiful lighting and love the layering...
happy TT to you!

tardevil said...

Love the coastal theme. The hurricanes are my fave...along w/ the colors. Happy B-day to Mr. P!

Barbara said...

i love the costal inspirided tablescape. It is very original and different from the other tablescapes I enjoyed the pictures.

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I couldn't help notice how pretty your tablescape looks against the backdrop of your blog. Kudos to you. I love the coastal theme. Happy birthday to Mr.Panache

Shelia said...

Alisa! OH, your table is beautiful! I love the oceany theme and your blues are gorgeous! Love all the starfish and lanterns. It's just gorgeous!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

xinex said...

Love all your seashell accessoris. Love the lanterns! The menu is mouth watering. Happy birthday to your hubby!...Christine

ceekay said...

Oh, your tablescape is gorgeous! And I love your three tiered cake plate ideas!

Deb said...

Everything is so lovely! The table cloth mimics a net for catching fish and shrimp. And the blues are so calming! Deb

Melissa Miller said...

~It's really amazing! :)

You create some of the prettiest tablescapes I've ever seen.

The Blue colors, the dishes and the lanterns. The napkin rings...I could go on and on. Lovely table!

Barb said...

Oh I looove all those blues and greens!!

What a beautiful table.

Thanks for sharing it.

blessings,
Barbara Jean

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a darling tablescape. You always have something fun! I love the colors and all the attention to detail with the sea theme. Just lovely! Thanks for sharing this with us.

Happy Tablescape Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Petunia said...

WOW! Your table is so soothing and beautiful! I could sit there for hours feeling so relaxed!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So pretty -- I feel like I'm at the beach!

Cynthia said...

Alisa,
Just love the layering of blues with all the coastal accents. Beautiful and unique. Cindy

carolinajewel said...

I love all those coastal blues! Everything looks gorgeous and the seafood feast sounds wonderful. Happy early birthday to Mr. Panache! :D Jewel

Myrna said...

Gorgeous! Love all the details!

Melanie Dorsey said...

How do you keep doing it?
Another beauty and another favorite for me!
Melanie@Bella~Mella

Candy said...

Love it all...lover of blue, I am!
What a fabulous place you have, I think this is my first visit, but not my last.
Cheers, Candy

PAT said...

Beautiful coastal table, Alisa!

Miss Janice said...

Love your coastal tablescape...so light and airy like an ocean breeze! I'm looking forward to your countdown to Easter.

"Blossom" said...

I wouldn't add, change or delete a thing from this tablescape. You have given such detail and taken pains to pull this off so stunning.
I'm sure your hubby will so enjoy his birthday and dinner served on this beautiful tablescape. This is absolutely beautiful and I am removing the walls to feel like I'm outdoors.

Chandy said...

Great ideas! That table is very "sea worthy". I love the blue accents. Thanks for sharing!

Beaux Mondes Designs said...

Another fabulous tablescape! I was looking forward to seeing your next work as you are one of my favorites and you did not disappoint. Thank you for the inspiration.

Terri and Bob said...

Gorgeous! Makes me desire my beach vacation this summer even more!

Janie's World said...

Amazing, as usual!!! You are so talented, loved the calming use of all the blues. The dishes are so pretty and the all the details made your theme come together! I can feel the ocean breeze!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Hi Alisa!
It seems like ages since I've been able to visit! I LOVE your new pic...that color is beautiful on you...you look lovely!

Your tablescape is so breezy and beautiful...as usual! It makes me dream about being oceanside! Aaaahhh!

Have a fabulous day!
;-D

Scribbler said...

I love seafood -- wish I was on your guest list!

The table is gorgeous, of course.

Scribbler

Mrs. G said...

Oh my, I just came over to see your tablescape and am in love with all your gorgeous blue. I'm off to visit the rest of your lovely blog.
It is so nice to meet you.
Sue

completely-coastal.com said...

Always love seashells, they work for any kind of setting, being casual or as elegant as yours.

Maryrose said...

Alisa,
Love your table as usual. I have never done a coastal inspired table but I do adore the various shades of blues. The menu sounds delicious, can't wait to see it. Happy Birthday to Mr. P. He is a very lucky man....
Happy TT, Maryrose

Linda said...

Awww the calming blues and love anything seashellish! The lanterns are great.
Very pretty !
Linda Q

Susan said...

Beautiful table! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Kathleen said...

Very pretty! I love sea colors..
Your table is lovely.

Kim Chalfant said...

Fabulous tablescape as always. You've skipped spring & have moved on to summer. I love everything!!!

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Such a pretty table. The coastal influence and the blues all come together nicely. It's yummy!
DebraK

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful tablescape. So tranquil. laurie

A Hint of Home said...

I love the aqua color in your table scape. Your plates and the votive candle holders are very pretty. I like the unique chargers, too.

ivoryspring said...

Alisa,

Thank you for visiting - what a beautiful ocean tablescape. I love all the little touches you have used to add to the theme.

Melissa Wertz said...

That is a beautiful coastal table.

Our Back Porch said...

Lovely!
Just wanted to let you know that you have a blog award waiting for you to pick up on my blog. Also, while you are there, be sure to enter my first blog giveaway. Have a Fab Friday.

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

Dream Mom said...

Just beautiful! I love the colors. The lanterns really make the table. Nice job!

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