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Tablescape Thursday - Life is just Beachy

Welcome to TABLESCAPE THURSDAY! We're right smack in the middle of summer and I thought I would post a table this week that reflects my love for the beach. Cool water, sandy white beaches and vibrant shades of blue and turquoise equal paradise on Florida's west coast. Since moving to NC, I get to enjoy the beach two or three times per year so this tablescape takes me back home ...I can feel those summer breezes right now! Sea shells, an ecru crocheted tablecloth that resembles a net and a color palette of blue, turquoise and ivory provides the perfect backdrop to my Life is Just Beachy table.

A silver shell serving dish, turquoise glass beads and a star fish add panache and beachy flair.

Blue and white shell coasters add some whimsy to a laid-back, khaki shorts and white linen shirt type of affair!

I started with a turquoise placemat and layered a round placemat on top woven from blue straw. My favorite IVORY dishes are paired with my white sea shell salad plates. I love to use various shades of white and ivory together. The subtle variations are just like the sand on the seashore.
A turquoise candle plate in the center of the salad plate adds more color and a little romance when the candle is glowing as your guests come in to dine.

Brown lanterns in three sizes are the focal points of the centerpiece. Each contains an Ivory pillar candle and offers a soft glow of candlelight.


Starfish, conch shells and other treasures from the sea are scattered along the tabletop. Small cut crystal votives hold small ivory candles and enhance the soft, summery mood.

I found these Starfish napkin rings at Bed, Bath and Beyond while I lived in FL. The bronze-y, brown color is a nice complement to the other beachy shades.

I hope you've enjoyed dinner at the beach! Even more so, I hope you are enjoying your summer. I can't believe that we are halfway through July! Wasn't it just the 4th? Before you know it, school will be back in session and the lazy days of summer will be but a memory. We better enjoy it while we can!
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Be sure to pop over to visit Susan at BNATP for more inspiring tables! Until I see you again,
Happy Tablescaping!
Alisa











32 comments:

Maryrose said...

Hi Alisa
I feel like I am at the beach, so cool and relaxing. Love the accessories and blues are always one of my favorites.
~Maryrose

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I love the beach look for Summer -- I'm "beachin" on my table too! This is really pretty.

Terri and Bob said...

I love it for so many reasons: the cool blue, the seashells and the lanterns.... gorgeous!

Frugal Fine Living said...

This is so pretty! I love it all, especially the dishes, the shell salad plates and the lanterns.

Jane

D said...

Very pretty, elegant, and serene.
:) D

marty39 said...

Love the gorgeous aqua colors. The beachy colors and accessories are all just so pretty. Perfectly done. Hugs, Marty

The Tablescaper said...

Just soooo beachy, and calm and cool. It's lovely - The Tablescaper

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

I never tire of looking at this table. I even have it saved in my files to look at for inspiration. I love all the various shades of blue. Thanks for sharing it again. Happy TT to you!

Anonymous said...

This is one of my MOST favorite tablescapes. It is perfect in every way. I'm so happy you're back; I enjoy you blog so much. You're such a lovely and gracious lady. God bless you.

Blushing hostess said...

I love the cool beachy blues, beautifully done!

Dana and Daisy said...

Is that a lighthouse I see out your window? lol! I think your scene is beautiful and I like your starfish napkin rings.

Miss Britt said...

wow! everything looks wonderful. i really love your tablescape.

Morning T said...

Your table is just beautiful- great job! I love your ivory dishes and those lanterns are a great touch!!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Alisa, your table is breathtaking....truly lovely! I love the serene feeling....so inviting.

Barb

Brenda said...

I have been searching for nice napkin rings and cloth napkins, and I just love your napkin rings! I haven't seen anything quite like them. I also love your lanterns and dishes and decor. This is the closest I will get to a beach for some time, I'm sure. So I thank you for taking me along!
Brenda

xinex said...

The whole table is so pretty and elegant....Christine

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the shades of blue... beautiful table!

Scrappy Girl said...

This is a beautiful table...makes me want to have a seat and RELAX.

A Touch of Country said...

so dreamy ! i love it!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Just beautiful. Love the beach theme!

Christi

Kathy said...

Very beachy and very cool looking... I really do enjoy beach type dishes, need to acquire more of those I think! Nicely photographed and I think I saw my name at one of the placsettings!!! xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Kim said...

I love your beachy tablescape!!! I have an idea for one in my mind, but I didn't get around to putting it together for this week. I guess there is always next week.

Girl with the Curlz said...

I love anything with shells. This is so adorable. I absolutely LOVE IT!! Great job.

Jane said...

What a beautiful table! I love your use of the crocheted tablecloth. It truly does give the appearance of a net. Very creative! The soft blues evoke the water...I can hear the waves in the background.Most of all, I love the nighttime photo with the candlelight... Very romantic and relaxing.
Jane (Artfully Graced)

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Very nice beachscape! Great job!

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! Alisa this is just amazing! it's like a soft ocean breeze. I can smell the salt air. The candle hurricanes are gorgeous. You are truly talented my friend.

Your blog looks beautiful set up this way. LOVE it!

Have a blessed evening.
~Melissa :)

PS I haven't heard from you in so long...Stop by when you have a chance and say Hi! :)

Bill said...

Wonderful colors and beautiful things in every photograph! It's all very put together ... but fresh and serene, polished but relaxing. Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing more from you!

Bill @ Affordable Accoutrements

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Could I pretty please come sit at this casual but so appealing table? I promise I won't eat much (I wouldn't even have to eat at all!) I would just love to be present for this tablescape.

You know what makes it different and so striking from other beachy tablescapes? The three lanterns. Love, love, love that part.

You might want to stop over and see me today. I have posted a cucumber recipe for your over abundant supply. :)

Donna

Leanne Helums said...

so pretty. You always have such beautiful ideas.

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

What a beautiful tablescape!! Love your blog. Had a great visit. Stop by when you can. Connie

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denisemarie in Houston, TX said...

girl, this looks awesome! Denise-Bloomin'

~CC Catherine said...

Hey Alisa, Love your Beach theme tablescape. You always have a great post! :) Hugs! ~CC Catherine

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