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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

At The Beach




I am joining Cuisine Kathleen for her At The Beach themed tablescape party this week. Aqua and brown seemed to be the best I could come up with!

I chose a blue runner for the center of the table and worked from there. The woven chargers were found at Savers for $2.99 each. I am not sure I really like them, they are too deep to suit me.



The aqua dinner plate is Thompson Pottery, the pattern is Seashell; it is washed with brown over the embossed portions. I don't have much in the way of brown, but did pull out a brown and white salad plate made by Sterling. I think this may be restaurant ware as it is quite heavy. 



A scallop shell will be used for the stuffed clam appetizer.



The aqua glassware is Noritake Sweet Swirl, which remind me of ocean waves.



The brown napkins are hemstitched linen gathered with a woven napkin ring. I tucked the  champagne Madeline flatware in for something different.



The rim shot.




The centerpiece is a myriad of shore birds, starfish and a lighthouse.







Blue table runner-Savers
Woven chargers-Savers
Aqua dinner plate-Goodwill
Brown/white salad plate-Goodwill
Aqua glassware-Savers and eBay
Scallop shells-have had for years
Champagne flatware-World Market
Brown napkins-either Goodwill or Savers, can't remember
Woven napkin rings-World Market 
Shore birds-different thrift stores
Lighthouse-Goodwill


Thanks for stopping by this week...I always appreciate your visit!

I will join a few parties this week:

Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jeans Decor
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper

Thank you ladies for hosting each week!

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have always loved seashells so this is a very fun tablescape. Thank you for sharing. bbb

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

Well, of course I love all things beach...so I love this. The dinner plates are wonderful, they would want to come home with me!! I like the brown and blue combination.

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Very pretty combination of the blue and brown, looks perfectly beachy! Great job!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Marigene, I love brown and blue together and then add the beach theme and you have a winning tablescape! This is so pretty. I like the look of the chargers with the plate stack! Great job! Hugs, Linda

Cathy said...

Great job! Love the glasses they are so close to lovely blue water.

Cathy's Cupboard Calamity

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Love your sweet beach theme table, and your Noritake Swirl is making me swoon! Great colors together too, just super!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Marigene, it certainly has a beachy feel to me! Love it!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Marigene -- loving your beachy table -- especially those shore birds! Is it heating up down there in Kansas? We've had some hot and humid weather with LOTS of wind this week :)

Blessings!
Gail

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

All the colors of the ocean and sea and it doesn't get much better then that! Lovely!
Just lovely!!

xinex said...

Beautiful shell dishes, Marigene. Love the sea birds too. I love brown and aqua!...Christine

Linda said...

Marigene, your table is lovely...so beachy. Love the chargers and glasses. The seashells make it pop.

ellen b said...

Love your aqua and brown and all your beachy accessories! Nice...

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your seaside table is gorgeous Marigene.

Mary said...

Marigene~ I love aqua paired with brown and the embossed shells on your plates! Your flatware tucked in your napkin ring is a fun touch along with your shore birds wading down the center of your table :)

Alycia Nichols said...

What??!?!?!!! What's not to like about those great chargers??!?!! The depth of them is what makes them so cool! Think about it...they are kind of "cradling" the plate. They're perfect! For living in the middle of the country, you did an especially good job of bringing the beach to life on your table! I know it's not all that easy to find fabulous beach-inspired stuff around these parts!!! Very nice!

Pat @ Pat's Pink Apron said...

I think the color combination is perfect. The sea birds and decor down the center of the table are so cute and like those shells.

Elaine said...

Very pretty, Marigene! Love the combination of aqua and brown! The natural elements feel very beachy, and I agree about your stemware! Your birds made me laugh, but you will have to read my post to see why!

Entertaining Women said...

Aqua and chocolate always makes me happy. You created a great mix for your plate setting. I can't believe that you were able to find all those darling birds while thrifting. Great finds! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Marlis said...

I've always been a fan of blue and brown. Your table is just perfect. I love your centerpieces. they are just perfect with your great plates, runner and chargers. I love all the texture. Just great. xo marlis

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

Very beachy! Love the color combination. Wish I could find cute carved shorebirds... no one has them around here. I like your new chargers, too.

Kathleen said...

The Vermonster does Beach very well! I like everything, LOVE the glasses, and the dishes are so pretty! Feels very beachy to me, the brown of the sand the blue of the sea, and the seagulls to annoy the #$%$ out of us! :)
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish, and stay cool!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Love the aqua glassware, so pretty! The shorebirds are really cute with the shells!

If the chargers are too deep, put a small book (Reader's Digest, or Guideposts) in each one to raise the plates up!

Katherine

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Marigene, I love blue and brown together and it definitely gives a beachy look. Your birds parading down the center of the table are so cute and make me very happy! And I always love seeing rim shots too. Linda

Barbara F. said...

I think blue and brown make for a lovely beach tablescape. The shell dishes are lovely, very delicate color, just like a shell. xo

Diane said...

I feel like I am at the beach looking at the shore birds in the centerpiece. I would love to have some of the aqua plates with the shells on them - they are great! Also, I have fallen in love with those bowl-like chargers. I recently purchased some and they are really useful. Beautiful job!

suzyq said...

I love blue and brown together and you have done it so well. I adore the wine glasses....just beautiful.
Suzyq

Annie said...

Mmmmmmmmm, I can smell that salt air! Very nice :)

Scribbler said...

I love this table! You are always such a good shopper and find the best deals at the thrift stores. I like the chargers a lot the way you have done it here, but you could always whitewash them if you think they are too dark. I am considering doing that to some I have which are really really dark.

Jewel Sauls said...

Lovely table in blue and brown. I especially love the blue seashell plates!

Robin said...

I love the blue and brown combination and you have a nice collection of shorebirds that make this table stand apart. I have those Thomson dishes in white and I'm really happy with them (I have service for 12).

Robin
Robin Flies South

Judy Bigg said...

Wow, love the beachy dinner plates in your tablescape. You carried it out with your blue and brown combination Marigene.

kitty said...

Marigene, how funny that we both used the baking shells!! I LoVE the chargers!! What a great price. I know you said that you weren't crazy about them, but they look perfect. The dishes are wonderful, and the crystals in the hurricane add such sparkle.

Jacqueline said...

I adore your Noritake stemware. WhT a fabulous color and it does look like waves. You created such a great table. I already had my outdoor table ready and didn't have time for a beach one. But I am sure to do at least one this summer.

Cottage and Broome said...

Love all the beachy accessories they look great on your table. The dishes in your banner are amazing, the colors in them. Thanks so much for stopping by, Laura

allisamazing said...

What a lovely table. I love the blue stemware. I have been on the look out for some for myself. I also love the blue plates with the shells on them and so clever to use the clam shell. Love it!

Diann said...

I like this table with the wonderful sea blues and browns. It feels so relaxing! thanks for joining TTF and have a wonderful weekend Marigene!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

A gorgeous beachy tablescape, Marigene! Love those aqua plates! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Pat said...

Hi Marigene!
Your brown and aqua beach table sure is the in style colors! Very pretty. We need rain here too, badly. I have been watering, but still things don't look good. Can't wait to see my water bill! Savers near me opens July 13 or 14th.FINALLY!

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

Love your tablescape. The centerpiece with the birds is great. Aqua and brown are so pretty together - in clothes too! The Noritake glasses are so pretty!

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

I love your centerpiece!! I can understand about the chargers. I can see my dad it off. LOL. Your table is fabulous as always.

Gina said...

This is such a pretty beach inspired table! The aqua & brown are a great color combination. I love all your sea birds!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful table for a beach and summer theme! I loove the light blues and brown combo you chose and all the lovely shells, just great!! I think it's giving me some inspiration for a summer table too!
Happy Seasonal Sunday to you!
FABBY

AshTreeCottage said...

Love those sea shell plates. So subtle and lovely.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Meredith said...

So very pretty. Love your glasses. Love the colors, the soft blue and browns and your woven chargers are beautiful!

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Love the colors you used for your beachy table, Marigene. The chargers have great texture and they bring out the brown accents on your plates. The gulls and shells are the perfect centerpiece.

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

I, too, love all things beach! That includes those shore birds and fabulous aqua Sweet Swirl! ~Tammy

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love your table ape, it would my home too! I especially love your placemats.