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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Kansas Seashore!


This week is a challenge for a whimsical summer table for Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen. I chose to do a beach table in the middle of the country...east/central Kansas to be specific!




I started with a sandy colored tablecloth. Int the photos it looks more off white than sand. A pale blue napkin is held with a seashell napkin ring.


The woven placemats/chargers are topped with a Thompson Pottery Cape Cod dinner plate that will be used as a charger. The next plate has no mark at all on the back. I bought them at TJMaxx 5-6 years ago. Topping that is a shell dish that will be used for a salad. The only marking on the back is "oven proof Made in Japan". Lastly is a scallop shell to hold the roll.





The Madeline flatware in a pearly sand is from World Market.


The glassware is Artland Iris and a lemonade tumbler with shells and starfish in cobalt. Both of these were purchased at Savers some time ago.


The centerpiece is shells in a shell serving dish, shore birds and candles. All gathered over time.
 





The rim shot!



Sorry for the picture overload! There is nothing green on the table...I noticed the flatware and plates have a greenish tinge...everything is aqua, cobalt or tan!

Thanks for taking the time to visit today...hope you will return next time.

I will be joining

Let's Dish/Cuisine Kathleen
Table It/Rustic and Refined
Anything Blue Friday/The Dedicated House



42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love receiving the tablescape every week. It is the highlight of the week. bbb

Sarah said...

It's a beautiful seashore table that makes me want to head to the beach. I can feel the ocean breezes!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Really pretty Marigene! Love the bird sculptures! I'm a blue fan on a cool summer table!
hugs,
Linda

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

My goodness but that is a beautiful table setting. I love the seashell napkin rings and the sand pipers. So cute! Your plates are perfect with everything. Lovely summer tablescape. :)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh I love the table setting. It would be perfect here in coastal NW Washington. I love all the colors and the designs on the plates. I have some seashell dishes, I should think about a seashore table too.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful pictures, the blue glasses are just stunning. My eye went straight to the blue glasses then the sand piper. Love the different birds around the table. Although we neither live near the beach it was fun creating the beachy tablescapes.

ellen b. said...

Such a fun table! Love the shades of color and the layering.

Pat Cantwell said...

Marigene,
This adorable Kansas Seashore Tablescape has me wanting to say,"Ship Ahoy"!!! An unusual phrase for landlocked Prairie gal"s", indeed!!!
I adore all your seashore birds scattered along with the bowl of shells as your centerpiece, dear friend! Textures within the dinnerplates keeps the eye gently moving across the tables as waves do along the shore!!!
Tranquil hues of blue and green perfectly paired together as sky and sea!!!
Whimsical, indeed!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty "Kansas Beach" tablescape! Love the colors! You must be in withdrawal, not using any green! LOL! I'm loving the cobalt with aqua!

Katherine

Alycia Nichols said...

So now no one can diss us and say we don't have sealife in the Midwest! This is really pretty, Marigene! I think my favorite part might be the carved pelican and other ocean-loving birds. They look like something you'd find in a beach home on the east or west coasts!

You and that Savers!!! You do really well with that place! I don't think there's one terribly close to me, so I never go. I think the closest is in Independence. I never really venture over that way too much, so I end up missing out. The stuff at the ones on SMPkwy or in Olathe is probably much better anyway!

Your tablecloth showed up as more of a sand color on my computer, so mission accomplished!

I'm glad you used the napkin rings that you did. They REALLY make a statement!!! The texture really jumps out!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Oh my goodness what a beautiful and beachy table. Just love it.
Your plate stack is so pretty, and everything screams "Beach" and "Summer"..........
Delightful and makes me want to run to the beach.........
Blessings, Nellie

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I love it- Kansas Seashore!
The blue glasses realy give it the cool water feeling and the seashells are the perfect touch. Love the dishes- and the birds! I think the tablecloth looks like sand which really completes the look!!

Laurie Ritchey said...

I'll try this again. Just typed a comment and something went wrong, and couldn't post it. Grrr. This is such a beautiful table, Marigene. I love these colors and the way the cobalt blue glassware pops. You have some wonderful beachy dishes, and the seashell napkin rings are perfect. Your shore bird sculptures are beautiful. laurie

kitty said...

We'll I would've thought that I waa at the seashore with your pretty table, Marigene. You carried out the whimsical theme so well even in the Midwest.

Beeutiful by Design said...

Wonderful seaside trip! Jennifer

Tea in Texas said...

It takes a brave soul to have a Kansas seashore tablescape. Very nice, love all the shell items and your glassware is just great.

Rettabug said...

Oh my...if this tablescape doesn't say "good ol' summertime", I don't know what does!
LOVELY shades of blue & why don't I ever think to pair it with green like you did? It is beautiful & I loved all the textures!!
Nice to visit with you again.
Hugs,
Rett

Ann Krucek said...

Your title alone said whimsy!! You may not be by the shore but you sure do beach very well, I love your plate stack, both the colors and textures give it so much interest. Your sea birds and shell accents are perfect compliments for the color pallet, great table!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Marigene, Your table makes me think I could look out your window and see the waves lapping on the sand! Very convincing! The different shades of blue capture the seashore look perfectly. Linda

Kathleen said...

Oh I can hear the waves slapping the shore! Smell the salt air? Love your whimsical table, such pretty shades of blue. Great bird sculptures, and the napkin rings are perfect. Does it remind you of VT? ")
Thanks for joining in the Summer Whimsy Party!

The Tablescaper said...

Oh, so fun! If there could ever be a seashore in the middle of Kansas this would be it!

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Mary said...

Marigene, Your Kansas seashore table is the next best thing to a trip to the beach! Love your pretty dish layers and table-wading birds :)

Babs R said...

Your "coastal Kansas" tablescape is so pretty! LOVE the colors and textures, especially the napkin rings and pretty seashell dishes.

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

We love the beach so my family would be very happy with your seashore theme. I especially like the plates with the shell border. Lovely table, Marigene.

Crystal Grandeur said...


Beautiful sea side table with all the beautiful elements.Love the plates, sea gulls, shells and napkin rings.A sober table perfect for the season.Nice to hear from you after a very long time.Have a lovely week end.Love and hugs sujatha..:):)

Lady of the Manor said...

We live in MO but that doesn't mean we don't love the beach!! Beautiful table. I LOVE those shore birds and the shell dishes!

Linda P said...

Lovely Marigene. You have captured the essence of whimsical summer. The blue glasses are so lovely...Makes me feel right at home. xo

Cathy said...

Marigene
WOW, love the coastal table. The colors are so soothing and delightful.

Cathy <:)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Marigene, I LOVE your table!! The colors are so beautifully put together. Great table.

Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Rita C. said...

Marigene, I found you - thanks for the directions! I've only gone back to your latest 3 posts and see you have some mad skills and have blogged over 300 posts! I've got some serious catching up to do. Right off, I am loving your seashore themed table, and I remember a carved sandpiper a friend gifted me once i saw your table decor.

From this and the other posts I've viewed, I love the flatware, the napkin folds, and you've got some gorgeous photos. I'm looking forward to a continued blog friendship.

Thanks again for the navigation.
Rits

All The Pretty Dishes said...


I like your "Beach in Kansas" Tablescape, all cool and summer-like. I like your seashell centerpiece too. I have so many pretty seashells and I don't know why I haven't thought to use them in a tablescape, so I thank you for that idea. Thanks also for stopping by my blog and leaving your nice comment.
Randee

Rosie M. said...

Hi, Marigene! I LOVE your beach tablescape! I've been wanting to create one, too, and you've been an inspiration!! You've captured all the lovely colors we associate with a beach day! Love your "sand" tablecloth, your shell dish stack, flatware and blue glasses. My favorite addition to your table are your birds!! You've captured it all....thank you for sharing.
Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Curtains in My Tree said...

Hi Marigene

Thanks for your comment, yes my girls told me to get rid of all this stuff while i'm able they don't want to fool with it and only want one or two items and I love all my treasures. I am hoping to start over in a smaller home/condo
Your Kansas beach table is fitting for any beach party

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Your tablescape is so pretty and I really like the dishes!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your beach table is especially wonderful since you are so completely land locked! It's as though you brought the ocean right to your door with that beautiful tablescape. Well done.

Thanks for your visit and sweet comment. : - )

wanda @weekendwanderlust.co said...

Marigene the setting is as soothing as the waves breaking on the sand. The wooden birds as a gracefulness to the table. Your plates and their beautiful edges are gorgeous stacked on on each other. Love it

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Marigene! First of all -- your table is amazing. What gorgeous things you have. Wowzer. Favorite part? The napkin rings. Wherever did you get them?

And Secondly -- thanks for visiting That Old House and noticing that I'm back. :-)
Happy summer! Cass

Bonnie said...

I'm crazy about your wooden birds that landed on your seashore. You did a great job with the theme close to the ocean or not. The ocean colors and accents are perfect.

Thanks for your visit. My hydrangeas did not bloom as well either after the harsher winter. Some of mine did not have blooms either.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Really pretty, Marigene! I love those colors together. It seems TJMaxx used to be such a wonderful place to find things but the past several years haven't been as good. Not that I need anything more!

Meike ° eat in my kitchen said...

I love this table Marigene! I can't wait to be at the sea again (soon!!), this tablescape combines all the shades of blue and green I love about the ocean. And the seashell napkin ring is so pretty!
A beautiful summer table!
Meike xx

thepaintedapron.com said...

I love the soft colors and the birds Marigene~ you have created the seashore in Kansas! Your plates are gorgeous!
Jenna

Lulu said...

How did I miss this table? As you might guess, I love all the color, perfect for a morning sunrise over the sea.