Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Seaside Tablescape

Summer is in full force in east/central Kansas...that means lots of heat and humidity! It is that time of week when all the tablescapers meet with Susan of Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

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I decided to do a beach table here in the center of the country where shorelines are unheard of, unless you count the ones at the few lakes around this area.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you will return often. For more inspiration you can visit all the other tablescapes via the link to BNOTP above.


Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Marigene, I think a seaside table in the middle of the country is a wonderful idea! After all, I'm in New England and I do Mexican and Tuscan, and I'm planning a desert style one too! Variety is the spice of life! Your seabirds make a wonderful centerpiece and I love the blue of your plates. The candlelight shot has such a feeling of the shore at night! Linda

On Crooked Creek said...

I've been missing your post lately! So glad to find your site with a new post!!!
Lovely Seaside Tablescape for a land locked midwesterner!!! I adore those placemats!!! Great finds!
Eating from this tablescape should help lower the temperature on your side of the Prairie. Send a cool breeze out West, please!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the beachy colors and textures you used in this tablescape. The placemats are perfect! What I like about tablescapes is you can pretend to be anywhere and set the table for it! Great job as always.
Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

I love the seaside table-you're in the middle of the country and I am in the desert, but can still dream of the sea. Love the seashells and seagulls.


Tim Gronek said...

I love the "sea" feel I get with your table Marigene. With just the candles going, it is such a nice tranquil look. I love the bird additions as well. Another great table!

Anonymous said...

Very nice!

I love the blues and browns and creams. So soothing.


Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Pretty table, Marigene! I love that last shot with the candlelight, pretty ambiance!

xinex said...

Beautiful beachy table, Marigene. I love your placemats! Isn't it nice that we can create anything on the table even if we don't have it closeby?..Christine

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How pretty, Marigene! I love those shell plates and the effect of the water with your lovely glassware! Happy week!...hugs....Debbie

Kim said...

Wonderful job! Love all the details and the colors are so pretty and beachy. I especially love the chargers - very versatile!

Entertaining Women said...

Some of my favorite colors...especially the aqua blue. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Of course I love all things beachy...and have a house full of them. Here in Illinois I'm about as close to the shore as you are:) We can always dream!! I love those blue dishes...very nice.

Marlis said...

Love the seaside table. I'm ready to run to the sea myself.. I love your centerpiece.. how wonderful it ties it all together. Happy Fourth, Many blessings, Marlis

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a fun table Marigene! Love your chargers and the pretty flatware! Happy 4th of July:@)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful beachiness! I can smell the ocean and feel the soft breezes.

I love the rattan chargers and the color combinations you have used to evoke the beach. Your centerpiece is also lovely.

Taunnie said...

I love the birds, they put a smile on my face. Everything is just beautiful!

Babs said...

Marigene, Love your seascape table with the blues and browns. Great plates and as pretty as the blues shell ones are, I like the white with the swirly accent. It goes so well with the shell and makes me think of waves or seagrass blowing in the wind... see you've transported me there already.:) Very soothing. Hope you have a great
4th of July.

Rettabug said...

ooooo,icey cold blue shades...very ocean water!
LOVE those turquoise glasses the best.

Great idea to use the seabird for the middle...sets the entire theme beautifully.

Happy 4th!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Hello Lady M,
I see that you were away from the bloggieland as I do.

Wow! the chargers are really cuties. Love the seagulls.

Hope you're in the best of everything.

Happy TS & enjoy the sunny days.


Sweetladyelaine said...

Pretty table! I love the blue & white dishes...WOW! I love that even though you are far from an ocean or sea you do a seascape! You did a perfect job. I especially love the candle shot.
Blessings My Friend,

Martha said...

a beautiful summer table.

LadyV said...

What a great tablescape! I can almost here the sound of sea gulls...Thanks for visiting me at Thistle Creek Cottage. Your question regarding the tablecloth -- It does look very vintage/retro. I've had it for only a few years, I purchased it new.

Many blessings


Kathleen said...

That looks beautiful! Love your gulls, and the rattan chargers look great!
Happy 4th, Marigene! You should go to Vermont to celebrate!
The gulls here are very annoying. Swoop down and take food right off the bbq~

Diann said...

What a fun seaside table Marigene! Everything looks like you should be at a cottage on the beach! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Pat said...

Beautiful blend of blues, and love those birds! Eggceptional seascape for being in the middle of nowhere. I am afraid yard sales are over for around here. Too hot. Come up and we'll go antiquing and thrifting in the ac.

Bunny Jean said...

That tablescape looks like it just might reduce the temp a few degrees.

The mix of glassware reminds me of sea glass and I really like the charger/placemats.

I hope you have a nice 4th.

xoxo Bunny Jean

Tess said...

No matter how hot the weather, this table looks cool and refreshing! Very summery and pretty!

Anonymous said...

Very serene! I like the shell plates.
How many dining rooms do you have?!

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

So pretty! Love the birds and the blue plates! Thanks for stopping by L'Heure Bleue At Home.

Suzy said...

I love that you brought the beach to you! I'll think about you today when we are down at Puget Sound for the fireworks. Love the silverware you used.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your seaside Tablescape so Beautiful with your dishes... I love the blue plates also. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape. I hope you have a Great Weekend.
XXOO Diane