Monday, August 1, 2016

Swim with the Fishes Tablescape


I mentioned last week how much I enjoy being able to use a specialty item in more than one table setting. Such was the case with the fish net that I bought (using a coupon, of course) from Michael's. Last week it was used on my One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish table, and this week I am using it again in my Swim with the Fishes table.


I think this has to be one of my favorite tables of all time. The vibrant sea tones are really wowing me these days, so this table makes me happy. Plus it contains a lot of things that I really love.

The little turquoise fish dish is such a fun item. It is a vintage Bauer Pottery “Chicken of the Sea” tuna baker.  I have one in yellow as well, so plan to pair them in a future table setting.

The plates from World Market I absolutely fell in love with the moment I saw them. I love anything fishy, and also gravitate toward decor with text. These filled the bill on both counts.

The placemats and stemware came from Pier One last year and work very well with this set.
The flatware is Fiestaware.


The lantern at center is another favorite find from Pier One. I use a Luminara candle in it just to be on the safe side. When it is not illuminating a table, the lantern lights up a bamboo drinks cart in the bedroom that, no, I do not use for drinks.



The little basket of shells feature those I have found while at the shore, and a few piece that have been gifted.

13 comments:

Valerie Roberts said...

Your table is more than beautiful...It is gorgeous! What chaming plates. I love all of your accessories, like the fishnet, the stunning shells, and everything else. Love how you placed the napkins, with the beautiful goblets, and flatware, your table is perfection with so much charm!

Mountain Mama said...

I absolutely love this tablescape!! Really beautiful, makes me feel like I'm dining in Nantucket!

thepaintedapron.com said...

You are playing my song Pattie, I love love love anything "fishy" and the color turquoise! Your plates are too cute, I have serious plate envy! Of course your netting is right at home swimming with your fishes and shells :)
Jenna

The Little Yellow Corner Store said...

I love, love, love your gorgeous seaside tablescape. Your use of various textures and the vibrant colors really makes for a lovely "by-the-water" tablescape. I can almost feel the cool ocean breeze just looking at it. Beautiful!

bj said...

Now, this table, Patti, is just stunning..one of my most favorite of all tables..I love how you put such personality in your settings..and these plates are to die for...love it all.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Enjoyed seeing all the colorful plates and tableware.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

What a great table. Just love it, so summery and coastal and such a fun
table to just enjoy feasting your eyes on all the great coastal elements.
Adorable plates. Great job.
Hope this finds you doing well hon,
Blessings, Nellie

Rosie M. said...

A stunning table! Love those dishes! Bravo!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Mary said...

Pattie, I think this is one of my favorite tables of yours too! The turquoise is so vibrant and I love your vintage 'chicken of the sea' baker! Your fish plates are wonderful too, I missed *seaing* those at World Market. ;)

Michelle {Jarrah Jungle} said...

What a beautiful tablescape! I like setting the table for dinner parties but never as fancy as this ... I will have to step up my game next time!!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

This is so very pretty! I love this so much! My daughter loves all things 'beachy' and I am going to show her your beautiful table setting. Love the turquoise glasses, 'fishy' dishes, and all the very wonderful accessories. Love! xx Karen

sandy said...

wonderful wonderful!

Jessica Pelasky said...

Everything is so pretty!!

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