Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Seaside Tablescape

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It is officially summer and time to break out the summer dishes. Perhaps it’s because I live in a landlocked state that I so love my coastal collection of tableware.

The Maxcera salad plates and pitcher are in the “Stamp Seahorse” pattern, and appeal to my artistic nature being a fan of both rubber-stamping and collage. They are layered on top of square black dinner plates. The metal chargers beneath are favorites of mine, and from a local shop.

The teal napkins, knotted and placed on the side are from Pier One. To give them an underwater look I used a stem of mountain mint that I grow in my container garden giving a nod to seaweed.

The bamboo-handled flatware seems appropriate here, as does the little fish plate at upper left that can be used for holding anything from pats of butter, to after dinner mints, to nuts.

I had a hard time deciding which stemware to use, but ultimately went with my mother’s topaz stemware. I think it makes a bolder statement than the turquoise. What do you think?

I used the pitcher as a vase, holding white hydrangeas and additional strands of mountain mint. The fragrance is fresh and clean.

The oatmeal colored cup and saucers were one of my first acquisitions upon setting up housekeeping. They are part of a full set of dinnerware from the galloping gourmet, and were a gift with purchase at the grocery store. I had every member of my family picking up different pieces for me until I got the entire set.

The tablecloth is from; the macramé runner, a versatile favorite, is from Anthropologie.


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Angie's Recipes said...

They are very beautiful and perfect for the season!

R's Rue said...

It looks so beautiful. I love it. Well done.

Gina said...

Beautiful! I spent the first 11 years of my life in The Texas panhandle, the next 11 on the Texas coast. And while I love the aesthetic of the beach, we haven't been back in many, what are you serving?? My vote is something shrimp!

Alycia Nichols said...

Home run!!!!!!!!!!!! Grand slam, in fact!!!!!! (I know you love baseball, so…!⚾️) Yes! The topaz was THE choice to make!!!!! It stands out in support of the turquoise in grand fashion! Great call at the plate! (Get it? At the plate?⚾️) I am impressed that you still have those dishes from back in the day when the Galloping Gourmet was king! I haven’t heard him referenced in decades!!!!!!! Just goes to show how some things stand the test of time. And I remember those days when you could get free or deeply discounted dishes and stemware through the grocer!!! I collected a set that I ultimately left behind when I left my first husband’s behind.🤣🤣🤣

Beautiful!!!!!! You knocked it outta the ballpark! (I am on FIRE this morning!!!🔥🔥 🔥)

Linda said...

I think this is my favorite of all the tablescapes I've seen on your blog! I love every single thing, especially the colors, the seahorse plates, and the macrame runner. I always vote for colored glass. I used to collect aquamarine depression glass, so I'm partial to any blue or teal glassware. Nice, nice, nice! said...

I have serious dish envy Pattie! I LOVE these plates! Your table is seashore perfect!

bread&salt said...

They are beautiful! Looks so cute, so nice