Monday, August 17, 2015

Summer Time Shore

Summer Seaside
Let's Play in the Sand
Shells found on the Beach

Enjoy the massive detail in all of the various pieces that create this tablescape.
The table is set for a seafood feast! Think shrimp, crab, lobster, corn, potatoes all the yummy tastes by the seaside!

The comical blue striped with white polka dots fish teapot was a stroke of luck on a visit to Home Goods! 
Aqua Blue Cottage beside the wire cream lighthouse.
Ships sailing on the aqua blue sea.
Centered with an aqua wire basket with shells gathered from the sea!
Shells, Ships mix with blue and green glass.
A sign tells the story of  "Sea Shells by the Seashore!
Miss Mermaid surveys the scene of shell and
While lounging on the side of the ship.
Blue boat skims over the sea.
Grasses being blown by sea breezes in the large shell planter.
A boat load of shells and glass in hues of whites, creams, sands, blues, and greens. 
A pastel blue with white trim sea cottage greets you for a calm but energizing visit to the seashore.
Seahorses are an accent to this precious abode.
A round window on the second floor for you to watch the sailing ships and waves roll in and out.
Lighting the way for ships safe passage is the tall lighthouse!
Lighthouse keeper does not have to climb the steps to tend the light for it is electrified.
You may choose to climb the steps to the lighthouse for the dramatic view of the sea.
A lovely seagull skitters in and out of the beach grasses.

Seahorses raising candle light to light the way.
A trio of candles and candleholders brighten the seascape!
Please pick up the handle of the lantern and carry it as you walk the shore on evening walks!
The seashell motif is everywhere!
Collect more shells as you walk the beach for each is one is a unique treasure.

That funny fish teapot is even more hilarious with the precious tiny fish finial!
This setting begins with the blue fish shape salads!
Fish scales give texture to the fish salad plate!
The large round white fish plate while hold the all the seafood, potatoes and corn you can eat!

The large fish plate smiles at you as you enjoy the feast.

Turquoise metallic place plate continuous the soft shade of blue.
Beach House linens decorate the place mat with aqua letters and starfish.
The table runner repeats the beach theme.
Linens of a turquoise tablecloth over laid with the fish net adds depth to the background. The white and blue stripe ripple edged napkins accent the white flatware.

The shell motif gives another touch to all the different shells.
The place setting is tied together by color, texture and shapes.
Silver fish shape salt and pepper shakers swim among the seashells!
The many layers of each place setting invites you to sit and dine.
Fish face to fish face!
Sail along the seashore on your own ship in this charming sailing ship place card holder.
The pretty blue and aqua strip glass will serve blue tinted lemonade to remind you of the blue colors of the sea.
Yes, Let's partake of this delicious meal!
The vintage goblet will serve chilled water with the food.
My sweet son visited Nassau, Bahamas this summer and it reminded me of my beautiful trip there years ago!
One of the gifts is the cute glass with to name Princess which is so appropriate for me.
This tablescape has been a pleasure to set for I love  visiting the seashore whether by dining or in person! 
I will be posting this on the following tea blogs; 
and Bernideen's Tea Time Blog,
along with the blog of;
Between Naps on the Porch,
are some of my favorites and
I will also post on them this week!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Strike up the band !!!!

Happy 4th of July
 The Band is ready to play patriotic songs for example, The Star Spangle  Banner, America The Beautiful and God Bless America!
 If they start to march some of the best will be the Stars and Stripes Forever, You're A Grand Old Flag and This Land is Your Land!
 Blue and red candleholders will be lighted as the darkness descends!
Two band members are keeping time on the drum and horn!
 A flag runner sets the patriotic musical mood.
Two more band members are accomplished playing the cymbals and flute.
 Surrounding the band stand are hydrangeas placed in red and white striped or blue and white stars jars found at Michaels. The band stand is created by the large red ceramic stand by Boradello Pinerho. The top white ceramic stand is by Arlington!
 The band leader strikes up the band in a rousing musical number. The band members and flag runner are from The Rusty Chandelier.
 Standing tall the leader keeps the rhythm by carrying the US flag!
 Cardew Design creates the perfect patriotic teapot with a teapot shape print of the American flag!
 U. S. A. TEA rings the rim of the teapot while more American flag teapots circle the lid.
 The pride of the Red, White and Blue is shown in the shapes and hues of the place setting.
 The top layer is a red star shape bowl by Fresh!
 The second layer of plates is the blue and white checked salad by At Home with Marieke.
 Your next layer is the white scalloped and beaded ceramic dinner plate by Gallery Tabletops "Le Provence".
 Catch the Sun flatware with red and white or blue and white gingham has a comfy feel!
 Bring more of the patriotic theme is the blue with white stars of the place mats and napkins by Pottery Barn. Encircling the napkin is the metal star napkin ring also by Pottery Barn. The darling bowl of blue and white check is part of the ceramic pieces.
One of the cutest place card holders is the red ant by who else but Pottery Barn!
 The goblet and cup will hold the drinks.
 Ivima glassware company designed the red hobnail water goblet which adds a spark of color!
 The blue and white checked cup is also by At Home with Marieke.
 Hot tea will be served from the USA teapot and poured into the blue and white checked cup!
 Bigelow is the brand of tea for 4th and the flavor of the day is Constant Comment. The aroma is of orange and sweet spice when steeping.
A blue or red star mason jar is lighted by a white candle for a friendly mood!
I will be posting this on the following tea blogs; 
and Bernideen's Tea Time Blog,
along with the blog of;
Between Naps on the Porch,
are some of my favorites and
I will also post on them this week!