Saturday, August 24, 2013

Fond of Fish

 I'm fond of fish in the ocean, in the sea,
in the lakes and rivers, or even in a aquarium! 
Imagine the aqua tablecloth as the body of water,the blue hydrangea
are flora and fauna.
 The white ceramic fish teapot is swimming along the sea!
A new beginning because of my husband, he suggested we start with
a blank slate! The very basis of the tablescape is the aqua tablecloth
 and the woven place mat with a dark aqua fabric binding. 
 Cobalt blue dinner plates create the next layer for the table!
The dinner plate ...... 
 holds the lovely cut-out fish salad plate with the textured scales. 
 A table full of fish plates .....
 with each plate surrounded by aqua and white lattice flatware and a navy napkin.
 The cobalt and clear crystal flute repeats the same design
as the flatware. A cold sparkling water will
bring the sea to the table.
 The blue hydrangeas placed in the blue milk bottle vase centers around the fish teapot.
 The four blue vases raise the flowers high above for easy conversation
 across the table.
 Each end of the table is set with a pretty dolphin shape candle holder
 and a large fish shape serving plate.
 A close-up of the dolphin candle holder and
the serving plate! 
 The shadows of the sun .....
 give the table a soft glow! As the sun sets, we will repose to the
living room to have dessert with coffee or tea.
Fond of Fish tablescape:
M Studios: fish shape salads
Main line: cobalt dinner plates
Home Goods: turquoise and white lattice flatware, woven tray
Le Stelle: cobalt and clear crystal flute
Soliel: aqua tablecloth
CTS: navy napkins
Dollar Tree: woven place mats with aqua binding
?: blue votive candle with embossed sea creature
*Viking Dalzell: dolphin shape candle holders *
The posting will be linking up with these blogs.
Rose Chintz Cottage, Martha's Favorites, A Delightsome Life, Bernideen's Tea, Cuisine Kathleen, Between Naps on the Porch, The Tablescaper
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*On a side note, the Dolphin Candle Holders were purchased at the glass factory and are a reproduction of an antique from the Metropolitan Museum and also sold at their gift store several years ago!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Down by the sea!

Remember the song "Down by the Sea"? I loved the music and rhythm of the song and this came to mind with the vision of this tablescape. Don't you love the feel of walking barefoot along the shore with the song on the radio or I-pod and viewing the waves covering and uncovering shells as you pick a few from the sand! 
The shell wreath encircles this cobalt candle.
The centerpiece is simulating the hues of the sea and sand!
The shell planter contains a green plant appearing replicating beach side greenery.
A classic blue striped teapot creates the stripes of ocean-side tents.
 The lid of the teapot is viewed as a bird would fly over the top of your tent.
More blue stripes in the placemat anchor the white bone china dinner plate.
(These are Richard Ginori.'s white plates.)
Rim soup bowl is the same shape as the dinner plate.
(This pattern is "Conchiglie" by Richard Ginori.)
The close-up of seashells, seahorses, and waves imprinted in the bowl add the movement of the ocean.
Treat yourself and sit and wait to be served a bowl of gumbo!
The sandy sea napkin holds the blue wave handled flatware.
Blue hues of  rough and shiny texture gives more design.
A cup of tea will be served with dessert!

Water and sparkling lemonade served with the soup and entrée!
Listen to the sounds of the sea
 from the shells of the sea!
A delicious and delectable dessert will be served on the salad/dessert plates! Picture the choclatey Mississippi pie! 
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