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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Sylvia said...

Oh yes, I remember the song and your post does a great job of making me feel like I am there by the sea.

Poppy said...

Hi Pam,

Seashells, blue accessories and flatware are so pretty in this summery tablescape you've created! Love the teapot, so unique!

Have a great week!


Karen said...

Hi There,
I just love your royal blue table are so talented! I just retired from teaching kindergarten and was wondering if the song was similar to Down by the Bay? Where the watermelons grow, Back to my home, etc.

I am adding you to my favourites. I just love your previous post too.
Thanks for visiting me.
Have a wonderful week.
Take care,

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a stunning - truly elegant and gorgeous tablescape!

That teapot is amazing, too!

Millie said...

I love the blue...and the shells are so pretty

Lavender Cottage said...

Very elegant, a rich blue and white combo.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Very pretty seaside themed teascsape, Pam. I love your teapot! We were at the beach today and yes, I love walking along the shore and watching the waves flow in and out. It is so peaceful! Thank you for coming to tea with me.


Bernideen said...

What a lovely blue table - looks wonderful with all those shells!!!
Your teapot is really beautiful as well.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I love that tea pot. It looks like a Sadler. So beautiful. All the post was lovely for that matter. Take care of yourself. Blessings, Martha

Michelle said...

OK, I now want to hop on a plane and go to the nearest ocean! "Down by the Sea" is a great idea for a tablescape. I love the candle wreath made from seashells. The blue striped tea pot is a stunner.
Have a great week!

Vesna said...

Oh, so nice and beachy! Teapot is so sweet. And the whole tablescape is Just Amazing!!
Blessings and hugs,

Donna Heber said...

Hi Pam,

What a beautiful ocean themed tablescape! So many pretty seashells combined with lovely blue.

Sharlotte said...

Greetings from Houston!
Yes, yes! I remember this song very well!
I really like your table and the blue hues as well. Your teapot does resemble a beachy umbrella and all the seashells, wow! I love all things sea related! Your dishes and stemware compliment each other so well.
Thanks for sharing!

Sharlotte said...

PS...I forgot to mention that I saw Multnomah Falls on your sidebar! Isn't it a beautiful place!!! We've been twice while my son was living in Portland.
It's very nice to meet you!

Debbie said...

I never ever see a table with cobalt accents that I don't want some myself. I love that color. It just pops right off the table. It's particularly beautiful in a seashore theme. I love it with the shells and dishware. Just flat lovely!

Marlis said...

Love that song, your table is perfect! The dishes and the centerpiece really feel like a beautiful book, chapter and verse telling a story that sucks you into its every fold and turn of events. The seashells are fabulous! The dishes are beautiful. xo marlis

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Gorgeous table. Just love all the shells, and your blue stemware, drool worthy!

Entertaining Women said...

Beautifully designed sea scape. I love the thought of the blue and white striped bathing tents...reminded me of our time on the Amalfi coast. The shell wreath is spectacular. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

xinex said...

Mmmmm, I love MS mud pie! Your tablescape is fabulous, love the shell items and the cobalt blue...Christine

Cathy said...

Terrific table. Always love the cobalt blue and with shells just right for summer.

Cathy's Cupboard Calamity <;)

Cathy said...

Terrific table. Always love the cobalt blue and with shells just right for summer.

Cathy's Cupboard Calamity <;)

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Oh how I love the blue and white, everything is so lovely, the flatware is so striking and as lovely as everything is I think I would trade it in for your beautiful are they something to see...thanks for sharing it all...Phyllis

Diane said...

I am vacationing in Florida right now and this table really speaks to me! Love that shell wreath and those lovely plates! That teapot is really an "attention grabber" and I wish I had some of that blue flatware - it is perfect for a table, about the ocean. Great job on this one!!

Mona said...

This is beautiful...and gives me some ideas about using cobalt blue stemware.. and now you have me humming that song. :-)
Love, Mona

tx2stamp said...

I live in Texas too and not far from Lake Tyler. I live in Longview. I love your gorgeous teapot. Please do not invite me to afternoon tea with you because I will just HAVE to take that teapot home with me!! lol Your tablescapes are beautiful. Linda


That was a lovely song and your table is just as lovely! Great centerpiece with all those cute shells and blue dishes, along with the flatware are beautiful!
Big hugs,

bj said...

I do, indeed, remember this little song....:)
Love the seashells...such a pretty table.

SavannahGranny said...

Oh my, I want some of that Mississippi Mud Pie.
Your tablescape is so lovely. I love the cobalt touches and the shells and reminders of the sea are so beautifully calming. I think everyone love the sea.
Your china is awesome, loving that rimmed soup.
xo Ginger

Martha said...

I love your blue and shells table! Lovely, lovely lovely!

Laurie Ritchey said...

A beautiful table! I wasn't familiar with that china pattern. It's gorgeous. How clever to give the tent feel with the tea pot. laurie

Pattie T. said...

Oooh! I love all of your pretty shells. Lovely table.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

The tablescape is gorgeous! Love the blue - thanks! I think I'll be thinking of that song all day long! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love that fish tureen and the plates, fabulous table. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Kathleen said...

How pretty, and now I can't get the song out of my head. I love the flatware, :), and all your shades of blue, so summery!

Louise-Arden said...

I am so happy to have found your blog! I love the Royal Blue China and teapot! Have a lovely week :)

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Your posts makes me want to go to the shore. Such pretty seashells. I truly enjoyed this summer table. Thanks for visiting me at I truly appreciate your lovely comments.