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
Each blog button is found on the right side bar for your benefit!
 
*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!

36 comments:

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I couldn't find a gadget on your sidebar to add myself to your followers so I could follow you, love your post and pictures and adore the blue and white and of course the two dogs, I used to have two beautiful shelties...Phyllis..come on over for a visit...

Beth said...

The fish teapot and plates are fantastic! I've never seen anything quite like them, Pam. Love the hydrangeas and your candles and blue milk bottle vase too. Happy Tea Day!

Lavender Cottage said...

A nice theme and I like all the accessories. The fish teapot is unique.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

That is a very unique teapot, Pam. I love all the aqua and blue! Those fish plates are very cute too. You know, my son made me a ceramic fish vase when he was in high school and I never cared for it. I never told him that of course. But now, I see them everywhere and I'm very happy to have one which my sweet son made for me. I proudly display it every summer. Thanks for sharing and coming to tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

Denise said...

So well done-Gorgeous!

Martha said...

What a lovely table and I adore that teapot! Love the colors you selected! So pretty!

thepaintedapron.com said...

You have so many very unusual fishy pieces! I love how you elevated the candles with upturned ramekins! The candlesticks are my favorite part!
Jenna

Diane said...

Love this table - those fish plates are incredible. I have always adored dolphin candlesticks, but have never purchased any. Yours are wonderful!!

Martha's Favorites said...

I love to see how you party in Texas! Your table looks so beautiful. Love the fish! Blessings, Martha

Bernideen said...

What a beautiful table and fun motif for decorating! Can we all come for dinner?

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a lovely idea to set the table using the idea of the sea. Your teapot and fish plates are so cute! This is so perfect for hot summer days! Love the aqua colors! Have a great week!
Hugs..Nancy

Jemma said...

Such unique and beautiful pieces!-You know, the colors are truly enchanting and really bring the feel of the ocean to the table.
Of course the hydrangea are gorgeous!
Warm Hugs,
Jemma

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Pam,
Your tablescape is beautiful, I love those dolphin candle holders.
Thanks for visiting my Parlor post and leaving me a comment, I really appreciate that.
Have a great Wednesday,
Gina

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love all the different blues on your table. The fish plates are adorable.

Pat said...

Beautiful table! I love the teapot!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Oh, Pam I like fish too! Your hubby was so nice to lend his opinion--I don't think I could get my guys to pay attention. I like the way you created this fishscape for us to enjoy. Linda

xinex said...

What a beautiful table! The fish plates are very pretty as well as the teapot but the candle holders are just gorgeous!...Christine

Sarah said...

Beautiful blue details. The fish teapot is great! Perfect theme for the end of summer.

Marlis said...

I am so in love with those scaly fish salad plates. Oh my gosh, they are really wonderful pieces. Your table came together so beautifully. xo marlis

tablescapesbybev said...

Love this table...wonderful theme and great details. Those candlesticks are great!

Sweetladyelaine said...

The fish teapot is darling! What a pretty table using fishes....
Blessings My Friend,

Denise said...

Very pretty. Those fish plates and teapot make for an interesting table.
Pretty stemware too!

Jennie Schumann said...

You were next on my list to visit because of your catchy title, and I wasn't disappointed. I loved the way the elements played out, with you teasing us as you introduced the next fishy item. The glass dolphins are stunning, and I love the way the flatware and the cobalt glasses carry the crosshatch texture. Just beautiful!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

I really like the way you did this post, layer by layer...very interesting! Your sweet comment about my "versatile" blue and white table and my creativity comes right back to you! :) Thanks for visiting; I'm glad I was able to stop over! ~Zuni

Laurie Ritchey said...

Beautiful table. I love those dolphin candle holders, and the fish teapot is so unique and pretty. Those flutes took my breath away. laurie

Donna said...

Hi, Pam,
Thanks for the sweet comment. I absolutely love your beautiful blue tablescape. Blue is my second favorite color after red. :)
Donna

Schotzy said...

I weas looking for the follow you gadget as well.. I enjoyed your three posts you ahve up today... the blue and the red ar e all so beautiful....Lovely and lively creations!

Ann K said...

Oh, I love the ocean, too, and am also a collector of 'fishy' stuff! The plates are so pretty and everything matches perfectly! (I also posted on my 'fish' stuff recently. You can find it at http://cairncottage.blogspot.com/2013/08/something-bit-fishy-around-my-house.html

Have a great weekend!
Ann @ Cairn Cottage

FABBY'S LIVING said...

How beautriful Phyllis, I love aqua the tablecloth and place mats are perfect! The tray as centerpiece is great, Love to use a tray like that too! The fish plates are SWOONnnn!!! I also love the fish teapot. Thank you for your sweet and kind visit, I'm gonna follow you now...hope you like to follow back.
Big hugs,
FABBY

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Couldn't find the link to follow your blog! Please let me know.

FABBY

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh how lovely - what a pretty summertime tablescape you have created!

I believe that candle is a Coi Fish, considered quite lucky to the Chinese. : - ) And lucky for YOU because you have it!

I just love aqua blue on a table, and you have created a very nice one indeed.

kitty said...

What a pretty and cool looking table, Pam, which is what we need in Texas right now.
Thank you for your kind comments on my tribute to my sweetheart. He will be forever in my heart. xo

All The Pretty Dishes said...

So many things I love about this tablescape: the awesome fish plates, those amazing candle holders, the unique flatware and pretty glasses--to name just a few. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your nice comment.
Randee

Cass @ That Old House said...

LOVE THE FISH. That teapot is adorable, as are the plates. I have clear fish plates and platters, but the white ones are spectacular.

What a pretty table! Your husband was right! :-)

How are the pups doing?
Ours are already asking for their dinner a little earlier each week -- getting ready for the clocks to change in a couple of months! They really plan ahead.

All best wishes, Cass

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my favorite color palette right now! Such a beautiful display. I cannot get over those fabulous dolphin candlesticks!

Martha's Favorites said...

What a great table. Just perfect for this time of year. I love that teapot. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha