Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Surf, Sand, Shells, and Swim

"Sea of Love" by
Phil Phillips.(1959)
is the theme of this table setting.
From a sandy place far away we are treated to a table watched over by a pair of frogs. They were designed by Debby Lilly. 
The boy frog watches the beach for sharks thru his binoculars.
Boy and girl frogs have their sailboat near
so they can fish, find lobsters, or just
watch the seabirds.
A flickering candle is a small basket gives them light as darkness falls.

The lobster trap is covered with shells and nets from a earlier fishing trip.
The girl frog is safety conscience wearing her own life preserver. 
The boy is so concerned about distance threats he barely sees his female companion.

With a white place plate the blue shelled dish is
from Borallo Pinheiro.
Two close ups show the detail of the pattern. 

Here the over view shows the plate mat, plates, silver, and napkins.
A blue bottle also has a candle to help with the beach fun.
The view from the back shows the sea grass and shells on the beach.

The Silverware is Oneida Deluxe with a shell pattern.
The seagull just has fun watching the frogs.
This overview shows all the components in one photo 

As the frogs keep looking into the distance, they keep wondering where did our waiter go? The life challenges of being a frog on the beach. 

I will be posting this on the following tea blogs; 

Rose Chintz Cottage,
Artful Affirmations,
Martha's Favorites
Bernideen's Tea Time,
along with
the blogs of;
Cuisine Kathleen,
 A Stroll thru Life,
A Delightsome Life,
Between Naps On The Porch,
The Tablescaper
are some of my favorites and
I will also post on them this week!



Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a fun table! I enjoyed your story of the frogs. Love the plates, especially the colour! Thank you for joining me for tea and have a wonderful day.


Beth L. said...

Love the china and table settings. And oh those frogs. Such fun.

Snap said...

Perfect tablescape for the summer. Love the aqua color! The frogs are too cute. Happy Tea Day!

Millie said...

So cute!...lots of thought put into this one!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A fun tablescape.

xinex said...

What a cute and fun table! My daughter loves frogs and she will love this. Your plates are beautiful!..Christine

kitty said...

Oh Pam,
What a fun, summer table! I love your girl and boy frog that set the theme for your tablescape. I'll bring the frog cookies for dessert!!

Martha's Favorites said...

Pam: The wins the prize for cutest post today! Love the frogs. You are so creative. It all looks so perfect. Blessings, Martha

Martha said...

What a great table and I love your touches of whimsey!

Karen said...

Hi Pam,
I love your beachy tablescape today. Those frogs are so cute! The seashell plates would look perfect at my little beach cottage. I have been thinking where do you store all of your decor? You have such a variety of themes. I can imagine that you had a lot of teaching materials that you had to part with. I am saving all of mine for my daughter and her boyfriend who both want to be teachers. Lol. It is always such an adventure to visit your perfect blogspot! Thank you for visiting me too! Have a wonderful week! Karen

Deborah Montgomery said...

Such a whimsical table! Love all the touches here. and I couldn't help noticing your shelf of teapots in the background -- wow! Looks like a gorgeous collection.

Susan Newbigging said...

I love your whimsical touches to your table scape. The frogs are adorable.
I am your newest follower. I just found your blog

Bonnie said...

What personality your tablescape has! Clever dialogue to coordinate your pics.

Darling plates!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Such a cute table and story to go with it! The frogs are adorable and I love the lobster trap. I've never seen those sea she'll plates before- they're beautiful. Love the colors of this Tablescape. Have a great holiday weekend!

Bonnie said...

Back again. Do you know the name of the glasses I have in green and you have in blue?

Dianne said...

Those frogs brought a smile to face immediately! Love the plates, the color is fantastic. Such a cute table. Dianne

Lulu said...

How cute is this! I would love to have your lobster trap as it would work perfectly on my table when we have lobster. It would be used often! I know summer is not ending in Texas!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I love this table! Those frogs are so unique!

thepaintedapron.com said...

ha ha, the frogs and your narrative are a ton of fun!! such cute nautical and beachy things for a great sea side table!

Marigene said...

This table is so darned cute...those frogs are adorable! Love the shell plates.
Have a wonderful week, Pam.

Candy S said...

Well shut my mouth, if this ain't the cutest thing I have seem all summer. I am in love with your frogs. Everything on the table looks wonderful. The BP plates are especially pretty, love the aqua-ish color.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, this is soooooo cute! I love those frogs and the color of the dishes. Just darling. You did a super job with this tablescape. It really made me smile!



Susie Holler said...

This is just to much fun! when you bought the frogs did you foresee they would be front runner on a tablescape? the dishes are speaking to me they say send to Susie right away LOL.Susie

Mary said...

Pam, Your beach-lovin' frog pair is so cute! Love your text along with your table and your wonderful BP plates! The embossing, design and color is so beautiful and the lobster trap makes a fun centerpiece! Wishing you a Happy Labor Day :)

Debbie said...

The whole table with the beachy blue place settings is just wonderful, but my favorite part of all is the centerpiece. The details are just awesome. The frogs are adorable, and I love (I mean reallllly love) the blue lobster trap. I am now putting "find a lobster trap" on my list of things to do before I decorate for summer next year. Not even sure where I'll put it, but I love the whimsy of it.

Anonymous said...

Lovely, creative, and fun...your plates are beautiful!

Susan Freeman said...

This is so cute, charming and full of fun! Love the frogs!! Everything about this table puts a big smile on my face. Have a lovely Labor Day weekend!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

PS: I am in Victoria, where are you?

Elaine Cariglio said...

Absolutely stunning! I love your dishes. They are beautiful. Love your froggies, especially the pics from the back!
Glad I stopped by, thanks for visiting!
Blessings My Friend,

Denise said...

What a cute and whimsical table!! I love the blue bottles, the seashell baskets with candles, and the beautiful shell plates. All your colors and nautical treasures make this a perfect end-of-summer table. :)

Thanks so much for your visit and have a great day!


Denise at Forest Manor

Rosie M. said...

Absolutely toooo cute! And I'm drooling over those BP plates and your flatware. Well Done!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Bernideen said...

Oh what a cute theme and I see all those tea pots on the shelf off in the distance there too! Those frogs are just darling!

Rettabug said...

Such a fun, whimsical collection of nautical items...beautifully gathered & displayed, too.
This post made me smile!

Jacqueline said...

What a spectacular table! Those frogs just are the most amazing and fun table addition! I just adore them.
Your plates are stunning with all of their raised detail and that color. Every little thing on the table just enthralls me!
So sad to see summer leave - it is always too short.

Carrie said...

Your table is so pretty and I really like those plates with all the details. Robert Plant's version of Sea of Love played in my head while looking at it :). I hope you have a great weekend!

Ann Krucek said...

Such a cute table!! I love your whimsical fun frogs! The aqua color plates are perfect for your beachy setting. You did a fabulous job putting this one together!


What a fun table setting with the adorable frogs. The dishes are gorgeous!
Have a great week, ahead.

Sarah said...

Your froggy centerpiece is adorable. This is a fun table to celebrate the end of summer. Have a great weekend!

Kathleen said...

Ahoy, Matey! Great table, love the details on the plates. Those frogs are wonderful! Thanks for taking the challenge!

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