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!


Martha's Favorites said...

That is an amazing table! Everything is perfect. Thanks for sharing it. It should be in a store display. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh my goodness Pam, you are so creative in your tablescaping abilities! It's like a little beach vacation right at your very own house!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Pam, I just love your beachy tablescape! I just got in from the beach and it was a gorgeous day out there. Your shells, ship, lighthouse, fish teapot, fish plates, and coloured glass all make for a whimsical and fun table. Love the aqua and blue theme! Thanks so much for sharing with us. I am going to check out one of our lighthouses tomorrow. One I have never seen. Hope I can get some good pictures. Have a lovely day.


My Cozy Corner said...

I love your beach tea tablescape It's a little fishy...LOL Thanks for visiting My Cozy Corner.

Margie said...

What a fun tablescape! I especially liked the fish teapot which put a smile on my face. Now I'm craving seafood...

Ruth W said...

Beautiful! As a seaside dweller and lover of blue I am in LOVE with it! LOVE the fun fish teapot! How cute! Love the starfish, shaped places sea glass, netting, well, everything! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

The Charm of Home said...

What a lot of gorgeous seaside baubles you have! I love anything ocean themed. Your mermaid is wonderful.

Karen said...

Hi Pam (Princess),
Wow! This is specatacular! Such a collection of seashore themed decor! Love it all! Have a wonderful summer! Karen

Maya Harrison said...

"look at this stuff, isn't it neat?" I was singing this song while looking through your post. So many lovely things in here, love the fishy blue tea pot and the place setting is really pretty. Love sea food very much, and I grew up close to the ocean. I am delighted by all things in this post. :-)

P.S. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a kind message. Take care!

Bernideen said...

Wow- what amazing items and table setting with the seaside theme. I think everyone would love just seeing this! You are very gifted and I can tell this is your passion - table settings! So glad you shared.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

wow, you are right this does make you feel cool and like you are at the beach.
Great job, what a fun, interesting, cute and conversation starting table.
It's like a Seaside Adventureland. Anyone would have a delightful time
sitting at this table. You out did yourself.

Oh, and thanks for coming by and for your sweet comments as well.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Wow- this was fun!! You really created a story here- love it! So many cute details here- I am going back to study them again! Love those fish plates!

Valerie Roberts said...

Your tablescape is perfection! Now where do I begin. Firstly, your centerpieces are so well done, they tell a story. The teapot made me laugh out loud. Mermaids.... I love all Mermaid themed items. Your plate stack is beautiful. Love the fishnet over the table and all your table linens. What a beautiful and fun, fun, fun tablescape.

Pam Richardson said...

Pam, I could sit at this table for hours and take in all your creativity and loveliness! The beach cottage is so sweet and I love the polka dot fish tea pitcher, it is whimsical and fun! Story-book perfection! I know this took hours to create! Thank you for sharing!
Pam (

Barbara said...

That teapot is so adorable. What a find! You thought of everything, even the sea grass. I like the fishnet as a base. You did a wonderful job!

Mustlovehome said...

Hi Pam, WOW, your table is fabulous!!I love the beach (landlocked here in Ohio) and your table was like spending a day at the ocean! I looked over your post a few times because I kept missing things!! Pam, please pop over to my party, Friday Favorites Link Party, going on now at and post this! I think my partygoers would love it! Take care Pam and stay in touch!! Hugs-Christine said...

I love anything beach themed Pam and you have incorporated all my favorites~ mermaids, seashells, fish, glass, and that cute little seahorse cottage! Fabulous fun!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Very pretty table! The beach theme is carried out beautifully! I, too, have a large collection of shells and shared how I use them throughout my home in summer here:

If you would like to pop over and see, that would be great. Thanks so much for your visit to my table.

LuAnn Cantamessa said...

Great nautical tablescape Pam! You did a wonderful job finding beach related items to use in your design. Very creative! Now I'm ready for some stuffed

Sandra Lee said...

What a way to carry out a theme, this is amazing! So many fun details and Mr. Fishy Teapot is adorable. Beautiful work Pam!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Oh how wonderfully you created the ocean - on your table and in your commentary. I love all of the aqua a turquoise. They make the table so serene - I can almost feel the breeze off of the ocean. You have such a fabulous collection of beautiful treasures on this table, and your plate stack is gorgeous. I enjoyed every detail.

Crystal Grandeur said...

Such a pretty beach themed table. Everything looks adorable. Love the shell and the grass. Colour aqua is soothing and gives a breeze effect. Thank you. Have a beautiful week days. Love Sujatha:)

Denise said...

Your tablescapes always look so fun to make.They would be for Me,I know.I would also love being served dinner on any of Your pretty tablescapes.A joy to see Your creations.