Welcome to the 253rd Tablescape Thursday!
Hope your week is going great! Are you ready for a little beach trip? Even if we can’t go to the beach we can at least celebrate with a beachy tablescape out here on the porch.
The colors in this week’s table setting are creams and corals…love that combination! When I finished writing this post, it dawned on me, this table setting incorporates 3 Pottery Barn Knock-offs: Starfish Napkin Rings, Shell Chargers and a Double-Bowl Hurricane Centerpiece. Isn’t that funny? What would we do without Pottery Barn to inspire us!
The centerpiece was created using the tutorial posted here: Double Bowl Hurricane Centerpiece: Pottery Barn Knock-off
To make the centerpiece, I placed a smaller vase within a larger vase, then added sand and shells to the outer vase. Then I just filled the center vase with shells but you could also use a candle which I think would be even better!
I found the “Beach Sand” in Big Lots recently. For this centerpiece, I used the darker colored “Beach” sand.
Last time I used this Pottery Barn Knock-off Vase, I created an Easter table setting with a floral centerpiece surrounded by Easter eggs tucked in Easter grass. I love this type centerpiece because the possibilities are endless. It’s like magic…two centerpieces rolled into one. I didn’t want to spend the $ for the PB version so I made my own with two vases from Marshalls. Or, was it TJ Max? Ummm, the glass vases were from one of those stores. (The Easter table setting with the above double-bowl hurricane centerpiece can be viewed here: Easter Spring Table Setting with Tulip Centerpeice)
I think I’ll take the shells out and see how a candle would look inside the center vase. I’ll take a photo and add it to the post so you can see how that looks, too.
Update: Here are a couple of photos showing how the centerpiece looks with a candle inside the center vase instead of shells.
Which way do you like it best?
Today’s table is a lobster and crab fest! Three of the plates in this table setting show a lobster and three depict a crab. The flatware is by Gourmet Settings and is named Silver Tear, I guess because the handle ends in what looks a bit like a tear drop. Whenever I see this flatware, it makes me think of nautical ropes so I love using it for beach or nautical themed tablescapes.
Here’s a crabby plate and you can also see the starfish napkin rings. After painting the faux starfish white, I added a touch of coral to them to tie back to the color scheme for this setting.
You’ll find the tutorial for making these napkin rings here: Make a Starfish Napkin Ring, Pottery Barn Knock-off
Still cloudy out this morn when I took these photos.
Does this table put you in the mood for a beach trip? It makes me hungry for seafood!
The shell napkin rings are plain wood napkin rings on which I glued a shell. The shell chargers I used for this table setting are another Pottery Barn Knock-off.
You’ll find the tutorial here: Shell Chargers for Summer Dining: Make Your Own
Love beach/nautical themed table settings? You’ll find many more here: Beach and Nautical Themed Table Settings
Looking forward to all the wonderful tables posted for this Tablescape Thursday!
Shell Chargers: Made with found and purchased shells, Tutorial available here: Shell Chargers
Dinner Plates: Lenox, Butler’s Pantry Gourmet
Lobster & Crab Salad Plates: World Market
Stemware: Breeze Clear, Provided by Noritake and available HERE
Flatware: Gourmet Settings, Silver Tear, Marshalls
Napkins: Pier 1 and Pottery Barn
Centerpiece: Made with found and purchased shells
Shell Candle Holders: HomeGoods, several years ago
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