Welcome to the 302nd Tablescape Thursday!
Just imagine we are on holiday. We’re chilling at the beach and the hibiscus are in bloom.
The table is set and the wine has been poured.
I have 4-5 small tablecloths I like to use on this little table here on the deck, but none are in colors that work well with this week’s table setting.
After walking around the house for a little while, looking for something that would work, I ended up in the upstairs family room where I spied the throw that had been on the porch swing at Christmastime. (See porch decorated for Christmas in this post: A Christmas Porch: 2013)
The color made me think of sand, perfect for a beachy tablescape. Throws and blankets make great impromptu tablecloths in a pinch. Sometimes I think they’re even better than a tablecloth…love the texture and thickness they offer.
Remember the fishnet I used as a tablecloth for this lobster crab fest?
It’s providing a nice backdrop for our table, along with a whimsical sign I spotted in HomeGoods recently. I was in the checkout line which was kind of long that day. Bored, my eyes began wandering. The “Sand, Sea and Surf” sign was hanging nearby and it was a total impulse buy.
I could see it hanging on the porch during the summer months.
The swimmer, lifeguard stand and little sign over her head, all protrude outward giving the sign a 3-D effect.
Please, No Talking To The Lifeguard. He has an admirer below. 🙂
Napkin rings are made with rope.
I found a video on YouTube showing how to tie this cute nautical knot for our napkins.
It’s called a Square Knot or Reef Knot and it’s super easy to make.
Napkins are from Pottery Barn…on sale a couple of years back.
Salad plates are Sakura, Warren Kimble-Coastal Breeze. I’ve used them many times before for Tablescape Thursday. Shell dinner plates are Shoreline Collection-Home Studio from Kohl’s around 6 years ago. Flatware is by Hampton Forge and available here: Hampton Forge Argent Sophia
Have you taken a beach trip this summer?
I would love a few days at the beach about right now!
Looking forward to all the beautiful tables posted for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!
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