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Welcome to the 151st Tablescape Thursday!
Though the porch is still decorated in red, white and blue for it’s 4th of July makeover, the heat here in Georgia has me dreaming of sandy white beaches.
It very much reminded me of the green color in these fun beachy salad plates I found at HomeGoods a few summers ago.
The glittery starfish is a gift from a friend…thanks M!
I needed pretty white sand for the centerpiece so I stopped by Michael’s. I think I should have used a bit more. You can barely see it inside on the bottom of the lantern.
While in the sand/shell/beachy department at Michael’s, I came across these cute shell necklaces.
They were only $5.99 for a package of six.
I folded the napkins so the scalloped edges would show. Don’t they remind you of ocean waves rolling in to the shore?
Starfish decorate our glasses and are attached simply with raffia.
The shell necklaces worked well as “napkin rings” for this beach themed table setting. At only $1 each, they would make very affordable favors for your dinner guests to take home with them at the end of the evening.
It was such a pretty day out…perfect for a beach inspired celebration.
What’s your favorite outdoor summertime dining memory? One of mine is grabbing a bucket of fried chicken from Folks Restaurant (along with sweet iced tea, biscuits and all the fixin’s) and spreading out a patchwork quilt for a picnic on the lawn area in front of Stone Mountain…just in time for the laser show.
A little candlelight…
I love summer…everything about it. Even the heat. I know, I’m weird.
Looking forward to your beautiful tablescapes!
Chargers: Neiman Marcus, 3-4 years
White Dinner Plates: Gibson, Clarendon, Big Lots
Salad Plates: Mesa Home Products, HomeGoods, 1-2 years
Glassware: Old Time Pottery, a few months ago
Flatware: Argent, 1-2 years
Lantern: Old Time Pottery, earlier in the spring
Napkins: Vintage, found antiquing 1-2 years
Shells in Centerpiece: Captiva and Sanibel Islands
Shell Necklaces: Michaels, recently
Starfish Votive Holders: Marshalls, last summer
Candles: Provided by Colonial Candle
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