Welcome to the 353rd Tablescape Thursday!
I braved the heat this week to create a table out on the porch. Actually, a passing storm today cooled things down a good bit so it wasn’t that terribly hot, after all.
I always feel a little sad when I see June 21st pass by on the calendar. That date is our summer solstice which means our longest day of sunshine has come and gone. The daylight will stay with us just a little bit less from this point forward. ~~~sigh~~~ Let’s try not to think about that, though. Instead, we’ll just relish each day of sunshine as they come!
Remember the fishy wine glasses I shared recently in this post: A Tablescaping Mini-Haul
I put them to work in today’s table setting.
This table setting turned out to have a sailing theme.
The salad plates are by Sakura and the design is by Warren Kimble. The pattern name is Coastal Breeze.
Warren Kimble is so talented! I always love any dishware featuring art by him.
These glasses came with a sticker that said “hand-wash only.” A sticker like that never stops me from buying dishware or stemware that’s captured my heart. Washing them by hand is just another opportunity to see and enjoy them. Are you one of those crazy folks (like me) who actually enjoys washing pretty dishware? 🙂
The blue tea/water glass is by Noritake. I’m not sure if those are still available since that’s an older pattern.
The flatware continues our sailing theme with a cute little sailboat on the handle. You’ll find this sailboat flatware for an awesome price here: Nautical Flatware with Sailboat Design (That price is about half of what I paid when I purchased it around two years ago!)
In addition to the sailboat design, I love the rope edging. It adds to that nautical feel.
This is one of my favorite lanterns to use in a nautical table setting because its shape always reminds me of a lighthouse.
I wove a strand of driftwood garland (found in Marshalls several months ago) down the center of the table and around the lantern. The driftwood is painted pretty shades of blues and aquas.
The candle inside the lantern is surrounded by shells and blue/aqua sea glass.
I love this time of year so, so much!
Enjoy every moment of these sunshine-filled days!
Pssst: The BNOTP newsletter, Postcards From the Porch, goes out each weekend. If you would like to receive it (it’s free to subscribe!) you can subscribe here: Postcards From The Porch.
Looking forward to the wonderful tables posted for this Tablescape Thursday!
If you are participating in Tablescape Thursday, please be sure to add your permalink below, and not your general blog address.
To get your permalink, click on your post name, then copy and paste the address showing in the address bar, into the “url” box when you link up. You’ll need to include a link in your post back to the party to link up and participate.
That’s so visitors to your blog will be able to find the party and the other Tablescape Thursday participants. Requiring a link back also prevents businesses from linking up to sell their products. (Yep, that really happens, unfortunately.)
Please, don’t add your post name/blog name ALL IN CAPS…it tends to create big spaces between the rows of links.
Please do not link up table settings that were just recently shared in the last few weeks for Tablescape Thursday.