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Welcome to the 204th Tablescape Thursday!
Time to break out the shell chargers! You knew I’d be using them this week after finally getting them all done.
This week’s table setting turned out to be all about neutrals.
After all those hours (and sore fingertips) working on the shell chargers, I decided to take my cue from the colors in the shells/chargers for this week’s tablescape.
The centerpiece for this table is simply made.
Remember this woven container (below) I embellished a while back with aqua shells in this post: Shell Craft for the Beach House?
I found this pail below at the same time. One of the containers was $6 and one was $7 …forget now which was which. Anyway, they were very reasonably priced and too cute to leave behind.
For this tablescape, I filled the pail with white and cream colored shells and a few white starfish. The shell candlesticks have come in handy for a number of previous beachy table settings. (Links to all the beach tablescapes are available here: Beach Themed Table Settings)
If the napkin rings look familiar, you may remember seeing them in other beach themed tablescapes. They were super easy to make…just glued large shells onto plain, white napkin rings. You can do this with any plain napkin ring, embellishing it for any particular theme.
You can really see the “3-D” effect the shells create much better in this photo than you could in last week’s post here: Pottery Barn Knockoff: Shell Chargers for Summer Dining. I used a lot of the bigger shells around the outer edge to give the chargers some dimension/depth.
Recently Noritake sent this adorable polka-dot china my way. It’s from their Java Collection. Such perfect timing, the soft colors of the salad plates worked well with this shell themed setting. Kind of hard to see, but the flatware has a shell design on the handle, as well.
The beautiful stemware is Noritake, Breeze Clear. I decorated the stems with dollar store shell necklaces previously used in this table setting as napkin holders: Coastal Summer Table Setting. You know what would also be pretty? Just a single shell hanging from the stem of each glass. It would be easy to do that…just drill a teeny hole in a shell. I did something similar in this beachy table setting.
A view down the length of the table…
For the centerpiece, I attached starfish around the outer edge of the pail using the same jute yarn previously used to attach the aqua shells to the other container.
This seashore birdie has made a few appearances in the past, too.
I’m looking forward to using the shell chargers for future summer table settings. You’ll find the tutorial to make your own shell chargers here: Shell Chargers for Summer Dining, A Pottery Barn Knockoff
Looking forward to all the wonderful tablescapes linked for this Tablescape Thursday!
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