Celebrate Spring With A Beach Themed Table Setting For Two

Welcome to the 297th Tablescape Thursday!

It’s been a while since I created a setting for two and a really long time since I put together a tablescape on this little oval table here on the porch.

Beach Themed Table Setting in Aqua and Orange  with Lobster Plates


You may remember the lantern from a previous beach themed table setting here: Beachy Tablescape With Lighthouse Lantern

Beach Themed Table Setting in Aqua and Orange  with Lobster Plates


Glassware for this table setting is from Pier 1. It’s been used in several previous table settings over the last few years. When I used them in this previous beach themed tablescape, I drilled a tiny hole in an aqua blue & rust-colored shell and tied it to the stem with jute yarn. When I placed them back in the cupboard in my laundry room, I left the shell attached. So glad I did now since the colors in the shells go great with the colors in this tablescape.

Beach Themed Table Setting in Aqua and Orange  with Lobster Plates


The aqua glasses worked well with the blue dinner plates found for just $5.99 each a few months ago in HomeGoods.

Beach Themed Table Setting in Aqua and Orange  with Lobster Plates


Woven chargers are from Kohls, six years ago. Shell napkin rings were made by hot-gluing shells onto white, wood napkin rings found in Kohls many years ago. Flatware has a tiny shell shape designed into the handle.

The lobster salad plates are from World Market, you may remember seeing them in previous table settings. Notice the coral design etched into the cream background of the salad plates. Flatware is by Hampton Forge and available here: Hampton Forge Argent Sophia

Beach Themed Table Setting in Aqua and Orange  with Lobster Plates



I was so excited when I found these dinner plates with the orange coral design and rope edge. They look so pretty with the coral design of the salad plates.  Unfortunately, I was only able to find three of the blue dinner plates. I almost returned them when I realized I couldn’t locate any others, but they are so cute, I kept them in case I eventually stumble across three more. The only info on the back of the plates is: Effetti d’Arte, Made in Italy.

Beach Themed Table Setting in Aqua and Orange  with Lobster Plates


A simple table setting for two on this gorgeous springtime day.

Beach Themed Table Setting in Aqua and Orange  with Lobster Plates


Hoping the warm weather has found you, wherever you live.

Beach Themed Table Setting in Aqua and Orange  with Lobster Plates


You’ll find additonal nautical/beachy inspired table settings here: Beach Themed Tablescapes and many more table settings for two here: Tables For Two

Looking forward to the beautiful tablescapes linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!

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  1. Sandi Lee says

    Love the salad plates and the dinner plates. Smart to keep the 3 because you may find 3 more that are different but will work and you can alternate esp since the salads all are different. Even a plain orange or light blue dinner plate would look great.

  2. Adorable table for two! Thank you for hosting, enjoy your holiday weekend!

  3. Susan, I tried to leave a comment previously and my Firefox browser stopped it, I think. I hope that it is just delayed by the comment moderation. I do love your table, though!!

  4. I’m ready for a trip to the beach now Susan and to feel that summer breeze! Thanks for hosting!

  5. If this tablescape doesn’t get you into the summer mode, I don’t what will! I am going to start this weekend!

  6. Your table IS gorgeous! I love the dinner plate especialy! I have a throw pillow with coral on it that would match beautifully!

  7. Oh Susan, I can feel the breeze! I must confess, my favorite part of this table are the gauzy curtains, they just make the setting! Very clever tying the sea shell on the stem, and such fun lobster and coral plates~ Thanks for this great table top party

  8. Love your table for two! Susan you actually was my inspiration to doing tablescapes! Have a good day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  9. You might of been able to have the store call another one and see if they can’t ship it to the store you bought the original ones from. Just a thought

    • I did visit a few more in this area and didn’t see any. So often when HomeGoods and Marshalls get things in, they get in a very few. I thought I could find them online but no luck. But that’s okay, I’ll just mix them in with some other plates if I ever need 6 place settings.

  10. That’s so cute- I love small intimate settings like that. I haven’t been very energetic lately so I reposted one from last year.

  11. I can almost feel the sand between my toes! Your table takes me on a little vacation! I love the coral colors, very pretty! Thanks for hosting!

  12. I really like to color combination. I can almost taste the lobster and feel the butter dripping on my chin! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. The color that you captured with your camera for this tablescape is absolutely enticing. Just gorgeous! The blue plates with the coral represent one of my two favorite color combinations. Just lovely. Thanks for hosting us and for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  14. Jan Rinker says

    So thrilled to open emails and find you there this morning!!!!!!!!!!

  15. The dinner plate is inspirational. It would be so awesome to translate the subtle beauty of the plate into my bedroom decor. So peaceful. Looks like a lot of cool tablescapes to check out, guess it’s time to get started.

  16. Sandra Garth says

    Once upon a time I would pass on plates if I couldn’t find at least four. Thank goodness I’m pass that stage! Sometimes two is plenty and you proved it with this lovely setting.

  17. This definitely has the summer coastal fell to it. We aren’t going to the beach this year but this has me wanting to go! Love the blue with the orange! Thanks for hosting!

  18. I love how you set up that pretty table for two out on the porch!!! Very cute setting!!!

    I have to ask, do you keep that furniture out on the porch all winter….do you move the pieces away from the screened areas so they don’t get wet with rain or snow??? The table has such a beautiful finish on it…….

    • Yep, it all stays out all winter. The furniture hasl been out there now for six years and has held up very well. Our winters here are usually pretty mild, although we do get well below freezing for a few days each year.

      The rain can blow in a good ways but it doesn’t seem to hurt anything. The top of the oval table near the screen is protected with polyurethane but after six years, it’s just starting to look like it could benefit from a new coat of paint. It’s not bad enough to do it right now, though.

  19. I love your back porch, can you tell me where you got your sign from? I really like that!

  20. Love the color combination! Looks like the best seat in the house. You always do such a lovely job on your table-settings. I will be so glad when you publish a book. I expect an autographed copy ๐Ÿ˜‰

  21. Love today’s post! Intimate and romantic, especially with the gauzy drapes. I hope to see at least one “table for two” post in each season. Be sure to include a chapter of these in your book ๐Ÿ˜‰ And sign me up for an autographed copy as well. (great idea Mary from Virginia!)
    Mia from Virginia

  22. Those crayfish plates really are to die for.

    Happy TS Day.

  23. Hey Susan, I need your dishes for my table in Maine!

  24. I always love your beachy tables…this one especially. Those dinner plates are gorgeous and I am seriously coveting the stemware!

  25. Susan this is the most delightful space and a beautiful setting for your table for two. If I ever get back to Georgia I would love, love to share a cup of tea and conversation with you. Truly love this post…so elegant yet so simple.

  26. OMG!!! While I am here getting ideas for some coral salad plates I found, I thought those plates would go so well with these salad plates. Well guess what I found for you!?!

    I can’t afford them right now, But I am sure you can make it work! The Same maker but soup bowls!! What a way to do a clam chowder luncheon or something!


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