A Beach Escape

Welcome to the 108th Tablescape Thursday!

It’s still beautiful summer weather here in Georgia. So, I’ve loaded up the car and I thought you and I would take one last beach trip before the cool fall weather arrives. Are ya with me?

A while back for a Tablescape Thursday, I posted two wonderful table settings created by my talented friend, Bonnie. You can view those HERE. I fell in love with the salad plates she used in one of those tablescapes. A search on eBay turned up two sets of four plates (8 total) and they were calling my name. I’ve paired them with another set of beachy china and stemware I found at Kohl’s over 3 years ago. Hope you enjoy this last beach escape before fall officially arrives.

Summer breeze makes me feel fine…

Beach Themed Table Setting Tablescape

The breezes were non-stop this gorgeous summer day…you may not be able to feel them through that computer screen, but at least you can see them.

Beach Themed Table Setting Tablescape

Beach Themed Table Setting Tablescape

Starfish will keep our napkins from blowing away…

Beach Themed Table Setting Tablescape

A few close ups…the appetizer seabiscuit plate…

Salad plate atop a dinner plate with a shell border… (Flatware is by Hampton Forge and it’s available here: Hampton Forge Argent Sophia)

Beach Themed Table Setting Tablescape

Beach Themed Table Setting Tablescape

Lots of shells collected from many years of beach trips to Hilton Head, Sanibel and Captiva Island…

Beach Themed Table Setting Tablescape

Flatware has a shell-shaped design on the handle…

Beach Themed Table Setting Tablescape

Getting darker…time for a little candlelight…

Beach Themed Table Setting Tablescape

Beach Themed Table Setting Tablescape

Beach Themed Table Setting Tablescape

Dinner Plate: Shoreline Collection-Home Studio, Kohl’s 3 years ago
Salad Plate: Warren Kimble “Coastal Breeze” by Sakura, eBay
Appetizer Plate: Shoreline Collection-Home Studio, Kohl’s 3 years ago
Glassware: Shoreline Collection-Home Studio, Kohl’s 3 years ago
Napkins: Kohl’s 3 years ago
Flatware: Flatware is available here: Hampton Forge Argent Sophia
Shell Candleholders: HomeGoods, 2 years ago
Large Candleholder: Marshalls, 1 year ago
Candles: Provided by Colonial Candle
Shells: Beach trips over the years

Looking forward to viewing all the beautiful tablescapes for this Tablescape Thursday!

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  1. Love it Susan! The breeze you captured in the sheers is fabulous! I've got an end of summer theme going at my place. Thanks for hosting and I will try to visit as many gals & guys as time allows!

  2. Susan, I'm with you! It's still hot here so dinner on the beach sounds lovely. Actually the breeze on your porch is lovely! The color of the glass ware is also cooling. Beautiful dishes and your collection of shells through the years is pretty amazing. Thanks for sharing this fun table and for hosting TT each week. I so enjoy visiting and sitting at everyone's table each week.
    ~ Sarah

  3. Susan, What a pretty table you have set tonight! I love the placemats and the dinnerware. Those blue tumblers look great too. Nicely done! Thanks for sponsoring Tablescape Thursday.
    Blessings and hugs, Beth

  4. Mari @ Once Upon a Plate says

    I'm not ready to part with summer yet either, Susan!

    Thank you for this beautiful post (it allows us to hang on for a little longer to the casual, warm beach-y feeling.)

    Love everything about it, especially those turquoise tumblers (and the seashell chargers) ~ the perfect accents to your lovely setting.

    Thank you for hosting us. xo~m

  5. Just beautiful, Susan! I can almost feel the tropical breezes. Your porch is the perfect setting for a beachy table. Everything looks serene and inviting. Love the dishes, the shells, the colors … love it all!

    Thank you, as always, for hosting. You've created a very special place for us here …

    Warmest regards,

  6. The Tablescaper says

    Hi Susan:

    It is so hard to say good bye to summer. The flatware is wonderful. Unfortunately I didn't see anything like it in my HomeGoods!

    – The Tablescaper

  7. Another lovely table, Susan.
    Thanks so much….

  8. Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful says

    Susan, I love this end-of-summer table. The beachy colors are lovely, and those candlesticks are incredible! And how delightful to see the curtains blowing in the soft breeze!

  9. Cabin and Cottage says

    So pretty! Love the aqua! I could keep doing this look forever. Maybe I'll have to move to the tropics!

  10. Stunning Susan! Love the shears billowing into the room!


  11. I can feel those summer breezes from here! Thanks for hosting 🙂

  12. Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) says

    Hi Susan, You know I am a softy for any beachy tables! This is so beautiful and I definitely love your porch with the sheers up. Your shells, dishes, candlesticks and glasses are just my style. I was just wondering today about Sanibel. I have never been but would love to pick up some more shells! And I remember those dishes of Bonnie's. They work well with the Kohl's dishes! Linda

  13. Hi Susan,
    Another beautiful tablescape! I love the curtains blowing in the summer breeze.
    Thank you for hosting,

  14. I love your beachy table, and being from Georgia too, I am totally feeling "summer" still around here too.

    As usual, the whole table is full of little delights, but my favorite this week is definitely the table setting itself. All three of those dishes are wonderful! I would love to have them for a table.

    As always, I thank you for hosting this. It has been a wonderful empty nest diversion and creative exercise for me. My husband thanks you!!

  15. Lisa's Creative Home says

    This week's table is gorgeous of course! I love the large candle holders. One of these days I will get to Home Goods. The closest one is an hour and a half away! Living in a beach community, I know people around here would love your tablescape!

  16. Bonnie@Creative Decorating says

    Your table is just gorgeous. Looks like something out of a magazine!! I'm so sad that summer is gone…your table makes me smile, though!

  17. food for thought says

    love the summer breeze billowing in, heavy sigh, its the sweet moments i appreciate the most~ you do good seashore 🙂

  18. Hi Susan! Your curtains looks so pretty being blown by the breeze. I love your tablescape as usual. Such pretty plates. Actually pretty everything, love the candle holders too….Christine

  19. Love your beach theme.

  20. Fifi Flowers says

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the blue glass!!!!

  21. Yellow Rose Arbor says

    Just beautiful! Lovely colors! I'm also happy to see you haven't started fall tablescapes yet!

    Thank you so much for hosting!


  22. Your table setting looks so festive and summery, Susan. Very, very nice. I especially like the turquoise glasses. Nice job! Susan

  23. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    Beautiful Susan. Your new plates are perfect with the beach plates you already had. I love those candles in the little beach fences, and I love the way your curtains are blowing in the wind – just like there is an ocean breeze. (What great planning!!) Thank you for hosting. laurie

  24. Lady Katherine says

    Just love that Summer Breeze! I adore your new dishes! How wonderful they are with you others! I love the candle sticks, and how you used the seashells to hold down those lovely napkins! Such a wonderful trip to the beach! I love Hilton Head too! I had a wonderful time there!!

  25. A trip to the beach is always the best! Thanks for another great Tablescape Thursday!



  26. Susan,
    I don't think my comment "took." I had this trouble a while back and then it fixed itself. I am going to try again. If I show twice you'll know why!

    What I had said was that I love the blue color of the glasses. I think that is becoming a favorite color. Your sheers flowing from the breeze makes a perfect backdrop for an end of the summer table. Your talent and hard work really shows in all your tablesettings.

    Everything is just lovely and I hope you enjoy whats left of the warm days!

    From Virginia

  27. Cass @ That Old House says

    Ah, you bring me right to the shore – I can feel the gnats and sand crabs!

    No, seriously — that's a seriously fun and beautiful table; gorgeous dishes and accessories. You are really GOOD at this!

    Lovely… Cass

  28. The Pennington Point says

    I always love seeing your tables, but this is one of my favorites. Perfect for saying goodbye to the summer. Lisa~

  29. Richie's 2ts Inspires says


  30. AshTreeCottage says

    We are enjoying our late summer breezes as well. Thank you for a lovely party!

    Susan and Bentley

  31. If I could see all the ones I've liked before, I think this one would come out on top of the list!!

  32. It's raining here and the day is starting off dreary – then I remembered it's Tablescape Thursday! Woo Hoo!! These posts always brighten my day. You are so talented as well as the other participants.

  33. There is no place I'd rather be than at the beach. Your tablescape is beautiful and that is a great Summer Breeze sign.

    Happy Thursday! La

  34. Aren't seashells just ethereal?!? Their lustre just takes me away. The tablescape was dreamy. franki

  35. Days at Buttermilk Cottage says

    Summer may be ending, but your table has put me right back into the mood!

  36. Oh Susan, this is stunning! I just love the turquoise hews!

  37. Melissa Stewart says

    Hello! I just did my first 'linky party' with you! I hope I did it right!! It all looks great!! Thanks!

    simple as 1-2-3

  38. I'm beginning to wonder where you put all the lovelies you use in your tablescapes. It would be great to have a central storage that all of us could draw from. What fun that would be!

  39. erin rogers pickering says

    Wow wow wow!
    I could smell and hear the sea! I am in love with this table arrangement… from the starfish to the plates to the shells inside the candle holder.

    Thanks for giving my last taste of the beach for the season.

  40. Absolutely perfect! It makes me not want summer to end! Toni

  41. This just might be my favorite tablescape you have ever done…and I love a lot of them!!! This is sooo cool and refreshing! You have outdone yourself! Thank you for sharing!!!

  42. What a beautiful table! I think the breeze blowing in would make for a wonderful evening. The colors are my favorite. The blues and creams are just dreamy! Thanks for sharing and hosting.

  43. This is so pretty!

  44. Oh I can almost smell that ocean breeze now! Beautiful! I absolutely love that kind of look. Great job.

  45. Carmie, the Single Nester says

    What a lovely tablescape to bid adieu to Summer!

  46. Aunt Amelia's Attic says

    OT but… Dear One, would you happen to know what happened to Pat's lovely blog, Back Porch Musings? Her link no longer works. [On Thurs. morning, 9/16 anyway]

    Dear Me, she is an expert blogger. If this can happen to her, it can happen to anyone. -le sigh-

  47. Hi Susan! Oh I am So disappointed I missed this weeks TT. I'm getting ready for my first Craft Show of the season, soooo I've been stitching up a storm to finish designs. I've even got a some new placemat designs, but I can't seem to get the time to create a table with them to show them off :{
    Your table is beautiful as always. You can almost smell the fresh air!I love the colors you've used and the plates are perfect. Those 'silver dollar' salad plates would be perfect for a wintertime silver dollar pancake breakfast;)
    Thanks so much for hosting this table soiree each week…….
    Everyone is so inspiring.

  48. That table came together beautifully! Sometimes by the time you (not you… you know,one) get that "full" feeling, I feel like it can start to look a little busy, cluttered. But the palette here is so unified, and calming, that it really looks like the proverbial breath of fresh air. I love it!
    : ) Meg

  49. Hi Susan! I don't have anything to link up today but I just had to tell you how much I love those shell candleholders! I have never seen anything like them! They are just fabulous and I will have to be on the look-out in case they ever carry them again at Home Goods!

  50. Custom Comforts says

    This my first time visiting your blog as I am a newcomer at it. Some blogs just stand head and shoulders above the others and yours is one of them. Just lovely. I look forward to exploring your past blogs in the days ahead and thank you for all the tips for us new people.

  51. Thank you, thank you and thank you once more dear Susan!..,

    I am especially grateful for the weekly inspirations and uplifting delights of your beautiful table scape vignettes, of your beyond lovely, weekly table scapes, as well as for hosting yet another fabulous, 'Tablescape Thursday" dear lady!..,

    It has been a difficult,( yet joyfully rewarding in many ways), past few weeks and this delightful, 'Tablescape Thursday' blog party meme of yours has cheered me more than words can say, on many an occasion!

    ..,This week's, 'fresh as a sea breeze', table scape is a fabulous visual treat that I shall have to slowly peruse and take in carefully and with great relish I'm sure!

    ~ This week I have brought along; 'me, myself and I', so to speak, as well as two other two dear blog friends.., We so look forward to partaking whenever we are able Susan!

    Please pop by for a wee visit when ever you are able.

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda lee
    @ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com
    and also
    @ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com

  52. Oh Susan, this is so pretty, I feel like I am at the beach for sure! And love that shade of blue in the glasses and elsewhere through out. So pretty! Ok I got to get some beach themed table things for Summer next year!!!
    Thanks for always inspiring!

  53. Oh, how wonderful to see a beachy tablescape today! It is way too hot here and the thought of the ocean sounds wonderful. I can see why those plates were a must find. Beautiful, as always, Susan.

  54. I love the starfish!

  55. Laura Ingalls Gunn says

    It's 108 degrees here today and just seeing this vision of loveliness that you have created makes me feel cooker.

  56. Such a lovely tablescape, I love the ocean and this could really take me there at least in spirit!

  57. Susan, this is my favorite tablescape I have ever seen! I love the plates, the glasses, the silverware, and your gorgeous candles. wow, you really are inspiring. it is so amazing all the shells out there on Sanibel and Captiva Islands isn't it? Maybe some day I will run into you shelling! Thank you for your beautiful inspiration.

  58. Michelle @ Sweet Something says

    Hi Susan, late linker…{is that gramatically correct? :)} I always love the beachy tablescape, fantastic job! Thank you for hosting!

  59. Dining Delight says

    Susan, your beach tablescape is gorgeous. Love the new plates you got on ebay! The whole colour scheme is so soothing and especially with the gentle movement of your curtains in the breeze. It is easy to imagine how wonderful it would be to get to sit down for a meal at your table! Thanks again for hosting TT!


  60. Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea says

    I have to literally wipe the drool off my face…your tablescapes are always so lovely; however this one is really delightful.

    As a beach girl, I just love starfish and seashells so this setting hit the nail on the head for me!

    Have a lovely weekend.
    Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea

  61. Susan, your blog and taste are superb! Thank you for being my biggest referral this week! Cheers! jenn @ http://www.thismommyloves.com

  62. Beautiful seaside table, Susan. Love all of the plates, but especially the appetizer plates.

    I am like a moth to a flame when it comes to anything green or aqua…I adore aqua glassware…there is just something about it that draws me in.

    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful table…have a great weekend!

  63. soooooo beautiful! You have what I have to describe as the perfect porch! Thanks for the inspiration, and the ideas!

    I was so inspired that I mentioned your blog on my post today…the tea in the garden post.

    I will be back to read more again, I know. 🙂 TGIF!

  64. Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) says

    Oh, that beachy tablescape is so pretty, Susan! Love the aqua colors. The glasses compliment the new plates so beautifully. And I just have a weakness for plaid napkins! Fantastic tablescape, as usual!

  65. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! What is the name of the design of the dinnerware and who makes them? We have bought a beach house and I am looking for new dinnerware.

    • Thanks! The plates are from the Shoreline Collection, purchased in Kohl’s back around 2008. The salad plates are Coastal Breeze by Sakura. You can usually find them on eBay and Replacements.com

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