Beach Themed Tablescape

Welcome to the 49th Tablescape Thursday!

For this Tablescape Thursday, I’m taking you to the beach.


I rarely used colorful candles in my tablescapes, but I just loved the way this aqua color worked with the color of the candlesticks.


Look what came in with the tide.


I found this beachy china at Kohl’s last summer…they had it in again this past spring.


I took plain, white, wooden napkin rings and hot glued on large shells to continue our beach theme…


Starfish salad plate…


…and a shell salad plate.


Glassware is from Kohls, too…


An overhead view…


Celebrating summer dining beach side…

with soft, glowing candles…



I’ll leave you with a little tease of what I’m up to for next week’s Tablescape Thursday.

Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful tablescapes!

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  1. Hello Susan! your beach scape is a welcome sight to my overheated body and eyes. It is hot here and your scape looks so cool and refreshing. I love the shell shaped plates and the napkins rings. The colors are perfect.

  2. Jadehollow says

    Congratulations Karla, Karrie & Laura.. Both are awesome gifts.

  3. Christi @ A Southern Life says

    Hey Susan, I did shells too! Love your table as always.


  4. Susan, it is lovely! I like the little additions you hung from the candlesticks. This was a true joy to drool over. All the seashells…that I sure wish would wash up here where there sure isn't a beach for many miles! You surprise me every week with your creative tables in your creatively decorated house!

  5. Mari at Once Upon a Plate says

    Susan, your tablescapes never cease to WOW me! Each week seems to be even more attractive than the last. How can that be?!

    I love your theme of choice this week, and can't wait to see what you'll surprise us with next week.

    Thank you for hosting us!


  6. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    I've really enjoyed all the beach-scapes this Summer — love the colors of the sea! This looks as wonderful in your breakfast nook as your porch beach look.

  7. Lady Katherine says

    I just love the shell dishes, the candle sticks and shells, the beauty of the colors. Most of all I can hear the calm of the beach calling. Just beautiful Susan. Next week looks like a Luau! Such fun! Wow I should have entered! I love the lantern with the bird! But I think I won your last one, but I just may have to go visit the bird lantern. That would be fun, all of us buying one for a Tablescape!

  8. food with style says

    susan i have been smitten with your seashore table ever since your very first tt. i posted your first this morn too i loved it so much and here is another gorggeous version~ thanks for all the smiles and ispiration, its always a joy to peek in here.

  9. Morning T says

    Your table is beautiful as always Susan and I love your shell plates! You always have the best lighting in your pictures.

  10. Hi Susan,
    Wow … you made magic with this one! Love the colors, and you were very crafty/clever to hot glue the shells on the napkin rings … nice finishing touch!

    Your beachy dishes are beautiful. Your chandelier swinging pic made me dizzy! But it's beautiful!

    Great post!

    Bye for now,

  11. It all looks so serene and calming, just like being at the beach makes me feel! Every detail so pretty and unique. Love it all, especially the glassware.

    Congratulations to the winners!
    All the best,

  12. Susan,
    Your table is just beautiful. I love the colors and the dishes. Shells and the beach seem to popular this week, I used them in mine as well. Great job.

  13. Frugal Fine Living says

    Congrats to the winners of those beautiful lanterns!

    Susan, your beach tablescape is just beautiful. I had to look at it three times just to take it all in. Those dishes and the stemware are so gorgeous! I also love how you hot-glued the shells to the wooden napkin rings. Everything looks fabulous!


  14. Enchanted Rose Studio says

    Susan, your attention to detail is what I believe makes your tablescapes so special. I love the little fishes you added to the candlestick and the shells to the napkin rings. The centerpiece is lovely with the scattered shells. The placemats remind me of those little bamboo mats you use at the beach. Love the glasses with the star fish. Your tablescapes are always well balanced and never over done! Your creations are always such an inspiration.


  15. Maria Killam says

    So this is how the professionals do a tablescape! I love the beach theme! Just stunning!

  16. A lovely setting! This table is like a little vacation. Very pretty.

  17. Yellow Rose Arbor says

    Congrats to the winners!

    What a beautiful tablescape, love the colors! Neat idea to glue shells on the napkin rings. On my tablescape today I use barrettes as my napkin rings!


  18. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    Susan, you are just so smart and so talented. This is such a pretty tablescape. The shells glued to the napkin rings are brilliant and look so pretty. Love those sea shell s/p shakers. I don't know why when I do a tablescape with the same china, mine doesn't look nearly as prety as yours. You've just got the style! laurie

  19. I have always meant to ask yopu: where did you find plain wooded napkin rings??? I ahve searched and can't find any! I LOOOOVe your table! Our AC is broken so I am wishing I was at the beach!!!!!!!! Thanks for cooling me off:):):) Hugs, Pinky

  20. Pat@Back Porch Musings says

    I love the blues. Beautiful table, Susan!

  21. blushing rose says

    Susan, you do lovely elegant table scapes. It is a delight to pop over just to see where you take us each week … I am dabbling my little toes in a bucket of water to get the beach affect really going here … chuckle! TTFN ~Marydon

  22. carolinajewel says

    Such a lovely table Susan! I love it all! Congrats to the winners and thanks Colonial Candles for the offer of free samples! 😀 Jewel

  23. You top yourself every week! i never think to go into Kohl's but may have to put it on my list. Oh yes, I love beach music too 🙂 Thanks for hosting!

  24. Melissa Miller says

    Susan it is beautifully done in a serene beach theme! The shell shaped plates are out of this world stunning. The candles and the pretty glow is just amazing as well. Love it all!

    Congrats to both of the winners! I'll go check out the site for ordering one. Thanks for the info on the fifty dollar price.

    Have a wonderful evening.
    ~Melissa 🙂

  25. Gypsy aka Tam says

    I Love, Love, Love your table this week. The beach theme is executed to perfection! The dishes, the details, the colors, absolutely stunning.
    Happy Tablescape Thursday,

  26. I always recommend hanging from the chandelier and taking photos. Oh you meant for the table scape..Never mind.

  27. Congratulations to the winners..beautiful gifts.
    Your beach theme is really nice..just beautiful.

  28. This makes me miss Anna Maria and the beach! Beautiful with all the extra care taken to detail. Love that ocean blue color. And yes, how DID you get that over head shot!!

  29. Sharlotte says

    This tablescape is just lovely. Those dishes are fun, aren't they? I really like the candles too – they are perfect with this arrangement.

    We had those same dishes at our beach cabin. We didn't get to use them once. Hurricane IKE blew through and destroyed our cabin. After the storm we went to see what was left and I'm afraid that our cabin was taken from the posts and carried away. Luckily we did find a few remnants. Some of the items we found were kitchen utensils and three of these same square plates and one lonely starfish plate! We could hardly believe it! Strange how powerful the weather can be yet so gentle!

    Thanks for the walk down memory lane. Your post is summery and refreshing.

  30. Tamara Jansen says

    What a beautiful table you set! I really, REALLY need to buy me some new dishes…..SOON!

  31. fiberdoodles says

    I just love shells and I love what you have done with them. Your dishes are stunning! Thank you for a delightful post!!


  32. Tales From My Empty Nest says

    Congratulations to all the winners!! Thanks also to Colonial Candles for providing us all with a free sample of tealights. That is wonderful!!! Susan, your beach tablescape is so impressive. You did a beautiful job!!! I love the dishes, plus all your special touches you added. Love & blessings from NC!

  33. You are the Tablescape Queen — yours are always so clever and so interesting. Thanks for hosting this fun event.

  34. Your table is beautiful, as always…love the blues. I've joined in again this week. Congrats to the winners and to you and Colonial Candle for hosting such cute giveaways.

  35. cedwards55 says

    Hey Susan. Loved this! I've recently discovered that Kohl's has some really great "china". Love the flatware! Where'd it come from? Or did you tell us and I missed that detail? Speaking of details….. I think you've earned the crown for the Queen of Details. You always surprise and amaze me. Can't wait for next week's tablescape. I adore those Kim Parker plates. You're such a tease!!!!

  36. squawmama says

    Wow Susan that was such a beautiful tablescape… Very tropical… I just loved those dishes especially the salad plates… Great job! Have a fun filled day!


  37. Megan Lee says

    Great looking table! I can just see myself sitting there eating crab cakes. 🙂 Lovely!

  38. Glenda/MidSouth says

    Congratulations to the winners!!!
    Susan – another beautiful table!

  39. I love everything about your table, because I know that it is on that wonderful porch of yours. That porch that has made me a jealous wreck!!!!

  40. Susan, what a cool and refreshing table! I'm off to the seashore next week, so this one is timely. Your cabinets are full of fun, interesting dishes. Thanks for sharing. Congratulations to the winners!

  41. Country Dreaming says

    Hi Susan–
    Love the table, it is beautiful!
    Can't wait to see next week.


  42. Hi Susan,
    Your beachy tablescape is a perfect respite from the CA heat. Can't wait to see the rest of next week's table. Our family's annual luau is coming up…got any fres luau ideas…I bet you do!

  43. Fifi Flowers says

    LOVE the blue glass and shells… GORGEOUS!!!

  44. chandelier magic beach house says

    Hi Susan –
    beautiful blog, home, and table – who needs food, I could talk about everything on the table all night long.

  45. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    Love the dishes and glassware, Susan! I wouldn't normally use colored candles either, but I like how they bring the color of your glasses and silverware up to eye level.

    Great idea to glue shells on the napkin rings; and I really like those shell salad dishes – very different.

  46. Hi Susan,
    Your tablescapes are always so beautiful! I love the beachy theme of this one.


  47. Crystal Rose Cottage says

    Hello Susan,
    I love, love, love your beach tablescape! It is probably the prettiest tablescape I have ever seen! The photography and the lighting were wonderful! Congratulations to the winners!

  48. maidenshade says

    Hi – I'm playing catch-up. What a gorgeous table, it would do well here in Florida! Come visit me at MaidenShade Matters if you can – read what I've been up to and leave a comment. I love company!

    Fondly, J
    (soon to be, not yet though!)

  49. Hello Dearheart…

    First of all, just want to congratulate the lucky ladies that won the fabulous gifts from Colonial Candle!!!

    Girl, it is just the right time to have a beach party!!! Your tablescape is stunning…ohhh, I just love your shell dishes!!! The beachy sand and blue colors are so refreshing!!! And I just love how you did the centerpiece with all the beautiful shells and the candleholders are soooo perfect for this beach scene!!! Girl, the little fish that you hung on the candles are darling! Love em'!!! Now I'm ready for a little seafood…hehe!!!

    Thank you so much for hosting this Tablescape Thursday Sweetie…sure do appreciate all of your hard work and time that you put into this!!!

    Have a wonderfully sweet day, my friend!
    Love ya,

  50. "Blossom" says

    Congrads to the winners. I love this beachy tablescape. I too think the candles are lovely.
    thank you for sharing another wonderful space this week.

  51. Cottage Rose says

    Hello Susan; As always you have set a beautiful table… I just adore the shell theme.. I am so amazed at how you come up with such lovely ideas, and then all you gorgeous dishes and glass ware… thank you for sharing… Have a great day.


  52. wow, love the tablescape and when you come upon china/dishes at kohl's or anywhere else, do you usually buy four of everything or eight? (or more?) you are a master of detail and i look forward to every tablescape post and metamorphosis….love your home, has it ever been on a tour? so glad you put rooms and closets on the side of your blog, i click ALL the time for inspiration…..just need a little money in the bank acct so i can start my back porch!!!! LOVE LOVE your blog, jennie in tn <><

  53. Susan, Lovely table, as always. You do have a gift.

  54. Dana and Daisy says

    Susan, this is just beautiful! I will have to post pone till next week's tablescape party. I somehow got a day behind this week! Oops!

  55. Donna Marie says

    Susan! Stunning as usual! You make everything look so elegant!

    Donna Marie

  56. Beansieleigh says

    Hi Susan! I am doing a little hand sewing as I am skipping from blog to blog this morning, still trying to see what Pink Saturdays I missed. As I go, however, I am very intrigued with all the beautiful tablescapes! I must confess I have never paid very much attention to such things, except maybe just around the holidays. I certainly was never raised being taught anything about it! I had to learn where to place silverware when I started waitressing years ago! Anyways, I just love all the stunning tablescapes I am seeing today, and am truly inspired by them!.. I feel as though I am far more appreciative of them.. even perhaps a bit more "cultured" perhaps? (0; I will certainly be visiting you and everybody on Thursdays from now on!.. And perhaps as I learn, in time, I'll get to play along with the big girls someday, yes?! (0; Love your beach-themed tablescape! ~tina

  57. I'm relatively new at viewing your table scapes, and I'm just blown away by their interest and beauty. It's like entering an entirely different world. That's what a sit down meal should be like, but I'm sooooooo neglectful of my own table:( Maybe you'll be the one to turn me around. I'll keep dropping in on these table scape Thursdays in hopes of picking up the bug.

  58. Debbie Pearson says

    I love your beach side tablesetting. I love looking at all the tablescapes when I have time, just wish I had more time! But then don't we all 🙂

  59. You definitely have me in a beach mood. I'll bring the drinks, and we can enjoy your gorgeous setting.

  60. Jenn Calling Home says

    Wow, sorry I missed your last contest. Those are beautiful lanterns! Love your table display…the next best thing to being there (the beach, that is). Lovely site! I'll be back.

  61. Peg @ Bloomfield Farm says

    I think this is my all-time favorite tablescape you've created. I really like the dishes and glassware… note to self: check out Kohls soon!

    Recently, I visited the flea market and there were pink dishes just like on your tablescape button. I admired them, but I like the blue seashells best.

  62. As usual, a very pretty tablescape by none other than our tablescape diva herself, Susan! Congrats on the winners of those fabulous lanterns…Christine

  63. lilsista says

    I love the color and all the shells!! What a nice idea! So very soothing and pretty!
    Smiles :0)!

  64. NicNacManiac says

    Oh my gosh…what is not to love about this table!! The dishes..fabulous….the baskets, the shells…amazing!! I so want the glassware, margarita's anyone.

    This calls for a relaxing evening with close friends and engaging conversation!!

    Congratulations to the lucky winners!
    Thank you, hugs xOxO, Nerina 🙂

  65. Blushing hostess says

    I have never visited all these pretty sites before – a lovely gathering of hostesses…

    Very pretty soft tones of your table.

  66. denisemarie in Houston, TX says

    Love your beach table and all your lovely pics. Thanks for swingin' from the chandy for us each is my fav shot of the scene. Love that you glued the shells, love the s&p and all the shells in the mid of table.

    My computer won't let me upload photos today so I may miss out.

  67. Suzann @ Lavender and Roses says

    Every time I think I have chosen my absolute favorite tablescape of yours, you show another one that I fall in love with!
    I have to tell you that because of you and your amazing selection of dishes and glasses and tablescape "stuff" I am going to make certain that my kitchen has ample storage so that I can have all kinds of goodies so that I too can create amazing tablescapes.

  68. This looks like a perfect spot to have a summer meal. Is fish on the menu?

  69. Kathleen says

    Susan, that is just gorgeous, and yes, the lighting is wonderful..

    Congrats to the winners, I will call for my free sample…

    I am still having the "problem". Blogger hasn't answered! Only some are getting it! ???

    As for your sneak preview..either you are going to do the HU LA LA ! for us, or Lilly Pulitzer is coming for dinner!
    Can't wait!

  70. Cass @ That Old House says

    Susan, you outdid yourself! Gorgeous beachy table — love it in candlelight, and love the overhead shot.

    Can't believe what you find at Kohl's! Thanks for hosting, this is great fun, even my daughter's joining in!

  71. Your beachy table is gorgeous. My favorite part is definitely the fish hanging from the candlesticks. That extra touch made it really fun.

  72. jerseygirl211 says


    Great Tablescape, as usual.

    I'd like to send congratulations to the 'Colonial Candle' winners. I cherish those pieces I have for twenty year now, I'm sure they'll do the same.


  73. Lovely! You are so lucky to have a magnolia tree.

  74. Michelle says

    I think I say this every time Susan, but I especially love this tablescape.

    Blue, white and shells are my favorite combo, and they look stunning on your table.


  75. driftwoodroses says

    The details are beautiful, as always… love the colors and the beachy theme and the candles add such a lovely touch of sparkle and glamour. Gorgeous!

  76. Anonymous says

    Hi Susan,
    This is my first time commenting on your blog even though I've been visiting for sometime now. This tablescape is absolutely stunning! I can actually hear the waves laping up along the shoreline from here. Those dishes are something I have never seen the likes of before. A beautifully set table compliments any good meal and I can almost taste the seafood you'll be serving on these dishes. TFS! Sheila

  77. What a great giveaway! Congrats to all the winners. This is quite a stunning tablescape, but I wouldn't expect anything less.
    Thanks for sharing!

  78. 9405018--Pat says

    Wow Susan, what a beautiful tablescape…thanks for sharing…Pat H

  79. Hi Susan, I really love the color of your candles. They go so well with your shells, and other accessories. Very soft and cool and inviting. I love your lighting, also.
    Another winner for you !

  80. Alisa Lucas-Brown says

    Hello Susan,
    Wanted to stop by for a visit today to look at your beautiful table! As always, your beachy table is lovely. Being from Florida, the beach is one of my favorite themes for Tablescapes during the summer months. I adore your dinner plates with the shell and starfish motif. I noticed the glass with the starfish. I have a set exactly like them that came with a pitcher to match. So pretty.
    I hope to have my camera issue resolved this weekend so I can once again participate in TT. Now, I am unable to upload new pictures. I see that next week is your 50th tablescape. Are you planning anything special?? Do tell!
    Alisa – Carolina Panache

  81. Jennifer Froh says

    Your beach table scape is gorgeous!!!!

  82. The Tablescaper says

    Just lovely Susan. It makes you feel like you're just beside the beach. Those glasses are amazing. I haven't been to Kohl's in awhile. I'll have to check them out again.
    Looking forward to next week!
    -The Tablescaper

  83. I've given you the Inspirational Award

    This is what I said about you …

    Her blog is Between Naps On The Porch. I have a secret dish fetish. She has the ability to make everything look absolutely 'out of a magazine' gorgeous. I feel the need to have a party which is not in my nature at all. Have to use those dishes some time don't I.

  84. sodizzymomof 5 says

    Gorgeous! Just Gorgeous!

  85. Beautiful, especially in the candlelight!

  86. Jenny @ Words on Wendhurst says

    Your little garden chair would look great on my deck! Want to share?

  87. Laura Ingalls Gunn says

    Susan I am just overjoyed that I have won! Today I was in one of my favorite stores and spied a vintage table runner that I envisioned with go perfectly with my lantern. I am so looking forward to creating a tablescape worthy to its beauty.

    Thank you so very much.

  88. Where can I buy Those Shell Porducts?

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