We’re Off On A Seaside Vacation For This Week’s Tablescape Thursday!

Welcome to the 721st Tablescape Thursday!

How is your week going? I’m knee-deep in all things painting right now.

Garage during painting


The garage ceiling was painted yesterday and the painting continues today.

Garage Painting, Ceiling Done


But enough about painting, I have a fun, beachy table to share this week and it’s coming to us all the way from France! Norma, a lovely BNOTP reader who has become a friend via email over the past few years, lives in the beautiful French countryside. During the spring and summer months, she enjoys having friends over for outside dinners. This time she planned a wonderful luncheon for friends. The fun started here at this smaller table where everyone enjoyed “nibbles and drinks before lunch.”

Small Table for enjoying appetizers


After a few appetizers and drinks, the luncheon party had only to follow the sign to locate their next dining spot. Norma made this wonderful sign several years back. I love how rustic it looks–like it’s been through many years of hot sun and salty sea air.

To The Beach Sign, DIY Project


Norma also made festive bunting in a seaside theme using various nautical designs. Do you see it there in the background?

Beachy Luncheon Table Setting


Interspersed throughout the bunting you’ll spot a nautical flag featuring shorebirds and sailboats riding the ocean waves.

Beach Seaside Themed Banner for Beach Themed Luncheon


Norma said this particular flag is her favorite and I think it’s my favorite, too! I love that scene and it makes me so wish I was at the beach right now!

Shorebirds on Beach Seaside Tea Towel


Let’s take a closer look at this wonderful, seaside-themed table!

Seaside Luncheon Table Setting


Norma decorated her table with a bit of sand for that true beachy feel. Some of the shells were collected on the beach in Dubai. I would love to visit there one day, have heard so much about it.

Collected Shells in Seaside Themed Table Setting


Norma shared, “The lighthouse and the boats came from a car boot sale.”

Beach Decorations for Luncheon


I like how the rocks look displayed inside the lantern. It looks like a ship has become stranded atop the rocks! I think it’s just waiting for the tide to come back in so it can float back out to sea. 🙂

Sea Beachy Table with Beachy Banner Decor


I love these cute starfish plates! Norma said, “The little starfish entrée plates and the large shell plates I found on French eBay several years ago, while the turquoise glass ones were from our local supermarket.” That gorgeous aqua color is one of my favorites for summer. It’s sooo stunning paired with white.

Starfish Appetizer and Salad Plates


A beautiful shell plate in a deep rich nautical blue and white–sooo pretty! Does this have you craving a beach trip? It definitely has me thinking about how I can fit one in before the end of summer!

Blue and White Shell Plates


Whimsical, nautical-themed decorations are scattered throughout this fun seaside-themed table! These are my favorite tables of all–so many little surprises to discover!

Model Ship for a Seaside Themed Luncheon


What a wonderful way to spend a sunny afternoon! Thanks so much to Norma for taking us away on this mini seaside vacation!

Seaside Luncheon Tablescape


Looking forward to all the beautiful table settings linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!

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  1. Such a fun table…..I always love a beach themed table! Love the lighthouse inside the lantern too! And the colors!

  2. franki parde says

    Ahoy, Matey!! Luv’d the table/Seascape!! My what rich blues…just beautiful!! franki

  3. What a fun table – I DO feel like I’ve just had a little beach vacation! Thanks to you and the talented Norma for sharing. Hope your painting continues smoothly along. It’s going to be wonderful. And thanks as always for hosting our tablescape party. I get such great ideas for the weekend, which I’m already starting to wish for! 🙂 Happy Thursday!

  4. Tina W Reynolds says

    Gosh, this is all so cute…and easily accomplished! It is great fun to dine outside when conditions (tricky weather!) are good. It feels so relaxing. I do wonder what it is like to actually live in France!

  5. What an inviting lunch scene, but those starfish on the aqua plates…just stunning!

  6. Thanks for the party Susan! Norma’s table is so much fun, and I love the nautical banner she made, such a cute idea!

  7. Cute nautical ideas! I’m just finishing up painting most of the trim and doors in the home. It always feels good to get this task done.
    Take care,

  8. Oh, I would dearly love a seaside vacation right now! Thanks, Norma, for giving me a taste of the beach. I love those beautiful blue stemware glasses . Such a gorgeous shade! And I also love all the little details, like the sand, starfish, and shells on the table, the little boats, and even the sand in the candle holders. Nice attention to detail, Norma! The glass turquoise plates look so lovely and beachy with the dark blue and white of the sand dollar plates.

    She picked a beautiful day for her dinner party. I bet her guests got a kick out of proceeding from one spot to another. And that sign does look just as you described, Susan. Norma always has such pretty tables and makes her guests feel so welcome. Wish I was one of them! Thanks to both of you.

  9. Looks like the painting is going well Susan! Can’t wait to see the reveal. I love Norma’s beach side table setting!! It is gorgeous! It really does make one want to go to the beach. lol Love her flag banner, I am in love with the beach scene on the one flag. I don’t like getting in the ocean, but I sure do love sitting and watching the ocean waves crashing the shore, all the sights and sounds are so soothing. Not to mention the breezes. Yep, Norma has me wanting a beach vacation. lol Hugs, Brenda

  10. I do love seeing Norma’s beautiful backyard tablescapes. Inspired to find a lighthouse for my lantern now.

  11. Cyndi Raines says

    Loved all the nautical details, especially the lighthouse inside the lantern. I definitely need some more beach time this summer! Going to work hard on fulfilling that wish! Yard work can wait, ha!

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