Seaside Tablescape

Welcome to the 146th Tablescape Thursday!

For today’s Tablescape Thursday, I’ve put together a little beach themed table setting out on the porch. I still have beach dreams running through my head after my recent trip to Savannah.   Hope you enjoy!

Beach Themed Table Setting with Sailboat Napkin Fold

I started out placing different types/colors of starfish on the napkins and I scattered lots of shells all around the centerpiece.

Beach Themed Table Setting with Sailboat Napkin Fold

I decided it looked a bit too busy and changed all the starfish out to just white ones for the place settings. I also removed a lot of the shells. Do you see the difference between the pic above and the one below?

Beach Themed Table Setting with Sailboat Napkin Fold

The gray netting was a tablecloth I used in a Halloween tablescape HERE. For the Halloween tablescape, it was spread out as a creepy, tattered tablecloth. Here it is bunched up to appear more like an old fishing net.

Beach Themed Table Setting with Sailboat Napkin Fold

Beach Themed Table Setting with Sailboat Napkin Fold

Beach Themed Table Setting with Sailboat Napkin Fold

Beach Themed Table Setting with Sailboat Napkin Fold

I used a napkin fold called “Double Sails” for this beach-themed table setting. It seemed like the perfect fold for a tablescape with sailboats on the salad plates. You’ll find the instructions for this napkin fold here: Double Sails Napkin Fold.

Beach Themed Table Setting with Sailboat Napkin Fold

The centerpiece for this tablescape was inspired by the lighthouse shown on the Warren Kimble “Coastal Breeze” salad plates. I’ve used these salad plates in a previous table setting here, Beach Themed Table Setting with Warren Kimble Coastal Breeze.

Warren Kimble Coastal Breeze Plates

The shape of this lantern made me think of a beautiful lighthouse along a New England coast.

Beach Themed Table Setting with Warren Kimble Coastal Breeze Plates

I love the soft muted colors in this table setting. Very restful and definitely beachy.

Beach Themed Table Setting with Warren Kimble Coastal Breeze Plates

Beach Themed Table Setting with Warren Kimble Coastal Breeze Plates

A little candlelight…

Beach Themed Table Setting with Candlelight Centerpiece

Beach Themed Table Setting with Candlelight Centerpiece

Beach Themed Table Setting with Candlelight Centerpiece

You’ll find additional beach-themed table settings under the category Tablecapes/Themed/Beachy at the top of BNOTP or click here: Beach Themed Tablescapes

Beach Themed Table Setting on the Porch

Dinner Plate: Gibson china from Big Lots, 2 years ago
Salad Plates: Warren Kimble “Coastal Breeze” by Sakura, eBay
Glassware: Shoreline Collection-Home Studio, Kohl’s 3-4 years ago
Napkins: Kohls, 3 years ago
Flatware: Tuesday Morning (I think) Forgotten brand name
Centerpiece: Lantern from Old Time Pottery, this season
Shorebirds: Marshalls and HomeGoods
Shells: A few are store-bought and many were collected on Captiva and Sanibel Islands
Gray Fishing Net: Dollar Tree last year
Candles provided by Colonial Candle

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  1. Sure wish I had your creativity! This is beautiful and to think that you did it with things that you already had. I love it!

  2. mrs. skoog says

    Thank-you so much for sending me the invite to Pinterest! I have been following your Blog for quite some time and thoroughly enjoy it. It is interesting to see how it is in other parts of our beautiful nation. I live in Arizona – right out in the wilds; smack dab in the middle of the Sonoran desert.

  3. ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says

    GORGEOUS Susan as always!! Thanks for hosting! Martina

  4. Hello Susan! I'm ready for the prospect of warmer days and a table setting like this one. Your porch room is so inviting. Love all the beach aspects of this table! Blessings….

  5. Susan, your beach theme table makes me long for a trip to the shore. My destination of choice would be Nantucket. 😉 But alas, I am inland. I'd settle for a little rain actually. Hot here! Beautiful table! ~ Sarah

  6. Kathysue says

    Susan I love the way you folded your napkins, they totally look like little sailboats, Great job as always,kathysue

  7. Cindy (Applestone Cottage) says

    So pretty and so beachy!
    I love this table Susan and I really love the centerpiece! As always, you do a fabulous job!

  8. Happy Cottage Quilter says

    Lovely, lovely, lovely. Such a cool and refreshing table. One to linger and enjoy.

    Jocelyn @

  9. AshTreeCottage says

    What a restful and peaceful tablescape! Just like a day at the beach and what's that?? Did I hear waves rolling in?? Thanks for a very fun party and thanks for following my Pinterest boards. I love the one you chose.

    Susan and Bentley

  10. Heidiopia says

    lovely and beachy! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Kathleen says

    Beautiful table, Susan. Even here in NY it was beach weather! I did a Pool table!
    I love the napkin fold, I will have to practice that! The salad plates are adorable.
    I signed up for Pinterest a few months ago when I saw it on someone's blog. I got my invite, but I don't do Facebook or Twitter, so I can't use it. Wish they would change that

  12. Scribbler says

    Looks like Tybee — makes me wish I was there.

    I am trying out Pinterest. However, I could not drag the bookmarklet to the Bookmark Bar. Therefore, I do not know how to pin something. Help?

  13. Tanya@takesix says

    Susan your table is beautiful. I love the cool colors. The glassware is beautiful. The lantern is a perfect "lighthouse" addition. Thanks for hosting this wonderful party!

  14. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    Wonderful! Your table just feels like a trip to the ocean! I can almost smell the salt air. Love your colors ….especially those pretty glasses.

  15. Pam - diy Design Fanatic says

    I love your tablescape Susan! The color of the glasses really complete the table! thanks for hosting!

  16. The Tablescaper says

    Love the beachy theme! I'm ready for it.

    – The Tablecaper

  17. Beautiful table Susan, It is so serene and just lovely. The large lantern is just like a lighthouse at table center.. The plates are beautiful too. had never seen those. many blessings, marlis.. and thanks again for a great party!

  18. Karin Şen Cankan says

    Dear Sue,

    I always wanted to do a table setting like yours, but unfortunately I do not have the supplies, loved the star fish and the napkins you foled like sailing pots so cute.

    This this I also joined, I hope you have a chance to take a look.

    Thank you for sharing and hosting this lovely post and occassion.

    Lots of love,

    Karin Şen Cankan

  19. laxsupermom says

    I love your beachy tablescape! I think it's the gulls that make it absolutely perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  20. once in a blue moon says

    i always love a beach table, it instantly transports to paradise…

  21. martinealison says

    Une table généreuse et superbe… On pourrait entendre les vagues de l'océan… J'aime beaucoup la manière dont sont pliées les serviettes.
    Gros bisous.

  22. Terry @ La Bella Vie says

    Oh Susan,
    I love this post and I just recently bought these dishes (Coastal Breeze) for the beach house! This is such inspiration to me to see this and I thank you so much for posting this along with that darling napkin fold!
    Also thanks again for hosting one of my favorite linky parties!
    Most sincerely,

  23. This tablescape is wonderful, Susan!
    I love the beachy theme.
    It's so pretty with the candles lit.

  24. Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien says

    What a lovely beachy table! It really makes me think of sun, sand and waves! I love the salad plates, they are so colorful and have a great graphic. The sea-glass colored glasses are lovely too!

  25. How fantastic! The starfish and shells and the wooden shoreline birds are so cool looking
    Love the candlelight photo

  26. Beautiful! I love it….especially the sea stars!

  27. Dining Delight says

    Ahhh, feel like I had a day at the beach looking at your 'scape! That lantern is the perfect centerpiece and goes wonderfully with the theme you've created. I really like those cute seagulls! The lighthouse/boat plates are perfect with the sailboat napkins on top. Thanks for hosting TT and for posting your napkin folds – I love having a place I can go to for easy instructions!


  28. Farah Muzaffar says

    Hi Susan… very lovely setting … beachy theme is very interesting… glasses are the most beautiful thing I must say…
    feel so happy to link up with my ever first t-table scape…
    I would love if you please peek a little at

  29. Renee @ where the grass is greener says

    I wish I lived near you because I would seriously consider inviting myself to dinner at your house!

  30. Stefanie says

    Wow, Susan! I love everything you do here. Your style is warm, inviting, and I also see a little sassy flair, too. I visit many sites, but I particularly enjoy yours and it is one of my favorite virtual retreats. Thanks for working so hard to make beautiful things to share with us.

  31. Hello Susan,
    beautiful tablescape! I love the center piece and the transparent turquoise color. I can really feel the cold breeze of the ocean.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  32. This is a very soothing, relaxing tablesetting. Love the colors! The Lantern is beautiful, the glassware and the dishes – if one were to close their eyes you could hear the sound of the ocean and seabirds calling!

  33. Wish I was at the beach right now,with sticky sand between my toes!
    Love this!…and I really love the bottle tree in the background,I had not seen this, love the colorful bottles!

  34. Thank you for hosting. I’m a follower, and this hop is found on a page on my site that lists more than 250 hops, memes, and photo challenges… some for each day of the week. Check under the header for the link to that page. I’ve also just started a BlogFrog community that focuses on hops, carnivals, memes, and photo challenges. Go to to visit & participate.
    I hope you’ll visit me soon. I follow back!

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  36. Your lantern looks just like a lighthouse on the beach. Perfect touch.

  37. Beautiful Details says

    This is so beautiful. I LOVE that lantern! I have the shorter glasses with the seashells too. And that napkin fold is fabulous! I'm going to try that! Thanks for sharing this beautiful table setting!

  38. ~Tablescapes By Diane~ says

    Hi lovely lady. Your Tablescapes are always Beautiful sweet lady !! I love the beachy look so like Summer !!!
    I would like to thank you for having your linky parties so sweet of you. I hope you and your family have a Great Weekend.

  39. I love all your beach scapes. You are so talented.
    Thanks for hosting.

  40. Paper Scissors Paint says

    Wow! This is so beautiful. Truly amazing.

  41. imaluckydog says

    this table is so soothing and gives me a peaceful feeling…LUV it! this is my favorite day of the week because of YOU!!! Donna Tullis

  42. Nothing makes me happier than walking on the beach! Your tablescape made me so happy! This is the first time I've joined your party! It's been awesome!

  43. Visual Vamp says

    Love it at night with all the candles! Perfection!
    xo xo

  44. Anonymous says

    This tablescape is my most favorite of all of yours that you have posted since around this past Christmas (which was when I found your blog. Thanks for all you give. You must know that you REALLY inspired me during the holidays. I was just coming out of a fog of sickness and loss of a family member and then I found this blog and was suddenly inspired to shake it off and get out all of my Christmas decor and GO.

    [email protected]

  45. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Laura, Thanks so much for your comment…you absolutely made my day!

  46. What a coincidence, Susa. We both did a beachy tables cape but I forgot to add my stemware. I love yours, so pretty. …Christine

  47. What a coincidence, Susa. We both did a beachy tables cape but I forgot to add my stemware. I love yours, so pretty. …Christine

  48. What a coincidence, Susa. We both did a beachy tables cape but I forgot to add my stemware. I love yours, so pretty. …Christine

  49. niartist says

    Hi Susan!! It's been forever since I've posted on TT, but I just finished up a tablescape for the Lewiston Tour of Kitchens tonight and I just had to share it with you and your readers!!! Hope you can make it by to see the finished product! 🙂 Would love to know what you think, you're a master of these tablescapes, afterall! 🙂 xo,A

  50. Trish - Sweetology101 says

    I can just hear the gulls and the water lapping upon the beach looking at this…how lovely. You have such a talent and how lucky are we to get to enjoy this!

  51. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Trish…thanks so much for those generous words! Appreciate you!

  52. MiniBinoy says

    Luv the ocean theme on your table !! OMG!! Susan i luv everything you have displayed..beautiful settings!!nice collection of shells..

  53. Heather @ DIYduJour says

    Susan, so pretty….but where do you store all of your stuff?? I would love to be able to switch mine out regularly but don't have enough storage space! 🙂

  54. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Hi Heather,
    Well, it's in different places…kitchen and laundry cabinets, china hutch on the porch and in a china closet I created. You can see the china closet in this post
    Would love to have a butler's pantry one day.

  55. Thanks for you posting your pictures, I decided to do a theme and incooperate Christmas into sea side. I purchased garland beads and made foam trees with sand dollars on them. Then I was looking for drink glasses, and wow are they expensive. I went to the dollar store, found some really sturdy ones. Purchased some of Martha Stewarts etching cream. Used my cricut and cut out turtles, and shells and put them on the glass. I even did a wave at the top. Then I mixed aqua in with cream and created a color at the bottom.
    Now I am trying to figure out napkins and haven’t found anything yet.

    • I forgot any tips on napkins besides making them? I have searched the web like crazy. That is how I found the lighthouses at Pier1 on sale and 20% off. Colors I would need would be aqua, could have teal, and royal blue, but mor aqua and could have fish or shells on them if it comes down to that.

      • Your table sounds really pretty! I’m not sure where to find sea themed napkins this time of year. I often find napkins at HomeGoods and Marshalls, but don’t think you’ll find beach themed ones now. You may have to buy some online or buy plain ones and applique or stitch/embroidery a beach themed design on them. I bet you could find some cute beach themed designs to stitch on in JoAnns.

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