Beach Themed Table Setting

Welcome to the 22nd Tablescape Thursday!

I’ve been under the weather for about 2 weeks with a bad cold that seems to be getting worse instead of better, especially today. So, hope you won’t mind, but for this week I thought I’d re-post the first tablescape I ever created for Tablescape Tuesday. It’s a Beach themed tablescape and honestly, I think we could all use a little “escape” from the cold right now.

So, for the next little bit, listen to the beach music (yep, there’s beach music) and enjoy this escape. Oh, and if you don’t mind…try not too track too much sand onto the porch. 🙂

I found some whimsical shell candlesticks last summer…they inspired me to put together this “beach” themed tablescape…

Found this sea-blue flatware at Pier 1 and it was half off.   Thought it worked well with the colors in the china and glasses…what do you think?

I made the napkin rings by hot-gluing pretty shells to plain wooden rings.

Used both starfish-shaped and shell-shaped, salad plates in this tablescape…the starfish plate is shown here…

Shell-shaped salad plate… I found all this china at Kohl’s last summer. They seem to be getting it back in again for this summer…saw some just the other day.

Do you see the little starfish on the glass?

Sea-biscuit bread plate…I think he wants a bite!

Love how the bowls are decorated on all four sides…

Now weren’t these candlesticks just designed to go with this beach china?!

Close-up of candlestick base…found these at Home Goods.

“Come walk with me, along the sea, where dusk sits on the land. And search with me, for shells are free, and treasures hide in sand.” (Author unknown)

Hope you enjoyed this little escape to the beach. Please take a moment to visit all the wonderful tablescapes posted just for you on this Tablescape Tuesday!

Before we get started viewing all the wonderful tablescapes that have been posted for this Tablescape Tuesday, I wanted to take a moment to THANK all of YOU who contributed to the first Metamorphosis Monday. What fun we had!!!

Did you get a chance to see all the amazing transformations? I was positively awed by all of the beautiful renovations I saw…from gorgeous full additions to redesigned closets, pantries and home office spaces…so much talent and creativity! If you missed Met Monday, stop back by this week and follow the links…you will be inspired! I can’t wait for the next Met Monday!

TABLESCAPE TUESDAY:
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Comments

  1. Terri and Bob says

    I for one am glad you reposted this! I love it! One day you are going to have to address this plate thing of yours… how many you have, where you like to find them, what parties you have had with them… etc….

  2. I just love this one Susan! And I also enjoyed seeing it again – it makes me yearn for summer!

    Hope you are feeling better soon!

    Met Monday was a hit! Loved it!

  3. carolinajewel says

    What a wonderful table! I hadn’t seen it before being new. I’m sorry for the reason (that your are feeling under the weather) but glad you shared it again! 😀 This is my first Tablescape Tuesday!!!!

  4. Hi Susan!
    Boy this tablescape is really relevant to me right now because I just got back from a beach getaway with hubby and this all is perfect. It’s so fresh and cool and inviting. You really do a wonderful job with your scapes. I’m behind on metamorphosis Monday because I was away but I’ll be getting around tomorrow to catch up on all I missed….

  5. Kathleen Ellis says

    I loved this tablescape the first time I saw it…and I still do! It’s calming and “beachy”…I can smell the watermelon, seafood chowder and grilled chicken…mmmmm, mmmm!
    Feel better real soon!
    😀 Kathleen

  6. once in a blue moon... says

    i am sorry you are under the weather, or should i say underthe sea? this is the cutest table, just adore every single touch! it doesn’t get any better! PERFECTION!
    thanks again for loads of visual fun~

  7. Hi Susan,
    This is just fabulous! I love the pretty cool colors, the fabulous dishes with shells, the candlesticks, the bucket of shells and on and on. Get Well,and thanks for hosting these wonderful ideas.
    Cindy @ Applestone Cottage.

  8. ~CC Catherine says

    Susan, Hope you feel better soon! This is my first time seeing your tablescape…it’s so refreshing and beach scenes always have a way of putting sunshine in my heart…I love the aqua, one of my favorite colors! Thanks so much for hosting the Tablescape Tuesday, even when you’ve got the sniffles. Take care…drink lots of fluids..hot water always works for me! ~CC 8=)

  9. Raggedy Girl says

    I really love this table and I think because you gave us a tour of your porch I can really picture this setting looking so good on your porch. I love the soft blue and especially the flatware. I kind of have a thing for flatware.
    Roberta Anne

  10. I hope you are feeling better soon! Bummer to be sick! This was a beautiful tablescape. Thanks for being the hostess with the mostest! Have a great week.

  11. prof en retraite says

    Hi Susan…I hadn’t seen this one…being a newbie. I love it! Your plates are sooo cute! What a good tablescape for a cold day! Hope you are feeling better. Take care…Debbie

  12. Love this table…you can repost it often!

    Hope you feel better soon…everyone seems to be sick!

  13. Rose Haven says

    Your tablescape is incredibly beautiful Susan.

    I wish you would have let us know sooner that you weren’t feeling well. I am adding you to our Blog Prayer List (side-bar) right now. I know how much prayers help.

    ~Blessings,
    Jan

  14. Happy To Be says

    Just beautiful and I don’t care how many times I see it girl…Susan please take care of your self and remember my new motto ” Blogging is fun but take care of number one” get some rest dear friend…hugs and smiles Gloria

  15. Hi Susan…

    Oh Girlfriend, so sorry to hear that you’re feeling ill…you better head to the Dr. and see what’s going on, my friend! A cold lasting 2 wks.? You may need some antibiotics! Oh my, just listen to me, I sound like your Mama…hehe!!!

    I’m so glad that you posted your beach tablescape again, I’d never tire of seeing it…it’s absolutely gorgeous!!! And…I didn’t notice those fabulous shell candleholders before…so thank you for sharing this beautiful tablescape again!!!

    Well Sweetie, feel better soon! I’ll be praying for you!!!
    Love ya,
    Chari

  16. Beautiful table, love the sea theme and aqua! Looks like summer..
    I made a mistake on Mr Linky, left last weeks TT in the box, so I redid it…
    Sorry!

  17. This is just gorgeous. I havn’t seen it before and so glad you posted it again. Marty

  18. Glenda/MidSouth says

    Love it – thanks for the rerun. This just reinforces the fact that I need to go spend my Pier 1 gift card.:)
    Glenda

  19. Lady Katherine says

    I love all the shells, the dishes are so wonderful! Hubby is crazy over anything to do with the beach. I might can talk him into shell dishes! lol Its so lovely on your porch!

  20. I love your table. This is my 2nd post to Tablescape Tuesday and I am having so much fun with it. Thank you. I love your table, and aqua is one of my favorites too. Anything to do with the beach just makes you happy. I will be careful with the sand

  21. White Iris Designs says

    Just as beautiful as the first time I saw it…I love the beach & all things beachy! What fun that dinner party must have been!
    Hope you feel better soon! 🙂

  22. Ma'dame French says

    I do not mind one bit looking at this lovely again! Just inspires me! I didn’t have anything prepared this week but will try to get back on next week;) French

  23. Dixie's Whimsey says

    what a scrumptious table! I adore the aqua blue… I keep trying to find a way to work that color into my decorating scheme… maybe I’ll just admire your beautiful tablescape… it is absolutely enchanting!
    hugs.. Dixie

    ps… probably won’t post a tablescape this week, as I am still up to my chin in my office redecorating… but I hope to have a few minutes to visit those that do… they’re so inspiring!

  24. I was so ready for this–it’s gorgeous! Hope you feel better soon!

  25. Hi Susan…your tablescapes are amazing…you really have a talent. And I love the shore one. I had not seen this one before…I hope you get better soon…this cold weather sure doesn’t help….We need some sun!!!

  26. Cherry's Jubilee says

    That is just gorgeous! cherry

  27. The Bliss Journey says

    Just beautiful. Just pack it all up and send it to Florida, it fits right in with my decor. I hope you feel better really, really soon. Chicken soup is good for all that ails ya.
    Kathleen

  28. Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) says

    Susan, thanks for hosting another tablescape Tuesday. Hope you feel better soon girl. How can a person tire of looking at a beautiful table like this? Makes me yearn for warm weather. They’re calling for snow year again this evening.. and the winds are howling once again. Your tablescape inspired me so much the first time I saw it, I swore at some point I was going to purchase some of these fine dishes. Not too long ago my daughter and I were shopping and we picked them up on sale at Kohl’s. I plan to do a tablescape at some point and then surprise her with them. She adores anything that is beachy…feel better soon girlfriend. hugs ~lynne~

  29. Wow! I just got in from the beach, and guess what?…your table makes me want to go BACK! ;o) Thanks for another great TT!

  30. OK, whatever you’re doing isn’t getting the job done. I do believe it’s time to check with a Doctor. Of course you probably won’t listen to me, you seldom do.

    Loved the tablescape. Can’t even think how you managed to find a pail for your shells that matched exactly. The flatware is dead on also. Those square chargers are just perfect.

    Unfortunately it’s really not Summer, as your table suggests, and there is something really nasty making the rounds. I really think it would be a good idea if you at least touched bases with your Doctor. Nuff said.

  31. Masterpieces never get old 🙂
    And you are so right..we are tired of the cold and yearning to feel the warm breezes…!
    I think what I like best Susan is your personal tweaking…the items that you changed to fit your needs…to me, that is the essence of design! And adds the breath of personality, that changes ho hum to fab!

  32. Hi Susan! Just hooked up with Mr. Linky…oooh, that didn’t sound right! ;-/ Well, you know what I mean! What a great idea! Thanks again for hosting Tablescape Tuesday, I’m glad to be back playing!! Hope you feel better soon.
    Love your tablescape–worth the rerun!!

  33. Blondie's Journal says

    This tablescape is just beautiful. I love the beach theme, especially the sea shell napkin ring, what an innovative idea. Have been to your blog before but just had to comment this time, maybe because the beach theme inspired such a longing in me for warm weather! 🙂
    Just lovely…

    xoxo
    Jane

  34. Lovely table, Susan. Everything goes so perfectly.

    Hope you are feeling better today.

  35. This is beautiful. I’m new to blogging, so I hadn’t seen it before. I just love everything about it, the china is lovely. So creative and yes it does make me yearn for the beach and summer. Feel better soon, Kathy

  36. Susan,
    I LOVE this tablescape. All of the many details that you have put into it. Simply beautiful! You certainly have a great decorating eye and I always enjoy seeing what you have done in your home.
    I hope that you are feeling better soon!
    Blessings on your day today!
    Kymber

  37. abeachcottage says

    oh this is still gorgeous and the first one that I saw and made me think about tablescaping and introduced me to this fun hobby

    sigh if only I had more time at the moment, with my kiddos of school it’s all been a bit too busy to foof with the table…next time

    I’ll enjoy these ladies though

    thanks susan and I hope you are feeling better soon, when I had my mystery six week illness a few months ago I think it was nothing other than a virus, sometimes i think they come along to force us to slow down…but i will just add that iron supplements do seem to have helped the dogged tiredness

    put your feet up

    Sarah

  38. Alisa Lucas-Brown says

    Susan,
    I love this post! What a wonderful seashore tablescape. Where did you find your dishes? My BFF live in FL and loves to decorate using shells and coastal accents. These pieces would make nice gifts.
    Feel better!

  39. I love EVERYTHING! I know I will never be disappointed when I come to your blog. The shaped plates are wonderful, the glasses are so pretty and the candlesticks match perfectly. I know there are things I’m missing, there are just so many pretty things to look at. FANTASTIC job on the table.

    Wendy

  40. Absolutely dreamy…Ann

  41. Meadowsweet Days says

    Just lovely…. and we can sure use a little bit of summer now! Thank you Susan!
    Hope you feel better!

    Carol

  42. Katy Larson says

    I absolutely adore your blog… and look forward to Tablescape Tuesday! Love the shell dishes and tablescape you’ve created with them! Thanks for all the work involved in keeping the love of beautiful dishware alive!

  43. Barb @ GritsandGlamour says

    Susan – I remember when you posted this on RMS. I did not even know about blogging at that time. Even then, I was blown away at how beautiful this setting was. It might be one of my faves. I love dishes that have a raised design on them for some reason. Thanks for the re-post. So sorry you’re under the weather and your cold is lingering. Hope better health is just around the corner for you. Hugs, Barb

  44. Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity says

    Susan, I am sorry to hear that you having been feeling well. It seems to be getting around. I hope you feel better soon.

    I am glad you did this repost. This has always been one of my favorites. I did see that Khols are getting some of these dishes back in. Or they did put out their left over inventory. Either way I love it. I love how you accessorized it, too!!
    Hugs, Terrie

  45. Susan, I hope you have an appt. with your doctor, as DH and I ended up with bronchitis and needed antibiotics to get better. This nasty bug that has been going around (we got it right before Thanksgiving)lasts for a long time, and you can relapse easily. Thanks for a replay on that beachy tablesetting. You come through even when you’re sick! Please get better soon, as we all love having you around in blogland! Jan

  46. I’m so sorry you’ve been under the weather, Susan. I hope you feel back to 100% very soon. 🙂

    As for this breathtaking tablescape…it is so beautiful that it NEEDS to be reposted, in case anyone missed seeing it from the previous post. I am amazed at how talented you are with putting things together to create such beauty…you could publish a tablscaping book! I bet it would be a hit with all of us home decor fanatics. 🙂 I’m still procrastinating about joining in the Tuesday fun, but next week, I *hope* I’ll get brave!

  47. Such a fun tablesetting! Definitely deserves another go-round!

  48. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    Susan, I could look at this tablescape over and over again! It is so tranquil, and every time I see it, I notice something I hadn’t noticed before. I sure hope you are feeling better. laurie

  49. Oh, this is just the best ever! I’m not even really a blue person and you make me want to run out and buy everything I see on your table. Stunning!

  50. Susan, I’m so sorry to hear you’re under the weather. Have you gone to the doctor yet? Please take care, I’m worried about you.

    Your tablescape is sheer perfection! ♥ Diane

  51. Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com says

    Susan, I love looking at the photos, I don’t care if they are repeats. It is beautiful, and I look at every detail. YOu do such a lovely job, it really is creativity at its best. I wish you could come to my house, take my stuff and do something different with it. YOur ideas are always beautiful! Have a blessed day!
    Debbie

  52. FrenchGardenHouse says

    Susan, what a beautiful table setting. So relaxing and refreshing…perfect for a meal with those you love. A great setting for a lovely time with lots of laughter.
    xo Lidy

  53. So sorry you are still feeling under the weather. Colds can be such bummers.
    How do you repost without taking all the previous comments with you? I have tried and tried but everytime I post, all the old comments are posted as well. Thanks for your help….
    Feel better soon.
    bj

  54. carolinagirl says

    LOVE the beach tablescape!!!

    Thanks so much for the advice on the house! We are going to see it again tonight!

    Hope you feel better soon!

  55. Awww making me long for summer Susan. This is fabulous! One of my favs. Love all the textures, heights and things in your centerpiece.
    Really great!
    Linda

  56. This beach themed table scape makes me almost smell the salt water and hear the seagulls. So very pretty!
    Hope you are feeling well soon. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

  57. Hi Susan! I hope you began to feel better soon! This is so lovely! I would love to sit down and enjoy a meal at this table. Deb

  58. Hi Susan,

    A few bloggers had reccommended I check out your blog ….and it certainly was worth it !

    Gorgeous tablescape and very talented decorating !

    Would love to come back and visit ….might have to shore up on my tablescaping though LOL !
    Hope you’re on the mend soon.

    Cheers,
    Bre
    http://chantillygrace.blogspot.com/

  59. Lookis like a perfect tablescape for Bloggeritaville. I lOVE IT!

  60. 1st time visitor– love Tablescape Tue. I will be back!> Thanks for transporting me this morning to Captiva Island!! It takes away the pain of our 2 degree weather!
    McM

  61. Your beach inspired tablescape is just gorgeous. I don’t own more than three styles of china and I definitely don’t have room to store several sets but this set tempts me!

  62. prof en retraite says

    Hi Susan…Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet remarks, especially about my pears! you know how I labored over my centerpiece! lol The soup tureen was my mom’s, but I have seen one like it before…maybe at Scotts Antiques. Oops…I just realized I posted on yesterday’s and not today’s. Hope you find it!…Debbie

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