Thursday, July 25, 2013


Here is the inspiration for my most recent tablescape, which interestingly enough has
nothing to do with seashells!  This complete set of vintage glasses was purchased
by my sweet husband for me recently as a present from a local store. 
Their silver rims reminded me of the silver accents in the Mary Lake Thompson
napkins I have with seashells. 

I know I over did it with using all the glasses in one setting, but look
at the little glasses (cordials or aperitif?) filled with seashells :)
This is also that set of flatware I found at Walgreens for $1.99 for 12.

This is a nice long shot of our remodeled dining room and our new table.
We waited 20 years to buy a dining room set (yes really) but I
am so happy with the one we finally purchased. 
We got it Macy's Department store for 40% off plus a coupon during
Black Friday last November.
 I love the back detail of the chairs, which matches the detail on the front of the buffet

 A simple seashell filled jar was my centerpiece.
 I used starfish plates and white plates to carry the coral and white theme along.
 Mother of Pearl napkin rings matched the starfish plates and the silver in the glasses.
And my final touch was these crocodile salt and peppers Miss B bought for me
several years ago in Charleston, SC.
Speaking of Charleston, I will have a special announcement next week and a giveaway!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope your enjoyed the table.
I am joining:
Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish

The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday 

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday

Courtney at The French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Miss Mustard Seed for Furniture Feature Friday


  1. A lovely table. I'm particularly fond of those starfish plates. So interesting.

    - The Tablescaper

  2. The glassware is gorgeous and so is the those starfish plates!

  3. Sea Shells? I am always in! Great starfish plates and I love the texture of the white ones! The alligator S&Ps are too adorable!

  4. What a pretty table! I love your stemware, it's just gorgeous...and what a sweet husband to purchase those for you! I also really like your dining room set, it's beautiful...and what a great deal!
    Thanks too for dropping by my site an enjoy the turtles. I think it's neat your son likes turtles too!

  5. Just beautiful! Beachy yet elegant. Catching up from Let's Dish.

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I love those starfish plates!

  7. Gorgeous setting! I love the honeycomb plates mixed with the starfish, especially the reflection through the plate. My favorites are your beautiful napkins and the adorable alligators. Wonderful setting overall!

  8. What a pretty tablescape! I love the coral backdrop that the placemats provide. I also think those napkins are great!

  9. Beautiful the honeycomb plates and those napkins are so cool.
    Have a wonderful week...

  10. I think you'd better keep that husband! What a great gift. I LOVE that salt and pepper crocodiles. Your dishes are so pretty, and that starfish is gorgeous. laurie