Thursday, July 18, 2013
Anyone up for a trip to the beach? I am always ready for the beach! Since I can't actually go to the beach, I thought I would create a beach inspired tablescape. I have been wanting to do this since finding these lovely vintage glasses a few weeks ago. Do you remember them?
Anywho, today I went with my son to the college to finish up some admissions paperwork and we ran by the little mall to look for him some new shoes when we were finished. He is going to the beach this weekend....Panama City Beach to be exact! Lucky kid...:) Well, of course we had to look at TJ Maxx since it is right at the front of the mall where I park and go in! I needed some place mats for my tablescape and I was fortunate to find these delightful little ocean dwellers plates while I was there as well. I was so excited. They were pretty inexpensive too...just $5.99 for the four! They had to come home with me since I knew how perfect they would go with the glasses!
What do you think? I just love how the place settings turned out! Here are the other plates....
The crab is my favorite, followed by the seahorse! It wasn't difficult to gather things for the centerpiece since I have lots of seashells and ocean themed decor in the guest bathroom. I shopped around the house and this is what I came up with!
My little white lantern got some coral (from the Keys) and a few decorative stones.
Some old blue bottles that my belated Granny Valentine dug up years and years ago.
A hurricane full of seashells & beach glass....a few of which I picked up off Florida's beaches!
A couple candle holders bought at TJ Maxx today on clearance for $1.50 each. I love the bubbles and imperfections in the glass.
A book I bought at a Goodwill in Pennsylvania last week on vacation specifically for this table!
I also bought these napkin rings last week at the same Goodwill for $0.99. I thought they might work for this tablescape and I think they do. The metal blends nicely with the silverware and the mercury glass votive holders on the table.
And...here it is all together. I love how it turned out! Makes me want to go to the beach so I can get up early to go walking and hunt for seashells!
Of course I had to give the buffet a matching look, so I nabbed this wood bucket of seashells from my son's bathroom. Most of these were picked up by me and my kiddos over the years!
I kept it simple with just a couple large candle holders and my milk glass collection. It is so versatile! I feel like I need to add something more, but I'm not sure what!
Well, that's it for today folks! I'm hoping to get a couple more projects completed tomorrow! So much to do...so little time! I better get b.u.s.y!
As always, thanks for stopping by!
I'm joining Susan from Between Naps On the Porch for...
Be sure to go visit Susan and see hers and all the other lovely tablescapes...:)
Until next time.....