I chose to create a Summer Beach Tablescape for my alfresco tablescape blog hop. A beach theme is the perfect way to celebrate a summer evening when dining out of doors. It would be great to actually do a tablescape on a beach…I might have to do that in the future! For now my back porch has to serve as my ‘beach’. Come on, sit down and enjoy yourself at this lovely table.
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This porch is covered and opens right off of our tavern room. There is easy access into the house and not too far from the kitchen. I think there is nothing as lovely as dining out of doors. I don’t know if it is the fresh air or the open sky, nature around you or what, but it is just enchanting, especially in a pretty setting. A fishnet was draped the length of the table and the ends of the table were dressed with garlands of driftwood and oyster shells.
The table was dressed with white linens and then I added a piece of burlap as a topper. My large silver Pottery Barn lanterns sat on each end of the table.
I considered flowers, but decided instead to go with little green succulents and air plants and tucked them into seashells on the table. I set the table with my own DIY shell chargers. I topped those with mushroom brown dinner plates and added simple white salad plates on top of those. White napkins were folded and tucked inside my diy coastal napkin rings. You can see my DIY tutorial on my napkin rings that I shared last week.
I found these fun little fish on a rope at Kirkland’s last year and picked up a couple of them thinking I will add them to my Christmas tree. For this dinner, they were perfect hanging on empty glass bottles that served as candle holders. In keeping with the natural elements I chose to use my wooden handled flatware that came from IKEA.
I filled the base of the candleholders with assorted shells to keep with the theme of the tablescape. Clear glass bottles being used as candleholders were placed down the center of the table, nestled amongst a fishnet and my tiny shells used as planters for a touch of green.As the sun set, the candles were lit to offer a lovely glow to the dinner table. There is nothing as lovely as dining by candlelight, especially at the summer beach tablescape. I would like to imagine I could hear the waves breaking on the sand.
Make sure you take the time to visit all of the other bloggers who are joining our Alfresco Tablescape Hop this week!
Shop This Tablescape:
White Wooden Fish – (sadly no longer available) Kirklands
White Salad Plates – Walmart
Succulent Plants – Amazon
Air Plants – Amazon
Seashells (if you don’t live near the beach) – Walmart
Fishnets – Walmart
Mushroom Brown Dinner Plates (similar, mine came from Home Goods several years ago) – Amazon
Linen Napkins – Macy’s
Glass Wine Bottles – Amazon
Chargers – DIY using Plain Chargers
Napkin Rings – DIY
Yellow Stemware – Antique from my Husband’s Grandmother
Crystal Stemware – Marquis by Waterford – Amazon
Lanterns – Pottery Barn (ON SALE NOW)
Flatware – Ikea from Amazon
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My Kentucky Living | DesignThusiasm | Simple Nature Decor | Living With Thanksgiving
Red Cottage Chronicles | The Little Yellow Corner Store | Ramblings of a Southern Girl
CoziNest | Love of Home
Panoply | Flourish & Knot | The Painted Apron | Dining Delight
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