Welcome to the 715th Tablescape Thursday!
With the first day of summer upon us in less than a week, I was very much in the mood for a beachy, seaside-themed table. It’s super shady on the porch this time of year, plus a big storm was trying to roll in. It never did, though. I wish it had, we need the rain.
I think this is the first time I’ve used this coral and shell-covered tablecloth I purchased in Marshalls (I think it was Marshalls) earlier this year. I loved the vibrant colors–the mix of the coral orange with so, so many shades of blue.
I don’t often use tablecloths, especially patterned tablecloths, because they can make a table feel really “busy.” Also, they can make it a challenge to choose the right dinnerware, napkins, glasses, etc… for the table. Tablecloths definitely add another level of complexity to setting a balanced, eye-pleasing table.
At first, I used very neutral, bland chargers, then I said, to heck with it and gave into the busy vibe. lol Busy is okay if it all works together, right?
I love blue and coral together. I’m not much of a fan of the color orange, but I do like coral, especially when paired with blue.
I don’t often have an opportunity to use this blue flatware I purchased in Kohl’s back in 2008, but it worked great in this beachy table setting.
Brought out the crab and lobster plates you’ve so often seen me use over the years. They say “World Market” on the back. Not sure if that’s the store I purchased them in or the brand. Maybe they were designed for World Market…that’s probably it. Are they still in business, I hope they are. The plates pair nicely with this coral and shell tablecloth with their subtle coral-etched design.
Do you see the coral design etched into the plate behind Mr. Lobster?
The blue wine glasses are from Pier 1 quite a few years back.
Here’s your seat here, at the head of the table with a view of the birds coming to the feeder.
I love this lantern, I believe I found it in Marshalls one year…been too long to remember for sure. I was drawn to it it’s “lighthouse” design. It always makes me think of a lighthouse.
A few views from overhead…
I turned off a lot of the lights on the porch so we could enjoy a bit of candelight.
Candlelight dining is my favorite!
It’s blazing hot here in Georgia so it feels like summer has arrived. Stay cool and drink lots of water! Happy Summer!
Looking forward to all the beautiful table settings linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!
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