Enjoying a Beach-Themed Table on the Porch

Lighthouse Style Lantern Lit for Beach Seaside Themed Table

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.

Beach-Themed Table on Screened Porch, 2022


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.

Seaside, Beach Themed Table on Screened Porch


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?

Seaside Table Setting with Blue Flatware and Coral Shell Tablecloth


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.

Coral and Blue Napkins and Tablecloth, Beachy Tablescape


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.

Coral & Blue Napkins in Beachy Tablescape


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.

Crab Salad Plates, Beach Seaside Table Setting


Do you see the coral design etched into the plate behind Mr. Lobster?

Seaside Themed Table Setting in Coral and Blue Color


The blue wine glasses are from Pier 1 quite a few years back.

Lobster Salad Plate, Beach Themed Table Setting


Here’s your seat here, at the head of the table with a view of the birds coming to the feeder.

Porch Dining, Summer Entertaining Outdoors


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.

Lighthouse Style Lantern for Seaside Table Setting Tablescape


A few views from overhead…

Crab and Lobster Plates for Beach Themed Table Setting


Beach Table with Coral and Shell Tablecloth


I turned off a lot of the lights on the porch so we could enjoy a bit of candelight.

Summer Porch Dining by Candlelight





Seaside Themed Table Setting by Candlelight


Candlelight dining is my favorite!

Candlelit Beachy Seaside Tablescape



Lighthouse Style Lantern Lit for Beach Seaside Themed Table


It’s blazing hot here in Georgia so it feels like summer has arrived. Stay cool and drink lots of water! Happy Summer!

Beach-Themed Table on Screened Porch, 2022


Looking forward to all the beautiful table settings linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!

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Author: Andy Edwards