Welcome to the 721st Tablescape Thursday!
How is your week going? I’m knee-deep in all things painting right now.
The garage ceiling was painted yesterday and the painting continues today.
But enough about painting, I have a fun, beachy table to share this week and it’s coming to us all the way from France! Norma, a lovely BNOTP reader who has become a friend via email over the past few years, lives in the beautiful French countryside. During the spring and summer months, she enjoys having friends over for outside dinners. This time she planned a wonderful luncheon for friends. The fun started here at this smaller table where everyone enjoyed “nibbles and drinks before lunch.”
After a few appetizers and drinks, the luncheon party had only to follow the sign to locate their next dining spot. Norma made this wonderful sign several years back. I love how rustic it looks–like it’s been through many years of hot sun and salty sea air.
Norma also made festive bunting in a seaside theme using various nautical designs. Do you see it there in the background?
Interspersed throughout the bunting you’ll spot a nautical flag featuring shorebirds and sailboats riding the ocean waves.
Norma said this particular flag is her favorite and I think it’s my favorite, too! I love that scene and it makes me so wish I was at the beach right now!
Let’s take a closer look at this wonderful, seaside-themed table!
Norma decorated her table with a bit of sandy for that true beachy feel. Some of the shells were collected on the beach in Dubai. I would love to visit there one day, have heard so much about it.
Norma shared, “The lighthouse and the boats came from a car boot sale.”
I like how the rocks look displayed inside the lantern. It looks like a ship has become stranded atop the rocks! I think it’s just waiting for the tide to come back in so it can float back out to sea. 🙂
I love these cute starfish plates! Norma said, “The little starfish entrée plates and the large shell plates I found on French eBay several years ago, while the turquoise glass ones were from our local supermarket.” That gorgeous aqua color is one of my favorites for summer. It’s sooo stunning paired with white.
Beautiful shell plate in a deep rich nautical blue and white. Sooo pretty! Does this have you craving a beach trip? It definitely has me thinking about how I can fit one in before the end of summer!
Whimsical, nautical-themed decorations are scattered throughout this fun seaside-themed table! These are my favorite tables of all–so many little surprises to discover!
What a wonderful way to spend a sunny afternoon! Thanks so much to Norma for taking us away on this mini seaside vacation!
Looking forward to all the beautiful table settings linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!
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