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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Coastal Tablescape

Let's go coastal and cool off. Whether you are on the beach, close to the beach or far away....you can always escape to the coast.

A touch of Coral/salmon is a perfect accent to any coastal table....after all just look at the names of these colors.  

Ahoy Matey! Rope...got have it to go coastal. 

Simple center piece of rope and shells....become my candle holder.


This could not have been easier. I like the natural organic feel it has.


Simple



You get thirsty out at sea...always have something on ice. Did I mention I have an ice bucket infatuation and collection? I fell in love with this one at a garage sale. It's crystal with beautiful etching on the front. They wanted $25. Oh my, that would have wiped me out. I did give in and spent $15. Thought it was a lot....laugh about that now.


My wedding flatware. Over 13 years old now. Still looks good and it's used on a daily basis. I picked these out at the Gallerie Lafayette in Paris. Simple and modern. Couzon, France.


Stemware from a local garage sale. Set of 6 Champagne coupes, and 6 white wine glasses. Can't remember the exact price, but I remember being giddy about it.

Vintage napkins from my grandmother....they are huge and gorgeous. I love the way they had a ruffle effect when rolled.

It's hard to see the jacquard work on the napkins, but it's amazing.

Nautical napkin rings..$1 at Micheal's!


Antique frogs with some die cuts from K&Company. Oh man. I love their stuff!




Menu:
Fresh Crab Louie Salads.
Salmon baked with dill  and white wine sauce
Fresh green beans with saute onions
Served with a Napa Valley: Sterling Chardonnay.

Dessert:
Vanilla ice cream and fresh pinapple
Coffee
Night all.....that's my coastal tablescape....

I'll be joining: 
                                               Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

34 comments:

  1. Hi Karen,
    You set a wonderful coastal table! Love the flower frogs with the paper shells in them!
    I really appreciate and THANK YOU so much for praying for my BFF...it's all in God's Hands!
    Warmly,
    deb

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    1. Of course Deb! Coastal tablescapes are fun, but a best friend's health is above all. Still praying for her. :)

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  2. Karen,
    What pretty napkins. A very nice coastal table. Those frogs holding the paper cutouts are really handy. Also like the rope and napkin holders. I love that rustic roping.
    Pat

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    1. Thanks, Pat! Thank for visiting! Aren't those frogs great? I was going to make place settings...but the table was set for four. :) I thought we could figure it out.

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  3. Such a beautiful tablescape! My daughter has a cottage on a lake and I'm going to make some napkin holders for her along with the centerpiece. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.
    Nancy

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Nancy. Oh, a cottage on the lake.That sounds heavenly. Napkin holders like these would be perfect! What a nice mom!

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  4. Gorgeous! So very pretty...I love the center piece, the plates everything is so perfect at this table! Great job!
    -Jen

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  5. How pretty!
    You have created the perfect summer tablescape.

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog.
    I really appreciate it.

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  6. This is a delightful table. I can feel the ocean breezes! Love the details you've pulled together here ~ the knots, the rope, the cutouts in the vintage flower frogs, and those pretty dishes.

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  7. Wow, I'm in love with your die cuts. I need to find those. I love KC Company. Their stuff is terrific.

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  8. Wow! Why don't we automatically consider coral and salmon beachy colors? Gorgeous against that tabletop! I love your themed centerpiece, and you have a wonderful mix of vintage heirlooms and terrific bargains here! Thank you for your visit this week!

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    1. Tricia, I love visiting your blog! You have gorgeous tablescapes! I wish I had a collection of dishes like you!

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  9. Oh, I love your tablescape! Very inventive. I pinned it! Love the centerpiece and Michaels napkin rings! Everything looks great! New follower!

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    1. Oh, Patty! Thanks for the pin! That's great!

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  10. Isn't it amazing how true quality always stands the test of time! Your flatware is so pretty! Thanks for sharing your wonderful table scape.

    blessings,
    karianne

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  11. Lovely Coastal accents! The last photo is especially pretty:)

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    1. Thank you! Thanks for visiting. I like candle light. It was my favorite too. :)

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  12. Such a beautiful table!! I love the coastal touches- so charming! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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    1. Thanks, Courtney. Very happy to be linking up with Feathered Nest Friday! Great linky party!!

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  13. That is one of the prettiest casual tables. I love the mixture of ropes and crystal! I really like the rope and candle center piece! Would work great on a country or western setting as well!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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    1. Thanks Susie. I was going to hot glue gun it onto votive candle holders....I just ended up plopping it on the table. I think it would have looked good spread out more too....thanks for visiting.

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  14. Such a beautiful table setting!! Love the colors!! The menu looks so yummy!! xo Heather

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  15. You created a beautiful tablescape which interprets the coastal theme very well. The napkins are so pretty with the same napkin rings that I own. My favorite idea is the little bottles in ice filled glasses. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am happy you came and please visit again.--------- Shannon

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  16. Great post! Thanks for visiting my page. Subbed using Linky Friends : )

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  17. What a beautiful table you set! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I've enjoyed visiting yours!

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  18. This is one of the prettiest coastal table settings that I've ever seen. You have so many special touches and details that anyone would be honored to be invited to sit at your table. I love everything and those frogs with the paper cutouts are the cutest things ever! So pretty. Looks like a magazine.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  19. I am all aboard for this! Simple , earthy and delightful.
    Love those napkins! I have the rope rings in r w and blue, but I do love your natural color ones against that pretty plate!
    Thanks for linking this to Let's Dish!

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  20. The Menu sounds yummy and will be even better with this tablescape!

    Jan

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  21. What a marvelous job you've done setting up your tablescape with a coastal flair! Love the rope and crystal center piece you created, reminds me of evenings spent on the beach, beautiful job! You have a gorgeous collection of crystal stemware and your grandmother's napkins are exquisite!The rope napkin rings add the perfect texture to your table setting and pulls everything together beautifully. Lovely tablescape! Thanks for sharing and for your visits. Enjoyed reading all your sweet comments. A pleasure meeting you and your beautiful blog:) Happily following you back through GFC and Linky followers. Have a wonderful Sunday!Hugs,Poppy

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    1. Thank you so much, Poppy! Such nice compliments. I have gotten a few really nice things from my Grandparents. Of course, they are always the most important things in any collection. More meaning!! :)

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  22. I love how simple and pretty this is! LOVE your timeless flatware, and your stemware is gorgeous at any price! Very creative touches!

    You have such a pretty blog--happy to be your newest follower!

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    1. Thanks Elaine! I still like my flatware, so that's a good sign. I do like things simple :)

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  23. Fun post! Love the rope centerpiece. And you mentioned one of my favorite places - Gallerie Lafayette in Paris. I could do (and have done) some serious shopping there. Sally

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    1. Sally, Isn't Haussman Blvd. wonderful? Especially at Christmas time. :)

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