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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tropical Seashell Table

I'm linking to Susan's Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday. Be sure to drop by for amazing tables and a lot of inspiration!

The table for today is all about shells...they are one of nature's wonders. With all their shapes, sizes, and colors they're fun to collect.
Let's get started!

I couldn't decide which glasses I perferred, so I took shots of both.

Here the vintage peach glasses were used. {They were a gift from my mother.}
I wanted to pick up the color of the coral behind the capiz plate...

This time, the clear glasses were used. They were thrift store finds.

The seashell bottles and starfish tassel are homemade. You can find the tutorials here and here. The little pitcher was my grandmothers.

The dishes were purchased from Bed Bath and Beyond, the pattern is Westerly Basket. With their coupon, this set was a great buy!
The napkin rings were found at an antique shoppe and the champagne ice bucket was a thrift store find. The candle sticks were also homemade, you can find the tutorial here.

The flatware is a mixture...pieces picked up here and there.

I love the worn patina on them...wonder what stories they could tell?

The sugar and creamer are vintage. They are a little chippy but that just adds to their character.
I love them!

Thanks so much for visiting...enjoy your day!


  1. Sharlotte your tablescape is fresh and crisp for summer. Everything is beautiful and I really love the addition of the center plate. Lovely job!

    Have a blessed evening.
    ~Melissa :)

  2. Love your tablescape! So classy and elegant!!

  3. Elegant & fun...what a beautiful beachy feel.
    Gorgeous vignette.

  4. I love the netting as the table runner! Your colors are fantastic!

  5. I love it! I have a few beachy vignettes going on in my house so I can appreciate a well laid out beack scape!

  6. It's all adorable! Thank you for sharing. Happy blogging!

  7. Beautiful! Love the candlesticks and how fun to find those napkin rings at the thrift store (guess that's why I keep going...).

  8. Such fun tablescaping and I like what you've created. Sure like the light colors.

    God bless and may you have a sweet week,

  9. I love to decorate in the summer with seashells. The table is beautiful and using the netting as a runner is wonderful!

  10. I love beachy tables and your candlesticks are fantastic. I will try to make them with all of our spare shells! I also love the peachy glasses.
    Linda @more fun less laundry

  11. Wow....this is beautiful. I just did a coastal tablescape but yours it so wonderful. I was doing it without buyin any new items so I didnt have such fabulous accessories. Great job! Im definately a new follower.

  12. This is beautiful. I love the candlesticks and the composition of the centerpiece on the books. Very nice table. I could linger here awhile.:)

  13. Love your "beachy" table. Cool centerpiece, so much eye candy.

  14. ooh, i think i have to make some candlesticks and bottles.. great job, I know i can hear the surf..

  15. This is really pretty! I like the coral, and I like the peach glasses with it! I also like seeing a mixture of flatware! More interesting!

    Great job!


  16. What a gorgeous table, I love all the textures!


  17. Love the colors of the tablescape. I absolutely love white dishes and the combination with the browns, blacks, silver - stunning!
    I hope you have opportunity to stop by and enter my two giveaways!

  18. The whole table is beautiful. I love the thrifted peices mixd in with the newer stuff. Pretty centerpiece and I love the shells!

  19. This is a beautiful setting ... but I'm afraid I'd have to touch everything! Using pieces with important memories just makes it all that much more special! Great job.

  20. Oh Ms. Sharlotte! This is gorgeous! STUNNING REALLY! I'm working on the garden walk Saturday, and I'm doing a tablesetting under the pergola (I wrote a big blog about it - so follow me over and check it out) and I'm looking for inspiration - of course, I knew I could come here and find tons! I'm loving the idea of the seashells, and antique silver! GORGEOUS! So, don't be so surprised if you see that copied next week when I play in TT Thursday! :) Can't wait! Thank you so so so so much for the inspiration! :)

  21. Gorgeous table! Your vignette in the center is a true work of art -- just fabulous! And thanks for the reminder about BB&B's great coupons!

  22. Oh, I would feel so comfortable at this table. It is a delight for the eyes, each little detail. The soothing whites just make it so lovely. I love your collection of silverware. I look forward to reading your tutorial on the seashell bottles.

  23. Your table is so pretty, I love your dishes! Mary

  24. Sharlotte, thats a very prettty table with all those shells. I love shells in any shape, always decorative. The candleholder is so stunning, I will borrow thiis idea sometimes. And also the little flasks with the shell stopper are very creative. All looks so fresh and neat with th clear white. You have set a very thoughtfull and festive table.
    Greetings, Johanna

  25. OH! So beautiful!!
    Reminds me of Jamaica!
    When's dinner?
    Are we having lobster or fish sticks ;)?

  26. i love the middle of the table...coral, keys books I love it all.. I have got to try this...


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