Tablescape Tuesday: September Summer ‘scape

In these waning days of summer, I decided we should celebrate the beach. I love the laid back style of coastal living! The colors of the sand and sea often bring back many wonderful memories of vacations spent along the Gulf Coast. As a young married couple, Butch and I would often take weekend trips to Panama City Beach. I could not wait to smell the saltiness of the ocean air and sink my feet into the white sand! Now, I mostly enjoy the beach from a covered balcony or a brisk walk along the shore as the sun rises–with a steaming mug of french roast coffee in hand, of course! I could really get used to everyday living at the beach!

So, today you are invited to kick off your shoes and pull up a chair at our beach-inspired table, but please no wet swimsuits!!

Let’s talk about layering and texture for your tablescapes. The  linen table cloth purchased from Horchow at 30% off is the first layer. Grounding the center of the table is a beautiful quilted runner I found in Sete, France. I often use placemats as a layer over the cloth.


To add texture, I used wicker chargers and tray.

This shell box was found at an antique shop and it becomes the focal point.

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Since I love details…

The hurricane globes are in my tablescapes on many occasions. Notice the sand and small shells. The pillar candles add subtle color to the table.

I had everything on hand and did not purchase anything for this beach tablescape!

The linen napkins were a true find at Pier 1– the embroidery is exquisite! The shell napkin holders are one of my favorite items on the table.

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A close-up of the resin tortoise flat ware, ordered from Horchow.  I use them often during the Fall season!


“Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and
everything that moves in them!”
Psalm 69:34


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