Tablescape Tuesday: Seashells & Lanterns 

 “God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good”
Genesis‬ ‭1‬:‭10‬

Since our visit to the beach a couple of weeks ago, I have had the colors of the sea and its landscape on my mind.  It seems that we are in a daily rain pattern and these bright colors add a little sunshine to the otherwise gray weather!  Hope you enjoy!! The inspiration for the table was the older tablecloth with its white background and  coral pattern!  The white lanterns are a new purchase!  They will serve inside and outside for candles and it will be fun to find other uses for them!  I placed a candle in the center lantern and a collection of seashells in the other two!  I always like to layer a table…so there are coral colored placemats on top of the tablecloth!  The place settings contain many of my regulars, but by mixing in a different color scheme it appears new and fresh!  Two of the lanterns have a diamond pattern!  The center lantern is a rectangle pattern.  I can’t wait to use the lanterns in my new garden when it is finished.  So much rain is holding up progress!  Seashells provide interest with their colors, shapes, and texture!  The color of coral speaks summer season and the addition of cobalt adds a burst of unexpected color!  “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
Jacques Cousteau “All streams run to the sea, but the sea is not full; to the place where the streams flow, there they flow again”
Ecclesiastes‬ ‭1‬:‭7‬ Butch surprised me many years ago with these beautiful glasses!  He has excellent taste!!  “We ourselves feel that  what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean.  But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”
Mother Teresa    “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”
Proverbs‬ ‭25‬:‭11‬ 
  The Details:
Tablecloth/napkins – TJ Maxx ( two years ago)
Lanterns – TJ Maxx (recent)
Placemats – World Market ( couple of years ago)
Faux woven wood chargers – Kirkland’s
Shell napkin rings – At Home (few years ago)
White dinner plates – Home Goods
Stemware – Noritake Sweet Swirl pattern in Midnight
Tortoise flatware –

pam closing

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  1. Rosie M. says:

    Such an inspiration for a summer table, Pam. I LOVE your coral tablecloth as well as the way you layered it with the coral-colored placemats. Also love your blue glasses and lanterns. I do believe it’s time to do a summer tablescape! Thanks for sharing! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  2. MM says:

    I agree that the ocean just has a way of speaking to your heart that are unforgettable! Your beach themed table is just darling and cozy, you have a beautiful talent for putting together a beautiful tablescape! Enjoyed the lovely thoughts and quotes you tucked between the lovely pictures of your table :)

  3. Melanie says:

    I was just thinking this morning how ready I am to go to the beach, this was refreshing and made me long for it even more! :) Thanks for sharing, I found you over at the Thursday Favorites Blog Hop.

  4. Stephanie says:

    Once again you have created a stunning tablescape, my friend. I am so in love with the lanterns and the sea shells. You are such a dear to share your talent with Roses of Inspiration.

  5. I love your table! Your blue glasses are beautiful! I love cobalt blue so I was sold the moment I saw them! Your table is such a happy one. Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings My Friend,

  6. Nancy says:

    Oh Pam, what a cheerful and delightful tablescape! The coral, blues and sea shells are just wonderful! Must mention, crazy about your lanterns!
    Have a great day~

  7. 2patkath says:

    That is just so beautiful and well thought out and decorated. I love anything to do with the sea or beach. I am very thankful that I do not live far from the ocean. I could not help noticing how lovely your dining chairs were in that setting. Wood gives of such a warm natural feeling. Thanks so much for bringing this bright experience to #HomeMattersParty

  8. Jann Olson says:

    I love the combination of coral and blue. The lanterns will be really fun for an assortment of occasions and holidays. Love them running down the table! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. itsallaboutpurple says:

    a very special and quite wonderful look, with so much attention to the details!! i may hijack a few of your ideas, i especially love the lanterns filled with shells!! and the colors…i live at the jersey shore and this would look beautiful in my home!!!

  10. Cindy says:

    So pretty! Love all the blue and red with your white lanterns filled with shells!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  11. Beautiful seashells and lanterns tablescape. It’s perfect for indoor or outdoors. Your hubby make a great choice on the blue glasses. The added shells in the lanterns and table are great for your table. Thanks.

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