Take Me to the Beach Tablescape!


Greetings Friends, hope you have had a restful weekend! If not, maybe you will find today's post soothing.  Take me to the Beach! is my latest tablescape.  Since my color palette reflects ocean and driftwood hues, I thoroughly enjoyed this project. Drawing from my source of inspiration, I took a relaxed approach and allowed several days to arrange, rearrange and just play with it!  As usual, I am setting my table with a collection of thrifted treasures...

Take me to the beach coastal tablescape

A few years ago, I gave my dining table a makeover, taking it from a then popular Pottery Barn black look to a driftwood inspired finish.  I have absolutely loved the transformation and ever since I have been lightening up the colors in my home. There is delightful little store in a neighboring city that I am completely smitten by.  I  venture there every so often and love to take visiting friends. The first time I went, they had me at the porch! It is filled with an assortment of Vintage treasures as you enter the shop which is nestled in an old house. Each room is styled cuter than the last and full of whimsical beauty. Unlike so many charming little shops in the area, they actually have great prices--enter my lovely table runner and napkins! 

Take me to the beach coastal tablescape


The large conch shell in the center is actually from a yard sale and you know how I love using my handy dandy scrabble tiles to create occasional messages.  I adore Vintage jewelry but am more likely to decorate with it, than wear it!  I picked up a pair of lovely aquamarine earrings at a recent estate sale.  One sparkles here among the faux pearls spilling out of the conch. (I'm saving the other for a special appearance soon.) The sea gull photo clip was a clearance find at Hobby Lobby. The photos are from my last vacation in Seaside while the small thrifted hurricanes hold real smuggled beach sand :) 


Take me to the beach coastal tablescape


You may remember my divine gray Fire-King from a previous Friday's Find and of course, my sweet doily bargain chargers from Michaels. Here you see a closer look at the aqua napkins which I actually layered with my Vintage thrifted whites.  I've shared my burlap flatware pockets before-- best Etsy find e-v-e-r!  I alternated white starfish and shells on top as a finishing touch.


Take me to the beach coastal tablescape


A better look at the complete table.  The lovely turquoise goblets are from....drum roll......


Take me to the beach coastal tablescape


Big Lots! Surprised?  I was!  A peek at the shell place setting....


Take me to the beach coastal tablescape


I like to layer runners--here I placed turquoise burlap on each side across the main runner. 


Take me to the beach coastal tablescape




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Take me to the beach tablescape


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Do you enjoy dressing up your table? 



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15 comments:

  1. I love your table setting and might have to copy the burlap flatware holder idea.

    I am inspired now to move all of my shells onto the mantel - thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. Gorgeous table setting Cecilia, lovin the burlap!!! Christine from Little Brags...

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  3. Love the colors ... you are inspiring me to set a pretty table.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  4. I am feeling much cooler now after seeing this lovely table! Glad to hear that I am not the only sand smuggler. lol! I love the burlap utensil holder and the turquoise burlap is gorgeous! I too love playing with my scrabble tiles!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  5. I love your beautiful tablescape! I took my kids for a day trip to the beach last week. I'd rather be at your table! In the the air-conditioning! It was so sticky and hot! And my umbrella broke! It is a pretty place though. I really love that you did the whole tablesscape thrifty! Have a great week :-)

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  6. Just stopping over from blog hobnob...looking forward to all your creations and following along with each new post!

    Deb
    @Seeking Lavender Lane

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  7. Beautiful tablescape! I love the touch of turquoise to your setting, especially that earring. Makes me want to take a trip to the beach!

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  8. Very pretty, I love the beach colors. I am eying up the burlap flatware holders too. The burlap goes beautifully with the driftwood colors and the aquas. They also look like they would be fun to make.

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  9. I am loving your tablescape....and those goblets are stunning! Thanks so much for linking up too at the Table It Link Party, I really appreciate it!

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  10. Love this, Celia! You'll be featured at Revisionary Life again...thanks for sharing!

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  11. Very pretty! Love the flatware holders!
    Sherry

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  12. How CUTE! I love your chargers :D

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing at One More Time Events...stopping by to let you know you have been featured this week. Can't wait to see what you have to share this week

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  14. Hi, Cecilia! Oh, I am in love with anything with a beach/nautical look! So, of course your tablescape totally caught my eye!! I like how you got creative with the burlap silverware pocket. (Seems like burlap is so popular in decorating, lately.) Thanks for sharing.
    Ann @ Cairn Cottage
    http://cairncottage.blogspot.com/

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  15. I too love all things coastal-and couldn't pass up a chance to see a lovely beach tablescape! Yours is divine! I love the goblets, and the burlap silverware holder is adorable!

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