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Wednesday, June 8, 2016


This is a re-post of a birthday dinner for my granddaughter last year.

Beachy Birthday for Teen-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

My oldest grandchild was 15 years-old when I set this table. In a few weeks, she'll turn "sweet 16". How did she get this old? (What I'm really asking is how I got this old.)

Teen Birthday Dinner-Beach theme-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Last year, for her birthday dinner, I did a beach-themed tablescape. 

Roll and Butter served in Seashell-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I used sea shell "plates" for the rolls and a pat of butter. 
Glass Fish-Shaped Snack Plates-Bargain Decorating with Laurie 
 Fish-shaped snack plates I bought at an estate sale held boiled shrimp, and another sea shell plate held red sauce.
Lynn Chase Glass Fish-themed salad plates-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
I used glass nautical-themed plates as service plates under the shrimp cocktail. , I used glass nautical-themed plates. I bought these at Tuesday Morning years ago (Lynn Chase). 

Shell-shaped Dinner Plates-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Home Studio, Shoreline Collection dinner plates were a sale purchase from Kohl's one time. 

Fish Bubble stemware-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

The goblets were an on-line purchase. The dots remind me of fish bubbles.

Napkins in Sailboat fold-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I folded the napkins to look like sailboats. I first used this "sailboat" napkin fold in a post in 2013. You can find the directions here.

Beach Tablescape forTeen Girl's Birthday-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Crepe Myrtle blooms became beach trees.

Starfish Shaped cups and Saucers-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

The "trees" are planted in starfish shaped cups.

Sand and Ocean Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

The ruffled baby blanket is supposed to resemble the whitecaps of the ocean waves.
Dessert Table for Beachy Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
While the birthday girl opened gifts, I got the table ready for cake and ice cream. 
Flip Flop Placemats and beach chair plates-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

When they came back to the table, flip flop placemats topped by beach chair dessert plates (L. Goldinger & Co.) were awaiting the girls and the cake.
Beachy Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Thank you for coming to sail the ocean with us.
If you've read my recent posts, you know that I am having a blip in my life's journey. I will be having surgery Friday (June 10th), and I'm asking for your prayers. Thank you.


Creations By Cindy said...

Oh my goodness what a wonderful nautical tablescape. I love it. I bet your granddaughter loved it too. Those napkins are the cutest ever! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

The French Hutch said...

What a great tablescape and I love the nautical theme. Happy you brought this out of the archives to enjoy again, sometimes we need to do this with so many beautiful posts to enjoy. I'm sure your granddaughter enjoyed this special celebration with you. I"m with you, can't believe how all of a sudden I am so old, but, very thankful I am. Blessings……….

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Oh wow, Laurie! This is awesome! I'm sure your granddaughter was over the moon! You thought of every single detail and executed the theme beautifully! said...

Just adorable Laurie! Love the sailboat napkins. Prayers for a successful surgery and speedy recovery

Stacey said...

Laurie, this is so pretty and fun. I love that you used crepe myrtles blossoms on the table.

Prayers for Thursday.!

Happy Thoughts of Home. :)

Decor To Adore said...

Laurie your tables are a delight. I adore the sailboat napkin. Thank you for so faithfully joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You are a treasured blogging friend.

Laura said...

Oh my goodness Laurie!
The sailboat napkins!
What a fun table-
So many perfect elements.
Thank you for being at TOHOT.

candlelightsupper said...

Beautiful table setting. I love your dishes. I have never seen napkins folded like that, how clever. I wish Crepe Myrtle would grow where I live, we are just one zone too cold. Your dining chairs are gorgeous as well. Hope you are doing well. Thanks for this lovely post!

Lulu said...

All these dishes would work very well on my table when we have a fresh out of the water seafood dinner. Birthday girl was indeed lucky to be so treated.

Unknown said...

Get that surgery behind you and restore your health. I claim it for you. If we do not hear from you for a little while, we will know that you are resting and recovering well from your surgery. Wishing you the very best results and praying blessings for your surgeon and nursing staff so that they can anticipate your every need before you realize that there is a need. I pray for sensitivity for all of your caretakers. Let them pamper you a bit.

xinex said...

This is so beautiful, Laurie. Our grandkids are growing so fast. I wish they would slow down a bit. Love your shell plates,...Christine