Showing posts with label TABLESCAPE THURS-BEACH PARTY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TABLESCAPE THURS-BEACH PARTY. Show all posts

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Since, I already had my sea shells out to attempt my "floating" table (see previous post) this past weekend, I decided to use the beach theme for dinner with friends tomorrow evening. For fabulous tablescaping ideas, go to Between Naps on the Porch, where Susan has a list of links to see them.

I bought this liquor decanter set at a "going out of business" sale. I use it for flowers instead of liquor, and normally leave the decanters in the heavy metal holder that came with them. It looked too heavy for a beach theme, so I removed the decanters and used them without the holder.

The shell I am using for a salt cellar is not one that I found in the sand on the seashore. My mother had a set of these that she used to serve small desserts. Since I think dessert is the best part of a meal, I cannot imagine serving any dessert small enough for those shells! I don't remember where I got the placemats, but they still have an 80% off sticker on the back that I can't seem to get off! I really want to buy some of the glue that they use on the back of those stickers.

I'll be serving a green salad on these fish-shaped snack trays that I bought at a flea market one time. I think every picture I took of these is upside down! (I was in a hurry, since it was taking my pictures a very long time to upload on to my blog, and I was afraid Tablescape Thursday would to be over before I posted!)

I got the shell dinner plates at Kohl's (Shoreline Collection, Home Studio)(of course they were having a dinnerware sale that day).

One of the shells in the center of the table is a souvenir shell that belonged to my parents, and it has the Lord's Prayer printed on it. When my sister and I were young, Daddy would hold it up to our ear and ask if we could hear the ocean, so I always thought it was a magical sea shell.

For dessert, we will each make our own banana split. Three flavors of ice cream balls will be brought from the freezer and served from the trifle server in the center of the dessert table. I am using the little shell dishes for sprinkle toppings.

I put the hydrangeas in sundae glasses.

The sauces will be served from two footed bowls. Sliced strawberries and sliced pineapples will be served from glass bowls, which I've placed on top of the glass plates with blue starfish and sea horses.

Thank you so much for visiting. Now, go on back to Between Naps on the Porch, and get the links for all of the other tablescapes. laurie