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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Soft Sea tablescape

A soft Sea washed around the House

A Sea of Summer Air

 And rose and fell the magic Planks

That sailed without a care --

For Captain was the Butterfly

 For Helmsman was the Bee

And an entire universe

 For the delighted crew. 

~~~A soft Sea washed around the House by Emily Dickinson

 It's so warm!! No, it's really downright HOT!!! Outside tables are really wishful thinking
on my part. So the rule for the summer has been KISS - Keep It Simple Silly.

 One tablecloth, 4 chargers, 4 napkins (aren't these by Tommy Bahama cute?), 4 napkin rings

4 dinner plates, 4 salad plates, 4 goblets, 4 seafood forks, 4 placesettings of flatware

4 tea light holders, 1 large hurricane, and a hand full of seashells.

Equals onne quick impromptu dinner set in a jiffy!


Tablecloth and napkins - Stein Mart albeit different vintages
Chargers - Pier One or World Market
Napkin Rings - Pier One
Dinner Plates - TJ Maxx; many years ago
Starfish plates - TJ Maxx
Silver seafood forks - WMF
Stainless seafood flatware - WMF
Hurricane and goblets - United Market Street Grocery Store years ago
Shell tea-light holders - CTS Dallas
Shells - Michael's years ago

Thank you. I'm honored you spent some of your precious time with me today, I do hope you'll come back again soon, I just love company! I also had Random.org draw a winner from last week's Garden Party posting!
So who is #10 and what did they win? Well a set of six of the cute place card holders from the post!
Carolina Jewel.. if you will contact me by email with a mailing address, I will ship them off to you this week!

I'll be linking up to Tablescape Thursdays at Between Naps on the Porch 
See ya there!


Jeannine said...

Gorgeous. You table is relaxed and easy. The napkins are cute


You've set a gorgeous tablescape and I love all the elements you've used to make a summer-sea table. The plates are great, the shell with the little candle is a sweet idea. The baby blue shell plates and blue goblets evoke the sea. Lovely!
Have a nice end of summer. FABBY

Miss Char said...

Marlis, this looks beautiful and I love the blue with the white dishes. Makes me dream of sitting at the gulf listening to the gulls and the water lapping. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

I love it in a big way! We weren't in the process of a table with which I hope will have that same "feel", but we never got together to finish it.

I love everything about yours, but my absolute FAVORITE thing is the goblets. I zoomed in on them right away. I want some now.

Kuby said...

I live by the sea and love it here. Your gentle colors and table settings are a delight! I just love the star shaped plates and sea shell theme.

Denise said...

Marlis, this is just super, super. Makes me wish I could float on that "Sea of Summer Air" Emily Dickinson wrote about. This whole ambiance is perfect. I love the linens, tea light holders, and those wonderful napkin rings. This table is a real winner! Have a blessed day.


Denise at Forest Manor

Tanya@takesix said...

Your table is beautiful, Marlis. So cool, and relaxing you can almost hear the waves!! I love your stemware, and the decorative edge around the white plates is gorgeous!

xinex said...

Hi Marlis! Your white plates are adorable! Your tablescape is so cute, love all the shell dishes. Everything is so pretty all together....Christine


Oh, forgot to congrat the winner Marlis, on your great give away! Hugs,

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Gorgeous! Love your pretty beach colors. You've set a wonderful beach front table.

A Hint of Home said...

What a gorgeous tablescape! I love the soft colors you used! I love the shell dishes!

A Toile Tale said...

Marlis -
I know you said that you threw this together on the spur of the moment, but it sure looks beautifully planned and created to me. If you are like me, the majority of the inspiration comes during those middle of the night sleepless hours, and then the execution is rather speedy. But, Really......,you had to be thinking a LOT to amass all of these beautiful shore items. I'm hearing the surf as I type. I've already revisited this a couple of times!
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Very pretty beach theme table. Love those soft hues of blue. Those shell dishes are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Such soothing colors! And yes, those napkins are great!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Ooooh, this is so soft and lovely! Love those goblets! Nice pairing this with Emily Dickinson!

I also like the napkin rings! And the plates! Well, I like it all!!


once in a blue moon said...

so pretty, i think i NEED your goblets... and the starfish, and, and, and... ok, i love it all!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Perfect. Beautiful. And your table actually looks very cool! Love the mats! Thanks for your lovely comment!

A Perfect Setting said...

Very pretty table!! Those plates are exquisite! I enjoyed my visit!

Entertaining Women said...

Wistful thinking can sometimes cool us down just enough. Your tablescape carries us away to sweet ocean breezes. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

Mary said...

Marlis~ I always enjoy seaing what washed ashore on your table! I love your ruffled edge shell plates topped off with your aqua starfish! Your TB napkins are too fun, along with your fish flatware!

The 2 Seasons said...

I ready to go to the beach after seeing this. I love the starfish plates. They are so cute, I have never seen them before. Ahh just loved your table!


JudyBug said...

Love your table! I did the same theme (beachy) this week also. I think you'll find my plates look familiar. ;-) Love the candle in the shell!

Lana K. W. Austin said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! This is amazing as always....I am in love with those white plates with the delicate edge! And I also adore your rustic lux charters, etc. to balance the beauty...it all works together so wonderfully!!!!!

Meredith said...

The details in each plate are exquisite and I love all the cool shades of blue...very pretty and very inviting!

Sweetladyelaine said...

I love your calm seascape! I love all your shells, dishes goblets, tablecloth and napkins! Just beautiful! Thank you for stopping by.
Blessings My Friend,

Barbara said...

Ahhhhh, the sea, Emily Dickinson AND eating outdoors? You had me with just that lovely blue and as I continued to look, it drew me in more and more. I could linger over this table for hours and still want to come back the next evening. Beautiful, Marlis. Thank you.

Marigene said...

Beautiful...anything with shades of aqua makes my heart beat a little faster. The dinner plates are gorgeous.

Ivy and Elephants said...

The table setting is so very pretty!
I can't pick just one thing because everything flows so perfectly together. Gorgeous!

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Dear Marlis,

Such an amazing summer table, feels just a beautiful beach day.

You did a wonderful job.

Thank you for sharing.

Karin Şen Cankan

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Another beautiful table... my daughter would love this tablescape, I'll share with her when she comes tomorrow.. with her love for the sea this will capture her heart. hugs ~lynne~

Maria said...

Once in a while, you see a tablescape that takes your breath away. This one is one of those. First, I had never heard this poem. It's beautiful and perfect for this table! Love the soft colors and the unique touches. I'm going to go to Pier 1 and see if I can still find those napkin rings. Beautiful, Marlin!

niartist said...

Just beautiful, what time should I arrive? LOL! I love your setting, and the china is just glorious. You always do such a good job with these tablescapes - inspirational for sure!

Listen, I have a new series on my blog called: "A Picture is Worth ..." I'm trying to get back to posting pictures about my house, and I'd love it if you'd come by and see the bar in the dining room! :)


Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Marlis! I am SO slow getting around on BNOTP this week! It has been really busy around here. It is so hard to believe you got those incredibly cool goblets at at grocery store!!! They are really slick! They look perfect on that table and add texture. The dinner plates, too....magnificent, especially topped with the soft blue starfish salad plates. With the excruciating heat your neck o' the woods has been suffering, I'm surprised you could stand to be outside for even as long as it took to put one plate on the table! It has cooled off considerably here, but we have had some monster storms with deadly flooding. I hope you guys get some relief soon. Take care, and have a great weekend!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Such a pretty table Marlis! I love the dishes and the napkin rings are just too cute-enjoy:@)

Snap said...


Wonderful tablescape. I love the beach and this setting is perfect for the beach and summer. Tommy Bahama -- too cute!

On Crooked Creek said...

Wonderfully relaxing! One would ever know the heat was an issue with these refreshing colors and your inspiring, thought provoking beachy theme! Thank you for all your inspiration!

Bonnie said...

I really like your white plates and cute blue star fish plates. Your tablescape is darling.

Poppy said...

Beautiful beachy tablescape! Love the blue starfish plate... they look so pretty against the white dinner plate and rattan chargers. The nautical napkins are perfect for this tablescape and my favorite is the stemware with rattan holders... thanks for sharing this inspiring post with us. Have a great week!~Poppy


lulumusing said...

You have cooled things off with this tablescape! Your collection of things to work with is amazing. Wish I were close enough to borrow!
We had a big rain last night and I was wishing some of it to Texas. I think Houston starts water rationing today so my yard will likely totally burn.

The Tablescaper said...

Just beautiful. LOVE those chargers.

Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays. Sorry I've been so delayed in visiting.

- The Tablescaper

SavannahGranny said...

This is so soothing and peaceful. Like sitting and listening to the surf. Can I say, I covet those goblets. I know, that is not nice. They really are beautiful.


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