There’s nothing like a day at the beach.
Since we’re at least five hours from the beach, I decided to bring the beach to the mountains of Pennsylvania.
At least to my dining area.
Will you join me for a beachy brunch?
The table is simply set with my Longaberger dinnerware and crystal goblets, and my vintage silverplate that we use everyday.
We’re having the yummiest blueberry pancakes with real maple syrup.
Creamers sitting on saucers are perfect for serving the syrup. And cute too.
An old vintage low bowl with a sea green interior is filled with candles, seashells, and beach glass.
A strip of burlap, cut from an old coffee bean bag turned table runner, is suggestive of sandy beaches.
I’m smitten with the vintage blue Ball jars which are filled with fresh-picked Queen Anne’s Lace. One of my favorite summer flowers and just the touch for that beachy feel.
At my request, my kind husband created the netting around the jars that remind us of the old-fashioned glass floats.
And to complete the look, I found some striped napkins in my stash that remind me of a summer beach towel and give a punch of color to an otherwise mostly monochromatic table setting.
Since you live too far away to join me for brunch, I invited two couples we got to know here in PA through our small group from church. Since we’re moving at the end of the month, this Sunday brunch was our last hurrah before our house fills up with boxes and looks more like a warehouse than a home.
Our brunch was quite lovely as my husband made blueberry pancakes, one friend brought a wonderful egg casserole, and another an amazing fresh fruit salad. Simple and delicious. Great conversation. And some final fun before the work begins.
Moments before our guests arrived, I realized I had forgotten the water goblets, so I quickly set them on the table and then grabbed the camera to snap most of these photos as our friends were walking to the door. Whew!
Then as I was editing these photos I thought I could have added a colorful beach towel to the table decor to give our beachy brunch a little color kick. Next time. Maybe. I also noticed that I had forgotten to add more seashells to the burlap runner. I’m guessing you didn’t miss them, so we’ll decide that it all came together perfectly. [wink]
Have you ever had a beachy brunch far from the crash of the waves?
What is your favorite table setting theme for summertime?
How are you enjoying the final days of summer?
Wishing you sand, sunshine, and the splash of the waves…even if only in your dreams.
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