As the days get shorter, we hang on to every breath of summer’s sweet breezes. There’s the “one last time” at the beach day. Or, if you live in the mountains, the desert, or in America’s heartland, all of that may be just a dream. But, it doesn’t stop us from creating our own little breath of fresh air and wind and waves….even on our supper table. Our own casual coastal tablescape….ah!
Today, I used my everyday, Longaberger Classic Blue dinner plates and Woven Traditions Cereal Bowls. No…we won’t be having cereal for supper. These generously sized bowls are perfect for chicken salad (my favorite) on a bed of spinach. You may recognize the napkins from my spring tablescape here. All I did was tie them up with a length of jute and place a seashell on top of the knot.
Every table needs a centerpiece and mine is super quick and easy to put together.
I used an oval silver bowl and filled it with play sand. Then I took some vintage insulators and turned them on their round ends and nestled them into the sand so they would stand up. Inside each I placed a tea light candle.
Randomly I sprinkled seashells and sea glass around the insulators and have the sweetest centerpiece for my casual coastal tablescape.
A simple woven tablecloth in light blue and white gives us that foamy wave feeling.
The blues don’t match. Yet, there’s something imperfectly perfect about how it all comes together to create that easy breezy feel of summer at the lake or seashore.
My shells were all collected on a spring trip to Fort Lauderdale. If you’ve been there, you probably didn’t find many shells either, but I have enough to create the look. And really…isn’t that all we’re hoping to achieve?
Beautifully imperfect, some broken, all seemingly cast off from the sea. Yet, together they create the sense of waves and summer breezes better than anything.
Simple, casual coastal tablescape.
Holding on to summer for a long as possible.
Did you get to the beach this summer?
What are you doing to savor the days of summer?
Are you yearning for cool weather, colorful leaves, and sweaters?
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