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My passion is decorating with vintage and antique finds on a budget. There was a time when I wouldn't have dreamed of going into a goodwill. That day has passed. :) My second love is scrapbooking all those special family moments for posterity, and I recently set up my very own scrapbooking room. I have three beautiful children, two sons and a daughter as well as a sweet (albeit full blooded Yankee) daughter-in-law and two grandgirls. I also enjoy gardening, meeting new friends and relaxing on my patio in the evenings with a glass of fine wine. During the summer of 2001, I spent two glorious weeks at Kennedy Space Center. I've been somewhat of a space geek ever since....
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Beachy Tablescape Encore

I just can't get enough of the beach these days. Returned from Orange Beach last week and am headed out for Destin early Friday morning, this time with my kids and grandkids. Woo hoo!!!! Time for a celebratory tablescape, don't you think? Be sure to hop on over to visit Susan to view other breathtaking tablescapes when you finish here.

I found these beautiful ocean blue glasses at Old Time Pottery and just had to pull out the fish dishes and do another beachy tablescape.... Aren't the salt and pepper shakers just adorable? When I caught sight of them at World Market, I just HAD to have them... The placemats came from Pier One. I bought the last four, sure wish I could have found two more..... I wanted to incorporate more of that gorgeous ocean blue so I strung the glass beads (Wal-Mart clearance item) to pretty up the napkin rings. And while cleaning out kitchen drawers yesterday I came across the perfect fabric for a table runner. Are you ready to hear the source? I discovered a carry bag from an old patio umbrella that has long since been retired in the back of a drawer. And better yet, the colors were PERFECT for the tablescape. I cut that baby up and sewed up a table runner, easy as pie. How's that for some highly creative recycling, y'all?

Here's another view of the table runner. I used some pretty shells to add some interest.

This tablescape is set for three, me and the two kids who still live at home even though more often than not, they just perch briefly before heading out again.... Oh, to be young again....

I love this fat fish! He doesn't seem to have missed many meals....

I decorated the candlesticks with twine and a sand dollar and starfish. Here's one last view....Look out Destin, here we come!!!!!!


  1. Not fair! Two beach trips in one summer. That table runner will never wear out. Yes, the best use of recycling ever. I love table runners. Fish plates are great and so are the fat salt and pepper fish. I will always stick around for dinner at a table like that.

  2. Pretty! Like one color with texture. Rich!

    Did you see any oil when you went to the beach?
    Carol, in Florida

  3. Your table makes me feel like I am at the beach. Love the fish plates, they are charming!

  4. Those fish plates are just precious.

  5. Cute table. Those fish plates are adorable. Perfect for your beachy table.


  6. Really pretty! Your blue glasses really pop among the neutral tones of the tablescape. Fatty fish boy is a real cutie!

  7. What a pretty table! Love those fish plates! I bought those placemats too, also getting the last ones.

  8. Great table -- and how clever you are to recycle that fabric into the runner! LOVE those placemats -- perfect for the beach theme.

  9. Great table! I love your table runner, you are very creative! Your dishes are too all the different fish. Everything looks so beachy...just in time for your trip! Have a great time!

  10. Hey wow such good arrangements done on such a sweet table. I really fall in love Encore Beach with it!!

  11. Very creative and fun! I love the story about making the runner out of the patio umbrella bag! The napkin rings really pop after you added the embellishments. All very nicely done!

  12. You really did a great job putting everything together. I really like your dishes. Have a nice weekend, Mary

  13. Terri, I included your beautiful table setting in today's post -thanks for the inspiration, I love your creative recycling!!!

    This is the post:
    Nautical and Beach Theme Table Settings

  14. What a pretty table! Love those fish plates! Encore Beach Its very very beautifully arranged!!


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