I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
Thank you, Susan, for hosting such a fun event & providing dishaholics everywhere with a weekly fix ~
Although we are knocking on fall’s door my tablescape inspiration this week came from this book~ it gave me the excuse to pull out and play with my coastal-inspired dishes one more time. . .
Women and the Sea is a beautiful book that inspired me to share it in the form of an Edible Review at Food for Thought~ a wonderful & delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. Hosted by my talented friend Jain, every two weeks, you are invited to join by sharing a book review in an edible fashion. It’s a fun place to play and visit~ where you can always find something feed your mind, your senses, and your tummy :-) You can read more about this book and see the complete book review, if you’d like here.
“In 2004, Claire Murray launched La Vie Claire magazine to celebrate women living creative lives pursuing their passions. It quickly became apparent that there were many others who shared her vision: women who had been enchanted by the sea and who built their lives around this inspiration. Thus the concept of Women and the Sea was born. In telling the tales of sixteen women, Women and the Sea pays tribute to all sisters of the sea.”
Sand Sculptor, Jennifer Rossen, is one of the sixteen women featured in this inspirational book:
“The sea moves with eternity but waves to ephemerality. No one understands this better than sand sculptor Jennifer Rossen. She spends days, months even, watering, packing, and shaping sand into hobbit-sized sandcastles. These fairy-tale palaces—with their carved domes, crowned towers, choir of steeples and spires—enjoy their day in the sun, inviting imaginations to visit and delight in them, and then they are gone.”
I was inspired to play in the sand myself. . .and played with brown sugar to create my own sand castle :-)
Salad Plates, Napkins & Dipping Bowls~ Pottery Barn’s Coastal Curiosity Collection
Blue Dinner Plates & Rattan Chargers~ Kohl’s
Napkin Rings ~ Stein Mart
Flatware~ World Market
Blue Wine Glasses~ Dollar Tree
For more tablescape fun, be sure to visit the Porch. . .