A Coastal Christmas and Giveaway!

Although we’re lakeside, I set a table to celebrate

A Coastal Christmas

for my Blue Crab Bay Stoneware Giveaway!

For a table covering, a quilted coverlet with nautical stripes provides the quintessential red to celebrate a Coastal Christmas and to pair with the blue stoneware.

I’ve gotten double duty from this quilt (Chaps Home French Riviera from Kohl’s) which is reversible with a black background. It appears to be subconsciously drawn to animals~ previously Udderly Charmed by Holsteins and following Animal Instincts at the table:)

My 4 Place Settings of Blue Crab Bay Company Stoneware were hoisted ashore previously for my Feeling Crabby table in September.

For a seaside Christmas transition, I added some greenery and ribbon for a pop of redalong with shells to my lanterns.

Clear bubble stems, silver crab napkin rings, and flatware resembling rope add a few coastal details, as well as gray-washed rattan chargers, their faded appearance much like a sun-weathered dock.

 Chargers are wreathed in Leyland Cypress for a seasonal touch~ an evergreen which won’t leave a sticky or sappy residue in its wake. Galvanized buckets are filled with a mixture of cypress, pine, and cedar.

I was first introduced to Blue Crab Bay products when I had my retail store and carried some of their specialty foods~their Snug Harbor Bloody Mary mixer is one of our favorites!


 I was introduced through the pages of Claire Murray’s Women and the Sea, to Blue Crab Bay’s founder Pamela Barefoot, who resides on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, and saw my review, which in turn led to me a little to doing some photography this year for Blue Crab Bay Company products.

Part of my compensation for my photography was 8 Place Settings of handsome stoneware by Dovis Designs, produced and hand-painted in Thailand exclusively for Blue Crab Bay Company.

It is microwave and dishwasher-safe, as well as oven-safe to 400 degrees.

Nationally known folk artist, José Dovis, was born in a small village by the Italian Alps, and designed this hand-painted stoneware. Trained in pottery and painting, Dovis broadened his study of the arts in Argentina, Mexico, and Washington, D.C. after leaving Italy. In 1978, he established a studio in his waterfront home on Virginia’s Eastern Shore and traveled extensively, selling his original wheel thrown pottery along the East Coast. His designs synthesized the tradition of classic Italian majolica with early New England stoneware, reflecting the coastal life of the Chesapeake Bay.

Dovis, a longtime friend of Blue Crab Bay Co. founder Pamela Barefoot, designed the original Blue Crab Bay brand logo in 1985. Twenty-six years later, the reunion of Barefoot with Dovis rekindled the spirit of the stoneware line, with both of their creations drawing their inspiration from the Chesapeake Bay region~ the heart of Blue Crab country and three award-winning area vineyards~ incorporating grapes in the border on the plates.

 In the Spirit of Christmas and as I approach my three-year blogging anniversary in January, I’m sharing some dish love and giving away my remaining 4 Place Settings I’m due to receive from Blue Cray Bay Company to One Winner!

The 7-Piece Place Setting includes a dinner, salad, bread/dessert plate, and a cereal, chowder, pasta bowl and mug!

For a chance to win these dishes mention in a comment you would like to “sea” them come home with you!

Subscribers/followers automatically get a second entry. Subscribe  by email or follow on Facebook and let me know by comment.

For a third entry, share this giveaway on your Facebook page or blog and leave an additional comment telling me so.

This giveaway is open to continental US residents only through December 18th.

A winner will be chosen December 19th~

Best of luck to all and thanks for entering!

This Giveaway is now Closed.

Coastal Christmas Table Details:

Dishes/ Blue Crab Bay Co. Stoneware

Flatware/ World Market

Goblets/ HomeGoods

Rattan Chargers/ Target

Crab Napkin Rings/ Williams-Sonoma

Napkins & Lanterns/ Pottery Barn

Thank you for your visit, I’m joining:

Let’s Dish!~

Table Top Tuesday~

 Wow Us Wednesdays~

 Tutorials Tips and Tidbits~

Open House Party~

 Tablescape Thursday~

Home and Garden Thursday~

Home Sweet Home~

Feathered Nest Friday~

Seasonal Sundays~

 Metamorphosis Monday~

322 responses to “A Coastal Christmas and Giveaway!

  1. It all looks so nautical and Christmasy beautiful. Everything is just well done and gorgeous! We are on the Bay of Lake Michigan and this reminds me of when we used to live next to the lighthouse. Blessings- xo Diana

  2. Would love, love, love to sea the dishes in my house!!

  3. Gorgeous! Reminds me of our a tour me and my hubby took of New England light houses, everything you share is gorgeously done! Thanks for opportunity to win these beautiful dishes — of course I would LOVE to Sea Them in My Home :)

  4. I subscribe to your posts via email AND I also follow you on facebook. Thanks again!

  5. Mary, I loved these dishes the first time you shared them on a table, and mixed with Christmas reds and greens they are equally as delightful. Beautiful designs! How perfect that they have chowder bowls.
    These would be welcome in our home, but as I was the lucky one to receive your 2nd Year Anniversary Give Away, I’ll not put my name in the hat. Your generosity and love of dishes is remarkable. I feel so fortunate to share your friendship! ~ Sarah

  6. The more I look at these gorgeous dishes, the MORE I WANT Them for myself :) oh goodness!
    I shared your giveaway on my facebook page ::: The Humblenest of Mrs V.
    I hope you have a beautiful day!

  7. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    I live in Maryland. We love crabs! I would totally love to “sea” those dishes on my table. What a lovely tablescape you’ve created!

  8. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    And I’m an email subscriber!

  9. oh how I need these for my tiny cottage by the sea here in Ocean View Delaware. Please enter me into the drawing and i can “sea” them on my table for Christmas Day

  10. Mary, you make everything so inviting. I love your tablescapes and all your wonderful photography. I can see how much a small detail can pull your eye and give inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing. Happy Holidays from Seattle ! Oh, and so too can I “sea” those beautiful dishes in my future.

  11. Although I am far away from the ocean I’d love to sea these plates on my summer table. I love your blog and am a regular viewer.

  12. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    I live in Maryland. We love crabs around here! I would love to “sea” these dishes on my table!!! What a lovely tablescape!

  13. Blue – my favorite color. I can sea these on my dining table. You always have such beautiful tablescapes. Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. I would LOVE to sea these gorgeous dishes come home to me! I am an e-mail subscriber! Thank you, Mary! Stunning post! I love it!

  15. i can just sea them by the sea… heavy sigh of seaside contentment! and so congrats on your photo shoot with them i so want that scoop!

  16. Barbara Abney

    I REALLY would like to “sea” these come home with me! I have shared the Facebook entry, and I subscribed by e-mail and have like your Facebook page some time ago! Love your blog!

  17. Barbara Abney

    oops–should have proofread! I have LIKED your Facebook page!

  18. I love this setting. Perfect in every way. I just may need to get that quilt for my guest room.

  19. I also was very happy to share your post on Facebook. Thank you! :)

  20. Sharon Connor

    Would love to sea the Blue Crab Bay Company Stoneware on my table by the Monterey Bay! Your tablescapes are always inspiring and simply lovely. Best wishes for a peaceful holiday season to you and yours.

  21. I love the art and the color of these dishes and I would love to “sea” them in my home by the Sound! Great photography too!

  22. I grew up going to the ocean each year while living with my parents on the East coast. Now I’m in Colorado and miss the sea. I love the Italian influence in this set. I would LOVE to SEA this set come to our family!
    I subscribe to your site and love all your ideas and decorating. So beautiful and inspiring!

  23. Nancy Sargent

    I live in a floating home…as well as on the coast…love everything about your blog!…you’ve given me many neat ideas! My coast kitchen has blue crab decor…minus the dishes! :o/ keep up your creative streak..can’t wait to see whats next!!!!

  24. I’ve admired the dishes with longing on their website and am a great fan of
    Blue Crab Bay Co. snack mixes too. The “Barnacles” are my favorite and I would love to sea them served in their lovely pottery dishware! Thank you for two chances to win as I also subscribe. PS the pumpkin granola was a HIT!

  25. These are beautiful and of coarse I’d love to “sea” them in my home, stunning! Thank you.

  26. I’m a subscriber to your blog and look forward to it on a regular basis.

  27. OMG! I love this stuff, but then I love anything sea-related and would love to “sea” myself dining on this set.

  28. I have long been a Facebook follower.

  29. To ensure that I NEVER miss one of your posts, I’ve been an email follower for ages.

  30. What a lovely setting! My daughter will be thrilled to “sea” this as she loves all things “sea” related and since we are from Virginia, has a special love for this company anyway. I would in turn love to “sea” these plates come ashore with me so I could share them with her.

    I really like how you have mingled the colors of Christmas with this blue and white and the elements of the “sea”. Beautiful!!

  31. Since we are a coastal couple living minutes from the ocean inlet and lighthouse, this table setting is perfect for year round living outside. I hope I sea my way to acquiring them. Suzi

  32. I love getting my email notifications of your new posts so I can pop right over to “sea” what your latest creation is. These dishes are beautiful!

  33. I am an enthusiastic follower via email.

  34. How beautiful the blue and white combine with the red and green touches! I wouldn’t have thought of it!

    Last year I did a plaid and seashell themed Christmas table – we loved it so much that the centerpiece stayed on display for quite a bit afterwards ;-)

    I would love to Sea the dish set in My Home but I realize the shipping would be pretty ridiculous, so I don’t really expect to get them, but it would be GREAT to have them!

  35. As a July birthday girl and crab (cancer) I would LOVE to “sea” these on my table, then the feel of the ocean would always be with me! I subscribe and follow you by email. Lisa

  36. PS Your “tablescapes” are always inspiring!!!

  37. Vickie Collins

    OMG, I love this. I grew up in Va. and went to the Eastern Shore as often as I could. I am now living in Pa, and would love to have this reminder of the things that I loved about living there!

  38. Rhonda Steelman

    i would love to sea the Blue Crab Bay stoneware on my table.

  39. WOW- what a beautiful tablescape!!!!!!! I LOVE anything nautical and I would LOVE to “SEA” these place settings in my home. Thank you for all of your wonderful posts…..

  40. I think it would be a lovely Christmas gift for me, if these dishes were to set sea and journey inland to my talbe. I love blue and white dishes and would enjoy adding these to the mix. Thank you for such a generous chance to win. MM

  41. I don’t know if it is necessary for me to add, but I am a follower by email and enjoy each of your posts. MM

  42. Rhonda Steelman

    I have shared this entry on Facebook and encouraged my friends to join the contest.

  43. I would love to sea these lovely dishes on my table. Your tablescape it beautiful!

  44. I just posted this to FB. I am a follower!!!! I also follow you on FB! XOXO, what a GENEROUS give away!!!

  45. I started following you yesterday when i saw your lovely potting shed on Hometalk.

  46. thanks for the lovely table ideas. I would love to SEA these Blue Crab Bay dishes mixed with some gavanized chargers that are just sitting in my closet waiting to grace a fun coastal tablescape this spring for a lakeside luncheon with friends. – kk

  47. Your beautiful blog is the highlight of my day. I would love to SEA these Blue Crab Bay dishes on my table mixed and matched with my blue transferware. Your site always brings me back to the lovely vacation I spent with my family on the lake in Massachusetts just this past year. Thank you for your beautiful photography and decorating ideas. pat ♥

  48. I would love to “sea” those pretty dishes come home with me. Your coastal tablescape is so beautiful! I might already be following you but I will check for sure and will follow you on FB also….Christine

  49. Wanted you to know that I shared this beautiful and generous giveaway offer on Facebook so that all my friends and family could have the opportunity to own this beautiful dinnerware and take part in the beauty of your blog. Happy Holiday! pat ♥

  50. I would love to sea them come home with me. They would fit right in as I live in South Puget Sound on the west coast. To the sea, to the sea, to the beautiful sea…….

  51. I shared this awesom giveaway on my FB, followed you there and subscribed on email. Thanks for the chance to win…Christine

  52. What a beautiful tablescape. I live by the seashore of the Gulf Coast, and would love to sea those dishes along side my McCoy pottery to set my table more appropriately! I have checked them out at the Blue Crab Bay Co., from your previous posts, but alas – not in my budget… It’s so fun to look at your blogs! Merry Christmas!

  53. Dishes. I love them all. These would go with everything!!!! HOW KIND OF YOU TO SHARE THEM.

  54. Love these. They remind me of home on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where we love our blue crabs any way you fix them. Would love to sea these at my home in Houston now! Happy Holidays! Carol

  55. I would love to SEA these dishes come home with me.

  56. Wow, yes I would like to “sea” these dishes come to my house. Fabulous.

  57. Hello Mary,

    Just an e-mail to let you know I would love to sea these beautiful Blue Crab Bay dishes on my West Coast shoreline. Living within travel distance not far from the Seattle seashore it would be lovely to use and display these adorable dishes. Thank you for the opportunity and I sure do love getting your e-mail’s with your fabulous displays and photography. I’m so very envious of where you live!

    Thanks again,

    Julia D.

  58. OMG….what do I “sea”? I would love to “sea” the Blue Crab Stoneware on my table. I have never heard or “sean” this dishware before, maybe because I’m from the Midwest!! Absolutely love the Blue Crab Stoneware.

  59. I also subscribe via email. I love the nautical look and think these Blue Crab Stoneware is simply beautiful.

  60. Being hoplessly land-locked in Kansas, these placesettings would be a breath of fresh air–sea air. I would love to “sea” them on my table in the heartland!

  61. Beautiful! Inspirational! Your table settings and entire blog are divine! I’m addicted to dishes and would love to add these to my repitoire!

  62. We recently moved to Florida and I am loving living by the sea….so I can really sea these dishes fitting in nicely in my new home

  63. I am an email subscriber to home is where the boat is

  64. Land-locked here in North Texas, but would love to “sea” these dishes on my table when we eat “sea”food–particularly gumbo. Love those blue crabs!

  65. peggy spencer

    would love for my grandkids to sea these on my table after a day of crabbing.

  66. Went to Blue Crab Bay site and what did I Sea? Recipes! I would love to sea these wonderful dishes come home with me.
    I love your emails!

  67. I am posting your site on a group site Christmas is where the home is and other Holidays.

  68. What fun! A red, white and blue Christmas table. I’d love to give the Blue Crab Bay Co. Stoneware a home! I’m a follower! :D :D

  69. P.S. I follow on FB….

  70. I LOVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE SEA!!!! Thanks for the chance to win these dishes.

  71. Shared the giveaway on my facebook page

  72. Mary "Skip" Weathers

    Although I am far from the Sea, I would love to sea those beautiful dishes on my table on December 21st as I celebrate my 17th year of being cancer free! I consider that to be a miracle. I really enjoy your photos.

  73. I would love to “Sea” these gorgeous dishes in my home. My buffet and table will look wonderful wearing the “Sea”!
    I am a faithful follower.

  74. Posted the Giveaway link on my blog!

  75. Hi Mary! Hope you and the girls are enjoying getting all festive for the holidays!! I would totally love to “sea” those dishes in my cottage!! What a awesome display you have created!! I just love it!!

  76. We follow you on Facebook as well!

  77. I shared on my Facebook Page…and on the girlz page!!

  78. Blue & White dishes are my passion and I would love to sea these blue & white dishes in my collection.

  79. I am also an e-mail subscriber

  80. I also shared this on my Facebook

  81. I can so “sea” these in our weekend home on the lake. Your decor is always lovely.

  82. I subscribe to your emails. Thanks

  83. Barbara Schneider

    I would love to “SEA”these beautiful dishes grace my table. You would be in my thoughts thankfully each day

  84. Oh boy would I love to “sea these dishes” come my way! We love to spend our vacations in the Chesapeake Bay area almost every summer. What a beautiful addition to our table these would be!

  85. I’m sharing this on my facebook and tweeting about it too!

  86. I too live on the water, Anchor Bay, part of the Great Lakes in Michigan. We are also boaters. I’d love to “sea” these beautiful dishes gracing the back deck of our boat. A lunch of crab cakes or a lovely crab salad would be so tasty on these dishes.

    Thanks for the your beautiful blog. I visit daily for creative inspiration.

  87. hi Mary,
    I would love to sea this lovely china come home with me! I have the perfect place for it in my Gulf Coast home! I love the way the artist combined his Italian roots with his Chesapeake Bay home. The way you have turned this into a Christmas table is so clever, and of course if any one could do it you can! i am always inspired by your creativity and photography.

  88. Your blog is the first blog I signed up to follow when I first discovered blogging earlier this year. Your posts are always so full of great ideas and photography that you inspired me to start my own blog and learn to take better photos. I have a long way to go but you have taught me so much!

  89. I will be sharing your give away on tomorrow’s post on the Painted Apron!

  90. Oh my goodness what memories those dishes bring back from the days I lived in Maryland and visited the Eastern Shore and got the delicious crabs. I would love to sea those dishes on my table.

  91. Suzanne Oldham

    These dishes are so handsome! Especially with your clever styling. My husband grew up in Annapolis, and we had the pleasure of living there for a while. Blue crabs bring those happy memories rushing back. I would love to have the blue crab dishes at our Texas lake house. Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you! Suzanne

  92. Leyland Cypress, huh? OK…I’m going to have to write that down. I had a nasty little run-in with some evergreens a couple of years ago, and I have been antsy about using fresh ever since. I like the way you paired the striped tablecloth with the checkered napkins. Very pretty, and a perfect nautical look! The dishes are great, too. I wouldn’t be “crabby” if I didn’t win them, but it sure would be nice! :-) The treatment on the lantern is really pretty and unique. The plaid works with everything else! One might not expect that it would, but it totally does!

  93. You do the most amazing tablescapes! I absolutely love your dishes-I haven’t seen anything like them! Our beach house would be the perfect place for them. That is why I follow you-for your wonderful ideas!
    Thanks for sharing!

  94. …and I follow you!

  95. Sure would love to “sea” the beautiful Blue Crab Bay dishes on my Pacific West Coast “sea”shore. With living in travel distance to the beautiful “Sea”ttle “sea”shore, it would be lovely to use and display these adorable dishes. Thank you for the opportunity, and I sure enjoy and look forward to “sea”ing what you send on your news letters.
    Thanks again for a great Holiday giveaway!

  96. Mary, there is nothing better than Christmas on the coast, and your tablescape certainly celebrates that! The combination of the red with the blue is stunning! I would love an opportunity to win those beautiful crab dishes.

  97. Mary, I follow by email and on Facebook!

  98. I will do a shout out about your giveaway on my FB page!

  99. Happier Than A Pig in Mud

    Your table is so pretty Mary! You’ve made the nautical theme and colors work so well for Christmas! Love it:@)

  100. Beautiful! I love all your tablescapes, especially nautical ones. Wish I could set up outdoors as often as you can, but the Pacific Northwest does not work as well for that. I do love it here though, gray winters, rain drops and all.

  101. OH how I would love to sea those wash up on my beach…… so beautiful,, I have shared it on my face book page too…… such a generous give a way

  102. Beautiful! Reminds me of our many trips to Maine! I would love to win and might just be a little “crabby” if I don’t! Just kidding, of course! :)

  103. Here is my 2nd entry! Fingers are crossed!

  104. I would travel the seven seas to have these lovely dishes!

  105. I will head over to Face Book to share the good news of this lovely giveaway!

  106. Will share on my blog as well! I like making a button for all the cool giveaways! Thank you!

  107. Margie Anders

    I just signed up for email subscription for a 2nd chance to win the Blue Crab Bay dishes!

  108. Margie Anders

    And for a 3rd chance at the dishes, I shared your link on Facebook! :-)

  109. Just a beautiful table and the dishes carry me out to sea…. can’t wait to use them on my table!

  110. So cute!! I would love to sea this set in our house!!!

  111. These dishes would be beautiful in the Mid-west. It would make the Sea come alive to where we are in the heartland. I would love to sea them on my table.

  112. Robin Bonvino

    I would love to Sea these beautiful blue and white crab dishes in my Newport, RI home. I don’t live at the shore but I try to bring that nautical, beachy decor ashore. My birthsign is the crab and these dishes would look fabulous for a summer dinner as well as a Holiday feast. Thanks for the chance to win these gorgeous dishes.

  113. Robin Bonvino

    I subscribe via email.

  114. I would love to sea this on my table, lovely post as usual. Merry Christmas, Lena

  115. Robin Bonvino

    I shared this giveaway on Facebook so that others may “Sea” how lovely it is!

  116. I would love to “sea” these dishes on my table and in my dining room….year-round! Your photography is wonderful! Thank you for sharing your talents.

  117. Oh Mary, I would love to “sea” those beautiiful dishes come home to me! What a pretty table you’ve set with them. I’m already a follower of yours. Thanks for the chance at this wonderful giveaway.

  118. Yes, I would love to sea those lovely blue and white dishes on my table, because a crabby meal sounds fun.


  119. Liz @ Infuse With Liz

    Oh my goodness what a great giveaway! I would definitely love to sea these on my table!
    I’ve gone on Facebook and liked you and will post this on my page and my blog!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  120. Vincette Hubbard

    I love and covet the dishes and even more because we jusst returned from a week in Hilton Head and they would always remind me of that time. Dishes are one of my many weaknesses and I know you will understand that. Thanks for the many ideas for my family and friend dinners.

    Vincette Hubbard / vincetteh@gmail.com

  121. Mary..the table is gorgeous…love those plates and I can see why they wanted your “photography skills”….and I am going to Kohl’s and hopefully they still have that quilt…it is fantastic….As always, your tablescape is “award winning”…

  122. Off to shout about the giveaway on my Facebook!!

  123. Mary, I would love to “seas” these come home with me. We used to live near the Oregon Coast and a favorite pastime was crabbing! These dishes are so great and yes I did post this to my fb page. http://www.facebook.com/janiserendipity

  124. Oh what a beautiful set of dishes…Please let them come and Sail Away with me!

  125. I am subscribed to your posts and follow you on Fb too! Thanks for the Giveaway!

  126. I shared your fabulous giveaway on my Fb page! Many Thanks!

  127. “Down by the sea, where the blue crabs flow…”. Perfect setting!

  128. Cheryl Robbins

    I just started receiving your wonderful posts by email…love every one! We’re land locked deep in the heart of Texas but what a treat it would be to SEA those beautiful crab dishes on my table in Dallas!

  129. I could “sea” these dishes looking very lovely on my dining room table…we were suppose to retire on Long Beach Island in NJ but instead we stayed in Atlanta so I have one room decorated with a beach theme…they would be coming to a very grateful home….

  130. I just signed up as a follower and will also follow you on Facebook!! Thanks for the chance to win these great dishes…

  131. It sure would float my boat to sea such lovely dishes on my table!!

  132. I am an email subscriber & I can spend huge chunks of time perusing your gorgeous photos!

  133. I can sea all the way back to my honeymoon soon to be 20 years ago, spent at a house on the rivah of the eastern shore. We baited our crab pot with leftover finger sandwiches from the wedding reception and spent a glorious stormy night watching the water from a glassed in deck. I can sea us celebrating all the love and laughter on that night with these great dishes gracing the table. Thanks so much for the gorgeous ideas and inspiring photography.

  134. I shared a link on facebook and pinned your display to pinterest. thanks.

  135. You have the most marvelous pictures and blue is my favorite colour; I sea what I could sea and do with this interesting blue crab design pottery. Your table setting is very attractive. With the addition of plaid to your table and interesting candle holders makes me sea sick for a home comfort Southern meal……this old Virginian misses the South and would sea those dishes come out to the West Coast where I sea many lovers of sea crab.

    Sea ya’ll you hear now,
    Sylvia Faye
    No blog but your blog comes into my email and I enjoy each of them. Your little potting house has been intriging at each season. I miss the slower pace of life in the South.

  136. Oh goodness. I’m so glad that I got up early to catch up in blog land. I would looooove to sea those dishes come my way. I think this whole table is wonderful. I would never have thought to use the striped coverlet for it, and I like it looks just plain perfect.

  137. Linda Jarreau

    Mary, Mary, quite the table setter,
    Each time I peek, they just get better!
    And now the Blue Crab Bay Stone dishes from the sea,
    I would absolutely love to “sea” them come home to me!

    Mary, your tables are truly inspirational! You are one talented lady!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful life with us!!!

  138. This is a beautiful set of dinnerware, I would love to SEA them with my other blue and white items. I would love to decorate my dinner table in the beach theme. I love the quilt also. Thanks for sharing.

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  140. Mary- Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. You always seem to inspire me to try something new! Would love to “sea” these blue dishes on my porch overlooking my lake! I will keep my fingers crossed!

  141. Morning Mary – These dishes would find a happy and appreciative home here on the river in ‘Bama. We’d love to “sea” them on our deck and know that they would rest on one of my many quilts – just like you!

  142. And, we subscribe and follow you on facebook as well. Sent your link to lots of my friends and family! You are very kind to offer these up!

  143. I would love to “sea” these dishes on my table. thanks so much.

  144. Oh how wonderful, I’d love to “sea” these dishes in my house. Merry Christmas!

  145. I also subscribe via email.

  146. LOL I would love to SEA them come home with me! :D

    Mary, I must say that your lanterns all decorated for Christmas are too cute. I love them, Mary!!!


  147. I love your blog and would love to SEA those beautiful dishes come home with me. Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway. Karen

  148. I’m subscribing to your wonderful blog. thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful giveaway. Karen

  149. I’m “liking” your facebook page. Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful giveaway. Karen

  150. I can picture these lovely settings on my table as my family sits down to a home-cooked meal. I can “sea” these images in my imagination. Thank you!

  151. How nice of you to share your beautiful dish set! I would love to sea them on a table next to our pool, which is as close to water as they would get :) Already a follower, Mary,

  152. I’ve just Liked you on Facebook!

  153. Oh, Mary, I would absolutely love to “sea” those gorgeous dishes on a table of mine! Thanks for the chance to win!

  154. I have also “liked” you on Facebook. Hope that increases the odds that I’ll be able to “sea” these dishes in my home! LOL!

  155. Would love to sea these dishes on my table – even tho in Florida we favor stone crabs :) Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  156. Mary, I have always loved your blog! And this is just darling. Those dishes! Those dishes! Sooooo cute. You better believe I would love to “sea” those dishes come home to live with me. I live near the “sea” a little further south, and these would be a perfect fit. I wish I had them now to use for our Christmas table. They would be adorable! They are certainly adorable on your cute table.

    Thank so much for the chance to win. I appreciate it so much.



  157. Oh yes please, I would love to sea them in my home!
    Your table is just outstandingly beautiful, the colors just pop!

  158. I am going to post this on fb !!

  159. Thank you for the opportunity to ‘sea’ these used on my dining table this summer. You have made a beautiful setting for Christmas from the greenery to the quilt to the dinner ware. I always love to come visit your site and get a lot of inspiration from you.

  160. Barbara P from MA

    WOW!!! Absolutely love those blue crab dishes! Would love to “sea” them come home to me! That tablesetting is one of the most fabulous I’ve seen yet!

  161. I’d love to “sea”these dishes on my table. While my husband is out crabbing at the Delaware Bay, I could be setting the table in anticipation of the bussel of crabs he’ll bring home. And on the days he comes home without a bounty, I’ll still be pleased because these beautiful dishes won’t get dirty! Love your table; so festive!

  162. I love those dishes! Would love to have them!
    Your table is beautiful Mary. The lanterns are fabulous!

  163. I follow via E-mail.

  164. I could “sea” these on my patio, reminding me of the year I lived on Cape Cod!

    Your table is lovely – I love how you pay such attention to detail – and the flatware is “to die for”

  165. I so would love to sea these dishes on my dining room table! I love crab and am from Florida and these dishes remind me of home! Blue and white dishes, blue crab and the sea!! Love your style…the photos are gorgeous!! I am a follower as well!

    Miss Bloomers

  166. I would love to “sea” these dishes in my new home in Colorado, Mary, to remind me of living near the Atlantic Ocean for 59 years :) They are beautiful and your tablescape is so colorful and delightful!

  167. I am your follower, Mary! :)

  168. Love the “sea” spin to Christmas decor. Thanks for a beautiful and inspirational blog that constantly inspires me!

  169. Love the dishes and anything blue and white are always at the top of my list.
    Beautiful table. Love your blog~~

  170. The dishes are just beautiful! I could definitely “sea” them as a great gift for my sister! I love to see Christmas celebrated in other parts of the country. Especially since I don’t really care for red and green!

  171. I would love to “sea” those dishes come home with me!

  172. And – I also subscribe via email.

  173. Debbie@Mountain Breaths

    If you could only “sea” how lovely the dishes would look on my table ;o) To thank you for this offering, here is a fantastic quote for you.

    “Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves
    that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.”
    -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  174. Love this table.. the green under the plates is the perfect touch to soften the table.. Love the dishes. We don’t see any like that down here at all. Wait, out west.. no water.. but would love to win.. thanks for the chance.. Once again, Mary your table leaves me oohing and aahing with every photo. thanks for the chance.. xo marlis

  175. I would so love to “sea” these dishes come home with me! One of the first things my beautiful husband did to “wow” me when we were first dating was teach me how to pick a crab. I’ve loved him every since (not to mention steamed, spiced crabs!) These dishes could be such a meaningful and beautiful thing to share with him now that the kids are all adults and we are once again able to enjoy time alone together!

  176. And I subscribe by email.

  177. And I’ve Liked you on FaceBook :)

  178. Holy Moley, Mary, I thought I would never get to the end of the comments!
    Your table is a delight, I have never done a coastal Christmas, I should! If it wasn’t so cold, I should do it at the beach. Forget that, I am a wimp! Too cold!
    I would love those dishes, they match my personality!
    What a generous give away!
    I have to say I adore the bows on your lantern, just pops right off the screen!

  179. I subscribe by email.

  180. What a wonderful and unusual Christmas setting. I love it. The blue and red are so perfect! My husband is back in VA, now and near the Chesapeake Bay — lovely area. I do sea these dishes coming my way.

  181. Shared on FB.

  182. Liked you on FB .

  183. No, I sea them coming my way! I just bought our crab for Christmas Eve. They would be so perfect. You have such a lovely touch. What an unusual and elegant and out of the box table! You truly are amazing! This is such a pretty table.

  184. I am following you on Facebook plus have detailed your GiveAWay on my facebook at

  185. Just found your site and so glad i did: having two white puppy’s and a boat a ventured over and to my surprise i have a new read ! the plates would be a bonus!

  186. I would love to see this magnificent china in my beach cottage in Destin, FL. It reminds me of our trip to Annapolis, MD this year! I feel like I am there when I look at it! Your blog is a wonderful glimpse of all things Seasonal!

  187. I would love to “sea” your dishes on in my home. We live 5 minutes from the beach on Puget Sound so love coastal things.

  188. Thank you, Mary, for yet another beautifully photographed table setting! Since today (12/6) is my birthday, while I’m blowing out the candles (65 needed but the chance of burning the house down is too scary!!!) my wish will be to win the Blue Crab Bay Stoneware set! I’m Maryland born and raised but now live in Georgetown, Delaware to be closer to the ocean that I love. I can “sea” those dishes sailing in to live here in my safe harbor. Thanks again for the beauty you put out into the world.

  189. I would love to “sea’ your dishes come home with me. My daughter and I love coastal things!

  190. I subscribe by email too.

  191. Betty M Dotson

    Being from Virginia, and the shore my favorite place to get away, I would LOVE to remember my times at the eastern shore by having the pleasure of a tablescape at my table with this beautiful stoneware.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

    Merry Christmas,

  192. I can just SEA those gorgeous dishes at our cabin near Hood Canal!

  193. My heart belongs to the sea and to these dishes also. They evoked such pleasant memories for me from a time long ago. Thank you.

  194. I can sea my family eating together using these beautiful dishes. And, since being raised on the beautiful Florida beaches always make me long for the sea, these would feel right at home with me. Thanks for the opportunity. Cherry Goodson

  195. Of course I follow by Email! and enjoy every post

  196. I can sea those crabs right now on my table Mary. Wink.

  197. I’m from the “land of pleasant living — the shores of the Chesapeake Bay” and nothing would make me happier than to sea these plates at The Glade. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

  198. I would love to “sea” these dishes on my white kitchen table

  199. I definitely am a faithful follower!

  200. I would love to sea these dishes on my table. I live in Maryland and we cannot get enough crabby decorations for our kitchen!

  201. Also, I am subscribed by email, and I’ve shared this giveaway on my Facebook page!

  202. I’ve shared this giveaway on my Facebook page!

  203. I would never have thought to use these for a Christmas tablescape, but they are perfect. We live on a lake with the our deck right on the water, and I can just SEA these dishes on our deck tables.
    Merry Christmas, dgmills

  204. I am a new follower, although I have long enjoyed your posts.

  205. I just love this table!

  206. Oh, I would so love to “sea” me win! :)

  207. I am a follower of yours!

  208. Shared the giveaway on Facebook!

  209. I just found your blog and love everything I’ve seen. You have quite the “Touch”! I would love to “sea” these dishes on my table here in CA.
    Thanks for all the inspiration and this opportunity!!

  210. I would love to SEA these dishes on my table… really I would love to see your whole table at my home! So so beautiful. You tied in Christmas and beachy elements artfully! This is one of my favorite settings!
    Thank you for a stunning table to ooooh and aaaah over and a chance to win these lovely dishes!!!!

  211. I am a faithful follower! HOME IS WHERE THE BOAT IS is a must read for me!

  212. Another beautiful post to inspire me to decorate even more! Thank you! I know anyone would enjoy *SEAing* those beautiful dishes on their table – waterside or not! I have not been following you on FB – but will now. :-) Again, thanks for the continuous inspiration. Merry Christmas!

  213. Kimberly Brown

    Blue crab stoneware dishes, I would like to sea you come home with me. Hurry hurry hurry. Love them.

  214. Theresa Grace

    What a beautiful Nautical, Christmas table! Your tablescape caught my eye on French Country and I’m so glad I followed the link. Such a pleasure to “sea” your talent and your giveaway.

  215. Jean DiDaniele

    How totally thrilled was I to see your beautiful display of Dovis pottery and Pam Barefoot and her amazing product line. I live here on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and there is surely no finer place to be…

  216. Mary this is so generous! Your gorgeous table reminds me of many waterside dinners when I lived in San Diego! Of course I would LOVE to Sea them sitting beautifully on my table!

  217. Oh yes and Mary I am a follower!

  218. Love your seaside holiday take.

    - The Tablescaper

  219. Cindy Hayhurst

    I have so enjoyed your photography! One of my favorite things to do is to look at your pics on the larger screen of my I-pad to get all the detail and color. And would I love to sea these dishes on my table? You bet!

  220. Cindy Hayhurst

    I am also now subscribed to our blog by e-mail. Why wasn’t I before? Still hoping for the dishes. We discovered the Bloody Mary mix several years ago and now buy only Blue Crab.

  221. Mary, Your table is beautiful! I have been in love with these dishes since I first saw them on your blog and I hope to sea my name as the winner of your giveaway. Thanks for sharing this at the Open House part.

  222. I follow your blog by email and also follow on FB.

  223. Paula DiDonato

    I LOVE your blog! I love the mix of beautifully elegant, traditional, and rustic pieces, your great seasonal ideas, and easy and delicious recipes! I made your ‘Berry Quick and Easy Cake’ for company on the 4th of July and got rave reviews, even from the neighbor’s children who asked for seconds! Your photography is also beautiful allowing one to dive into all the details. It always makes me happy to pour over your photos which inspires me to try new ideas for my own home. You are a very talented person and we really appreciate that you enjoy sharing your talents with all of us!

    This is my first post…just in time to say I hope to ‘sea’ your lovely dinnerware come home to live with us! Our SC home overlooks a peaceful pond and faces gorgeous sunsets that we enjoy watching from our sunroom and porch under big old lake oaks. The dinnerware would look perfect with our blue and white toile sofa that sits in the sunroom, on our French wood table mixed with our greenware, or out on the porch on our black wrought iron table topped with red placemats. A perfect way to celebrate our 20th anniversary in a home that we built and moved into twenty years ago this week!

    I subscribed by email and now follow you on Facebook! I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful ideas!

  224. Paula DiDonato

    And by the way, I’ve already posted your blog on my Facebook page!

  225. Paula DiDonato

    And your giveaway too!

  226. Sarah, your last winner, told me about your newest giveaway and I came right over to “sea” it! I love this pattern! I would love to sea them come home with me – I know they would be very happy at Blue Creek Home!

  227. Just ‘liked’ ya on facebook
    Also, shared the giveaway on facebook!
    Thanks so much,

  228. Beautiful! I would love to sea them come home with me, would be beautiful for having dinner on the screened porch!

  229. I am a follower!

  230. Mary from Virginia

    “Seaing” how I live in Virginia and in Chesapeake these dishes would be perfect for my home! I often give Blue Crab mixes as gifts, especially when we visit our land locked friends. Thanks so much for your kind offer to share your dishes. I receive your posts through email. I wouldn’t want to miss a thing on your blog. You are so very talented.

  231. Mary from Virginia

    I just shared on facebook and “liked” your facebook page. Can’t wait to sea those dishes at my house. =)

  232. doriskrebs1@gmail.com

    Would love to sea these dishes on my table. Lovely!

  233. I LOVE those dishes! And I love Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Thanks for the chance to win.

  234. Hi Mary. I love this tablesetting with the crab dinnerware. I’m originally from Virginia and have been to the coast of Virginia many times…a beautiful place for shore (sure) he he. I love crab plus my zodiac sign is a crab, being a cancer and all. I’d love to “sea” these dishes in my home here in Georgia. I receive you blogs via email and I have shared this post on my facebook page. This would be a great Christmas present for ME!

  235. I surely would like to “sea” them come home to my house! I couldn’t stop looking at them, too beautiful! You’re so sweet to share them in this fun way. <3

  236. Elizabeth Manning

    I sure would love to SEA these dishes come my way! Beautiful tablescape!!

  237. Looking forward to the possibility of “seeing” the Blue Crab Bay dishes on my table. Had to laugh when I saw your fish lure tree. Reminds me of when I joyfully decorated our tree with vintage lures, amber pinecone lights etc. When my, then grade-school age, son walked in and saw it he screamed out, “Fish tree?!” That was the end of my dream to do a theme tree anymore.

  238. I would surely love to “sea” these dishes at my house! Your table is drop dead gorgeous!

  239. I’m a new follower!

  240. I shared on Facebook!

  241. Missy yanchuck

    How I would LOVE to “sea” this beautiful dinnerware under my Christmas tree, left by Santa! Enjoyed your gorgeous photos…

  242. I can just sea how these dishes would love to sail right over to my house!

  243. how I would love to sea these blue crabs on my table at North Litchfield Beach…a beautiful setting! Kathy

  244. My new daughter-in-law and son would love to “sea” your beautiful crab dishes in their new nest on Ramsey Lake, a small bay where the South River meets the Cheapeake Bay in Maryland. And if I win these, they will be a gift to them. Actually I’m sure they would just love you to come decorate their entire home. Your posts are such a delight and a constant source of inspiration. I would LOVE to see your storage area!

  245. I shared this Christmas Crab post with my daughter-in-law, Meredith, as well as today’s post, O Fishing Tree. You might inspire her to do a tree on their dock.

  246. I was feeling crabby this morning until I read your post and would love to “sea” the

  247. Oh how gorgeous the Blue Crab dishware is!!!! I can SEA clearly now just how beautiful they might be on my very own table for a dinner party! :) I have grown up fishing so I adore your O Fishing Tree!!!! Merry Christmas!!!

  248. I was feeling crabby this morning until I read your post and I would love to “sea” the place setting at my table on the shores of Lake Erie!

  249. Oh, yes, I want everyone to see the lovely pictures you have taken of these products. I am from Virginia and used to live on the Chesapeake Bay so I am familiar with them.I would love to have this china to remind me of home!!I am also sharing on FB. Your photography is beautiful.

  250. Sharon Campbell

    Love, love, love the blue crab stoneware. Please share some with SEAttle.

  251. I would LOVE to “sea” these dishes come home with me. Being from Maryland, I am a big fan of blue crab. Would love to incorporate these fabulous pieces to our home.

  252. Had to leave for a bit but just resubscribed. Love your style

  253. I love these amazing dishes. I can sea them on my red, white, and blue striped quilt I use on my table. I love collecting dishes, but I don’t have anything like these. LOVE LOVE LOVE them. Thank you so much for fantastic giveaway! Have a very Merry Christmas.

  254. I’m a subcriber of Home is Where the Boat Is

  255. Also following you on facebook!

  256. I love love love your blog. I check in on you daily. I live on the water in Michigan. On Lake St. Clair and we also have a small lake on our property in Northern Michigan. I never can be too far from the water. Your fish tree was cute and have sparked a new theme for my tree at our cabin Up North.

  257. I live six hours away from the sea so I spend a lot of winter days very anxious for the family’s yearly trek to the beach for a week. I’m pretty sure I’ll sea these dishes in my daydreams!! It’s most gracious of you sharing this gift, but of course it is the SEAson of giving!!

    Merry Christmas!

  258. I love the way you combined the blue dishes and red accents. You’ve given me some ideas for decorating my Christmas table. Thanks for sharing!

  259. Oh, oh, oh!!! Since the official logo for my blog is a BLUE CRAB . . . I would love to “SEA” these dishes come live with me! Of course, I would need your help in setting such a fine table!

    Thanks for the ideas.

  260. Oh my gosh, I would love to SEA these on my dinner table! They are just beautiful..as is your blog!

  261. I am a brand new follower of your blog!


  262. So delighted and thrilled that I found your blog! Its right up my alley! Being from New England I love all things nautical!! I can definitely sea the gorgeous Blue Crab Bay dinner ware in my nautical home! I really want to win these!!!! I follow this great page and I like you on FB too!

  263. Shared this on my FB. Am so in LOVE with this blog, your FB page and the crab bay dinner ware. I can sea it in my home for sure! ♥

  264. Love your giveaway tableware. I used to live in Maryland where we ate blue crabs every summer, but now I live in land-locked Ohio. The dishes bring back many fond memories of a favorite treat. I follow via email.

  265. Oh, how these dishes made me reminisce. We lived on the Chesapeake Bay for several months and my mother-in-law (who lived in Maine) talked about the blue crabs. This brought back so many fond memories of that time. Would love to “sea” them at my table!

  266. What a darling coastal Christmas tablescape! Love it all,,,especially the lanterns with the greenery and tartan ribbon.

  267. Love, Love Charleston – my favorite town. I would love to be able to identify some of the more unusual greens used in the photos. I recognized the seeeded eucalyptus but some others are intriguing. I would swear it looked like it was snowing on this post – tiny flakes trailing down my screen as I read your blog! What a lovely effect. As always, thanks for sending beauty into our day.

  268. Love anything blue and white and I live in Pensacola near the bay and 5 miles from the beach! Love that I found your blog!

  269. Beautiful. table. I would love to “sea” these lovely dishes come home with me to the coast of New Hampshire.

  270. What a wonderful giveaway. What a thrill if I should “sea” it in my home.

  271. I Love your tablescape! It is so pretty! Blue Crab Bay Company is Wonderful! I would love to “SEA” this set on my table!

  272. I am a NEW follower via email! I love your site!

  273. i’m following & shared on facebook. I love this look and color combo, it’s very “me”.Looking forward to “sea”ing it on my table ;

  274. I absolutely love this stoneware pattern and would love to “sea” it come to my door in the hands of my UPS guy! I also love the “sea!”
    Thanks so much for this Giveaway –
    Cathy Chapman

  275. I subscribe by email, Love your blog. Merry Christmas!

  276. I would love to win these white/blue dishes. I would give them to my son and his wife who live at the lake. Love your beautiful pictures on your blog.

  277. I love your crab dishes and iI really enjoy getting your posts through my email. Thanks so much for the lovely Christmas Tour of The holy City. It is so beautiful.

  278. Although land-locked smack dab in the middle of Oklahoma, I would still give a wonderful home to the crab dishes. My heart bleeds blue and red….and longs for the sea. What a wonderful tablescape you created. Thanks. Lori Lucas

  279. Cynthia Hellert

    I would love to sea those plates on my coastal table. I live on the southern shore of Lake Ontario. I have followed your blog for several years. Thanks for a chance to win your lovely giveaway!

  280. Glad I made the contest entry deadline – those crab plates need to come my way since that is my horoscope sign! ;0)

    Visiting from Blue Monday. Come and join me for my Countdown to Kitschmas!


  281. Tammy Coulbourne

    I have lived on the Eastern Shore of Maryland (same peninsula as the Eastern Shore of Virginia for those not familiar with the area, between Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean) all my life. I moved this summer to a home on the shore of the Choptank River and am now able to catch blue crabs off of my dock. These blue crab dishes would be right at home here! Please enter me in the contest!

  282. Beautiful table…Makes me miss our time living on the gulf coast!

  283. What a beautiful table, Mary. I would love to sea those dishes on my table.

  284. Would love to “sea” these at my house. As usual, your tablescapes are fabulous! Great job!

  285. This is an absolutely beautiful table setting…blue and white with a pop of red how could you go wrong…..I can “SEA” ALL of this on my table. In fact I am copying as much as possible for Christmas this year….sadly I

    dont have the blue and white dishes :(.

  286. I would love to sea these lovely dishes being used at our fishing cottage on the Gulf of Mexico.

  287. I am a new subscriber by email.

  288. I can “sea” these at my best friend’s condo at North Myrtle Beach. She and her husband introduced me to the ocean. These would be a nice recompense.

  289. I would love to “sea” these dishes come home to Colorado. I am a new sub. by e-mail and posted on facebook. The table looks great and makes me think of being at the beach!

  290. I would love to sea those dishes at my house. They would be happy with all the other blue and white plates. I am goiing over to Facebook to become a follower right now too.

  291. I have never followed a blog before until now. I love your decorating style. Merry Christmas!

  292. This is just beautiful. I can sea this in my home. I have a boat too and love everything nautical. My home is decorated with a nautical flair.

  293. I like you on FB.

  294. This reminds me of my first crabbin’ trip. Lots of laughs and good eats! And if that isn’t enough, my birthday is in July, so that makes ME an official crab!!

  295. Oh my gosh, I am in LOVE… with these dishes AND your blog! You better believe I would love to “Sea” these dishes come home with me! I just found you through the recipe link party at Thistlewood Farm. I’m so glad you linked or I would never have discovered your beautiful blog! At the risk of being a cyber-stalker, I hope to “sea” you every day because I am going to subscribe to your blog and follow you on Pinterest too.

  296. Apparently I like your blog so much I followed it twice this morning! Ha ha. Sorry about that. I only confirmed one, so hopefully it won’t mess up your numbers. “Sea” you soon!

  297. I liked you on FB and shared your giveaway. :)

  298. I have LOVED these dishes since the first time I saw them on your feeling crabby post! I would truely Love to Sea them in my home!! Thanks so much for the chance to win them!!!

  299. I just subscribed to your email. I love following your blog, you Always have the most Wonderful posts!

  300. I liked you on facebook and shared your giveaway! Now keeping my fingers crossed!

  301. I sea that you have such a wonderful talent for decorating and design and I would love to sea those beautiful dishes come home with me! You transport me to a beautiful warm place even though I am in cold Ohio!

  302. I was happy to share your blog on my Facebook page for others to enjoy!

  303. I can “sea” the beautiful dishes in my blue and white dining room. The dishes are beautiful and the tablescape is lovely.

  304. I LOVE your ‘sea’sonal and sen”sea”tional tablescapes. I grew up in Mass., not far from the ‘Ocean Sea’, and the setting reminded me of my New England roots (even though we had clams more than crab). I could “sea” these at my table, but would like to sea them at my daughter’s, a water lover who lives near lake Michigan, and who loves blue. I follow your blog and look forward to every post.

  305. I would love to “sea” these beauties arrive at LoblollyLane.

  306. Rosemary Watson

    I love dishes! I have lots of different sets but none like these. Would love to sea them on my table ;)

  307. Elisabeth Sanders

    I love these dishes! I would love to “sea” them in my home in Kennebunk, ME! We are fortunate to have a summer residence at Mother’s Beach in Kennebunk. The ocean is always in our thoughts and the dishes by Dovis Designs are the perfect touch for our sea scape dining!

  308. Love to sea the Blue Crab Bay Stoneware on my table! Love anything blue and white . Find your blog very entertaining, your tablescapes are beautiful. I don’t blog, am new this, and don’t understand process. But, can I make copies of tablescapes for my own reference? I appreciate your artistic design. Thank you for sharing, Inge

  309. Oh, I would LOVE to SEA these come home with me in Savannah, GA!

  310. Now following on FB. (Kim Miller Rowland)

  311. Hi, I don’t have my own blog; but yours is delightful. I also was in retail and love to “merchandise” whenever I get the chance. I can sea that merchandising touch in all you do! You are very talented. Love to watch your blog. Have a merry Christmas season.

  312. Just wanted to tell you how beautiful your pictures of Charleston were. I live here and your shots have encouraged me to take a break and walk around downtown to check out all the lovely decorations. I also love the crab dishes.

  313. Pingback: Parmesan-Crusted Crab Cake Bites and A Winner! | Home is Where the Boat Is

  314. I discovered your blog today so I am way too late for the party, but I just have to give you a few oohs and aahs about your wonderful table. I am a red, white and blue girl (with yellow and green thrown in) and I just LOVE your table setting.

  315. I would love to “sea” those babies on my table

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