Seaside Dining

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I’m lakeside enjoying a little seaside dining

with Pfaltzgraff Seaside Dinnerware.

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Pfaltzgraff’s Seaside brings the color palette

of the sun, sand, and sea to the table.

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 Shells, starfish, and a rope detail,

dot the coastal borders of the plates

in shades of blue and green with

a touch of sunny yellow.

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I combed the aisles of World Market recently

and found square water hyacinth chargers

with a fringed shell border.

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 A discovery as fun as spying a starfish

in the depths of the

 16 ounce soup/cereal bowl.

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A sculpted salt and pepper shaker set,

 sand dollar and starfish, washed up on a bed

of crushed shells from Michaels.

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And seeded glass goblets give

the illusion of watery bubbles~

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Twisted rope flatware

adds a nautical detail~

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My shell seeking uncovered ceramic shell napkin rings

 from Pottery Barn and Rosalie paisley napkins.

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A Seaside lighthouse sugar & creamer set

stacks to make a tower~

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And can also provide a decorative way to serve

condiments, cheese, or salad dressing.

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Seaside Dining Details:

* Seaside Dinnerware/ Pfaltzgraff

 Water Hyacinth Chargers & Flatware/ World Market

Napkin Rings & napkins/ Pottery Barn

Goblets/ HomeGoods

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*Lifetime Brands’ products have been provided free of charge in exchange for promotional consideration.

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  68 comments for “Seaside Dining

  1. June 17, 2013 at 5:55 am

    Mary, I love how the Seaside lighthouse sugar & creamer set
    stacks to make a tower. This is a set of dishes that I am seriously thinking of adding to my collection. It speaks SUMMER to me!

  2. Franki
    June 17, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Totally seaworthy! What a treat to sit at a tablescape such as this! franki

  3. June 17, 2013 at 7:14 am

    What a gorgeous table and setting :)

  4. June 17, 2013 at 7:31 am

    I swear I could smell the ocean while looking at that tablescape. Those shell placemats are just right. Happy summer!

  5. June 17, 2013 at 7:32 am

    I love this table. The placemats are so cute and so is the salt and pepper shaker. Susan

  6. June 17, 2013 at 7:40 am

    I really like this table with all its great detail…and the view. Good job

    Christine

  7. June 17, 2013 at 7:53 am

    I’m not sure which I’m more impressed with…these pretty dishes or the amount of SEASHELLS you have to display with them! Darling set up…that lighthouse sugar & creamer set would be special, all on its own!
    Thanks for showing this to us.

  8. June 17, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Oh my gosh, Mary. You have me at a disadvantage here!! I can’t do anything much, other than sit in my chair, at the moment, reading posts and day dreaming. You are causing me to consider ordering these beautiful dishes!;-)
    Gorgeous as always. Loving the colors and pattern and of course the inspiration.

  9. June 17, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Girl you know this is right up my sandy toes! Adorable… On the cell did I miss where the mats are from too? Any time you can dine with sea stars, they are no longer called starfish I just learned at the university research lab, it’s a good day!

  10. June 17, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Mary, You can set a table like no other. World Market, Pottery Barn, and Home Goods should give you a discount for promoting their products. I want everything I see you use! Good thing I live too far away from these stores or I would be in trouble.

    If I had a beach house this Pfaltzgraff pattern would be for me. I love the colors and the cheerful design.

    Love all your pretty shells too.

  11. June 17, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Mary, I love the colors in your tablescape and the new chargers are wonderful! Beautiful…

  12. Peggy thal
    June 17, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Beautiful and cool looking table. Love the dishes set on the cute chargers with shells. Such fun!

  13. June 17, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Mary, you know I am going to have to go get those rattan shell mats, those are the too fabulous! Of course I love everything else too, but the way you described spying those mats really made me smile, I can so picture your feeling of glee at your great find! It all looks so summery, beachy, blue and fresh…I better head over to Pfaltzgraff to see if there is anything that has my name on it :)
    Jenna

  14. June 17, 2013 at 9:15 am

    So pretty Mary. Those dishes are perfect in your setting. I love the placemats, can see using those this year too. It’s a very outstanding table! xo marlis

  15. June 17, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Your creativity never fails to amaze me, Mary! Your sure know how to showcase dishes to their full potential. I love those placemats and how your “combed the aisles”!!

  16. June 17, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Your beachy touches are to die for!

    Jeanine

  17. June 17, 2013 at 9:58 am

    So fresh! Love the shell filled centerpiece.

  18. Judy Hubbard
    June 17, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I LOVE your blog. Your table settings are always fabulous! And I have tried many of your recipes….always delicious & so attractively presented.

  19. June 17, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    I love blue and sea shells for summer. This is right up my alley — of dreams anyway! All ready for summertime — and the living is easy!

  20. Melanie Risk
    June 17, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    I can hear the water lapping at the shore. What an inviting table & setting.

  21. June 17, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Another hit!…Everything works well together and to find a napkin pattern that so totally complements the dishes was a big score! As someone above mentioned already…if I had a beach house I would just have to copy this table setting!

  22. June 17, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Oooooooh – so awesome! Love all the details, the colors, the shells, the mats, and the background! Saw your link at Between Naps, thanks for sharing.

    Mary

  23. linda kemp
    June 17, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Oh so lovely!

  24. June 17, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Your table is really pretty Mary, I love the great colors! Cool napkins too. Nautical is always nice:@)

  25. June 17, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Stunning as always my friend. LOVE the choice of colors! Hugs from Elle to Chloe & Gracie. We’re slowly getting things unpacked from our move. It’s NO FUN! Can’t wait to be decorating & enjoying.

  26. June 17, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Oh, I LOVE your table setting.. The Pfaltzgraff Seaside pattern is so pretty..cute lighthouse sugar and creamer, too. I have to tell you I looked at the Water Hyacinth Chargers at WM last week, but didn’t get them because I already have some plain water hyacinth ones. The square shape and little shells really makes yours special.
    You’ve really showcased the china beautifully…as always. :)

  27. Bonbongirl
    June 17, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    3 words: Oooooh la la! Your awesome tablescape puts me in the mood for lots of sunny, summer days ahead!

  28. June 17, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    So beautiful! Girl, you have this dish covered!

  29. June 17, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    You find the most wonderful things!!!…You amaze me with every tablescape…each one so uniquely gorgeous…there is not a tablescape book on the market that can compare to your tables…seriously!!!…

  30. June 17, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Lovely shell scape. I have been gilding shells for what feels like a month now with no end in sight.

  31. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    June 17, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Your tablescape is unreal gorgeous. I love your dishes, so pretty and all of your accessories are stunning. Sso pretty. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  32. Botanic Bleu
    June 18, 2013 at 2:30 am

    What a wonderful table setting! What a gift you have of gathering dishes, napkins, centerpieces, and accessories to create such stunning tablescapes.

    Judith

  33. Botanic Bleu
    June 18, 2013 at 2:33 am

    As Shirley above pointed out, there is not a book out there with as pretty table settings as yours. Could a book be in your future? Perhaps an ebook?

    Judith

  34. June 18, 2013 at 10:49 am

    so pretty Mary, love how you’ve used all the wonderful shells!

  35. Carol
    June 18, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!! I think I recognized some of those shells from Shackleford Banks!!

  36. June 18, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Oh Mary! I always LOVE your seaside dining tables! Love the shells in the lantern and those placemats are fabulous! How fortunate you are to be gettig DISHES!!!! I am a TAD jealous:):) Love the colors of these. I just bought some pale blue bowls with shells embossed on them yesterday! Your table is perfect, with all your special touches. XO, pinky

  37. June 18, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Mary, you’ve set the perfect table to spotlight these adorable dishes! The napkins look as if they were made to coordinate with this pattern. Very clever design for the accent pieces. I’m going to sail back though these delightful images.

  38. June 18, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Everything on the table compliments the seaside dinnerware you have! So many pretty details and shells. You have such a way of putting things together!

  39. June 18, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    I love your lake view! Seaside or lakeside if poolside in our case – the water is as mesmerizing as a fire. Beautiful table and shells!

  40. June 19, 2013 at 9:42 am

    I so wish I was sitting at this table, the setting is beautiful, and the incredible view is gorgeous! I just found your blog through Savvy Southern Style and I am now following you on bloglovin. I would love for you to stop by my blog sometime.
    Thanks, Patty

  41. June 19, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    The water hyacinth chargers are really special pieces, and I love the neutral sand tones of the shells used in combination with your blues and greens. This is a table where one could linger long into the night. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  42. June 19, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    How cute! The S&P shakers are the very cutest, Mary. LOVE the dishes!

  43. June 19, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Gorgeous table, Mary…is that a new wicker set or have I just not been paying attention or is it because it is sans the quilts?
    Love the china, nice cool colors on a hot day.
    Have a wonderful week…

    • June 19, 2013 at 9:12 pm

      Thanks Marigene! Sans quilt :)

  44. June 19, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Another gorgeous table Mary, you never miss a detail. Every inch has something to look at, all is perfect. Wish I was joining you!!

  45. June 19, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Awesome post.Gorgeous table by the water.Really cool..wow…thanks for this share…:):)

  46. June 20, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Beautiful! All you special touches just really put it over the top!

  47. June 22, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Lov’in all of the seaside color! Great chargers.

    – The Tablescaper

  48. June 23, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Hello Mary,
    What a beautiful table!
    I love it.

    Happy summer
    Bear Hugs,
    Carolyn

  49. June 23, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    That shot from above looks like you found the lost tablescaper’s dream bounty at sea!! Beautiful!! Gorgeous details!

  50. June 25, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Ok, I am coming over! I love those dishes, and those chargers are so perfect with them. The sugar and creamer stack is so cute!
    Thanks so much for linking to Let’s Dish!

  51. Katherine G
    July 8, 2013 at 10:07 am

    This is a fabulous table – in a perfect setting! I love the bold colors on the plates (and that they are NOT melamine!)

  52. July 17, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Fabulous table!! Love anything beachy and this is it!..did I miss where you got the lanterns and the placemats?

  53. July 17, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Oh! I bet the chargers/placemats are one in the same….where did you buy the crushed shells?

    • July 17, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      The shells came from Michaels :)

  54. June 5, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    So cool and refreshing and I am crazy for those S&P’s!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  55. June 5, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Love it Mary. Good pattern, great napkin rings and use of your shells around the table. The lantern is perfect for the centerpiece. I have been wanting to do a seaside tablescape and now you have inspired me.

  56. Bev
    June 10, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Lovely and refreshing! Great table and use of the dinnerware…your theme is wonderful.

  57. Betty819
    July 9, 2014 at 5:44 am

    This tablescape is heavenly! Every detail is perfect. I felt like I could smell the salt air and feel the ocean breezes when I looked at this. Are those napkins by April Cornell? How do you “scoop up” the tiny Crushed shells when you store the dishes away? They would look pretty in an decorative apothecary jar. Thanks for the inspiration. Are these dishes dishwasher safe?

    • July 9, 2014 at 6:57 am

      Thanks Betty! The dishes are dishwasher safe and the napkins came from Pottery Barn last year. I use a kitchen spatula to scoop the shells off the table :)

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  58. Betty819
    July 12, 2014 at 8:18 am

    We don’t have a Pottery Barn around in our area anymore because they tore the mall down where it was located. Closest one would be over in Tyson’s Corner, Va. Forget it! Too far and too much traffic to drive through.

  59. Jo
    August 11, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Love this tablescape. The Pfaltzgraff Seaside pattern is really perfect!

  60. Kim
    June 4, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Your table setting is beautiful, Mary. The place mats you found at World Market are perfect with your pretty dishes.

  61. June 7, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    What a WONDERFUL tablescape! I live by the ocean and am looking for a fresh, new way to set a seaside-inpsired table outdoors. Your tablescape was just the inspiration I needed. I really like each of the elements that you incorporated. In particular, I like the subtle watery-feel the bubbled goblets add to each setting.
    Best,
    Michelle from simplysantabarbara.blogspot.com

  62. Kristina Cragerud
    September 4, 2016 at 1:13 am

    I am doing my whole house in driftwood and the sea. How do I find these dishes? I would like to know where to purchase them. Thank you.

    • September 4, 2016 at 5:35 am

      The Pfaltzgraff Seaside pattern has been discontinued. You might find them on eBay or at Replacements.

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