Enjoy a summer getaway to the beach via the table to celebrate the last days of summer. Additionally, you’ll find table inspiration for summer dining and entertaining from 23 table stylists and bloggers.
Happy Wednesday! Summer is slipping away and I’m happy to be part of a Late Summer Tablescape Blog Hop this week.
You’ll find links for summer dining and table inspiration from 23 table stylists at the bottom of this post.
If you can’t get away to the beach, bring the beach to you! Let’s pretend we’re seaside instead of lakeside. While there’s no surf, there are almost always lake breezes to enjoy and we can count on a sunset view from the dock. . .
I’m happy to have you join me today, have a seat!
My inspiration and centerpiece for the table came from my Monday Morning Blooms Summer Flower Arrangement with Seashells and Hydrangeas.
I used a combination of limelight hydrangeas from the garden and white hydrangeas and snapdragons from the grocery store.
This easy tutorial provides a way to display those shells your family collected on your summer beach trip and is a decorative way to conceal your flower stems. You can find all the details and tips to make your own, here.
I was watching the clouds begin to roll in as I was setting up my table on the dock. While I was hoping to share some blue water views with you, I have to admit that I breathed a sign of relief at the cloud cover as I was toting out my tableware. You know it’s been a long, hot summer when you’re happy to see clouds instead of sun. :)
A burlap tablecloth provides a sand colored foundation for the table. . .
With patterned napkins layered as a placemats, providing additional shells to frame the placesettings.
A lantern displays a collection of shells . . .
And more shells line the coastal borders of the chargers, washed ashore from HomeGoods and serving up shell plates and bowls.
Twisted rope flatware adds a nautical detail to the table.
A shell vase provides a vessel for serving Starborough Sauvignon Blanc to enjoy by the water. . .
And seeded glass goblets give the illusion of watery bubbles.
Shell Dishes and Vase-Ceriart, SA Portugal / Olfaire / HomeGoods, several years ago
Shell Chargers / HomeGoods, several years ago
Shell Napkin Rings & Napkins / Pottery Barn, several years ago
Flatware/ World Market, several years ago
Burlap Tablecloth / Amazon, several years ago
Pillow / Target
Lantern / HomeGoods
Many thanks to Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate for organizing this Late Summer Tablescape Blog Hop!
Click on the links below for more table inspiration this week:
Debbee’s Buzz | A casa di Bianca | Red Cottage Chronicles | The Little Yellow Corner Store | Sweet Pea
White Arrows Home | Living With Thanksgiving | Life and Linda | Everyday Living
Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Hope you’re enjoying these last days of summer. ♥