Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Tablescape Thursday: A Taste of the Gulf Coast


I have created my first ever Tablescape! I just love to see everyone's Tablescape creations when Between Naps on the Porch hosts Tablescape Thursday! Here we go:

I wanted to go with a "Gulf Coast" sea theme... using everything that is so delightful about living on the coast. Seashells, star fish, hydrangeas, mason jars and sweet tea...all enjoyed with a gentle breeze under the rising moon. An absolutely perfect setting to enjoy the company of someone special.

I started with a lovely Waverly print table cloth... pretty yellow and white stripes set the back drop for bright hydrangeas colored in periwinkle, purples, blues and greens.


I wanted the boldness of the table cloth to really stand out... so I chose a green plate set to match the leaves of the hydrangeas. I topped the plate with a Star Fish accent to give a "lucky to live by the sea" feel. ;)

I tied a simple white napkin (to accent the stripes) with a floral hydrangea print ribbon.

Mason Jars were filled with sweet tea...there is no other way to relax and enjoy a warm spring evening. I tied sheer periwinkle bows onto the mason jars. Such a simple but special way to make a jar go from plain to pretty.

The center jars were filled with hydrangeas and lavender. I arranged the flowers in two old antique bottles and a mason jar filled with shells.


Mason Jar filled with shells.



There were several tea lights around the table...

...and they were trying their best to stay lit amidst the gulf breeze.

Good evening Moon... so glad you came to share in our dinner party. :)


Hope y'all enjoyed my first Tablescape with a little taste of the Gulf Coast. You are welcome back anytime. :)


18 comments:

ellen b said...

Oh you have my head just buzzing with all these great ideas. :0) Love the shells in the mason jar. The tablecloth is fabulous...

jessica said...

omg..this is great! i love it!! :)

OCDesigner ~Athella said...

I loved it! So pretty and simple...You have a knack girl. ~Athella

Kammy said...

Hello !
Your blog is the cutest thing ! I added my name as a follower cuz I love your style ! Your tablescape is so darn cute. I love all the little touches like the ribbons on the mason jars. You really know how to coordinate the colors ! I added starfish to my scape this week too - seems like they go with everthing, lol !
Thanks for sharing, Hugs ~ Kammy

Sonia said...

I grew up on the gulf coast and just love your tablescape. Yellow and blue is my favorite combination and you did it so well! The shells and starfish really add the beach element and the mason jars say southern gulf coast! Wonderful post and your blog is so lovely! Thanks for visiting my blog! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

beautiful...you did a wonderful job! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Chandy said...

Beutiful colors and great theme!

Janie's World said...

Love the "by the sea" feel of your table. It all fits together so beautifully!

BECKY said...

This is simply lovely, and I'm sure even more delightful with the gulf breeze blowing. My sister lives in Panama City and I visit often, so I have felt those warm, wispy breezes!! We get the warm, tropical breezes here, too. I'm about 30 minutes from Daytona Beach...for me the Florida climate is heaven on earth!! I am the real-deal sunshine gal born and raised here!!

Thanks for sharing!! Like Kammy said, your blog is great!!
Blessings,
Becky

ceekay said...

Welcome to TT. You did a wonderful job on your tablescape. Your blog is beautiful!

marty39 said...

So glad I found your blog. Your tablescape is just gorgeous. I love the blues and yellows and using mason jars to drink tea is my favorite thing. So cute with the ribbons tied on them. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Fabulous first tablescape. I loved it. I love the ribbon you tied the napkins & silverware up with. I loved the ribbon on the Mason jars. I loved the shells in the Mason jars. I loved the starfish on the plates. I love it all!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Welcome to Tablescapes! You did a great job! I love the color combinations! I also like the chair cover I see in one of the photos!

Katherine

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Welcome to TT! This is just beautiful - can't wait to see more of your tablescaping style! Thanks for joining us.

Pinky said...

Your first tablescape is GREAT! I love it, the beachy feel, and wish so much I lived near a beach....or lake....or river....whatever, just some water and MILD temps!!!! Love your blog too! Pinky

Sonnie said...

Such a pretty, comfortable, welcoming table. And the moon....aaahhhh...perfect. I usually don't even look at the tablescape posts but yours really caught my eye. Simply lovely.
Sonnie

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Melissa Marie,

I am in agreement with all the other gals, everything in your tablescape is beautiful and inspiring! I hope you come back to TT every week with your wonderful ideas!!

xoxo
Jane

Robin said...

Lovely tablescape....it so very inviting
I love your blog design too. :-)

Have a beautiful weekend.

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