Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sea Shell Tablescape

Did you ever find yourself at the beach watching the waves and not wanting to leave?  Sometimes on the coldest days in winter, I think about summer time when I can sit quietly at the beach and bury my toes in the warm sand.  As I think about those serene beach times in the dead of winter as the cold snowy wind blows fiercely outside my window, it just doesn't quite seem that cold anymore.  Isn't it funny how some pleasurable thoughts have a way of changing everything?

Or, as you think about those reflective times on the beach, do you not often contemplate that what lies before you on the beach that is sand, sky and water is like the background on canvas art?  Don't you think life is the same way?  The three basic elements of sand, sky and water are the background experiences and wisdom of life and what you put "on that simple canvas background" or "in the beach scene of the future" is up to you to decide?  There on the beach among the quiet and fostering relaxation of such a tranquil and serene setting, one can find rejuvenation and "paint" in one's mind the hopes and dreams of days yet to come.

So before I get too much in thought about winter.  (We just started the summer season!)  I want to share with you a unique sea shell tablescape.  Often when I think of the beach, I look forward to seeing a very calming and soothing color palette of blues, aquas, cream and taupe. However, this sea shell tablescape was totally inspired by the out of the ordinary combination of colors of orange, cranberry red, and taupe from the colors in the tablecloth.   I knew that this seaside tablescape was going to be interestingly different.  Please tell me if you would agree.




The little red solar lights remind me of the colored lights that shine from boats as they come in to dock for the night. 


This candle holder was made from a discarded flower vase.  It holds both sea shells and a glass votive and candle very nicely and with the added mason jar wire, it can easily be hung up from a hook for outside patio use.  I am glad both vases were used with a new purpose.




And what sea shell tablescape can be without some delicious Belgium chocolate sea shells.  These rich and creamy sea shells displayed on brown sugar as sand are filled with hazelnut cream.  I wouldn't mind collecting these kind of sea shells from the shores daily and by the buckets.





I couldn't resist adding more waterfront pictures.  Now, I am ready for that trip to the beach.  How about you?





Photo - Courtesy of Mr. Jacek Remi



17 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures, I love seeing things about the sea and seashells etc.

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  2. Your tablescape looks beautiful. I love the red plates with the starfish sitting on top. You can tell that you thought of every detail to create the perfect summer tablescape. I love it!!!

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  3. Beautiful table and I love your pictures of those gorgeous boats. Makes me miss living in Florida!

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  4. So pretty! Love all the shells, especially the chocolate ones in brown sugar...brilliant!! :) Thanks for sharing and linking up at DI & DI. :)

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  5. Oh I love anything with shells and I need some chocolate sea shells, yum! The brown sugar sand is brilliant!
    Jenna

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  6. I love the way you worked with this theme. Not using the typical color palette gave this them a new feel.Thanks for joining us again at Celebrate Your Story.

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  7. I really love your pretty beach shells and table setting!! It screams summer.

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  8. Love the seashell tablescape! I really like how you used different colors. Visiting from TOHOT. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  9. The white star fish against the red plate is a perfect visual to evoke beautiful images of the sea. Love the beach pics too!

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  10. Lovely summer table-scape using all your shells. I have shells scattered throughout the house and I really should try to put them all in one place! They are so pretty!

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  11. Your shell tablescape is just lovely.
    You have beautiful things.
    Thank you for joining us and sharing at Thoughts of Home.
    We are so glad you are here!

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  12. Such a pretty sea shell tablescape, it is fun to see a tablescape that features seashells and is a fun color like the red you have used, instead of the traditional blues! I always love anything with a beachy or coastal vibe! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

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  13. It's beautiful! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things link party. Watch for your feature on Monday xo

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  14. Your tablescapes never disappoint Marsha. You have a true talent my friend.

    xxx

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  15. What a pretty table! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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