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Dreaming of days at the beach...
my toes in the warm sand
Sandcastles and starfish and salty sea air...

This is an older post- but since I am about DONE with snow after the pergola incident
( see my recent post if you missed it.. ugh...)

I thought I would share this dreaming of summer at the beach tablescape -

So ... shall we?

I set the table with the crusty chippy shell mirror and creamy white seashell dishes

Added some seashells & petite starfish

The wood cutout 'SEA' sign -
is recycled from knotty pine boards that came out of our house

Large dreamy shells in a wire cloche
and a beach cottage sign from my bedroom

Rustic wicker candleholders glow warmly in the fading early evening light
and two large shell bowls hold shells and a ceramic starfish.

Little bamboo placemats I bought years ago for a hawaiian themed party worked out perfectly.
Beach colored glass candle holders that usually sit among the plants in the garden beds
brought in some shades of blues...

A single starfish top each napkin.

a few dried hydrangeas nestled in

The lavender plant brings a silvery hue
(I love lavender!!!)
in the silver bin underneath the 'Seaside Resort' sign-
they were almost like a grassy background

I added a tall candelabra for some drama for this picture and faded out the color.
I love the muted shades in this~

Makes me think of weathered,
Sandy beaches,
faded boardwalks.

I can almost smell the glorious
fresh sea air!

Feathered Nest Friday coming your way~
Link will be up Thursday evening.
Hope to see you there!

sharing at these lovely parties


  1. Love the table setting. Those dishes with the seashells around them - they are fantastic. Sorry I missed your party - I will try to link up next time!!

  2. Hey Courtney, I love your sea shell's all just beautiful my friend...and arent'bloggers the best girl...I have met so many wonderful gals here in bloggerville you being one of them...I always enjoy my visits here to see what great things you have been up to..and you never disappoint me my friend...Hope you have a GREAT week...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  3. Wow! The sea table looks divine. I would love to eat at this table and be able to smell the lavender~ I can hear the waves crashing now

  4. That looks so very pretty! I missed your first party...I remember I did come by at one point that day, I believe the link was not up, or not showing..not sure, but of course I was side tracked. I hope I remember next time. I like small newer parties...I can then visit with all:)

  5. Such a pretty table, and I'm loving that wire cloche! laurie

  6. Dear Courtney - What a fantastic table you've set! All the elements work so well together and I can imagine you sitting there with the sound of the ocean in the background. (Okay, if there really isn't an ocean in the background, how about one of this lovely CD's with the sounds of crashing waves, lol). I love your seashell dishes - very beautiful! Have a wonderful week.

  7. Your table is looks very pretty and unique, you have really set it very carefully and every elements looks just lovely. Keep it up.
    French country furniture

  8. Hi Courtney,
    I'm thrilled to meet you. Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit and for your sweet comment...I'd love to see what your hutch looks like...sounds awesome. Oh and thank you for becoming a follower...Yay! Hope you come and visit again soon. As for me, I'm off to look around your blog...By the way, awesome job on your Beach Tablescape. Love it! Have a wonderful new week.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  9. just lovely as always! there's something about your photographs that make me feel like I'm watching a silent movie...maybe it's the soft edges, but I really like your look.

  10. How very pretty! Your seashell dishes are very fantastic and the entire table is lovely.

  11. Very pretty tablescape-all the details are fantastic!

  12. OMG! I love your whole sea shell tablescape display. Everything looks so fabulous!

  13. Oh my, I would have never gotten up from your glorious table. It is enchanting! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  14. Oh how stunning. I love all of the shells and the detail is incredible. You have really created such a fabulous table. Sounds like you have also had a fantastic week. I am so thrilled your party went well. I will try to come up with something to join in. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Your tablescape is truly awesome. Hugs, Marty

  15. Gorgeous! I love the bowls...they are very pretty. You do a nice job too with your pictures.

  16. Your beach tablescape looks so inviting. We are preparing to hunker down for winter here so seeing anything that reminds me of the beach just makes my day.

    Thank you.

  17. It's soooo pretty! It's very nice here at the beach...temps in the 70's:)


  18. I'm dreaming of sand and sun too! Thanks for linking this Courtney!

  19. I love the beach & love your tablescape! Wow!