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I can almost hear the waves crashing against the shore
taste the the salty sea air
and feel the warm sand between my toes.

I love the ocean.
The sand, the sea,
pretty shells & starfish,
the fresh air and warm sun...
Love it.

I put together a quick
Sea Cottage table after being inspired by charming
fishing net I found at Dollar Tree

I draped the table in burlap & added the fishing net.
I used 2 pieces of it to cover the 9' long table.

When I first found it,
I envisioned it atop a table covered in seashells and starfish
but you can use it in so many places.

Love these beach inspired dishes
(JC Penney)

& these charming little green glass bottles

that just might have had a
note tucked safely inside when they washed ashore long ago.

A little seaside cottage charm for a Summer table.

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  1. What a beautiful table, Courtney! And it think it was all inspired by a dollar store item! Love it!

  2. Courtney- That is an absolutely darling sea-scape table! I love it and can almost hear the waves lapping the shore! A perfect the lobster ready yet? poor thing...but I don't feel sorry enough for him to NOT eat him!;>) xo Diana

  3. I cant believe you found the fishing net at dollar tree! I'm having a surfer party for my son in a couple weeks and a few of those will be perfect to add to the decor! thanks for sharing! I'm so going this weekend!

  4. Courtney, great seaside table setting. Love the netting. My stuff is from Dollar Tree, too. I guess we are sending them some business.
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  5. Beautiful! I love it!
    What time should we come over and can I bring anything?

  6. Courtney, I love this table setting! Its so pretty! I can almost year the waves crashing!
    hugs, Cheryl

  7. Courtney,
    I love, love this table! The dishes are great! Very pretty!

  8. Picture Perfect! Wish I lived on your block!

  9. LOVE it!!! Where did you get that fab bistro bench??? LOVE it too...xox Rachel ;)

  10. ...LOVE this Courtney!!
    I adore the sea too, now, if I can only figure out how to live there:)
    I'll be over later for some blue mermaid margaritas!!
    xo, Rosemary

  11. It looks like you just found some messages in those bottles. I love your table, Courtney! You are one talented, creative lady. I am so disappointed. I found something really neat that I wanted to share with everyone while participating in some of the Summer Blog Parties, but it has been storming (severe storms) for two days here! I can't put anything on our deck, or it will get blown away. We even had to put away our cushions. *sadface* More of the same tomorrow, from what I understand.....

  12. Very beautiful! I love using burlap for a tablecloth, I made one out of it for my dining table for Thanksgiving once.

  13. Courtney, this is a charming table. Love the idea of the net, and the dishes are wonderful with their beautiful borders. I shared a seaside dining theme too. ;-)
    ~ Sarah

  14. Love that fishing net! It sets the perfect tone for your pretty, beachy inspired tablesetting :)

  15. Awwww, looking good! Love the beachy theme elegance! And to think it started with the Dollar Tree!! Too Funny!!

  16. Courtney, Your seaside table is so gorgeous! The dinnerware..oh my! You have taken beach dining to a whole new level. Beautiful!

  17. Courtney - you should go in to interior design or something, girl. You always know how to put things together to create a warm, cozy, inviting feeling! LUV your table! When's dinner.....?

    xoxo laurie

  18. i love a seaside table -inspired by a fishing net...gorgeous!

    love the little bottles too- i'm obsessed with them!

    melissa x

  19. totally beachy! really cute Courtney!

  20. I feel like I just visited the beach! Thanks for taking me away momentarily! Love your table and your creativity is awesome!

  21. So pretty! Love your tablescape! The perfect beachy feel. Thanks for sharing.

  22. It is beautiful Courtney! I love the dishes, very pretty. Your outdoor space looks so amazing, I bet you are enjoying it so much. :)

  23. I am going to have to look closer at the Dollar Tree,,, I love the fishing net... and the burlap cloth,,, the sea shells and sand really make the table,,with out going over pun intended.... my first time here and I love your blog... I will be by again....


  24. Cortney your seaside table setting is beautiful and I LOVE those dishes!! Martina

  25. Hi Courtney...

    Ohhh my gosh, Girlfriend...I just giggled as soon as I seen this post. I have posted the very same dishes today! Hehe!

    Wowzer!!! This table is GORGEOUS, my friend! It looks sooo dreamy out on your porch with those beautiful sheer drapes gently blowing in the, love, LOVE THAT!!! And...I love that you used your burlap tablecloth with this set of shell really is perfect! but I must tell you...adding the genius! That just took your table "over the top", sweet friend! I will have to make a trip to Dollar Tree to find one! What a fabulous table...I love it all!'s sooo very romantic!!! Thanks for sharing this with us...such a delight!!!

    Warmest summery wishes,

  26. What an incredible tablescape you created Courtney! I love that you layered the netting over the top and all of the details are just incredible. Great job!

  27. Love the net..., and how you scattered the shells and sand!!

  28. Just so pretty Courtney. Gotta love the Dollar store. You never know what kind of inspiration you can get from there.

  29. I love every little detail... and those dishes are just fabulous! I love your model ship too... definitely on my list of things to find... if the price is right!

  30. Hi Courtney, I love,love your tablescape! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the nice comment.