Here we are, once again, playing with our dishes and looking forward to visiting all the other dish delights at the "progressive tablescape party" hosted every Thursday by Susan of "Between Naps On The Porch"
The antique washstand in my dining room is dressed for the Summer season with my jar of shells collected in Florida on vacation earlier this year, my "Cup of Sea" and a little picture that says it all....
...Life is sweeter by the sea. We love beach vacations the best. So lets take a walk on the beach today... shall we?
For my beach tablescape I've layered a tan linen tablescarf that just covers the top of my table over my white tablecloth. The tan linen looks like sand to me.
It looks like the beach is full of activity today!
The little sandpipers are darting and dancing across the sand.
They always make me smile as they scurry back and forth in the sand, just out of reach. I found these two cute guys at the thrift store a few weeks back.
It looks like a special treasure has washed ashore. This cute bottle was part of an invitation we got to a wedding next month. The invitation was all rolled up inside this bottle - along with sand, shells and the umbrella.
We'll search for pretty shells as we walk the beach. These were found at the dollar tree this year. Some were brown.
And some were white. I couldn't decide which I liked better, so I got some of each ... just like the beach!
We'll collect starfish in all sorts of variety. Some are white and skinny.
Others are plump and bumpy. I found these at the flea market for $1.25 each.
These are the dishes you've seen plenty of times. JCPenny dishes I found at Good Will a few years back. Starting with the bowl.
Then white salad plates American Altier from Tuesday Morning. I found these right after the Good Will trip.
The JCPenney dinner plate.
Placemats of woven seagrasses from Marshalls.
We're finding such fun keepsakes today at the beach.
Someone has built a beautiful sandcastle. This was an ebay purchase. A discontinued Partylites tealight burner.
Another view of the beachscape.
An overview of our table. White cloth napkins and shell flatware.
A seagull view of the centerpiece.
Would you like to sit and have some refreshing iced tea from my seashell pitcher. Do you take lemon?
Let's stay and chat until the sun sets and the stars come out.
Then we'll stroll home and off to sleep and we'll dream about sandcastles by the sea. Thanks for sharing my walk on the beach today. Now let's go check out all the dish delights everybody's sharing over at "Between Naps On The Porch"
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