It's time to set the table once again for Tablescape Thursday. I've set an end of Summer table this week. Do you count Labor Day as the end of Summer or the calendar date of September 22nd? Either way, it will soon be Fall.
Welcome to my "last trip to the beach" tablescape. Actually September has often been one of our favorite months for taking a weekend beach escape. Many years we've had splendid beach weather and when our children were older, we would go for the 1st weekend after Labor Day. After I retire, we will have to start that tradition back up again.
I've set a place for you --- so tell me, did you have a visit to the ocean this summer? I seem to linger over the last days of Summer...sort of like lingering at the table after a wonderful meal with friends.
For this table, my flower ring has become a shell ring.
Rather than a setting of tropical colors....I've set the soft colors of sand and shells at sunset.
Most of the shells have come from our Spring Florida trips -- days when we get our first taste of coming lazy summer afternoons.
My big shell wasn't a treasure found on the beach....it was found at an antique store here in Richmond.
These vintage flamingos are a part of my summer decor....soon to be packed up for another year.
Layers of silver, white and lace.
My china pattern is Stanford Court. I love the shell pattern.
While I do have the matching salad plates, sometimes I mix in something else. These glass plates were from my husband's grandmother.
The etching shows up a bit better against the table.
You can see the white on white design of the tissue linen placemats through the gold rimmed glass chargers.
....the last days of Summer are a magical time spent at the beach.
Hope you will be able to linger through these last summer days and enjoy a few moments in your favorite spots.
Be sure to visit "Between Naps on the Porch" to see many tables prepared for you. There are always such creative inspirations to be discovered there.
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