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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tablescape Thursday - Cool and Coastal

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Thanks to Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for hosting another wonderful Tablescape Thursday event.  Be sure to visit her blog to see all the beautiful tablescapes everyone has created.  Such eye candy you won't believe.

When I did my Metamorphosis Monday post showing the jar I filled with sea shells as an introduction to our "Cloche Party" ( click the button on my sidebar for all the details ), I'm sure you knew a tablescape was coming.  Now since I live smack dab in the middle of the desert, the only thing coastal or wet you usually see around here is the perspiration on my forehead.  lol  We spend a lot of time thinking cool, so a coastal look helps us make believe.

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I decided to create a tablescape with lots of glass and candles.  I use the soft blues and greens with a touch of brown in my "Summer Look" for the living room, you can see that pic on the sidebar.  This tablescape ties in beautifully with those colors.

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I turned a glass cake stand upside down and placed the jar on it for height, then used all the leftover shells  and glass beads I got at the Dollar Tree around the bottom.  The candle stems came from GW and Big Lots  along with the large glass pillars.

 

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I'm using the "Gollum" dishes as they're know in blogland.  The tablecloth is a striped linen that I found at Ross on their clearance aisle for $5.00 along with the blue placemats for $1.00 each.  The chargers are ones I've used several times before and I love the shape.  I layered blue and brown napkins I found at the GW, and the napkin rings are part of the dish set.

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The little shell candleholders came from the Dollar Tree also.  I thought they really added to the theme.

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Thanks for stopping by.  Also remember to get all those containers out and do a little creating for the Cloche Party on the 19th.  Hope to see you there.

 

Hugs Marty

75 comments:

  1. I love your centerpiece. I must get to Dollar Tree for some of the shell candle holders. Love the colors. I am really wishing I could go to the beach. Thanks for taking me there with your tablescape! Great job!

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  2. Oh so beachy and fun!

    I love the beachtime feel and I am ready for summer to begin here in the midwest. It has been cold and rainy lately. Ugh!

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  3. Oh, Marty! What a gorgeous table! I love your elegant beachy theme! All of the glass and candelight is just stunning! I adore your hurricane with the shells and candle! Love how your coordinated the two colors of napkins! Love your dishes and those little dollar store shell tealight holders! You did an outstanding job!
    By the way, you are simply a jewel of a blog friend. I appreciate your sweet words and appreciate every time you come to visit me.
    You are a sweetie,
    Shelia ;0

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  4. Love it! All the shells and all the candlelight is very nice!! Happy T.T. to you!

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  5. This looks great, Marty. Those shell candleholders were a great find.

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  6. Hi Marty, I love the blue and brown and the sparkle of the glass. You really got some bargains too.
    I did a post on my newly purchased cloche tonight and included a link to your cloche party on the 19th - hope you'll visit me sometime.

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  7. I love your coastal tablescape! I almost hear the roar of the waves. I've got those same shell candleholders from Dollar Tree. I find so much cute stuff there lately.

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  8. What a sweet tablescape! I love all the stores that you got things at :)

    All the best,
    Allison

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  9. Barb,

    BEAUTIFUL tablesetting. I love the brown and blue color scheme and it is so very elegant. Love the shell candle holders also. Thank you so much for sharing your tablesetting.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  10. I love your seaside tablescape, Marty. Love the ambience!...Christine

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  11. Beautiful table. How did you get everything to sparkle so perfectly. Just love the colors, I just love blue.
    ~Maryrose

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  12. I love how you have a relaxed beachy feel without losing any elegance. I wish my Big Lots had had some Gollum dishes!!!! Wonderful table! :D Jewel

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  13. oh Marty, your table is so beautiful, i love all the shells and nothing prettier than a candlelit table.
    hugs
    janet

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  14. I'm loving everybody's beach themes -- they're all so pretty and each different -- your table full of shells feels like I'm back on vacation in Florida. And Marty, you always leave the sweetest notes! I so enjoy your visits! Do love all your great finds from the "beach".

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  15. Marty, this is so pretty....the shells, the colors and oh, all the wonderful candles....just magical. I love it.

    So looking forward to your cloche party.

    Hugs, Barb

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  16. Your beach theme is terrific -- I love your shells. Such a pretty table.

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  17. Oh, Marty! this is so pretty...your centerpiece is superb! I love it! You sure know how to make the beach seem like it's right outside!
    Happy TT!
    ;-D

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  18. Marty, this is beautiful. I think this is my favorite (probably because it's beach themed lol). I love the colors and all of the candlelight, and the centerpiece came out great. Hugs, Kat

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  19. Now that's MY kinda centerpiece!!! Love all the layers and a beachy theme is perfect! You did a great job Marty!

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  20. Hi Marty,
    This just sparkles! I'm so lovin it and those blue's and browns are just fab! I love how you layered those napkins and the cute shell candle holders, I really need some of those! This lovely table is such elegant coastal and a nice retreat from the hot desert sun! Hugs, Cindy

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  21. Marty,
    I recognized the tea light holders and the stones from the DT!LOL The candlelight looks lovely. I also like your tablecloth. So beachy! I'd love to join the cloche party, but I don't have a cloche! I haven't been able to find a bargain on one yet!LOL If I could use my hurricane candle holders, I may join the fun!

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  22. Hi Marty !
    I see you got your big pictures a workin ! Love it - I can clearly see everything without squinting !
    I love your table - so pretty.... can hardly wait till your cloche party !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  23. Hi Marty! I've thought of trying a beachy theme also, what with so many pretty ones the last few weeks. I think yours makes good use of your dishes and without the "shell and fish adorned plates" still portrays the beach nicely! Good job!

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  24. Just a lovely beachy tablescape Marty!! The layering is great! You're all ready for sunset supper!!

    I can't wait for your cloche party too! It's so fun to see everyone's ideas they come up with for them!

    Hugs! Sherri:)

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  25. Hi Marty,
    This is such a refreshing tablescape! I'm afraid I don't know what the Gollum dishes are though? You always find such great tablecloths! So pretty all of it! Great job as always! Luanne

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  26. Oh Marty... it's stunning! I love it! Very creative on the centerpiece! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the chargers!

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  27. the whole thing is just wonderful. I love the bottom plates...they are very pretty!

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  28. I never tire of beach themes. This is very pretty. The glass is very elegant.

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  29. I love your beach theme tablescape...very relaxing and very pretty! Those clam shell voltive holders are amazing...did you say dollar store?? I'm shopping at the wrong places! I need to go and check them out!

    Your centerpiece is fabulous and the place settings looked wonderful in blue and white, and I love all the sparkly voltive and candle holders!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Tina

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  30. Marty, that is a truly amazing table! Wow! I love all of those candles on there and the shells and overall color scheme, gorgeous! You outdid yourself on this table for sure! Great job!

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  31. You certainly used that centerpiece to it's fullest and it looks gorgeous. NO one would ever know where you got the makings of that center piece. It looks like it cost a mint! SMART woman! :)
    Your tablescape is truly lovely!
    ~smiles~

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  32. Love the layers and the candlelight. Very pretty....lets pack our bags and head to the hearest beach!!! LOVE your chargers...where did you purchase them.

    Table looks GREAT!! Love the colors too.

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  33. You always have the most beautiful tablescapes! :) Love the centerpiece and all of the candlelight. So perfectly beachy. :)

    Melissa

    PS...I gave you an award on my blog. :)

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  34. I am a new follower of your blog.......why? because I love what you do!, I learn from what you do! and your passion is what you do well!

    Lee-ann

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  35. I so love the way you used all the shells...they look lovely with the glass...
    Happy Tablescape Thursday
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  36. So pretty, I especially love all the candles!
    ~Michelle

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  37. I love all the clear glass. I does remind me of the beach. That centerpiece is equisite!

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  38. SO GORGEOUS!!! I absolutely love everything!!!!

    {{HUGS}}

    Robin :o)

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  39. Oh Marty, this is so beautiful! I love all the shells scattered across the table, and those pretty candleholders set such a lovely glow over everything. Lovely!!!

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  40. Oh Marty - I love your beach themed tablescape, and I'm going to be a part of the cloche party on the 19th - you can bet! Today I'm gonna run out and see if I can't get something to fashion a great cloche - one you can be proud of - as I am, of your Amazing table! :)

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  41. I love the summery feel of this table setting...especially nice are the clear crystal elements and the shell accessories.

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  42. Your beachy tablescape is beautiful!!! It is so fun to see all the wonderful different ideas everyone has for the same theme!!! I love all the textures of the shells and your shell candle holders are a great find!

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  43. I love your beach tablescape.
    I love anything beachie.
    The center piece is great.
    I will have to stop in the dollar
    tree very soon
    Very cool and inviting.

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  44. Marty this is beautiful! I love all the stemmed candleholders and shells. It's all wonderful!!

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  45. MY FAVORITE SETTING BY FAR,EVERYTHING IS JUST CLEAN,SPARKLY AND VERY RELAXED,GREAT JOB ON THIS ON MARTY.LOVE IT ALL!!..XO..

    SILVIA

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  46. Marty,
    Pretty, Pretty! What cute sea shell candle holders. I have also been eyeing Gollum’s Dishes. Can’t wait for your cloche party, I think it is going to be a great bash. Cathy

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  47. Very pretty! Are you serving Clam Chowder???

    Have a great day!
    Sandra

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  48. Beautiful job Marty! You've definitely captured the coastal seaside ambiance with this setting.

    Julio

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  49. All right. I've got to get to Big Lots. I love the shape of those chargers.
    Brenda

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  50. Marty, that is a thrifty, gorgeous table setting! I especially love the blues and the glass with candlelights - so soft and appealing! Linda

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  51. What a lovely table! Makes me want to go to the beach right now. Thanks for sharing.

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  52. I can simply feel the sand beneath my feet!

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  53. Marty, this is just sooo pretty! Love all of the clear glass, and those $ Tree candle holders are perfect! The soft blues and all of your pretty shells make me feel like I'm on the coast. Those tall glass candlesticks are gorgeous! laurie

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  54. Oh Marty! Luscious , just luscious!!! It's surely one of the MOST beautiful tablescapes I've ever seen....I'm sure lots of ladies in blogland will be taking ideas from this beauty!

    Hugs,
    Spencer

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  55. What a great tablescape. All the glass and shells look wonderful with the blue linens and white dishes. I love the beach and shelling and I must find some of the scallop shell votive holders. Very nicely done!

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  56. Three of my favorite things: glass, candles, and shells. Just beautiful, Marty!

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  57. Hi Marty,
    Your tablescape is so lovely. Karyn and I are so excited about your upcoming cloche party.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Nola

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  58. Oh Marty this is so cool looking I just love the coastal look...and all the beautiful things you did with the GW and Dollar tree items are just great...don't you just love Ross...its also one of my favorite but don't get there enough...sorry it took me so long to come by...been at my MIL house YUK!! she really is Marie from everybody loves Raymond girl...still tell me how to take care of Len who by the way is now 65 and don't need a mama telling him how to live...but I humor her...May you have a great weekend my friend...and I did get all my pics uploaded for the cloche party ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  59. That is so pretty! Love all the beachy things and candles..very romantic!

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  60. Marty before I even started reading the first thing that popped out at me was the glass, crystal and candlelight. So pretty! I love your beach theme. How cute your sea shell candle holders are! Your centerpiece is lovely! Loved it all! Thank you for stopping by! Huggy Hugs!

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  61. Marty, this is a fabulous tablescape!! It is absolutely gorgeous!!

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  62. I love the candles! How romantic with sea shells and the layered napkins are gorgeous. I hope to join you on Friday if things go well over here at Mullins Corner.
    Blessings, Alicia

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  63. I love your beachy tablescape!! It makes me feel like I am on vacation.

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  64. Just beautiful. I love how you bunched the glass beads and sea shells in the middle of the table. It's as if they were lapped up upon the shore. I also love all of the crystal for the candles - very ethereal - and the sand candles. You may be in the middle of a desert, but it sure doesn't feel that way.

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  65. What a lovely tablescape. I love the beach theme, but it is so elegant with all the glass! It is quite an inspiration!

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  66. Sure always nice to see you have dropped by.

    Love the unique shape of those plates, and blue color on the napkins.
    Great with all the clear glass candlesticks too.

    Blessings,
    Barbara Jean

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  67. Oh what a sparkling and excitingly inviting table. I especially adore those candle stems with the chunk candles. So gorgeous!
    Happy Twirls as you Stroll Thru Life!

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  68. You set one beautiful table! I admire people that can do that so much--I wouldn't know where to start!

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  69. Hi Marty! Thanks for popping in to see my tiny met Monday post! I'm looking forward to your cloche party! Excitement!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  70. Marty...I'm in love with the shell candle holders...cute as can be! Love all the shells as your center piece, everthing is so inviting and soothing. Would love to see what your serving !!!! xoxo~Kathy@ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  71. Hello Dearheart...

    Girl, I really must apologize at being so late to get over for a visit...you've left me several sweet notes and I'm just now getting over here! It's been crazy busy at my place and this week will be even busier trying to get around for our Texas trip. But...on my list of "to do's" this week is my post for your cloche party! I still want to participate...wouldn't miss it for the world!!!

    Well, I have certainly been missing out on a real treat with your fabulous seaside tablescape!!! Marty, this table is absolutely stunning!!! I just love all of the creamy whites with the soft blues and browns with all that beautiful glass and candlelight!!! It's all sooooo very pretty, Girlfriend!!! I especially love how you did the centerpiece with your large glass vase...candle and seashells...it turned out so pretty!!! I love how you added all of the sea glass and shells to the base of that candle too!!! But ohhh my...I think that all of those beautiful votives in the tall glass holders are simply exquisite and they just make this beautiful tablescape!!! They really add to the entire ambiance of this tablescape! The place settings are gorgeous, my friend! I love those charger plates...they're so different...the shape...of anything I've seen!!! They remind me of a starfish...the shape...so perfect!!! Beautiful linens too!!! My friend, you have really outdone yourself with this one...I think it's my favorite!!! Ohh...and I can just picture how perfect it goes with the entire decor of your living room and dining room!!! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!

    Have a wonderful week, Darlin'!!!
    Chari

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  72. Marty you know I love love this anything coastal is great to me!! This is spectacular and so inviting!! Hugs French;) xoxo

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  73. Beautiful tablescape, Marty! Love all the shells and the beautiful sea blue napkins. Your Gollum dishes look great! :-) I just know you are going to have a great turn out for your party this Friday...got your button on my sidebar! :-)

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