Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Remembering the Beach



Welcome !

I love the beach, but living in the Midwest, we are blessed to visit once a year, if that! For the past two years we have had the privilege of spending a treasured week with my extended family on Top Sail Island, N.C..


With this Table Scape, I would love to share a bit-o-beach with you.


Come and enjoy a relaxing Beach Tea with me.



The beautiful glass cake stand, glasses, salad plates and bowls are from a set that were gifted to me when my Grandma moved from her home to live full time with my Mom.

I find them so delicate and feminine.


The glass "candle holders" are really glass coasters, also a hand-me-down from Grandma.




My china came from my Aunt. It is marked with a M Japan. The pattern is 3541 Georgiana.

My tea spoons are very precious gifts from my mom. Whenever she travels out of the country she will bring back beautiful tea spoons from her trips as gifts for my sister and me. Each spoon is unique in style. This collection has grown over the years and we currently enjoy them each morning as we stir our creamer into our coffee!


The shells are from our trips to North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida.



Thank you for visiting with me today!


For more beautiful and inspiring table scapes click over to Between Naps on the Porch, Table Scape Thursday.



17 comments:

Allison said...

Pretty table setting. Very simple and calming, like the beach.

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Love the beach! Very pretty table. Hope you'll visit my site to see my last beachie table of the season!

Christi said...

Very pretty! I'm ready for fall but will miss the summer! Your beach table is a wonderful reminder of fun summer days on the beach.

Christi @ A Southern Life
http://asouthernlife.com

Sarah said...

Pretty table. I like the way you used the candle and the shells on the cake plate. ~ Sarah

Sharlotte said...

I like all things beachy...and I really like your table. I know it has special meaning to you. The glassware is so pretty. I like the pattern. Scattering shells about is really the perfect touch. Thank you for sharing.

katillacshack.com said...

Love the sea theme the driftwood colors, shells and glass are lovely!

Stop by!

love, kelee

Dining Delight said...

Very pretty! Your 'scape looks so fresh and airy, like the beach! I like that the spoons and seashells have special meaning to you!

DD

Rettabug said...

I have those same glass coasters & still use them!! I like how you used your cake plate to raise your candle holder. I always forget about making different levels...thanks for the reminder.

susan said...

Dee Dee--I needed a little beach reminder today--wish I were back there! I love the hurricane on top of the cake plate. It makes a lovely centerpiece! You are very fortunate to get such treasures from your grandmother!

Julie said...

The center piece is wonderful... I love it ...
I am having a give a-way... Would love for you to stop over...
xoxo
Julie

Liz said...

Oh I love the candlewick! You did a perfect job incorporating it into your tablescape!

~Liz

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what wonderful family treasures to remind you of a treasured time at the beach. This is beautiful.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Your dishes are so lovely with the little pink roses. I love that you used the seashells as a centerpiece. This is such a sentimental table setting.

Deanna said...

So glad to be able to see your Tablescape Thursday. Such a treat to see all the ideas.
Thx for sharing! The centerpiece is beautiful.

Hope you'll come by my Kansas Home for a spot of tea...blessings to you,
d from Homehaven

Kitty Valerie said...

Shells and white china. What a great idea!
Warm regards from South America,
Val

Barbara said...

Very pretty and delicate!

nannykim said...

Beautiful, I really love this and your centerpiece is so cool. I live in SC and we often take a stroll on the beach after church ;-)
Love all the glass things!

my post is here:http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com/2009/09/tablescape-3.html