Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Beach Party

I was going through some of my blog posts yesterday.
I noticed that I had several posts written from when we lived at the lake that I had never published.
So the next few days is a blog dump of old posts.

We are not going to the beach for this fun dinner party.  
We are going to the dining room.  
So, let's set the table!  
I am skipping a table cloth today.  
We'll start with some place mats, cream chargers and some cute plates that match the place mats. 

I added silverware and my favorite wine glasses. 

Remember these napkins? 
They're homemade.  
I used them here. 
Anyway, instead of a napkin ring, I tied them very simply with raffia.  
This tablescape is going to be about texture and the raffia is going to add to that.  
And it's the color of sand.  
I love it.   

I filled a fish bowl with a bunch of seashells that we have collected over the years.  
These are mostly from North Carolina and Florida.  
I love the dark blue/grey scallops shells.

This is a hunk of driftwood that floated up on our shore one summer day.  
What a treasure! 
I LOVE driftwood.  
I love the color and the character of it. 

What is a dinner party without a little candle light? 

A little sand, a candle and a few tiny seashells are so beautiful in sparkling clean glass.

I put them on the table in pairs.
Two by the large piece of driftwood and two by a smaller piece of driftwood.

I randomly added a few larger seashells.
I also added the more rustic pieces of sea shell for a more natural and organic feel.   

Finally a sprinkle of tiny little seashells finish the whole thing off. 

The tiny seashells bring the whole table together.
The messy scatter of shells is so beautiful.
The scatter of the shells sort of reminds me of sand.


White Wine
Shrimp Cocktail with Lemon Aioli
Butter Lettuce Salade with Avocado and Orange Dressing
Scallops and Ginger Lime Sauce over Rice
   White Cupcakes with Butter Cream frosting and Sugar Pearls
Bon Apetite!

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