Ocean Blue - Starfish & Seashells the tablescape was set outside where the beautiful natural light could play off of the Akcam starfish plates with all of the colors of the ocean. As luck would have it I found the same plates at the HomeGoods Store earlier this summer. Later I found some aqua dyed seashells in the clearance isle at the same HG Store. The table was set when the sun came up the other day and provided the changing colors of blue that I wanted to replicate.
I love the way the early morning sunshine gleams off of the glass plates and the way the shadows reflect the sun rays from above.
Tiny blue fish appear to be swimming in crystal clear water in the wine glasses.
The tortoise shell like finish on the flatware glows in the morning light too.
Champagne napkins from Park design are sheathed by aqua organza that was an Ebay purchase several years ago. Layered colors of blue, aqua, and white in the candles reflect the ever changing colors of the water on the Gulf Coast. Faux sea glass table scatter has been colored aqua to help complete a beach like scene.
The centerpiece is a seashell mermaid that resides in an old lantern,
she is standing on a layer of sifted beach sand
Do you see my little helpers standing at the back of the living room chair watching as I am
Taking pictures today?
Two of the little ladies are named already. The little dark ash blond on the left is Cindy and the pretty blond on the far right is Becky. Becky and Cindy were adopted from an Ebay vendor a couple of weeks ago. The two dollies in the center were found living on their own at local thrift stores. I brought them home and bathed them and dressed them in whatever I could find. They were so happy to have a home and to be taken care of. The only requirement they have is that I create pretty doll clothes for them to wear and to share them on Wednesdays like JoAnn at Scene Through My Eyes does on her Wednesday Wee Ones posts and like Diane at Lavender Dreams does on her Wednesday posts. I suspect that the dolls will be hanging out with my kitties watching me while I am sewing new outfits for them, and maybe they will be watching while I am creating new tablescapes for the fall too!
Just a few more pictures of this tablescape morphing while I start to dis-assemble it.
Aqua diamond sparkle chargers bought off of Ebay.
Blue shell plates
Starfish plates from HomeGoods.
Thrift store wine glasses,
Napkin rings from Marc's. Just $1.39 for a set of four.
I bought two sets.
And now for the winner of my Second Blogaversary Celebration Fall Linens give-away drawing. Dear hubby had to do the honors of drawing the winner this year. Low tech.... the names of all of the sweet people that visited and left a comment at my blog over the past two posts (one per follower) were written down on a square of note paper and placed in a hat
(that would be the straw hat that hubby wears at the beach when we are in Florida). Dear hubby closed his eyes and pulled out.........(Drum roll please)...... Susie Holler's name!
Congratulations Susie! I will need your address to send you your new Park Designs Indian Summer tablecloth and napkins. Thank you to everyone who participated this year.
Remember to thrift on ladies, thrift on!
Susan's Tablescape Thursday