Friday, June 22, 2012

At the Seashore Tablescape

School is officially out for Summer!  To say that my children & I are ready to
dance in the streets, scream from the mountaintops, and
 just run amok in general is a huge understatement! 

Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen came up with a beach theme
for her Let's Dish party this week. 
Her timing couldn't be any better. 
After all, it's been 95 degrees and crazy humid for the past 2 days.  
A beach trip sounds great right about now. 
(well at least the water part does)

I give you my themed tablescape: 

Placemats from Home Goods
Aqua dinner plates from TJ Maxx
My everyday Corelle white luncheon plates
Shell plates from CTS

I found these napkin rings at TJ Maxx late last Summer.
They were on clearance, 4 for $1.50!
Bubble glasses from CTS

Aqua polka dotted flatware from Home Goods
Beige flatware from CTS

I added several items to my Waverly tablerunner for a
centerpiece display.
The bowl in the center came from CTS.

All items here are from Michaels.
  The blue glittered starfish was an Etsy
purchase a few years back. 

If you read my blog from time to time, you often see that
I have unexpected guests...

Yeah, those pesky wrestlers showed up just as I was ready
 to start taking photos! 

Linking to:

Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch

Happy Summer, my friends! 


Welcome! I'm Gina. Like the header says, this blog is all about home, food and life..


  1. Gina, love your tablescape and it would match my home perfectly. I need to check out Homegoods for some flatware. The polka dots are so cute.

  2. Hubs home today and I just showed him your pesjky wrestlers return - and we both laughed and laughed!!

    LOVE tht awesome tablescape, Gina- wow is it ever beachy-beautiful!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend, wrestlers and all - and have a truly wonderful summer!!

  3. I love this tablescape! I'm trying to beacu-up my house, and I love your stuff! Can I have it?

    And the wrestlers are sneaky. I'm always shoving kid stuff just out of my shots!

  4. I meant beach-up...not beacu-up. That would be weird.

  5. It all looks so nice. Love the colors together. Now those wrestlers that keep popping up.....are you holding an secrets from us.

  6. I am thinking of taking the chandie to the seashore this summer. Your beautiful tablescape just gave me the inspiration to get going!

    Happy Summer vaycay to Olivia and Johnny! I remember all of the end of the school year must be breathing a sigh of relief right now!

  7. Great beachy table. Love the soft turquoise plates and accents, especially with your whit washed chairs. The glass accent plates glimmer like rocks on the beach. Transporting design. Thanks for sharing. ~CJ

  8. I feel cooler and more refreshed just by looking at your tablescape. I love all your beachy accents. xo

  9. It's finally warming up here too...IT'S ABOUT TIME! But I have to be careful what I ask feels like its going to be a hot, hot, summer. Anyway, your beautiful tablescape is perfect for the warmer weather. Love it...wrestlers and all...Hee, Hee, Hee. Have a wonderful weekend and happy summer vacay. Yay!

    Much love,

  10. Gina,
    Love that beachy/seascape tablescape. The color is perfect. I love those napkin holders. &
    Love TJMAXX too. very pretty.

  11. Gina...this is SO cute (even with the wrestlers!). You really nailed the beach theme. Love all the little accessories you found at Michaels, I have to check that out. I like those shell dishes and napkin rings, too! Happy Summer!


  12. Gina,
    Love your beachy tablescape! Is that The Beach Boys music I hear?

  13. ha! you gotta love a little reality in a shot....wrestlers were very popular around here a few years back! I absolutely love the shell plate!!

  14. I love your bathing beauty!

  15. LOVE your table! Congrats girl on school being out. I feel like we have been out forever. I chuckled at the their back..yep so are my legos all over.

  16. Beautiful table Gina, you know I love those colors. Great flatware too. So beach and so perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Lovely table, especially those blue shell plates! Love all the little beachy touches. All you need now is some sand!

  18. Gina, Everything about your table is awesome. From the placemants, shell plates, napkin rings and flatware. I love it all. These are some of my favorite colors.
    I hate to day my favorite parts of this table are the action figures. Reminds of my (5) sweet grands. The youngest is nineteen and I miss finding action figures everywhere. Even in the icemaker.
    Love to you and the children, Happy Summer, Ginger

  19. Looks beautiful! I love the aqua and white...such a beachy feel too with your other decor.

    I'd love to be at a beach right now!

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  21. Love the polka dot flatware! I'm with you on the 'it's so good not to have much of a schedule for a while'! Enjoy your summer!

  22. Happy Summer!
    I love this, such pretty colors. And I love your bargains too.
    I never saw those glasses at CTS, they would have hopped in my basket! And that polka dot flatware is great!
    Lol on the wrestlers!
    My son and dil had their 5 th child today. So now I have 4 little real life wrestlers and a princess!

  23. Lovely cool the used to have teenage mutant ninja turles on our table, in our beds, in the car, in the bathtub, and my personal favorite.....hanging from the dining room chandy!!! Miss those days.....stay cool!!!

  24. Gina, what a great table! Those placemats are so perfect for anytime. I love the shells plates, too, and oh, the bubble glasses are sooo pretty!! My favorite decor of all are the pesky wrestlers. No table would be complete without those visitors!!!

  25. You make the cutest table settings!
    I really like the color scheme =)

    Hope those guys don't eat too much, they look pretty hungry!

  26. I just love your beautiful table...and the colors are sooo summery. I wish my entire house was done in this seashore blue green color. So pretty.

  27. Hi Gina, your tablescape looks so cool and refreshing. Hope you get some relief from the heat soon.

  28. Gina, Your tablescape is beachy loveliness! I like how the pesky wrestlers are keeping it real. :-)

  29. Gina, love your tablescape, perhaps my favourite yet! Such lovely accessories, you have such a good eye for this.

    I'm beginning to think the wrestlers are yours!

    Hope you make it to the beach soon!

  30. Your tablescape is gorgeous!!! I love EVERY beautiful element! The placemats are so unique!

    And the little wrestlers made me smile, seems only yesterday I had them floating around my house ...everywhere, too! ha! My son outgrew them, but still has them, stashed away in the back of his closet ...won't give them up completely! :) Now we have basketballs and basketball trading cards everywhere! It's all just precious, isn't it??? :)

  31. I'm guessing that the wrestlers either really like your food or they are anxious to be the first to see your fun table! The colors here are beautiful, Gina!!! The blue in the shell plates is so soft. Great find on the napkin rings!!! Wow...that was REALLY good! I hope more temperate weather finds its way to you soon. We're expecting triple digits tomorrow! :-(

  32. How strange Gina I was just thinking about you yesterday and then found you on my site this morning.
    That seems to happen a lot out here in blog land.
    I love love this table setting. it is beautiful.
    Those wrestlers show up like my cats when I am trying to take pictures. lol

  33. Such a beautiful beachy tablescape! Love all the special little details you added! Forget the wrestlers, I LOVE the bathing beauty!! Hope you are having a wonderful start to your weekend!

    Big TX Hugs,

  34. I do feel like I am at the beach, all the aqua and sand tones...your table is gorgeous. I love those placemats.

  35. Your accessories are great. Love the napkin rings and the price.

  36. This is gorgeous! I love a beachy table...and those wrestlers don't ruin it a bit for me. You new chairs look great too!


  37. You and your awesome flatware. It's always my favorite thing about your tablescapes. That and the wrestlers! Happy Sunday Gina...Ann


    Visiting from over at Debbiedoos newbie picks story

  39. It's so pretty, Gina! I am loving all that blue and white. I hope you'll come over and join my one-year anniversary giveaway!

  40. I just love the pretty soft and soothing for summertime! Too bad the wrestlers came to party! I raised 4 sons so I can relate! heehee! I stepped over Legos in my home...I could have decorated with them! I just started a giveaway this morning...hope you can stop by! Hugs!

  41. What a lovely tablescape. I don't know how I missed this post.
    Wow! Love the colours.

  42. Gina,I love your table. The colors are so soft and summery. Yes, I would love to immerse myself in the cool ocean water right about now. This crazy heat and humidity is a little draining. :)

  43. I am sorry but what or where is CTS?

  44. Charity, I didn't have an email address to contact you, but CTS is Christmas Tree Shops. They are a large retail chain that sells all kinds of items (housewares & novelties, etc.) Their prices are very reasonable.


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