Today's tablescape for two has a seaside theme. Crabs and seashells. And, I am celebrating my first year of blogging with a giveaway of Carolyne Roehm's book a Passion for Blue & White. Even if you don't decorate your home just in blue and white, as I don't, you will still find beautiful inspiring photos to look at and ideas for other design styles. I love Swedish antiques and there are many featured in this book. More about this later in the post, but first, here's the tablescape.
This is a weekend casual dinner for two with a seaside theme.
Nearly all the table items are from Williams-Sonoma. The tablecloth and napkins are from their Bretagne Jacquard line. I am actually using two 70"x90" tablecloths to cover the table. The silver metal crabs add some novelty and are also from W-S. I like the design on the platter and it is a nice large size.
The platter and appetizer shell plates are from the La Mer collection by Marc Lacaze at Williams-Sonoma.
Silver metal napkin rings in a starfish shape are from Pottery Barn purchased in 2007 for a party I did then.
The salad plate from Williams-Sonoma is in their Ocean line. The large white charger is from Pottery Barn's Great White line.
I am using antique mother of pearl handled forks and knifes that I found at the Round Top, Texas Marburger Farm antique show in April. The spoon is Tiffany Saratoga.
Glass etched tumbler is from Zodax and the blue stemware was a gift and is unmarked.
I had planned to do this table outside on the porch, but in the 94 degree heat decided not to.
As mentioned above, I will do a random number generator drawing to select the winner of the Carolyne Roehm book A Passion for Blue & White for all comments and announce the winner on Thursday, July 13. For those of you who follow me from foreign countries, you will be included in the drawing.
A year goes by fast. Seems like I just started blogging, although I did sign up for TypePad a year before I actually did my first post. I still try to hold to being an original content blogger using my own photos and do my own content. I see very few bloggers actually doing their own work these days and are really editors of other people's product. I guess I'm still remembering what my high school journalism teacher taught me. Thanks, Mrs. Gwartney. Of course, when I was editor of the high school newspaper, none of us in our wildest imaginations would have thought there would be an Internet or that we could write our own blog. Many of us did dream of writing for House Beautiful when we grew up, but now women have taken that idea to the moon and write their own virtual magazines. A great day for journalists! Congratulations to all who have accomplished that. In our high school yearbook, along side our photo, we had to put what we wanted to be when we grew up. Mine said an Editor of a decor magazine. Well, that was a million years ago and the dream of a 17 year old. It won't happen in this lifetime, but I do enjoy writing posts. Thanks to all of you I have found via blogging for your very kind words each week in your comments and emails. It is a beautiful world out there and I try to capture a fraction of it. The coming year will be a very exciting one for me as I accomplish another lifelong dream - stay tuned.
I am participating in Tablescape Thursday this week on the blog Between Naps on the Porch.
To see all the entries, after 9:00PM Eastern on Wednesday, go here:
All the best to you,
Summer Day for Swede
Photo Credits: Swede