Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Beach Day

JOY! It's Tablescape Day over at Between Naps on the Porch hosted by Susan! We just came back from Gulf Shores, and the plan was to set up my tablescape there, since I'm having a "Beach Day" theme. Here's my little helper (granddaughter) at the table we were trying to use. However, dumb me left some of stuff at home, so I had to nix that idea and do it at the house.

So here it is. (Just ignore that old wheel barrow and grass out there, and pretend it's beautiful, white sand. :)







This placemat was my inspiration for this tablescape. I just loved the turquoise color, and since it had a sun on it, it seemed perfect for me. The placemats, charger and yellow bowl are from Big Lots. The clear plate(which is hard to see, and the glass cozy are from Dollar Tree.





For a napkin ring, I simply used two ponytail bands twisted together. (It IS the beach, right? :)








I just LOVE my big candle holder from Penney's! It was the perfect color, and it was 25% off.

The two other candle holders are from that good ole Dollar Tree.



I found this cute little beach bag several years ago, and thought it matched really good. See the cute little hand painted jelly fish zipper ornament?




We are having Island Mango and Peach Flavor ice tea (cute umbrellas - Big Lots)




If you haven't tried it, I recommend it. It's delicious. I use half regular and half the mango/peach tea.



BEV! (Bird's Eye View)




Thanks for joining me. I loved havin' you!!!















29 comments:

Stacey said...

Welcome home! Your table is just perfect! I love the placemats. :)

Tammy said...

L♥ve it all! Very pretty...what wheelbarrow...all I see is white sugar sand!
;D

Eileen said...

I actually loved seeing the grass and wheelbarrow outside the window!
And I loved your tablescape! It was a wonderful beach-y theme! The color combination was so pretty, and your centerpiece was great! I would be so happy to sit at that table to relax and sip some of that wonderful sounding tea!
This was great!
All the best,
Eileen

food with style said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE! love the beach model, really sets the fun mood~

ellen b said...

Whoa! These colors are so beautiful together! You really put together a great beach table!! Happy TT to you!

Myrna said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your tablescape!! You've thought of everything! Great job!!

susan said...

First, your "presenter" is adorable. Second, you are excused for not packing tablescaping items for a vacation, and third, the end result was worth the wait! The placemats are darling!

Shelia said...

Oh, what a cute table and the hostess is a doll!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Kathy said...

Happiest scape ever!!! What wheel barrow? You mean the dolphin swimming alongside the shore out your seaside cottage window?... Thanks for the TEA tip... I'll be on that,,, xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Very cute! I love the little umbrellas in the tea. That makes it so special. Happy TT to you!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

How fun! I love that candle holder too~ these colors are awesome.

Your GD's "voila" stance is the cutest!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Love the color combination! Great beachy tablescape!

Katherine

Mary said...

Beautiful, cheerful colors! I love the wheelbarrow! And I like your crepe myrtle too! They're too beautiful to ever be ugly, but if you really want to see an ugly one, you've got to see mine! Very pretty table!!!

Deanna said...

This is so refreshing and you've done a real nice job.
I love the white teas, but think I had better go ahead and try this one as well.
blessings,
d

Liz said...

This table is a happy table! I love the color theme! So cute!

~Liz

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh so pretty and the hostess is sure a cutie patootie ! The tea sounds delish !

Melanie said...

I love the color combination of yellow and turquoise. I saw those little candleholders at Dollar Tree just the other day and I had them in my hand, but I put them back!

Very pretty!

NC Southern Belle said...

I love the colors and you are right about that Mango tea-Yummy!

Dana and Daisy said...

What a sweet (and pretty) hostess to greet us today!
I will try that mango tea! Sounds delish!

I love your colors and felt like I was right at the beach, even with the wheelbarrow, which I didn't notice until you pointed it out!

Frugal Fine Living said...

This is so beautiful! It's sunny and happy! It makes me feel like I'm on the beach. I love the candle holder and beach bag, too.

Jane

Mary said...

Oh, I love your beachy table! I love your large candle holder and I have the same smaller ones from Dollar Tree, they're so cute! :O) Mary @Boogieboard Cottage

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Now who could look at this table and not be happy?! It just evokes such cheerfulness with all of the gorgeous, bright colors you've brought together. I LOVE it! Very, very nice job, D!!

xo~m

Brenda said...

I do like this yellow and turquoisy blue colored theme you've got going! And I like that wheel barrow in the background. Looks like one of the old ones I've been searching for for my yard! Very pretty!
Brenda

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

So cute and fun! I have a wheelbarrow sitting outside my window too! Doesn't everyone?

Christi

Sharlotte said...

What a cute table! I love the bright, sunny, yellow ~ it makes the perfect summer table! Your centerpiece is beautiful and the finishing touch for your tablescape!

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Super fun!! Love all the colors! I just got back from vacationing on the east coast and wanted to do a TT...didn't work out for me either!:)

marty39 said...

Your beach tablescape is perfect. I love all the dishes and accessories. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

The Stylish House said...

I love the colors use picked for this tablescape and your GD too!
Cathy

Bill said...

This was a great day to spend time at the beach! Thanks for taking us there in style!
The ponytail holder/napkin rings were a clever touch ... all very nicely done!