Take four women who love design, put them in a beautiful beach house and what do they do? Why…they tablescape, of course! lol I have just returned from spending five glorious days with some dear blogging friends in a wonderful beach house at the edge of North Carolina’s Outer Banks…what fun! With me were Barb of Grits and Glamour and Kathysue of Good life of Design as well as our generous hostess, our friend Carol, Chisenfam from Rate My Space. Wow! Was I in good company or what?
All it took was one look at the treasure trove of beachiness surrounding us to get us inspired! Carol’s beach house is beautifully decorated with so many wonderful pieces in her favorite shades of aqua, beige and cream that it was easy! I wish we had a video of the four of us scurrying around and bringing in goodies from different corners of the house! lol
I love these acrylic clam shell bowls! Can you see how the light shines through them to resemble ripples of water? Gorgeous!
Carol had just snatched up these beautiful pale blue salad plates at Home Goods on her way down. I love the raised shell and starfish design! Aren’t they perfect?
The table runner and embroidered circles on the napkins help to add some contrast and texture to the table. They came from one of my favorite stores…Tarjay! lol
The beautiful mosaic hurricane lamp in shades of watery blue was already there, as well as Carol’s wonderful collection of sea shells, coral and starfish. Don’t they make a pretty centerpiece?
More starfish and sand dollars were scattered around the table to help create a beachy feel.
And here is the final result! It was too pretty to actually use, so we just admired it for a day or so! lol
And…well…maybe at night, too! What fun!
Can you believe that Carol had all of these wonderful things scattered around her beach house? All we had to do was gather them up to create our tablescape! I have to give credit to Barb because I woke up to find many of these wonderful photos on my camera! She was a busy bee as usual and I slept in since my staff wasn’t there to wake me up at 6:00 am to be fed! lol
I have to admit that it still makes me smile to look at it because it is a reminder of some wonderful fellowship with some very sweet, funny and creative ladies! Isn’t it amazing how friendships can be formed with women that you have never met in person? And then when you finally get to meet, it’s like you’ve known each other forever! It makes me happy to be a part of our wonderful blogging community!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to head on over to Susan’s at Between Naps on the Porch to see another one of her gorgeous tablescapes and to find a list of this week's participants!
See you next time! A la prochaine!