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07 July, 2010

Four Bloggers and a Tablescape

June 23, 2010 005 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?


June 23, 2010 010 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


June 23, 2010 009 I love these acrylic clam shell bowls! Can you see how the light shines through them to resemble ripples of water? Gorgeous!
 

June 23, 2010 008 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?


June 23, 2010 013 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


June 23, 2010 014 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?


June 23, 2010 007 More starfish and sand dollars were scattered around the table to help create a beachy feel.


June 23, 2010 011 And here is the final result! It was too pretty to actually use, so we just admired it for a day or so! lol


page1  And…well…maybe at night, too! What fun!


page 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


June 23, 2010 010 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!

tablescape thurs small 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!

54 comments:

  1. Wow, Debbie. What a beautiful table! I wonder if the runner is still available at Tarjay. Would love to pick one up.

    Sounds like you had a lovely time. I love the Outer Banks.

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  2. sounds wonderful and what great company!!! love the coastal look!!
    kate

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  3. Oh Debbie, I am so thrilled you've shown this gorgeous tablescape. You guys are all just the most creative bunch. Her home is stunning and she does have some fabulous things. I have had such a wonderful time hearing all the stories. So much fun. Love ya. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Deb this is a great post, you did a wonderful job. It looks as pretty here as it did in person. Loved being in such wonderful, creative company. Oh the fun we had a dream trip for sure. Miss my gal pal's, Love ya, Kathysue

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  5. So true about across the miles friendships...for that the blogging community reigns supreme (second only to your lovely tablescape of course ) :)

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  6. Beautiful table, Debbie! Looks like the perfect place for friends to gather! ; )

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  7. Now, you know I love this beachy table! Looks like a fun time, and isn't it fun to be with people who don't think you're crazy for playing with dishes and photographing them??? LOL! I love it!

    Great job...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  8. It's such a peaceful color scheme. Perfect for unwinding at the seashore!

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  9. Debbie, what a great tablescape and I am sure y'all had a blast. I know who Carol is now. We left comments back and forth on rms.

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  10. Hi Debbie...

    Ohhh my...what fun...and you certainly were in GREAT company! Although I have never met Carol...I do know all of you other sweet ladies and would have had a blast with you! What a fabulous coastal vacation! I bet Carol's home is amazing...just looking at the little peek around the table! Hehe! You girls created a gorgeous table...such creative and talented ladies...you all are! Thank you for sharing it with us...such a treat, my friend! Gotta love those beautiful ocean colors of soft aqua, beige, and cream...lovely!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  11. This is so pretty, love the colors and it sounds like you had a great time!

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  12. What a wonderful tablescape! Since I am a beachy girl, I love this! What fun you all had! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful evening.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  13. The table is just dreamy Debbie~ I love the beautiful soft beachy colors and the contrast of textures, what a great job by all of you! Sounds like a wonderful time and I love the comment too pretty to eat off of! Although, I certainly think you all earned it!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Cindy

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  14. Deb, you know how much I love this. I think I would leave it set up and make the family eat on the porch LOL. I'm so grateful that you all took lots of pictures and told so many wonderful stories, it ALMOST makes up for not being there. I love you all! Kat

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  15. Debbie this table is more the a tablescape, it a a feast for the eyes. I would love it just as a decoration. Gorgeous, soothing and beachy! What more could one ask for?

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  16. Oh love love that lamp! Everything is delightful and I am jeolous of your outer banks trip. We go there every so often from SC and we take a Ferry from Cedar Island. So much fun---the outer Banks are just so relaxing!

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  17. Now that's my kind of getaway! In fact I have met up with several online friends and we've had the best times together. You are right..you just feel like you've known them forever.

    Beautiful tablescape by four lovely ladies!! Love it all. Also love the outer banks...I go there frequently!

    Donna

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  18. what fun...very beachy....

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  19. Hi Debbie...this looks like ti must have been such fun...not only being at the beach but being with fellow bloggers who all love the same thing...dishes and tablescapes!!!...I love anything beachy...happy to hear you had such fun.

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  20. Debbie - Sounds like you had a wonderful time. It is so much fun to meet fellow bloggers IRL!
    The tablescape is gorgeous - can't believe you didn't use it! LOL

    The photo I took for my blog header was done with my Sony DSC-H50 that has a tiltable LCD screen... just makes it look like I was standing on my head!! ;)

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  21. I love it when bloggers get together. You are so good at setting a lovely table. It's crisp, clean, light and airy!

    xoxo
    Deborah in NC

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  22. So beautiful coastal table, to share with bloggers friends!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  23. I love beach scapes- so pretty!

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  24. fun table, love the clams and napkin, looks super~

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  25. Very pretty beachy setting! Looks like you ladies had fun!
    Blessings, Beth

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  26. Amazing Debbie! It looks so beachy!
    That is so funny you went away with people you didn't know IRL!
    I remember Barb from a forum we both posted on years ago!
    So glad you had a good time!

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  27. This is such a wonderful tablescape, Debbie, but what is even more wonderful is the unity of you all creating it. I can just imagine how much fun you had...Christine

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  28. Wow...you ladies are amazing. Isnt that the best, when you complete a tablescape and realize that you didnt have to run out a buy anything. Well except for those fabulous shell plates on the trip down. Im going to Myrtle Beach in August, and this scape so put me in the Carolina frame of mind.

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  29. I love your beachy table. It sounds like you had a wonderful time with the girls!

    Donna

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  30. How gorgeous and fun all in one Debbie! Perfect for the NC beaches. I just adore it!

    I wish we could see photos pf all you. It sounds like you had a blast. Fantastic!

    Blessings to you sweet friend.
    Chestnut also says Hello to your babies. ~Melissa :)

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  31. So beachy and beautiful!!!

    Sounds like you had a terrific time.

    - The Tablescaper

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  32. Not only did you have fun with friends but created a beautiful table to too. It would be a dream to sit at that table.

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  33. Hi Dearest - I must say i enjoyed waking up to this post. Like Kathysue said, it brought back some wonderful memories. It would be impossible to explain the look on our faces when when we discovered Carol had bought new plates. "Tablescape!" was shouted together in unison, I do beleive, and then it was game on. So, so funny. I love how Magpie said it was nice to get together with others who liked to play with dishes and then photograph them. That made me really LOL. Hope you are having a great week. Its HOT....again! :-/ Love and hugs, Barb

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  34. Oh my-the beachy theme is great. You all put it together perfectly. It sound like you had a fun time doing it. Thanks for sharing!

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  35. What a fantastic way to seal friendships than with a tablescape! :) Sounds like you gals had a lot of fun! Beautiful table! Kudos to all the ladies!

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  36. Girls! What a beautiful table ... love the combination of clear glass with the ceramics ... and the shells ... Inspires me to get mine out of the closet! Fantastic job!

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  37. How much fun y'all had! Maybe you've started a trend -- girls' tablescaping weekends! I'll bet I could get my sisters to join me for one! Great table!

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  38. This color scheme is so pretty. How fun to just look around and gather things that you find for this pretty tablescape! And to do it with friends makes it even better. I love each little detail.

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  39. Love the shell plates..., no Home Goods store where I live, sigh!!

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  40. The table is so perfect for the beach and that blue is the right color! I love the Outer Banks. We used to vacation there when the kids were little and I would like to go back! Your table and her decor really brings back happy memories. I am your follower now.
    Linda

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  41. So gorgeous, Deb. I can't imagine having to dismantle that tablescape at some point. Glad you had a fun time and I bet there were some felines that were happy to have you back home. Hugs, Deb =^..^=x5

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  42. That had to be one FUN gathering!! Lots of great minds all together!
    This table it so serene & relaxing looking. Just like a vacation is supposed to make you feel. And seeeee, I told you blue was coming back in!! ~~*BIG smile*~~

    I have lots of seashells from living in FL & have never used them in a tablescape yet. You've given me food for thought...thanks!

    Can't wait to show you my cheese dome on its candle stand base. I'm busy sewing robes for Ms. C. & her dolly so we can have a special breakfast, using it. Will be sure to let you know so you don't miss it. :D

    fondly,
    Rett

    p.s. Pat the kitties for me, please?

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  43. Your table is so pretty, I love your dishes! Mary

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  44. Whow, what a stunning table. It is so clear and so well decorated. The glass table and the soft blue color of the pretty hurricane lamp and the cute salad plates gives an imagination of water. The tablerunner reminds to reeds. And all this is so pretty with the shells. This is magazine worthy!
    Greetings, Johanna

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  45. You all make a very good team, and I'm betting you shared a wonderful time around the table.

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  46. I was just going to say that it's too pretty to use, but you beat me to the punch. ;)

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  47. Summery and beautiful post!

    Regards dear one.
    xo

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  48. Wow Debbie, I'm in complete awe just as I was as you guys scurried around me collecting pieces from all over the house to put this gorgeous tablescape together. I think if you had've glanced my way my mouth was hanging open! Such a great week we all had and to get to know you all better was the best part! Love you ladies! Carol

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  49. Oh WOW DEbbie. That must have been wonderful and I love the tablescape

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  50. Amazing...sorry I am so late! But I am glad I stopped by to see your beautiful, beachy tablescape!Thank you for sharing!

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  51. Debbie, What FUN you all had! That would be great to have FIVE days with some blogging friends and do whatever you wanted to do! WOW ~ That's a little bit of heaven, eh? The tablescape is gorgeous and I love that hurricane mosaic centerpiece! Stunning! Hugs! ~CC

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie