If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors
to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.

~ Henry David Thoreau





Wednesday, April 14, 2010

It's All About Beaches

I've traded white sand and sunshine for a relaxing dinner on the cool southern shore of Lake Ontario.



All of those wonderful finds from many shopping trips in Florida have made it back home.



and I'm ready to relax on my very own sunporch with a glorious view of the Lake.  This is where we typically view the sunset, but tonight the clouds have obscured it.




My new plates from Marshalls are partnered with the gorgeous salad plates from Kohl's, salt & pepper shells and glass tea lights, from ROSS, net and flatware from Bealls, napkins from HomeGoods, and placemats from TJMaxx.  Phew!!!! I covered alot of territory.





The napkin rings I made from shower curtain hooks and pvc shelf supports (check out Met Monday), and a closer view of those sweet little salt and pepper shakers next to the star fish glasses I bought at Kohl's when I returned home.




Remember the candles I bought way back in February that didn't match anything else I brought home from that first shopping trip for my very first Tablescape Thursday?  I just knew it would all come together!




My inspiration.




and the sign from Beall's Outlet in Florida (Tablescaping in Paradise)















I think ITLLDO until summer officially arrives at the Lake.

Thanks for stopping by, and please don't forget to hop on over to Susan's place at Between Naps on the Porch for another adventure with Tablescape Thursday.

23 comments:

once in a blue moon... said...

oh what a gorgoeus setting you have... move over while i relax with you... pretty pretty table to take it all in~

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Hello from the other side of the lake (or near it at least.) What a striking view you have to the lake. It must be very interesting to live so near the lake, with all its calmness and fury.

Love your beachy tablescape. The colours are so lovely.

Style Sisters said...

Gorgeous!! Everything is so pretty and I love the colors. I just did a beachy tablescape only there is not beach...a pool...so I pretended I was at the beach. :)
Stop by to enter my napkin ring giveaway.

Maya said...

Oh my gosh. I love everything about your tablescape. What a view, and how close you are to the water!! I featured a fish net too. You bought yours at Bealls, have to check. And I adore the relaxed sign!

Maya @ Completely Coastal

Dining Delight said...

What a perfect spot to dine! Such a fantastic view and your tablescape has captured the feel of what you see out your windows! Love the dishes and the beautiful hurricane candle holder. Really pretty!
DD

Maryrose said...

Hi,
I am not sure what I love more... this darling tablescape in it's beachy perfection or that view. I would love to comeback for a sunset dinner, I bet it is gorgeous.
Your colors are so soothing and the beach theme is done so well, I do love it.
Maryrose

Tricia said...

Your fab Florida finds translate beautifully to your sunporch at home! LOVE those wonderful colors, and you've assembled such a pretty table to carry out the beachy theme. I envy that setting -- what a gorgeous view! Thanks for your comment!

Creations By Cindy said...

What an awesome view! Goes so well with your lovely tablescape! Be blessed. Cindy

xinex said...

OMG! What a perfect setting! You are right, we set the same dishes. Aren't they great? I love everything you put together, very pretty!...Christine

Johanna said...

It's amazing how this dishes inspires both of you to dine with water in the backdrop. Although you and Christine used the same dinnerware, each of you has made a very personal tablescape. I like your salad plates and the great idea with the beachy napkin ring. Looks great.
Greetings, Johanna

vignette design said...

I love this table setting with the lake outside. Just perfect! I would love to sit at this table gazing at Lake Ontario! The tablescape really compliments that view!

gnee said...

We experienced a blizzard this week where I reside! This post makes me long for summer and those San Diego waves. Thanks for lovingly sharing your talent of arranging and creating with this thoughtful tablescape.

Denise said...

Beautiful setting, the view is gorgeous too :)

Mimi said...

What a wonderful setting, overlooking the water...♥♥♥ your aqua and white table...I never find anything at Kohl's, but do need to head that way for those lovely salad dishes.

Atticmag said...

Blissfully beachy. Lovely new dishes and what a view. How lucky you are. -- Jane F.

Ridgely (Grandma J @ Dear Angelene) said...

What a great ombination of beauty, calm, and whimsy! Aqua is becoming one of my new favorite colors. You must find it hard to leave the table and the view!! I would spend my day there (really). Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice note.

cge4211 said...

What an enviable vista from your screen porch. So beautiful. The tablescape is lovely as well. CGE

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

I love your table setting. It is just wonderful. I love the sea aspect of it!! I am a new follower to your blog. I hope you have a chance to come say hi. Cheers, Lia

eatlotsachocolate said...

Your tablesacape is just fabulous.
I lived in southern California for 23 years and it brings back the love I had for the ocean. Thank you for this lovely setting and thanks for coming by to visit.
Joanie

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

This is just what I needed. lol!! Beautiful table and so perfect with the incredible view!! Just gorgeous!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Beautiful tablescape and the view is stunning. Love the wonderful salad bowls. Such gorgeous and lovely colors. Hugs, Marty

Sonia said...

Beautiful beachy table!! I love the soft colors and white!! I've been exploring your blog and love it and I'm a new follower. I'm a Florida girl and live in OKC now. Thanks for the link and sweet visit...good luck with the giveaway!

Miss Bloomers

ThisBelleRocks! said...

I love it!