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

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Coastal Centerpiece

I am very excited to be participating in the new Centerpiece Wednesdays  blog party, hosted by the Style Sisters.  I'm afraid I'm not very creative when it comes to centerpieces, so I am here with my simple coastal elements, more to learn than to promote my own.  I look forward to viewing all of the entries and hopefully some great tutorials.

The elements I used are very simple and inexpensive.  Since our home is on the lake, I love it when I find coastal accents such as the lighthouse and adirondack chair candle holders.  All came from last week's shopping trip to The Christmas Tree Shop.  The fishing net, as well as the sign in the window were previous purchases from Bealls in Florida.

A few shots after dark.....
I really must study the manual for my little PHD (push here dummy) camera. I have way too many reflections from the window... Hope you get the idea though.

I just had to step outside on the deck to capture the sunset.

I welcome your comments and suggestions.


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That's a really gorgeous table! I love, love the china and your centerpiece is perfect!! I'de say your very good at this!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Oh wow! I love your coastal tablescape! My favorite colors! Love those dishes!

~ Tracy

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

So pretty! I always look forward to your tablescapes, they look so relaxing and fun-just like a vacation!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

I think you did a wonderful job! Cute centerpiece with the fishing net and little chairs!


With your view you already have perfection. I adore those little chairs, go get some more...they are a great conversation piece.
Thanks for visting me today. It was so much fun trying to work with all those different elements, the room design, the outfit, and finally the centerpiece. xx's Marsha

eatlotsachocolate said...

Just a simple tablescape my foot. It captures that serene feeling all women long for. I think it is sensational. You do such lovely things. It calms my jangled nerves just looking at it.

Style Sisters said...

I love what you came up with! The colors, the coastal feel to it. It is really nice. I am coveting the Adirondack chair candle holders! So so cute. Susan from Between naps on the porch had some in red and blue and used them to serve cupcakes on them for each placesetting last year for 4th of Julyl. I have looked for these cuties but can't find them. Thank you for participating in my first Centerpice Wednesday!! This is just so fun!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Cynthia...

What a beautiful tablescape, my friend...and ohhh soooo perfect for a special lunch or dinner at your lake house! Well, you sure can't beat that view...that's for sure!!! I was really admiring your beautiful dishes...I love all that gorgeous aqua!!! Ohhh...and that fabulous glass bowl with the fluted edge...gorgeous!!! Your table's centerpiece is absolutely perfect! I think the little adorondack chairs are adorable! They really bring a fun and informal element into the mix!!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful coastal table with us, my friend!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Kathleen said...

That is so pretty! Love the theme..
I hadn't heard of that meme!