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I love designing tablescapes. I started back in September 2010 and I now design tablescapes to share on my blog as well as on "Between Naps on the Porch" for Tablescape Thursdays.

My passion for designing tablescapes has sent me out on a search to buy more dishes that I can share every week.

I also enjoy making my own napkins to go with my different dishes and I love to mix and match some of my beautiful dishes.


Friday, July 25, 2014

Lets Go Nautical !!

Being by the Gulf """ I do a lot of Nautical Tablescapes !! 
I purchased some new dishes on Ebay. Set of 8 Oldfaire Shell
Shaped off white pearl color dinner plates...
I  am doing a re'post on this Tablescape seeing we
are having a Nautical dinner tonight for some friends.

I did use some shells to hold some tea candle
just for fun...


I did add shells to the placemat's just for fun...

I purchased the napkin rings at Good Will for $ 1.00 set of eight.
Looks just like Coral !! I made the napkins some time ago.
I just love this dish for a Nautical look.

My Nautical Runner is from a shop I go to all the time.
Hidden Treasures...

I purchased the blue and white dishes from the dollar store for
$1.00 each...

Lets have a glass of wine before dinner... 
All the glass''s are also from the Dollar Store..
For dinner Creamy crab bisque, then cold Shrimp salad with Mango salsa~~
then Crab cakes and Scallop !!

I hope you all come Back!!
Please take a moment to comment. Thank you so much!!
I am linking up with these Blogs for there linky parties.
 


74 comments:

Bama Girl said...

Hi Diane! You never cease to amaze me with your beautiful table scapes! You are such a busy lady with the garden and all, I don't know where you find the time! I would like to see your garden and learn more about how you do it. Share some photos of your garden some time! Blessings from Bama!

Gina said...

Oh Diane, I love this nautical tablescape! It just may be one of my favorites that you've done. Your attention to detail is amazing!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Diane, what a great tablescape. I just got back from a trip to Naples, Fl and spent time at the beach. Your tablescape with the shells reminds me of that...

Can you share your creamy crab bisque recipe?

Chatty Crone said...

I LOVE IT! Those are such great colors together - so cool and crisp. sandie

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Great and fun tablescape darling Dianne. I love the dishes, you did a awesome purchase, they're so crisp and fresh and the cute elements with blue tabletopper.. perfect!! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day too. I did a M's Day table for my mom with a sea theme, hope you come over. That crab bisque sounds TDF!
Lots of hugs,
FABBY

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh this is absolutely gorgeous. I love the shell plates, they are unreal. Adding the shells to the placemats is such a clever idea. As always, so pretty. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Barbara F. said...

"By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea"........you captured all the beauty and magic of the sea shore, Diane. And your menu, just my kind of dinner. Great job as always. xo

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What a great nautical setting! I love those napkin rings. I am always looking for cool napkin rings--what a find! The shells and the shell plates with the colors you use--everything looks perfect!

Cindy said...

I wish I lived by the sea but I am landlocked here!!! Love your table, it looks like so much fun!

Velva said...

This is a really nice tablescape if you live by the gulf, the ocean or the bay..heck by the canals too. Very pretty.

Velva

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Diane,
I don't see many nautical tablescapes and so when I do they always look so wonderful to me.
Yours is especially nice.
Pat

injoyinmylife said...

Your nautical tablescape is awesome!!! I love it, what deals you got on everything, wow. I can rarely find napkin rings at GW but I'm always looking. The ones you got are fantastic. Good for you!

Judy Bigg said...

Love your nautical tablescape. I see you are also talented at making your own napkins. I have been thinking of getting my machine out for a little sewing but we'll see. I bought the blue glasses at DS but haven't seen any dishes with blue, I need to stop by there. I have been wanting to do a blue tablescape. Thanks for your inspiration.

Aledia said...

Beautiful! I love those napkin rings, what a great Goodwill find!! I love that you make your own napkins, I just may have to give it a try. I also like how you used the shells to hold your tealights.

I hope you have a wonderful week!
(hugs)
Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Linda said...

Diane, I love your new dishes. They are so darn cute. You did a great job at coordinating everything. I love the blue with the dishes and the napkin rings are fantastic. Thanks again for voting for me.

XOXO Linda

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Oh, you gotta love the Dollar Stores. They are the best!

Love this tablescape, so nice and summery looking as well.

You are so talented and I so enjoy stopping by when you have a new table decor ready for us to view.

Happy week!

Michelle said...

Perfect nautical touches!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Diane - I LOVE this table!! Every detail of it, including those napkin rings--no way!!! How lucky are you?! And those glasses at Dollar Store?! I bought ours at Pottery Barn...silly me! :) Fabulous table!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Diane, your Nautical tablescape is beautiful. I love the special touches you have added. Love how the napkins pull all the colors together.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Great deal on the napkin rings. They go on the table perfectly. Beautiful table.

Kathleen said...

Very pretty, Diane! Those napkin rings are wonderful!

Diane said...

Diane - what a great table! I love that flatware and those placemats. I, also, love the wine glasses - I have the same ones from the dollar store. They were a real bargain. Great job - you have given me tons of ideas for my Florida condo!

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Hi Diane!
This looks so perfect and summery! Love your napkins and the sea shells with the candles! Cute!! You have such a good array of dishes-and I like the stack you created! The nautical runner is perfect and sets the stage! The flatware is totally fun and I love the blue stemware! Great job!

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

perfect for the beach cottage I will have some day xoxo

SavannahGranny said...

Diane, This is perfect. I love the napkin rings and of course I always am impressed with your napkins.
Blessings, Ginger

Creations By Cindy said...

I love it all. The napkins are so pretty! Love!!!! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Gypsy Heart said...

Love, love it! The menu sounds divine too. You are so talented and creative.

Pat

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

The hidden treasures shop you go to, is it in Pearland? If so, I think I went there once when visiting a friend in the area.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Lovely table, you did a lovely job on the napkins.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I love the nautical look! Did you mention where you got your flatware? It is wonderful!
xxoo
Debbie

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Diane!

You tablescape is not only nautical but so refreshing! I love the crisp white and blues together. all the details are so pretty... love those napkins that you made too!

Thanks for sharing at my party this week.

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

Art and Sand said...

Beautiful! Your color palette and beach theme would be perfect in my little cottage.

I will be back for more inspiration.

bj said...

What a great table you have shown us.
The blue and white looks awesome together and I love the napkins and rings.
xo bj

The Decorative Dreamer said...

I love everything about your nautical tablescape! Wonderfully done!

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

This is a beautiful tablescape! Thanks for sharing!

Carolyn Robbins said...

Love this one Diane. Especially the shells!

Johanna said...

Hi Diane,
your nautical table setting is great. I love those napkins, they are beautifully designed. You are an artist and a dinner on your table must be a special delight. Thank you for sharing your exclusive design with us. And also for your kind words on my blog.
Best greetings, Johanna

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Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

This is my first time visiting your blog from BNOTP and I am stunned!! I just love this nautical tablesetting you have done and I can't believe all the amazing bargains you find. Makes me wish I lived by a beach!

-Lynn

The Tablescaper said...

Love this table Diane. The napkin rings are to die for!

- The Tablescaper

Style Sisters said...

OOOH I love nautical tablescapes...this is so perfect! Love the shells and the lighthouse looking lantern and the placemats and siverware! Great ideas!! Come link up to centerpiece Wed.

Karin :)

Chubby Chieque said...

Graciousness, Lady D! I would die for your soup shell bowls. I really drool for them. Your placemats are gorgeous too.

Ahhh... can't choose which is a fave as evetything are fantastic.

Great job once again.

Love it...
/Chie

xinex said...

Very pretty! I love the theme. Diane. The nautical elements are really nice, love the colors too....Christine

Poppy said...

Such a beautiful job you've done Diane,with the nautical theme. Love the blue and white dishes, they are so perfect for this table and I love how you added the pearl in the shell of the tea candle...looks like a little oyster,how cute is that:)Your attention to detail is beautiful... love it! Love the shell plate and the napkin rings....beautiful post! Thanks for the inspiration. Have a lovely evening!~Poppy

Deanna Schultz said...

You did an awesome job on this! I, too am obsessed with dollar store finds!I love that you make your own napkins too! Thanks for sharing!

Katherines Corner said...

Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things Hop. I appreciate your bloggy friendship xo

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

What a fun and happy table! Love all the colors and the shells...
♥ Jil

Sarah said...

This table is ship shape for certain. Love the shell dishes mixed with the ones with the blue rings. I'm going to check out our Dollar Store. ;-)
Kudos on your Nautical theme, Diane.

Ms. Burrito said...

Oh so pretty!

Hope you'd come and link with me in my Color Connection meme through my PINK entry.

Ms. Burrito said...

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Debbie Huffaker said...

Your nautical table setting is so nice!!! I do not have the knack for that!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and following me at Jeremiah 29:11. I'm your newest follower, too. The give-a-way will be on Monday!!!

EM Illustrator said...

I really love your table scopes, and this one in particular as it reminds me of home. Beautiful details.
Have a lovely Sunday!

Eva

chubskulit said...

magnificent.


Pink Blooms, have a blessed Sunday!

wifetoalineman02 said...

what beautiful dishes you have :-) love the designs on them :-) Dropping by from Color Connection

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Judy Bigg said...

stopping by again, love the shell plates and napkins.

The Tablescaper said...

Thanks for bringing this wonderful post to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Isabelle Thornton said...

Thanks for linking! I have another French party going on! Come link!
Xo
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Something Special said...

Very beautiful table scape. Love the feeling of this one, and the colors.

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Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Your tablescape is gorgeous~ thank you for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

tablescapesbybev.com said...

Wonderful! Love the napkins, the centerpiece...everything.

Maria C said...

This is such a wonderful table! I also have those blue goblets from the Dollar Tree. I wonder if they realize just how truly fabulous they are! I love those shell-shaped dishes. And the menu sounds fantastic . . . Yum!

Rosie M. said...

Oh, Diane, you have outdone yourself with this table! I love your new shell dishes and those napkin rings were a TERRIFIC find! They do look like coral. Your colors are perfect and your guests are sure to feel welcomed with such a lovely tablescape. Bravo!!!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Candy S said...

Very pretty Diane. Nothing says summer like a beautiful nautical themed tablescape. The napkins you made are perfect with the crisp blues and whites. Great job of capturing the "By The Sea" look.

Sharlotte said...

Hi Diane! I love all things sea related too! When you said that you purchased your table runner at Hidden Treasures, I had to investigate because that was a favorite of mine as well. I used to live in Pasadena, Texas and see that you live in League City. I'll bet our paths have crossed before because I too use to visit both of their locations all the time (and even put things on consignment when we moved!) Small world, isn't it?
I LOVE your table. The blues and white are perfect. Everything looks like you're ready to dive into the "Gulf"! It's nice to meet you!! Sharlotte

Susie Holler said...

Diane I love the shore whether it is on the east coast or west coast. your table is truly fun and nautical but love love love the napkin rings. they complete the look.Susie

Candy S said...

Diane, Your nautical table is wonderful. I love all of the elements that you have used to design and set this lovely table. The napkin rings, the flatware, the lantern, and the shell salad plates are wonderful accents that make this a perfectly nautical table! I love the little seagulls too!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love those napkin rings! You always put so much thought into your tables. The detail is always a treat.
Hugs,
Patti

Lulu said...

Such a wonderful collection with which to design a perfectly presented nautical table. I like everything about it.

Marigene said...

I guess I missed this great table the first time as it doesn't look familiar at all...glad that you reposted, Diane!
The shell plates are really nice and those napkin rings are adorable.
Your menu sounds delicious!
Enjoy the long weekend.

Susie Holler said...

Diane again you have created a beautiful tablescape but this one is so very calming and soothing hate to see summer go but can't wait for Fall tables to appear.Susie

Sarah said...

Diane, this is a great looking table. I'm thrilled to see it again. Love the nautical details.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Oh, Goodness! What a beautiful table. Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to the party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/09/anything-blue-friday-week-69.html Hope to see you again at the little blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Kathleen said...

Nice to see this pretty table again!