It all started with a craft I did. And exploded from there. The craft was making my own napkin rings with seashells we found on the beach over the years. I have a really lot of shells but the trick was finding 8 in a similar size. These are all really close in size. And here is the result. But this craft got me thinking,
I need to set a pretty table, what else can I use?
I started out with some vintage things that I already have.
The vintage white Salt and Pepper shakers that came with the Cottage when I bought it,
And a wonderful blue cobalt bottle i found at a thrift store long ago.
I cut some Beach Grass and Hibiscus from my back yard.
And set to working on my tablescape.
Now I am ashamed to say but I'm gonna be honest,
I didn't have any cloth napkins down here at the shore!
It's a very informal atmosphere, and I like being in vacation mode, so we normally use paper napkins.
But I had to see what my napkin rings were going to look like, so I just cut up a dish towel!
It is cute though isn't it?
I'm going to hem them and keep them as napkins.
And the dishes I got in 2002 at one of those discount chains like Odd Lot or something.
I also tried the centerpiece with hibiscus.
And even though I have 4 gorgeous water goblets. ( from the dollar store :)
I used a mish mash of different blue glasses, just cause it's fun.
a blue wine glass from a yard sale, and my favorite cocktail glass down there on the right.
Yep I like the beach grass as a centerpiece better.
When the beach grass plumes gets full and fluffy it is really fun to use as a centerpiece,
like in this fabric basket I made
But that means Fall is near!
This was a really fun table to set, and I love my new napkin rings!
I made them with twine and modgepodge, and those black scallop shells collected on the beach near my house.
Now I may set my table a little more often.
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