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August 12, 2015

Seashells, Stripes and Sailboats

Imagine yourself living by the seashore and enjoying an early evening of dining with friends out on your patio overlooking a sandy beach on the ocean.

Squint your eyes and pretend along with me!

 Seashells outline the chargers and stripes add to the nautical feel....
 Sailboats lined up along the border of this tea towel made by Mierco

 The cobalt blue stemware came from Pier 1 a while back- clearance section

  The lantern was also from Pier 1.  We'll pretend the seashells have been collected along the beach and stuffed in the lantern.

The men's shirt striped tablecloth is by Ralph Lauren- found at Home Goods.  I've been looking for a way to use it!

 Life preserver napkin rings from Sur La Table.  The striped napkins are from Pottery Barn- last year.

These dishes are called "By The Sea" by David Carter Brown for Sakura

 I've always loved lighthouses and I found these on Ebay

I used the light aqua plates again because I like the color they bring out for these ocean, beach or nautical tablescapes. 

The striped plates came from One King's Lane but don't have a maker's name on them.  The chargers are from a small store's clearance section.  I liked how each seashell was tied on and the interesting woven design they have.

Time to Dine!
Ok you can un-squint your eyes now!

Between Naps on the Porch
Tablescape Thursday


  1. Liz, so pretty, I don't have to squint! Love how it all came together, I can hear the waves breaking!
    Those life saver napkin rings are too cute!!!

  2. Liz, I love it! I was eyeing those lifesaver napkin rings a few weeks back when they were on sale. Kicking myself that I didn't buy them. Love everything about this table including the lantern and those cute lighthouse plates. The stripped tablecloth and napkins are perfect with this setting! I'm sure I heard waves crashing on the beach and seagulls calling overhead just now! :) Positive!

  3. What beautiful Nautical tablescape!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your Anniversary wishes!! Happy Belated Anniversary to you too!!

  4. Love everything about this table, Liz ~ I especially like the lighthouse plates. Really cute table!

  5. No need to squint - your tablescape is so nautically beautiful, it definitely takes you to the shoreline all on its own! You have so many fabulous dishes/linens and accents and you've combined them wonderfully. I especially love that you've layered all the different stripe patterns and it "works" - something like that always scares me. Going back to "pin"...

  6. Liz, you've outdone yourself!! This table is GORGEOUS!!! Each element is well thought-out and they all work so well together! I don't think I would have thought to put those aqua plates with the lighthouse plates but they do bring out the 'ocean' color in them!! The lantern in the dusky light looks so romantic! Great job, friend!! Z

  7. LOVE the RL stripes Liz! So perfect for your nautical plates and lantern! GREAT table!

  8. What a wonderful table! Your description of your tablescape made me close my eyes and travel along with you all to the beach. How wonderful. Your details are superb. The tablecloth, plates, charger, glasses, lantern etc., are perfect. I especially love the napkin rings, I have never seen them. They are adorable! Valerie

  9. I love all your stripes at your nautical table Liz! Your striped shirt tablecloth is perfect with your lighthouse dishes and your striped chargers! I love the light you captured with your camera, it's perfect for dining by the sunset :)

  10. Liz,
    Love, LOVE, L O V E your lighthouse dishes, dear friend!!!
    Most all my life I have lived on the Prairie. . ."land locked".
    But for a short time, "Mr. Ed" and I lived in Aberdeen, MD
    and we ventured to the Bay. . .I enjoyed the waves crashing about.
    My heart and soul belong on the Prairie, but I enjoyed reminiscing
    with your seashells ~ stripes ~ and sailboats tablescape!!!

  11. What an amazing tablescape! I love the napkin rings and lighthouse dishes with the striped tablecloth. You thought of everything.

  12. So I missed this one back in 2015 because I was still recuperating. I can see why it's one of your favorites, especially with that tablecloth! I love patterns that resemble fine menswear. They're just an understated kind of cool.


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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