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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sea Shell Tablescape







Maybe summer is finally arriving in Chicago- maybe?? So it's time to get out the sea shells! It's a similar rule to the one my mother taught me growing up in Virginia- you can only wear patent leather shoes from May to September and linen is only worn during the summer- same thing for sea shells in Chicago! So what that it's June 2 and it's only 56 degrees outside- They are coming out! This tablescape is one that we set for a home tour that was raising money for our local school district. Yards of fabric that resembled seaweed was draped over the table, while Arte Italica chargers held these beautiful salad plates of natural shell. I think one of the most beautiful things on earth is the nautilus shell and love using it for floral arrangements. Fresh kale, roses, fiddleheads, and baby artichokes were arranged in each shell. Fruit sushi was placed on the shell plate. Pink venetian stemware enhanced the soft pink glow from the shells, while vintage mother of pearl flatware added elegance to this tablescape. A mixture of mercury glass candlesticks with antique crystal shades sparkled on the table. Most of the items on this table are available at Romancing the Home. Be sure to visit www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com for other inspiring tables.

4 comments:

"Blossom" said...

So stunning!

Jeannine said...

Love the idea of seaweed looking tablecloth. The shells are great, to.Tthanks for sharing.

Marlis said...

This is so lovely. exquisite comes to mind. I love the shell with the rose in it and the knotty runner. perfect. many blessing marlis

Marie Arden said...

I think you are a clever bunny to do such a pretty floral arrangment in the around the big shell. It is fabulous. My husband is flying home from trade show in Chicago tonight he said 90's up there like here in Georgia.Stay cool.