Do you remember the movie Jurassic Park?
In an early scene there was a wealthy British couple that had taken a spot on the beach to dine with their daughter. An elegant table had been set up by the ship's staff who were attending them.
Well anyway I was inspired to do a table with that kind of beach setting in mind although I am a long long way from the beach so we'll have to pretend!
This quick shot from the movie was the best I could come up with.
Of course this was actually a scene that was leading to a very disturbing moment with some small chicken sized dinosaurs attacking their daughter- let's hope we don't have that happen!
I mixed a few pieces together representing beach colors and themes.
I rolled the napkins starting with a pointed corner and used the napkin rings to hold the final piece in place.
The white dishes are trimmed with loops of rope and the pastel blue/green plates remind me of the color of the ocean. The striped plates make me think of those cabanas along the beach for changing your clothing and the napkins are reminiscent of king crab legs!
I made this lantern arrangement a couple of years ago for my den as seen "here". The candle is described as having jasmine, gardenia, melon and white lilac. There is a wonderful smell drifting around the room right now- love it!
I never imagined I'd be tying in the blue/green dishes with this lantern.
This is something tablescaping has taught me- mix different patterns together- it's ok that they don't match!
Love this stemware. The soft blue and green is perfect for this table and I've used it for others that had a completely different theme. The glass candle votives were from the Nell Hill's on-line site back when they used to sell things that way.
We'll pretend that our staff is going to serve us in the most elegant fashion!
Thank you for joining me - now let's enjoy!
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