Do you like dining al fresco? I’ll show you how I created a tablescape with a coastal cottage vibe for summer dining.
Nothing makes me happier than dining al fresco during the summer months.
I’ve never created a coastal-themed tablescape before which is surprising since I’ve lived here on the water for 10 years.
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I’m joining my blogging friends today for some summer coastal vibes. A big thank you goes to my friend Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home for hosting and coordinating this fabulous blog hop.
If you’ve just come over from Shelley at Calypso in the Country, welcome. Thank you for visiting, I really appreciate it. Didn’t you love her coastal table setting ideas?
My Summer Tablescape with a Coastal Cottage Vibe
When it comes to dining outdoors, we’ve always eaten on the deck. It’s a beautiful spot.
CLICK HERE to see an enchanted summer evening tablescape.
But after moving things around the garden this year, and adding a vintage table and chairs to this stone patio space, it was clear that this was going to be a perfect place to dine.
Coastal Style Inspiration
My coastal-style table was actually inspired by the Puget Sound water view seen in the distance.
The view always looks different because of the tide going in and out all day. At the time I took these pictures, the tide was out and there wasn’t as much water filling the bay.
SHOP COASTAL STYLE PLATES
This coastal-style table will be for two today.
This is such a special spot in the garden. Not only is there a view of the water but this space is surrounded by the cottage garden flowers.
SHOP COASTAL STYLE TABLE DECOR
SHOP COASTAL STYLE CLOTH NAPKINS
The Coastal Centerpiece
The table runner is actually a scarf I bought in Greece while on vacation last spring.
With such a small table space to work with, “simple” is undoubtedly best. The centerpiece included a variety of seashells, floating candles in Mason jars, and a nautical glass float.
I bought the ceramic fish napkin rings several years ago at a local home decor store but can’t remember where. I wish I had bought for of them instead of just the two.
This nautical glass float was bought at a local home decor store and was a lot less expensive than if I had purchased a vintage float.
I really love the color.
All shapes and sizes of seashells were used as part of the centerpiece.
Floating candles were put in glass jars filled with water and seashells at the bottom.
Where to Get Items from This Table
Here’s a list of where I found most of the items for my coastal-style tablescape…
- Melamine plates – Home Goods
- Garden-inspired printed cloth napkins – Home Goods
- Wicker chargers – Pottery Barn
- Pioneer Woman turquoise goblets – Walmart
- Drinking glasses – Home Goods
I hope you’ve enjoyed my coastal vibe summer tablescape.
Next up for more summer coastal inspiration is Laura from Decor to Adore. You’ll definitely want to hop over to her blog before you leave here to see her 24-perfect hours in Palm Beach.
Be sure to visit the rest of the lovely ladies on this blog hop for further coastal ideas. All links to their blogs are listed below. Just click on each picture.
Until next time,
Happy Summer Dining!
More Summer Coastal Vibes