Beach Theme

I'm joining Kathleen's Let's Dish beach theme party! Click on her name for lots more inspiration!

My inspiration for the beach them came from these salad plates.
I bought them at Beall's several years ago. I think Beall's is a FL based store and they always have lots of tropical things. There's plates each with with a different beach cottage on them.

I loved the plates because they remind me of the little cottages we saw at Captiva Island and the Keys, when we were there! I can't begin to choose a favorite color or style! Can you?

I placed them on bright colored chargers with bold colored placemats, all in contrasting colors.

The centerpiece is a white doll sized Adirondack chair, filled with hibiscus flowers.
Fake palm trees are on either side:

Those fake foil trees came from Dollar Tree.
These little sandpiper birds also came from Dollar Tree:
I love watching the little sandpipers scurrying around so fast on the beach!
That pink flamingo also came from Dollar Tree!
A Florida tablescape should always have a pink flamingo!
How cute is this one with the "flotation device!"
Seashells are scattered along the centerpiece:

I used white napkins to match the white adirondack chair:
The napkin rings are made of shells. I think these have a fancy name, but I can't think of it right now! I found them at an estate sale a couple of years ago. I tucked a silk hibiscus bloom into the napkin rings:
The shell napkin rings show up better on the white.

The hibiscus blooms make them pop!
I had a lot of fun putting this one together, and it was very inexpensive!

The lime green tumblers came from Home Goods a few years ago.

Do you have a favorite color combination? Favorite cottage?

The colors in this tablescape are very cheerful, we are enjoying seeing it daily!
I hope you enjoy it too!

I'm also linking to Susan's Tablescape Thursday, and The Style Sisters Centerpiece Wednesday. Thanks for hosting, ladies! Click on their names for lots of inspiration!

Thanks for visiting!

Happy Summer!


Marlis said...

Oh I so love those sweet cottages! I think it's great that you mixed the colors of plates and placemats. The centerpieces are so charming. Picks up the theme perfectly. xo marlis

Tricia said...

Katherine, I would NOT have been able to pass up those adorable beach cottage plates, either! Don't you just want to move in to any one of the darling cottages? Thank you for showing us close-ups of each one. Love the little Adirondack chair as a centerpiece! And thank you for your kind comments on my table this week.

Creations By Cindy said...

Katherine, I love the beach theme! The bold colors, the little birds and sea shells just give it that WOW look. Thanks for sharing this. Love it! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Love Bears All Things said...

Very Summery...I like the yellow cottage best.
Mama Bear

Linda said...

Very cute and whimsical table. The dollar store is a great place to find party goods. The plates are awesome.

Anonymous said...

Colorful and so cute and love those salad plates. Those little chairs are darling.

Debbie said...

The cottage plates are my favorite part of all and are the perfect plate to give the tropical table the Florida coast feeling. I love the way you used them against different colored chargers and place mats too. The flamingo in the inner tube made me giggle.

I love Bealls. We have one here.

And I hope you're doing OK. Haven't forgotten what you've been through.

Marigene said...

What a fun beach table. Save me the placesetting with the green cottage, they are the cutest plates, Katherine!

Kathleen said...

I love those plates! The beach cottages are adorable! What a fun table, so colorful! Glad you enjoyed putting it together, and thanks for taking the challenge at Let's Dish!

ellen b. said...

Hi Katherine!
I really like your beach cottage dishes. So unique and cute. Fun table! Happy Summer to you!

Alycia Nichols said...

GREAT dishes, Katherine!!! Wow! I remember seeing the little vacation cottages when we visited, and I admired the uniqueness of each one on the row. I like how you played that up with the use of various colored dinner plates and placemats for each setting. Very nice!!! I'm sure this really takes you back to Florida, doesn't it? Enjoy a sunny weekend!!!

allisamazing said...

What a fun beach table! I love the little lounger full of flowers :)

Victoria Mische said...

What a lovely idea! Your table setting is to die for. I love the colorful theme as it is very refreshing, and honestly, I did enjoy seeing those dinner plates. Have a great day!

Satin Tablecloths

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

I love your colorful table. The napkin rings, flamingo and the chair are my favorites.

Rosemary said...

So beautiful! So colorful! Such fun! This post made my day much brighter!

Marilyn said...

Love all the color. It is indeed a happy table.


O Katherine, It makes me so homesick for Fla. I haven't lived in Florida since being a child and then again in my early 20's but boy do these plates ever remind me of old Bradenton where I'm from. Thanks for the stroll down memory lane.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I love those beach cottage plates. The cottages remind me of some that I saw in the Bahamas on a long ago trip. And there were many blooming hibiscus plants there. Those napkins look so pretty with the hibiscus tucked inside.