Lighthouse Tablescape

I love doing tablescapes. When I create a tablescape for my home, it not only makes the table and dining area look nice, but it makes dining an enjoyable experience. (even if it’s only hot dogs and french fries)

Since it’s almost the beginning of Summer, and vacation season is right around the corner, I’m longing for the beach.  But it doesn’t look like we’re going to make it this year.  So, to satisfy my longing for the beach, I’ve been creating a lot of things with sand, shells & lighthouses.

Welcome to my Lighthouse Tablescape.

Lighthouse tablescape

I started the tablescape with a white damask tablecloth.  Then I added sand colored suede-cloth placemats.  (they reminded me of sand)

I love the Lighthouse china.  They just remind me of vacations.  They were centered on the placemats and the blue handled flatware was added because it brought out the blue in the plates.

Napkins were a must, so I made the lighthouse napkin holders.  They’re unique & easy to make.

Lighthouses Napkin Holders

I played around with centerpieces.  First I tried the Sand Centerpiece from the ‘Playing in the Sand’ tutorial.

Lighthouse tablescape  Sand Centerpiece

Then I added cobalt blue glasses to go with the flatware & I love the way they both  bring out the blue in the plates.

Lighthouse tablescape. sand centerpiece

Then I tried the shell centerpiece from a previous post:

Lighthouse tablescape.Shell Centerpiece

I tried changing out the candle with a sand covered candlestick, but it was much too high for this tablescape: (better to make a vignette in the corner, maybe)

Lighthouse tablescape..shells & candlestick.

And then I tried the gold shell centerpiece that I made for the “ditto challenge“:  I changed out the glasses because I thought the cobalt blue glasses overpowered the centerpiece.

Lighthouse tablescape with gold shell centerpiece

But after all was said & done, I finally chose the Sand Centerpiece for this tablescape.

Lighthouse tablescape..Sand centerpiece

I hope you enjoyed my ode to summer vacations.  Maybe next year we’ll be able to get back to the beach.

Until then, Happy creating everyone!

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