Summer Seaglass Tablescape

Summer Seaglass Tablescape

As we welcome in the month of June, and the much anticipated “daze of summer”.  I can’t help but dream of white sandy beaches, coastal breezes and the cerulean blue waters the sea.  This summer I decided to added a little seaside beach vibe of my own, to my dining room and created my own beachside retreat.

For some reason this year, the color and tones of seaglass have been calling to me. Maybe it’s just a piece of my soul longing for the beach, but I have found true serenity when decorating with them. They create such a relaxed easy to live in feeling in my home. 

My love for seaglass started about 10 years ago, when I discovered a super talented jewelry designer at the temporaries of America’s Mart, that used seaglass as her medium, and the rest is history. Now every time I go to the beach my eyes comb through the sand in hopes of finding the highly sough after seaglass. 

What is Seaglass? 

A naturally produced sea glass (“genuine sea glass”) originates as pieces of glass from broken bottles, broken tableware, or even shipwrecks, which are rolled and tumbled in the ocean for years until all of their edges are rounded off, and the slickness of the glass has been worn to a frosted appearance. The most common colors are cobalt blue, lime green, emerald green, and aqua blue, as seen here in the glass buoy’s.

Set The Table

The most important thing to to keep in mind when creating a centerpiece for you dinning room, is that people will actually be sitting at your table. This means if you plan for them to talk during dinner, which mist people do, the focal piece needs to be low enough your guests can see each other. I found this to be one of the most common problems in creating a beautiful yet functional tablescape. 

Even in the wedding business I have brides wanting big table arrangements, that sadly end up being moved to the floor so your guests can chat. On that note I must say I really love the idea that a dining room table center piece does not always have to be flowers. Although I am a floral designer, and it is always where my mind goes to first, sometimes you just got to change it up. Do the unexpected.
 Like these fun antique glass buoy’s that not alone create an interesting conversation starter, they also provide vivid  pop of color  and reflect light into the center of the table.  I also added in some rope knots and shells to create visual texture to the table. This type of centerpiece will make your guest want to reach out and touch it, which is perfectly fine. 

Finally we layered in a casual burlap charger, which is offset by the formal bone and gold rimmed china and gold flatware. I personally like the mix of gold with the sea tones, they play well together. Now just add in your favorite seaside meal and your have a instant beach trip with our ever leaving your house.  Designer Tip: A fun idea for a place card would be to add fishing bobber adorned with your guests name. You could also pair a fish bowl cocktail to this theme easily. (Think blue drink with a swedish fish garnish) As seen in our newsletter, be sure to sign up to get the details from behind the scenes

 

 

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36 Comments

  1. I have checked your site and I love the results! You have excellent content and beautiful pictures.

  2. Those big glass buoy’s make this table, I saw some over the summer that were clearance out now I wish I had picked them up, to put on the table like this. The colors are so vibrant and pretty, I bet candle light would really make them glow.

  3. I feel like I have been to the beach this write-up, I actually think this web site needs much more consideration. I will probably be again before the end of the year to you Christmas Open House and to learn much more, thanks for all the info.

  4. This table is so pretty and makes me dream of the sea. It’s already so cold here Wisconsin, so to think of sunnier times is beneficial. Great blog love you style.

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  6. You made a very pretty table setting there. I looked on the web for tablescapes and found most people will find your website near the top.

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  10. It’s so hard to seek out knowledgeable folks on this matter, when half the world eats on paper plates and uses paper towels as napkins. However you sound like you know what you are talking about and the picture clearly prove it! Thanks

  11. I feel like I just took a trip to the beach, this is such a pretty tablescape, I am book marking for later.

  12. There is noticeably a lot to learn from you about this caliber of design. I assume you made the table setting yourself? This is one of the pretest things I have seen in a while. Bravo!

  13. Girl you have such a beautiful dining room and I am crushing so hard on those glass bobbers. OMG they are fantastic.

  14. I love this look for a dining table, where on earth did you find those beautiful glass floaters? I have a beach house I am looking to update from crabs and starfish, this maybe the direction we go for the holidays since they look like giant ornaments. Your site is such a great inspiration.

    • Thank You!!! I actually acquired them from a retail establishment that no longer needed them, but I have seen them a Pier One, Hobby Lobby and world Market. In fact the ones at Pier One and World Market may actually be on end of season clearance, which makes them a great time to buy.

  15. Wow! What a wonderful way to decorate the dining table. We’ll have to replicate this for my sister’s birthday. I’m a hundred percent sure she’d love this. Thanks!

    • I am so glad you liked my theme, and I would love to see pictures of your replication ­čÖé Tell your sister Happy Birthday from us!!!

  16. I seriously love this look! There is something about the bright greens and blues that just makes me happy. I love how you pulled all of the colors together and gave it balance.

    • Thanks Sam, I love sea glass too!!! The colors are so serine and relaxing I think I have them in every room now ­čÖé

    • Thank You Tracy, I did have a seafood themed dinner party, mostly tapes of Mini Crab Cakes, Bacon Wrapped Sea Scallops with Fig Jam, and Shrimp Kabobs. I completed the theme with fish bowl cocktails, of course they were blue with Swedish fish inside. It was quite a fun evening!!

  17. This table setting is absolutely breath taking!! My gosh, how beautiful are all of those pieces!!

    • Thank You I really love the glass buoys too!! They create a very unique look for a dinning experience or party that flowers just can’t match. Hope you stop by again soon!! I am planning to pop by your site too, I love sweet tea and Hydrangeas so I am sure I won’t be disappointed.

  18. aww Blue is my favorite color and this looks so awesome . I love the detailing on the table. Thanks for sharing ­čÖé

  19. I am loving this summer look! I am always about the summer decor and I think you just brought it all together so nicely. I love it!

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