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Ocean Table Bliss

The Summer weather is here, and believe me I’m enjoying every minute of it. The ocean blues,fine white beach sand, shells, and candlelight set the mood for a great Summer feeling to a table setting. Easy entertaining…

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A photo of a ocean scene or a memorable holiday photo,gives that personal touch to an easy conversation – fun holiday memories…

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I added a glass vase with mixed sized shells…

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A white linen tea towel makes a great centre table runner, I used as a base white plates, that way any colour scheme can be immerged into the setting. I added blue and white side plates and blue glassware…

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I had scallop shells saved away,and these are a great ocean theme accessory, place one facedown, and rest the other on top, place a small tea lamp candle inside. These are also great accessories for outside partying, lighting a pathway or around the table at ground level.

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Using blue napkins…now here’s a personal choice..yes I love white linen “real napkins” but  with the unlimited use of paper napkins with their colors and prints you can find today…your dinner party napkin ideas are infinite. For decoration on the napkin I used everyday kitchen twine and twisted it around a shell as shown in the photo below.

ocean blue 006 Clean white, fine sand can be found in craft stores and is usually sold in kilo bags. Fill the bottom of a glass plate or flat vase. Place a white candle in the centre, twist kitchen twine around the candle and add a shell…

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Easy entertaining, and low costing…a romantic calming theme for a Summer nights dinner or chic barbeque to share with that someone special or a group of friends.

What other themes have you used for Summer entertaining?


  1. You made me feel like taking a holiday very soon…it looks fantastic and you certainly have a flair for putting it all together. It’s calm, inviting and very romantic! I am also very much a candle person, you can create so many different themes and easy to change when you stick to neutrals. Right now, being in the heart of winter, I am in a very dramatic mood when it comes to entertaining!! Red and black – and have to say that it certainly makes and creates a statement…and very romantic as well.Thanks for sharing your lovely ideas with us. Hope you have a lovely day oxo

    • Thanks for dropping by…I love changing themes around my house…it gives the home a change in atmoshere…and relates often to how I’m feeling, sometimes even the smallest change has a big impact.HAve a great day x

  2. lifeinarecipe says

    Lovely, makes me wish I was by the sea…This has inspired me to dig out my sea shell collection and see if I can’t do something creative with them! Thanks again for sharing some of your home with us!

    • Thanks…I’m working on something myself and hope to share soon…shells are great to work with and instantly give that summer, fun atmoshere…thanks for dropping by..x

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