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Blue and White Coastal Tablescape

Blue and white table with anchor plates and lanterns centerpiece
A simple coastal table in classic blue and white that reflects those carefree days of summer.

Thank you so much for all your kind words on my previous post, the Summer home tour.
You definitely put a big smile on my face. :)

Summer tours are not easy. There are many little details that you need to put in action.
Starting with a good cleaning, switching stuff from one side to another, creating little things...
And perhaps, big things that would make something look much better in certain space...
Wait for a sunny day to take pics, and take lots of them!

And since we take so many pictures, most of them don't fit in the regular home tour post. :/
That was the case with this tablescape. I only included two of these pics in my previous post, so I'm here trying not to let the other images sit in the darkness for ever and ever. :)

Summer home tour  ideas and decor

The tours are still going strong, click HERE to hop aboard!
dining room with sphere chandelier and coastal tablescape

Our dining room is small, there's no space for a hutch or a buffet, the only thing that fits in here is the table with the chairs all around it. So, that's what I decorated.

Anchor plate on jean covered charges - tablescape

The coastal theme started with the salad plates I found a couple of months ago at Wegmans, I love the anchor and the rope border.
summer decor

They were paired up with my regular beaded-edge white dishes, and I set them on denim chargers I scored last year at Michaels for around fifty cents a piece.
Blue lantern centerpiece on coastal table

The blue metallic lanterns were another after season sale at Kohl's last year. I used them on a Thanksgiving tablescape here.
An empty picture frame was filled with driftwood pieces to give more interest and height to the lantern in the center.
blue and white table with gingham napkins and anchor salad plates

The blue glass goblets are from non other than the dollar store. Big star fish, a piece of white rope and home made gingham napkins set the coastal mood.
dining room with sphere chandelier and coastal tablescape

Somehow the sphere chandelier reminds me of something nautical, I don't exactly know what it is.
Oh, and nothing like good linen for a tablecloth... Well, it's actually a curtain panel I found long ago at a thrift store. ;)
Blue and white table - summer decor

Finally, a bird's eye view of this simple and casual summer table.
I hope this tablescape inspires you to try some of these economical ideas in your own home.
Changing your decor doesn't have to be expensive!

This is the line up for the
Summer Home Tour

Monday - June 6
A Stroll Thru Life - Marty 
Remodelando La Casa - Cristina 
Thrifty and Chic - Alicia 
Rain On A Tin Roof - Jenna 
Duke Manor Farms - Laura 

Tuesday - June 7
Life Love Larson - Andrea 
Haneens Haven - Haneen 
Hymns & Verses - Doreen  

Wednesday - June 8
Dimples & Tangles -Jennifer 
Our Southern Home - Christy 
Simple Details - Pam 
Decor To Adore - Laura 
A Thoughtful Place - Courtney 
 21 Rosemary Lane -Barbara 

Thursday - June 9
Our Fifth House -Carmel 
Making Home Base -Chelsea 
Simple Stylings - Summer 
Cuckoo4Design - Julia 

Fri - June 10
 Refresh Restyle - Debbie 
Splendor Styling - Mariella 
Monica Wants It - Monica 
Far Above Rubies -Anita 

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  1. It looks gorgeous, Cristina! I love the driftwood in the center. :)

  2. Love every detail. Gorgeous tablescape! Take care, Maria

  3. So pretty, the gingham napkins might just be my favorite ;)

  4. I love every bit of this, and I love that you didn't have to break the bank to have a beautiful tablescape!

    xoxo, SS

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  5. I'm having an outdoor party soon and can't wait to incorporate some of these wonderful touches! Beautiful work!

  6. These anchor dishes are so gorgeous! My hubby is a sailor and he'll definitely love em. Yet I don't think he'll be much pleased if he get one set as a birthday present instead of the Nautica watch he's been telling me about. Anyways, great post Christina :)

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  7. Beautiful, Cristina! Love the nautical theme and the blue and white.

  8. I love it! I hear the ocean waves :))
    As a Pulford gal (one not so close to the sea), I love everything marine.

  9. Love all the blue and white! Such a fun theme for a summer table :)

  10. The plates are beautiful, especially for a sea lover like me.

  11. Beautiful table and gorgeous photo's.

  12. Those salad plates!! Love! Really sets the nautical tone! My house has a nautical bent to it so I love this whole tablescape! And I love how cheaply you built it! Score!

  13. So glad we got to see more pics of this terrific tablescape and you didn't keep them "in the dark". I really like the lanterns in the centerpiece and the way you elevated the center one in the picture frame with the driftwood. The rope around the lanterns look great as well. Of course, the perfectly-themed salad plates and fun napkins add to the table's charm. Would love to dine here!

  14. I love this tablescape. I love the plates and thank you for sharing were you bought them.

  15. So pretty!! I love the navy lanterns for summer.

  16. Love the coastal vibe! It's so fresh for summer! :)

  17. The lighting for your tablescape was beautiful...the light from the window seemed to amplify the blue table accents. Simple and lovely.

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