Good Morning, friends!
Today is Day 2 of the Welcome Home Summer Tour with Balsam Hill. My good friend Robyn at All Things Heart and Home has put together an awesome group of bloggers who are coming together this week to bring you some inspiring decor and summer fun! Be sure to check out the entire list of participants so you don’t miss a single one.
I know what you’re thinking… you thought Balsam Hill only brought you Christmas decor, right? Wrong! Balsam Hill has some fabulous decor that works for any season, in addition to their high-quality and best-selling Christmas Trees. I was invited to choose some items to style in my summer decor and that’s what I’m bringing you today! If you saw my SNEAK PEEK, you saw the items, now for the results…
Coastal Vibe Tablescape – Bring the Outdoors In
Sometimes the weather just doesn’t cooperate when you have an outdoor event scheduled. So, what do you do? Bring the outdoors in! For this tablescape, I wanted a coastal vibe, and the medium Candela Crossbar Traditional Lantern from Balsam Hill is perfect! So are the Tall Silverleaf Candle Holders, with their rustic, beachwood look!
Knowing the look I was after for the tablescape, I searched high and low for a nautical striped tablecloth. I couldn’t find a navy and white striped tablecloth anywhere… not even online… except to have one custom-made for approximately $75. That, my fiends, was not an option!
In desperation, I racked (or is it ‘wracked’… I never know!) my brain trying to think of another textile that I might find stripes on. I even checked out some fabric stores to make my own, and could find the striped pattern, but not the colors. It suddenly dawned on me to search for a shower curtain, and I found one!! It’s the perfect size, at 72″x72″. The moral of this little story is to be innovative. You can use items in unconventional ways to achieve the look you’re after!
So, with my striped ‘tablecloth’ in place, I was ready to assemble the tablescape. And speaking of unconventional, who says the centerpiece has to actually be in the center? Or that the candlesticks must hold candles? Here, I’ve arranged it at one end of the table, and it looks lovely with my weathered doors behind. And the candlesticks are lovely with the boxwood balls on them!
I love the look of these seagrass placemats. And under the plates, I wanted to use a metallic finish to tie in the slight metallic finish of the candlesticks and also the little metal pails that I used for the shrimp cocktail, so I used silver-leaf chargers. Remember that the most pleasing look is achieved by layering, both color and texture.
Our Fiesta plates in Cobalt were perfect on the chargers. And I found the right salad plates in a deep coral, as well as small plates in an awesome blue and white print. Layer, layer, layer!
I simply couldn’t resist serving a shrimp cocktail in these little mini-buckets! I just filled them with finely crushed ice, added a ramekin of cocktail sauce, and arranged the shrimp over the rim of the bucket. Easy-peasy!
Here’s the final result: with a nautical striped tablecloth, a rustic lantern and candlesticks, and pops of turquoise and coral, this table has a fun, coastal vibe! Here’s an image to Pin for later reference!
See you next time!
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