Tablescapes, Blue Fish with a Wedge of Lime

Ok, we’ve all had a challenging Spring…so let’s forget about that and start thinking about Summer! Cool breezes, blue water, beach getaways! Yippee!!  Just to get us all in the mood I decided to post this tablescape I did on a very cold February weekend at the beach.  It was so cold and windy there was not even any porch sitting much less boating.

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Lately blue & white tablescapes have been all the rage in blog land and I decided it would be fun to try to set a blue & white themed table myself.  I generally gravitate towards warmer and brighter colors but if I had anything blue it would definitely be at the beach house.

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I started gathering things, and found many more blue pieces than I thought I would…

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I deviated from the blue & white theme right off the bat, being the rule breaker that I am, and plopped this wacky lime shaggy rug in the center of the table for a centerpiece base.

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I thought the shaggy texture mimicked underwater grasses and made a nice contrast to the blue and white pieces.  Besides, I didn’t have a white tablecloth…

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I do have large white buffet plates that I used as chargers with my cobalt plates.  The starfish center salad plates have shades of blue and edged in lime with fish swimming around the rim, and a lime green sherbet bowl atop the stack.  I did find some blue & white fish napkin rings!  But had to settle for paper napkins, but hey, things should be casual at the beach, right?

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A blue crab sits ready to hold a wine bottle, and a tiny blue rimmed glass bowl holds some sea salt for seasoning.  I borrowed Super Boy’s spoon for salt serving because it just happened to be blue & lime!

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I added some blue goblets and some balloon glasses painted with fish.  The fish glasses repeat the golden yellow, lime and blues in the starfish salad plate plus the dominant cobalt color of the tablescape.

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See my “prissy fish” peeking around the ginger jar?

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It looks bright and sunny outside doesn’t it?  It was but it was about 40 degrees!

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So we had a nice cozy spot to dine inside looking out… Before long we will be back outside on the porch in the summer breezes,

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enjoying swimming and boating…

DSC_6919I can’t wait!

Is is warming up where you live? I hope it won’t be long…

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I’m joining some of these great parties this week:

the Tablescaper for SEASONAL SUNDAY

Between Naps on the Porch for METAMORPHIS MONDAY & TABLESCAPE THURSDAY

Stone Gable for ON THE MENU MONDAY and TUTORIALS, TIPS & TIDBITS THURSDAY

The Gunny Sack for WHAT’S IN THE GUNNY SACK?

Memories by the Mile for TUESDAY TRIVIA

Savvy Southern Style for WOW US WEDNESDAY

Cuisine Kathleen for LET’S DISH

Rattlebridge Farms for FOODIE FRIDAY

Alderberry Hill for MAKE THE SCENE MONDAY

The Dedicated House for MAKE IT PRETTY MONDAY and ANYTHING BLUE FRIDAY

No Minimalist Here for OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY

the Answer is Chocolate for BFF OPEN HOUSE

The Busy Bee’s for THURSDAY BLOG HOP

Crafts ala mode for WHAT TO DO WEEKENDS

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15 Responses to “Tablescapes, Blue Fish with a Wedge of Lime”
  1. lulu says:

    Your sense of fun really shows through here. Love your combination of colors and the interesting assortment of items that are on your table. Great job!

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  2. Joyce says:

    Your blue and lime are so perfect together! I love your theme too-that little crab plate is pretty cute-
    You most certainly captured the essence of fun in the Sun!!

    Happy Friday!
    Jemma

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  3. This blue and white table is wonderful! I love how you used the shaggy rug as sea grass. Beautiful!

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  4. Hey, girl! I just can’t imagine why you would want to put a tablecloth on that table with this setting!!! It’s the PERFECT background for this fun, outdoorsy tablescape! Fun idea to use the wooly rug…what an imagination! I love the “prissy” fish, too!

    Weather is still a little on the chilly side here. Nights are getting down into the 40s. That’s OK by me. I’d rather have this than those excruciatingly hot days of summer like last year!!!!! Warmer weather is on the way, but I’m in no particular hurry for it to get here! 🙂

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    • Thanks Alycia, we’re headed to the coast next weekend, can’t wait! The thermometer hit 70 here today but there was still a chilly breeze, I think Spring is finally arriving! I dread the return of the humidity and high temps too~Have a great weekend!

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  5. Your under the sea table scape goes perfect with the views outside your windows. I am looking forward to spring in the north.

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  6. Mary says:

    Love your blue and white collection of jars and fish as a centerpiece for your table! The lime shag rug is such a fun & whimsical addition! We finally had our first taste of spring weather yesterday and more blue sky and sun to look forward to today! Hurray for spring!

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  7. You’ve done it again! You were the group favorite for Anything Blue Friday. I’m actually early working on the post…gasp. I shock myself! Anyhoo, your tablescape really is quite lovely and has me dreaming of my 3 days by the shore this summer. Thank you for joining me for Anything Blue Friday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  8. Diane says:

    So cute! Love the rug – it looks like seaweed! It is definitely warming up here – cannot wait to get back to our beach place. The last time we were there, it was February, too!

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  9. Ann k says:

    I love the lime green shaggy rug!! It looks great under your wonderful blue fish, love that little blue crab plate too!! Very cute!!

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  10. Christine says:

    How pretty and what a beautiful view! Oh yes, it is warm here since I am in our FL home right now but it’s even warm where we usually live in MS. Love what you used for a runner…Christine

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