Tablescapes, Beach Towel Tables

Sunday, sigh….I hope you have had a stellar holiday weekend! 

After a long, busy, fun, filled week with family, they all left this morning…so we are  basically jumping up and down, woohoo! really sad…

We often stay one extra day to get things back in order after which we will enjoy a leisurely meal overlooking the water~I hope~it has been a rainy weekend, and I took these photos earlier in the week when we had a quiet lunch~

seashell centerpiece

Just the 2 of us,  some blue skies and some sea shells

seashell table 2

everything cleaned up, with peace and quiet on the menu

summer table

all the toys at rest on the sand

seashell table 3

If you look closely you can see that the blue “tablecloth” is actually a beach towel~

seashell table 2

Beach towels are great for using on tables in the summer time, they are bright, colorful and easy to toss in the washer when the meal’s over

seashell plates

This salad buffet we had earlier in the week was set on a beach towel too

beach towel buffet

Towels are a simple and fun way to add a punch of color, an unexpected table dressing

beach towel buffet 4

perfect for lots of different summer meals and parties

fishy buffet

Fish place mats swim across the towel to provide landing pads for buffet items and the salad bowl

A blue spoon rest holds the sea shell forks

beachy buffet

A pink adirandack chair hold napkins secured with a flip flop

summer buffet

A blue fish platter at buffets end holds bruschetta to nibble with the salad

fishy buffet 1

A few candles and some simple flowers make an effortless summer buffet

It’s fun to see what you can come up with using everyday yet unexpected things…

Thanks so much  for stopping by~

Most of the items pictured I have had for a while, I receive so many wonderful beachy gifts from my friends such as the fun

adirondack chair from  CTS

sea shell plates at CTS earlier this year,

rattan mats with sea shells are from World Market

for a tutorial on making the shell flatware click here


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

the Tablescaper for SEASONAL SUNDAY

Uncommon Designs for MONDAY FUNDAY

Between Naps on the Porch TABLESCAPE THURSDAY


A Stroll Thru Life for INSPIRE ME TUESDAY

Memories by the Mile for TUESDAY TRIVIA

Savvy Southern Style for WOW US WEDNESDAY

Worthing Court for HOME{WORK} WEDNESDAY

Cuisine Kathleen for LET’S DISH

Alderberry Hill for MAKE THE SCENE MONDAY

The Dedicated House for MAKE IT PRETTY MONDAY

No Minimalist Here for OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY


15 Responses to “Tablescapes, Beach Towel Tables”
  1. lulu says:

    I know what you mean about loving to have family but being a little relieved when it’s once again just the two of you. Our brood comes in about 10 days and I’m battening down the hatches!

  2. Mary says:

    Love your fun beachy table for two Jenna! And I love the towel and fish swimming across your island in your mats, bowls & platters too! We have had a long, rainy holiday indoors with family visiting. I’m ready to return to our normal routine 🙂

  3. I love your table and buffet and the view is fabulous! I can just imagine sitting there and enjoying my morning coffee.

  4. hollybertone says:

    LOVE these! Hugs, Holly

  5. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    I never thought of a towel, this is genius. I love it. Gorgeous tablescape. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  6. Love the idea with the beach towels, especially the all blue tablescape.

  7. Hi, I love how you used the beach towel as your table cloth! It is absolutely awesome the way you decorated the table. I love everything, it so summery. I grew up living 1 minute walk to the beach. It reminds me of when I was little. Thanks for sharing this.
    Julie from

  8. Great idea to use beach towels! Your table is lovely, as is the location!

  9. Kim Hood says:

    I really like the colorful towels! The adirondack napkin holder is my favorite thing on the table, but all the fish items are charming, too. Lovely scenery, too! 🙂

  10. Great idea to use beach towels for tablecloths! I might steal that idea! Your setting is beautiful and your dishes caught my eye. The starfish in the centerpiece look like they are dancing. Love all your sea inspired dishes and accessories.

  11. Yes i can imagine the sad, sad state of affairs!!! I love the idea of the beach towels.. i MUST remember that. Both settings look amazing. We had a rainy, cool week up here and have relished every single minute of it. xo marlis

  12. Sarah says:

    I bought some beach towels last year specifically to use as tablecloths. It’s a great idea! Your waterside setting is gorgeous. I always love seeing the tables you set on your deck.

  13. No better menu in my book than “peace and quiet”, too!!!!! I’m glad you’re getting a little break from all the action!

    GREAT idea to use a beach towel as a tablecloth!!! There are no beaches around these parts to speak of, so I just have to live through you!!!!

    Have a fantastic weekend!!!

  14. Kitty says:

    Yea for quiet, Jenna! Your table is fabulous and I was so admiring the seashell forks and see there’s a tutorial for them. Hooray, I’ll be checking that out. I have tried a beach towel, but more as a runner. I like it as a tablecloth…great idea and inspiration!! Enjoy your peace and quiet.

  15. sujatha says:

    Wow so lovely.Great table setting by the sea.Colourful and perfect for the season.Hope had a good time.Lovely Day ahead…:):)

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