Tablescapes, Summer’s End

With Labor Day coming up next weekend, Kathleen over at Cuisine Kathleen has issued a Farewell to Summer Table Challenge      🙁   sigh, I hate to say goodbye to summer…

So I’m keeping it around for a while!

These painted glasses were partly inspired by a nautical blue and white rope




I just had to bring it to the table


coiled into “placemats”


I had just enough for 2 place settings


But I didn’t cut the rope because I was just “borrowing” it from the pool deck


The water has been especially turquoise lately


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So all things turquoise came out to play


Life's a beach

double napkins


Life's a beach





by the sea

Makes you just want to sail away~


I can’t believe it’s almost Labor Day!

I hope you’ll be able to get away!

Be sure to pop over to Cuisine Kathleen to see all the summer tables, the party starts tonight!

for the tutorial on the Life is Better at the Beach Glasses click here

everything else pictured has been acquired over the past few years, mainly from my favorite haunts:

Home Goods, World Market, Hobby Lobby


I will be sharing with the blogs on my sidebar and

Cuisine Kathleen

It’s Overflowing

The Scoop

The Style Sisters

Between Naps on the Porch

Savvy Southern Style

44 Responses to “Tablescapes, Summer’s End”
  1. Mary says:

    Jenna, Is that new boat added to your fleet cruising with a wine bottle at the table? Love all the blue shades and sparkling turquoise glass, perfect with the beautiful backdrop of water! You’re so stinkin’ creative, using your rope coiled into placemats! Wishing you smooth sailing and calm seas for your Labor Day weekend!

  2. That is perfect for a tablescape beside the water! Just gorgeous.

  3. lulu says:

    Thank you for holding on to summer. It seems like it just started and here we are thinking about fall. I’m just not ready. Love your blues and turquoises playing off a backdrop of water and the placemats are clever to say the least. Wonder what the hubby would have to say if I painted his boat lines!

  4. All the blues and turquoises are so perfect for a summer table. But Summer isn’t over till the third week of September, and I for one am going by the mercury instead of the calendar! I think it is going to be Summer for a while yet, especially in Alabama. So I would use this fantastic table for at least another month, maybe even longer. That beach setting is so fantastic!

  5. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Lovin’ your great boat bottle holder Jenna! You have one of the best views in all of Blogland-enjoy:@)

  6. hollybertone says:

    Hi Jenna – The turquoise is stunning. Absolutely stunning. Can’t wait to party with you over at Kathleen’s! Hugs, Holly

  7. Ooh la la, I love your blue table!!! Your handpainted glasses are sooo pretty! I just could sigh looking at your table and your view and think…. I know the tables in heaven are like this!!

  8. Pam says:

    LOVELY! The greens, aqua, and blues are the perfect shades for this table. The coiled rope is a great idea as a place mat. Have a great week!


  9. Jenna, I am popping over from Kathleen’s party, and I must say I love your table! Those coiled ropes are very clever, and I love the colors of your dishes… aqua and blue are perennial favorites of this Florida girl!

    Thanks for sharing…



  10. Candy S says:

    Beautiful Summer look! I love the blues and the turquoise, I have been crushing on those colors all summer. Clever using the rope for placemats.

  11. Marigene says:

    Gorgeous table with all the different shades of blue, Jenna…I could drown in it! Love the nautical rope place mats, great idea. The flatware is so cute, it would go with any shade of blue.
    Have a wonderful week.

  12. Kitty says:

    Jenna, your painted glasses are the perfect touch for your table, and you’re so creative with the coiled rope/placemats!! Oh,to sit and enjoy the view with you would be so enjoyable. Now I’m off to look at your veggie Alfredo recipe…..mmmm!

  13. dianne says:

    I am in love with the colors on your table. Just beautiful! What a cute idea with the rope. Dianne

  14. Kim says:

    Beautiful, Jenna! The colors are beautiful with all the mixtures of blues. Your new painted glasses are perfect with this tablescape, and I am giddy over those awesome bowls! Great rope trick, too. 🙂

  15. susie says:

    What lovely shades of aqua on this table If I had this view to look at I don’t think I could ever leave or want summer to end.Susie

  16. Bev says:

    Beautiful…love the color scheme. The placemats are so creative and pretty.

  17. Ok, that’s totally brilliant – how you used the rope!! Very fun and happy table too. Love how you were inspired by the water and the bowls and center glass piece are fabulous… 🙂

  18. Susan says:

    Love all the contrasting blues and your creative ideas! Have a lovely Labor Day weekend.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  19. Jacqueline says:

    The color combinations are just stunning!
    What a fun use for the rope. It made the perfect placemat. Your view is so pretty with the water. And the glasses are really fun. Wish summer never ended!

  20. Debbie C says:

    Jenna, I finally took the time to look at your paintings tonight. You are one talented woman! I love the colors of the water that you used on your table, and I about gasped when I saw your rope placemats. How clever!

  21. Zenda says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the turquoise!! This is such a fun table, perfect for summer! Those coiled placemats are so clever!

  22. Rettabug says:

    Oh Jenna, I could just dive right into this lovely, cool & colorful tablescape! My very most favorite color in all the world is turquoise/blue. It was the crayon I wore down the most in school. LOL
    This just takes my breath away…I loved every inch of it.

  23. Oh the colors of your luscious tablescape and that VIEW – all to DIE for pretty!

    Please enjoy a safe holiday weekend.

  24. Ann K says:

    What a great idea for placemats!!! The whole table is sparkling in the sun. It reminds me of seeing something shiny on the bottom of the blue ocean water and how it shimmers with the sun.
    So Pretty!! Nice job putting this all together.

  25. You have a knack for thinking out of the box. The rope placemats are great and I loved that you shared the pic of the rope in it’s intended use. The glass bubble bowls look great out in the sun. Around here Labor Day signals the end of tourist season and we get our beach back with plenty of sunny days to come. Enjoy!

  26. I am totally in love with your tablescape, every detail and every inch!

  27. Babs says:

    LOVE all the gorgeous shades of blue, pretty glass bowls, and the fun boat wine holder. Happy Labor Day!

  28. Wow, what a way to say good bye to summer! Your table is absolutely beautiful and pretty. I am truly sorry to see it go. I bet you had a great Labor Day!

  29. Robin~AllThingsHeartandHome says:

    These beautiful shades of blue are my favorite ! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous table with Twirl and Take a Bow! ox

  30. Kathleen says:

    Oh how I love those colors! Great idea on the place mats too. Beautiful table, and I know you will be enjoying summer for awhile, like me! Not Fall yet!
    Thanks for taking the challenge!

  31. Sandra Garth says:

    Creativity at it’s best!

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