Tablescapes, Sea of Glass

These “place mats” are waterproof    ☔️    and won’t blow away   💨

tile "place mat"

Tiles are great for outdoor settings

tile "place mat" 2


I used square tiles {leftover from the kitchen back splash}

tile place mat 3

The centerpiece base is a square of leftover bathroom tiles, small subway glass tiles still on the backing

If you don’t have any leftover tiles, you can buy small quantities or sheets at home improvement stores

tile centerpiece

Turquoise is my very favorite color, and I love Somethin’ fishy, so it was easy to find things around the house to use on this table

tile table

Pebble rim chargers are topped with a blue melamine rope edged plate, then a ruffled ceramic fish plate

plate stack

a little sea glass bling

sea of glass 8

Weathered wooden buoys hold the napkins in place

buoy napkin ring

sea of glass 2

sea of glass 3

glass and tile table setting

sea glass centerpiece

sea glass table 7

sea glass table 3

sea glass table 5


buoy tied napkin

sea glass table 2

sea glass table 4

sea glass bowl

Sea blues and greens are always so serene…

Tiles can be used to make an impromptu serving platter, like the multicolored one below used for a “cupcake dress” at a Mexican bridal shower here

cupcake dress

Twine is wrapped around a bottle with shells tied and glued on the knotted ends

You can see this and more Beachy Accessories here

beach bottle

You might also want to check out these chargers embellished with glass beads and small tiles here

glass & tile charger

Juicy Details

ruffle fish plates/Home Goods

melamine rope edge plates/Pottery Barn

pebble rim chargers/Hobby Lobby


mini wooden buoys/Oh So Coastal

glass and silver fish dish/Mud Pie

You can see the original tile installations Beach House tour part 3 here

final kitch 5

Beach House tour part one here


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30 Responses to “Tablescapes, Sea of Glass”
  1. Liz Mackie says:

    So pretty. I love the blues and greens. Thank you!

  2. Great idea using the tiles as placemats. I love it all!!
    Now I am going to go have a look at that fabulous kitchen.

  3. Jodi says:


  4. Ellen says:

    These colors are calling my name! I love your bath sink, and I went back and looked at your house tour again. You are a lucky woman.

  5. Judy Pimperl says:

    Never would have thought of using tiles as placemats…what a great functional idea and pretty, too!

  6. Rosie M. says:

    Oh, Jenna, what a great idea for a placemat! I often see tiles for sale, and you’ve really given me an idea!! Loved your beach house tour: the colors are outstanding!! Take care: hope your summer is going well……Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  7. Lynn says:

    Pretty colors! Looks like you’re enjoying your time at the beach house:@)

  8. Mary says:

    Love your seaside table with your turquoise and blues Jenna! Your leftover tiles make the perfect placemats or trivet for serving! I’m admiring your pretty colorful goblets and the sunlight reflecting on all your glass surfaces and bowls at your table. Your beach kitchen and bath are beautiful with colorful and artsy tile selections and I love the blues and greens with your granite. Is it Uba Tuba?

    • Thanks Mary~the granite is Green Verde Butterfly, even though it looks quite dark it has subtle underlying green and turquoise tones which make it seem almost water like in certain light conditions~ >

  9. Marigene says:

    Jenna, this has to be my favorite of any table you have done…♥♥♥ the blue/green combo. I love everything about this table, from the tile placemats to the aqua decanter!
    Have a great week.

  10. Kim says:

    Wow! Wow! And more wow! I love those buoy napkin holders!! Your chargers are beautiful, too. I’m pining over the rope-edged plates. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve conquered temptation for those at (If I could decide on a color, I’d be done for!) The tile place mats are genius, Jenna! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing your beautiful glass pieces. This table is tops! 🙂

    • Thanks Kim! I love the PB plates, and my sweet daughter bought me 4 turquoise and 4 blue, so I have plenty of ways to change them up~why don’t you buy some in several colors, I promise you will LOVE them! >

  11. Gorgeous table, you are making a tried and true lover of purple turn blue with envy! Love those dishes and glasses!

  12. Bev says:

    So gorgeous…love all of these colors! Beautiful table….

  13. Jenna, what is not to love with your Tablescape!!! The tile is a genius idea and I might have to borrow it in the future! I am also one who loves turquoise! Thanks for the fun table and I would have loved to sat down and visited with you!

  14. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous tablescape at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo

  15. janetlea62 says:

    Jenna, this is pure art! I love your table! I am not one to really get into tablescapes but this is drop dead gorgeous. You need to just leave that out year round because it isn’t going to get prettier than that!

  16. Wow! This is a gorgeous table and I love the idea of using tiles as placemats.

  17. Love the colors! It is all so, so pretty!

  18. thesummeryumbrella says:

    I can’t get over how absolutely stunning this arrangement is!! Totally drooling 🙂

  19. hollybertone says:

    Hi Jenna – I am in love with this table and you said it – SERENE! I don’t know if I like the place mats or the tile centerpiece the most – how about both!!! Hugs, Holly

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