Tablescapes, “Coquille” & Candlelight

I am a sucker for free shipping, are you?  Even though I’m sure the cost is built in there anyway, I’m still a sucker…

criss cross table runners

I found these runners at for under $14 each.  They are lined and edged with a burlap fringe and look like handpainted watercolors…      I couldn’t resist    😳    These practically had my name on them….and with free shipping, why they barely cost anything…Right?  Do you fool yourself reason like that?

towel centerpiece

I shortened them by folding the middles so the lobsters and sea horses would be visible

I covered up the  hot mess  extra fabric with a casually placed coral towel and a Sea Shell Charger


This china is “Coquille” by Fitz & Floyd and I’ve had it for centuries  a long time.  Coquille is French for shell


The dinner plates have 3 different large shells and the salad plates all have the same two shells

Coquille salad plate

The ceramic water goblets have a shell covered base and the inside of the glasses are coral colored

shell goblet

I had a little fun contrasting elegant and casual

shell candle

Mini shells, the towel centerpiece, burlap fringe, and casual linen napkins keep the formal tableware from getting too fussy

summer shell table 2

The towel is placed as if it had been tossed on the beach

candlestick centerpiece

A tall white washed silver candlestick, topped with a turquoise dish tucked inside a “Coquille bowl”  helps tie in the blue seahorses

summer shell table 1

The battery operated votives are tucked in individual compotes at each place

summer shell table 3

summer shell table 5

The candlestick is tall enough to top with flowers without blocking anyone’s view

hydrangea centerpiece

Coquille 3


summer shell table

candlelight summer shell table

candlelight Coquille

Don’t you just love a candlelight dinner?

Here are some more sea shell tablescapes~

A Sea of Texture is full of sea shells and candlelight also

sea of texture table

Washed Ashore features a candlelight shell centerpiece

washed ashore table

Ode to the Seashell  is also set with “Coquille” china

seashell tablescape 8

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21 Responses to “Tablescapes, “Coquille” & Candlelight”
  1. I have this same set of dishes! I have always been a sucker for sea life, so started collecting this set when I was in high school. I have four different shells on the dinner plates. I don’t have the goblets (I wish I did because I love yours), but did manage to find glassware that matches beautifully. I also have the snack set, but seldom use it. I love those wavy salmon colored placemats that you used with this set. How perfect! You can see my set here: Great tables here!

    • Thanks Pattie, I remember seeing your post, and ohing and ahing over that shell covered dish…I do not have the dinner plate with the large pointy conch shell, that is gorgeous! I can’t remember why I bought only the 3 different dinner plates, if it was because I was getting a total of 6 or if the store didn’t have the other. Anyway, we have enjoyed these plates for years, and I always love bringing them out to play 🙂 The ruffled mats are from Pier 1, I think they still carry them~ >

  2. Judy Pimperl says:

    Oh my goodness! I was thinking it was gorgeous, and then you added the flowers! This look belongs in a magazine…I’m thinking Coastal Living?

  3. Great centerpiece ideas and I love those dishes! Beautiful tables!

  4. Ann K says:

    Your table makes me want to go the the beach! Very pretty, I love the coral color. I hope your summer is going well.

  5. Lynn says:

    Lovin’ your new runners! Great colors and designs:@)

  6. What a beautiful table. Loved all your details and your clever way of showing the very best areas on your table runners. Stunning!

  7. Rhonda says:

    So where do I start… I love it all! The runners are gorgeous, and yes… I’m a sucker for free shipping too! lol! The china is so pretty! You’ve put together a lovely nautical tablescape! ~Rhonda

  8. Ellen says:

    Lucky you — I have always loved this pattern. You had me at seashells.

  9. Jenna, this post was delightful. I love the tablescapes you design and I know you serve wonderful food at each one.

  10. Mary says:

    I love your seaside runners Jenna, they are perfect for you and your table!! I love how the coral shades are accented by soft glow of the candlelight. I’m a sucker for free shipping too and I also have a Fitz & Floyd pattern that I’ve had for centuries 🙂

  11. cozinest says:

    I love the runners and yes, I reason just like you do!! These are all very pretty!

  12. Candy S says:

    Ooooh, Oh so pretty! The rich turquoise and lovely coral are perfect for a seascape tablescape! I love the shell goblets they perfect with the shell dishes, everything is lovely. All of your seashell tablescapes are wonderful but I think I like the first table the best even though I am seriously in love with the ruffled coral place mats. I am working on a coral color table that would look lovely with ruffled placemats. I think I need to go to Pier 1 very soon……. Have a wonderful weekend….. Candy

  13. This is so gorgeous. I love the combo of the dishes and the table runners turned placemats! Your attention to details is stunning!


  14. Such a beautiful table. The runners are just stunning, like individual works of art! Why did I have no idea I could buy from TJ Maxx online? You may have created a monster here! The dishes are beautiful, too, I love all the soft coral colors! Thank you so much for sharing over at Celebrate it Sunday! I am pinning and sharing!

  15. Absolutely beautiful! I just love summer and this is perfect!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Something to Talk About!

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