Tablescapes, Seashells & Sunshine


It is hard to imagine this view we enjoyed just a few days ago, as we are being pounded by Tropical Storm Cindy on the Gulf Coast today



Let’s enjoy this other beautiful day as we’re wishing the rain, rain, would go away



Simply set, this table for two



Has a beautiful backdrop of shades of blue



Favorite seashells fill a large painted glass



I’ve always loved seashells, in case you wanted to ask



Corals and aquas and shells everywhere



There’s even a starfish pillow in the chair over there



Paper napkins are held tightly by a crabby clothespin



Shell forks, plates and platters, and a fish looking for a swim



The view from above



Shows lots of shell love



This pretty dish is topped with a starfish




Large platters for chargers will serve you well



They’re handy to hold all the discarded seafood shells




Such a fine place to dine




This day’s view was divine!


Juicy details

Plates, mats, accessories are all things I’ve had for a long time

shell fork on Fancy Flatware tutorial here

crab clothespin on Somethin’s Fishy tutorial here

funky fish pillow and other fishy accessories available here


If you’re in the area of  the storm’s path, stay safe and obey the storm warnings and flood watches!


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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Rustic and RefinedBetween Naps on the Porch,

Glorious Gardens,    Celebrate and Decorate,

Coastal CharmCooking and Crafting with J&J,  The Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Lori’s Culinary Creations,  Delicious Dishes Recipe Party     Moonlight and Mason Jars

Full Plate Thursday  Foodie Friday & Everything Else

Share it One More Time     Foodie Friends Friday






27 Responses to “Tablescapes, Seashells & Sunshine”
  1. Here’s hoping you fare the storm. No matter how long you live in the area, I bet the threat of those severe storms never gets any easier to endure.Your table looks great.

    • Thanks Rita, you’re right, you never get used to it, but luckily this one hasn’t been too bad, we’re hoping the worst is over and the sun will be out for the weekend…

  2. Jenna, I hope you are safe and the flooding doesn’t affect your lovely home. It is raining here, they say possibly 3-5 inches. Nothing compared to you at the beach. The table is so pretty with its peachy and blue colors and spotlighting shells which I love. I imagine your view today doesn’t resemble that gorgeous day a few days ago!

    • I think the worst is over, we seem to be in a clear path now as the storm heads north on both sides of us. Last night the wind was scary, and the water was over the pier, but no damage…we’ve been cozied up kind of like snow days! Hoping the sun and view will return tomorrow, stay safe up there! >

  3. creationsbycindynefcomnet says:

    Jenna, what an adorable tablescape. I love the sea shells. Praying for you area about this storm. My oldest daughter and family had plans to travel this weekend to Louisiana but they are now watching the weather. In my neck of the woods we are getting rain daily. For months we prayed so hard for rain and now we are getting a lot of it and I have myself asking the Lord to let it slow down a tad. Hope you have a good day and be safe. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    • thanks Cindy, your daughter is smart not to travel yet. I think the worst is over now. Yes, I don’t think we will have to worry about a drought in the Southeast this summer! >

  4. Your table is beautiful. I love the simplicity of the shells in the glass. Easy but oh, so pretty!

  5. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    I’ll be so happy when this storm dies out. Still windy today, but so far, not much rain. Love the palm tree painting!!

  6. Such a nice, serene, pretty setting. Let’s hope these kinds of days return soon. Wishing you safety.

  7. I never get tired of seeing this incredible view from your deck Jenna. Seashells are a favorite of mine too and I love the tall glass vessel heaped with them. Stay safe in the wake of Cindy.

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  8. thefrenchhutch says:

    Yes, it is a beautiful view Jenna. I love the compote full of sea shells and the scape is gorgeous. Those sunny days at the beach, just nothing like it! It is raining almost not stop here so if you were in Bham you would be getting rain too. The forecast says rain through Friday………..

    • The funny part about our two houses is that even if we stay north to avoid these tropical storms we will eventually get it anyway!! Things are calming down now, I hope you don’t have flooding or damage… >

  9. Jodi says:

    Be safe!!

  10. What a fun post full of seashells, I love the table setting and the fish pillows are my favorite!!!
    Dont forget to stop by and share your post on #OMHGFF this week!!!

  11. Beautiful setting and lovely table. Love all the shells.
    Sorry for the scary night. Thankful you didn’t have any damage.
    The sun came out about three today for us. Very grateful.We got over 3 3/4 inches the past few days.

  12. Rosie M. says:

    Oh, Jenna, I love this post! Your table is so special: love the colors and textures. It sings “a day of beach and sunshine!” And your poetry is always an added bonus to the visual enjoyment! So sorry you had to endure the fright of a tropical storm, but glad all is well.
    Take care,

  13. Mary says:

    I hope your weekend views are as blue and serene as your photos after Tropical Storm Cindy blows through! Hopefully there was no damage for you at either of your homes! Love your pretty shell table with the peaches and soft aqua accents in your goblets and votives.

  14. What a beautiful table by the water. 🙂

  15. Sandra Garth says:

    You have one of the most perfect views on the planet and I hope Cindy scoots out of town quickly. Thanks for joining us again at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

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