Tablescapes, A Taste of the Tropics


Welcome to the Alfresco Tablescape Hop!

Our tireless leader Chloe from Celebrate & Decorate works so hard to keep us updated and organized so we can bring you  wonderful round ups of seasonal and themed tables.  All the links can be found at the end of this post, and you will want to visit them all!





Today I want to share our little slice of paradise on the Alabama Gulf Coast





Our beach house is on a private island, just off Perdido Key, 1 mile from the Alabama Florida state line




We love to be here at our island getaway





This is considered a subtropical zone, so lets start this party with some tropical blooms in a fresh pineapple





The flamingos are celebrating, come join the fun!


















Have your very own taste of the Tropics with some of our favorite recipes




Click on the titles below for the recipes

Coconut Cake Martini

Bacon Wrapped Sweet Chili Shrimp

Hawaiian Pizza Empanadas

BBQ Pork Cupcakes with Coleslaw Icing and Crispy Onions

Island Time Chicken Wings

Pina Colada Fruit Salad

Pineapple Volcano Rum Cake

Juicy Details

Tropical glasses/tutorial here

Pineapple vase/tutorial here

leaf runner, palm leaf dinner plates/Pier 1

flamingos/Hobby Lobby

Breezy Palms coasters/Society 6 here



Home is Where The Boat Is
Everyday Living
A casa di Bianca
Living With Thanksgiving


Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Me and My Captain
PMQ for Two
At Home With Jemma


Red Cottage Chronicles
Life and Linda
Bluesky at Home
The Painted Apron




Thanks so much for joining the fun today!

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Dishing it & Digging itBetween Naps on the Porch,   Make it Pretty Monday

Cooking and Crafting with J&J,    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck

62 Responses to “Tablescapes, A Taste of the Tropics”
  1. Jenna, such a lovely post. Yes, Orange Beach is a paradise and one of my favorite places to spend a week on those sugar white sands. Love all the views from your home and the Pass when you are boating. Love the tropical setting, the pineapple and flowers make a fabulous beachy centerpiece. I love all the color. A perfect tablescape for paradise! All the food sounds wonderful too!

    • Thank you Emily! More and more people are discovering Orange Beach and I’m afraid it’s not quite as sleepy as it used to be, but we just stay on the boat or the island and watch the world go by!

  2. Lynn says:

    Looks like you had fun pulling all those great colors together Jenna! Enjoy:@)

  3. What a delight it would be to sit at this beautiful tropical table. And… the food would be wonderful I am certain! Your menu sounds great!
    I love your colors and patterns and whismy, Jenna! The flowers in the pineapple drew my eye immediately and that fushsia scarf is so lovely.
    Creative and delightful! Could I have a piece of that pineapple volcano rum cake for breakfast!!!

    • Thank you Bonnie! I added the scarf at the last minute and loved the way it made everything pop. I wish I had a piece of that cake too, I will have to make it again soon!

  4. Mary says:

    Oh those blue water views and sunny skies with a Gulf breeze blowing and palms trees swaying! Love all the flamingos in their tropical attire and festive plates! The scarf added down the center of the table with your leaf runner provides the perfect pop of pink. Your menu looks delicious too! It’s always a pleasure to blog hop with you Jenna. ♥

  5. The menu sounds delish – adorable table (i don’t know where you store all of your themed dishes and hand painted wares!!) I love all the colors!!

  6. Very pretty plates! I love your fruit arrangement!

  7. Jenna, it is good to see the winds cooperated with you and the views are just beautiful. So many people don’t realize that our beaches in Alabama are gorgeous! I love your tropical Tablescape with the cutest flamingos dressed for the occasion.and fun plates. The flower filled pineapple is perfect for a tropical setting and those cute pineapple napkins. I am with Bonnie, send over a slice of pineapple volcano rum cake!

    • Yes I was worried about the wind, it was really blowing over the weekend but completely calmed down Monday. I couldn’t bear to set this table inside! Thanks Pam!

  8. Kitty says:

    What a fun, tropical themed table, Jenna, and a wonderful menu you’ve shared, too. The pineapple filled with pretty flowers made the prettiest centerpiece. I can see why you don’t like to leave your own private resort.

  9. Jodi says:

    Oh these beautiful happy tropical colors!!!!!!💕

  10. Sharon Mann says:

    Wow, a tropical paradise…have a beautiful day, Jenna.

  11. Bright and colorful, such a pretty table, perfect outdoor ambience!!

  12. ariel says:

    What a slice of heaven you’ve got! It must be super humid! My hair would revolt, but I’d love the summer heat. Your subtropical paradise tablescape is absolutely adorable. I love all the flamingos, they’re locals I take it? 😉

  13. Your little flamingoes are so fun, what a great way to get the party started! I love the bright colors and tropical fun expressed through your table styling. Your table just says “let’s have some fun” . Perfect for summertime! Thank you so much for being a part of another tablescape blog hop!

  14. Rita C. says:

    I absolutely enjoy the tropical mix of colors and how you set the scene in your locale, Jenna. It makes me wish I was there! The HL characters are adorable (we’re soon getting a HL closer to home!). You know I love your Society6 items, they just need to start doing linens with your artwork!

    • Thank you Rita, your lips to Society 6’s ears! Watch out for Hobby Lobby, they have so many temptations. I will say I got the flamingos for 66% off and some new 4th of July things at 80% off!

  15. Linda says:

    Great minds think alike Jenna. Love your cute flamingo pals. The flowers look so pretty in the pineapple. Truly a tropical setting. Fun colors add to the theme. With your lovely pool and water at your finger tips, you must feel like paradise. What a great menu jenna. of course your food is heavenly. It would be so special to join you.

  16. Kari says:

    Love your flamingos Jenna….I LOVE the “hula” one! sooooo cute and using a pretty pink scarf instead of a table runner is perfect. The plates are amazing and I enjoy flowers in a pineapple and have been doing several of them this year… yours are soooo beautiful. We, who live near the water are so fortunate. Great job my friend.

  17. Joyce Olson says:

    I love this Taste Of The Tropics tablescape and the sparkling blue cooling sea! Darling pineapple vase colorful flowers add perfect cheerfulness to this already welcoming and colorful tablescape. You most certainly have your own piece of paradise and I would never ever want to leave!
    Happy Summer,

  18. Debbee says:

    Boy, did this table ever put a big smile on my face! Those flamingos are so cute! Lucky you to have such a marvelous venue for a tropical setting. Thanks too for the recipes! Yum

  19. You did a great job with the tablescape. I adore the pineapple centerpiece! And those big palm leaves flanked around it are perfect. Everything was so colorful and fun – good job!

  20. Carol says:

    Jenna, I love the bright colors, the plates and napkins, and the tropical wine glasses. The flowers and fruit are perfect together. Flamingo man is hilarious.

  21. Maria says:

    How festive, I love all those flamingo! My fav! how far are you from Seaside Florida! I go there next month, its by the Alabama border too.

  22. Awesome job! Love the flamingos- they’re the cutest! I like the leaves down the center and your fruit bowl. The pineapple is so perfect for the florals- I wish I would remember to use fruit like that! I have those dishes too and love them- the little glitter in the finish is unique and gives them extra flair! Your island location sounds wonderful. Seeing the palm trees in the background surely speaks of an island tropical lifestyle!

  23. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, this alfresco table looks like so much fun. The flamingos are adorable, and all of pretty color just looks so happy and cheerful. Your tropical centerpiece is gorgeous. I love Orange Beach! I dream of having a vacation home there!

  24. Sandy Park says:

    OOOOOOOOOO Jenna, what a lovely tropical tablescape, with all my favorite things: flamingos, pineapples and the Gulf in the background. I love the centerpieces you made from the pineapple. Using the pineapple base as a vase and then using the crown for an accent in another piece. How clever. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Fabby says:

    What a gorgeous, fun and colorful table ! I love those floral plates and everything else too.

  26. I love your tropical themed Tablescape! It is so fun & inviting! The view is stunning!

  27. swood97 says:

    Beautiful! This gorgeous Tablescape is Featured at Merry Monday this week! Looking forward to what you’re up to next. Come on over and share!

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