Oysters and Pearls : A Seashore Tablescape for Summer.
It’s not quite summer yet but most people see Memorial Day Weekend as the official start of summer fun and festivities.
So after a quick change from the red white and blue (that will all come back with extra sparkle for July 4th) we converted into a nice beachy summer at the seashore look.
Oyster shells and pearls are the theme this time and they are a perfect combo because pearls come from oysters!
We grabbed the pearl garlands from our Christmas decorations, and we have lots of collected sea shells from every time we ever get near a seashore. These Oyster shells were collected in Greenport New York.
We found lovely Caribbean sea blue bottles at Dollar Tree and got incredibly lucky when we found awesome matching salad plates at Savers. Together they give the table a fresh pop of color and the blue is so refreshing and serene.
We paired the Caribbean Blue glass accents with our white china and silver chargers.
The centerpiece is a lantern that is not necessarily beachy, but it is reminiscent of the top of a lighthouse, so it works! It’s raised up a level on a silver tray resting on a glass block and surrounded by fish netting, pearls, shells and little glass balls that look like bubbles!
We finished off the look with some fishing net, shells and various trinkets and baubles that fit the summer at the seashore theme.
We still need some more fishing nets and accessories to complete the look on the sideboard — it’s looking a bit sparse, so we’ll update when that gets it’s finishing touches.
This may be my new favorite tablescape — not looking forward to ever changing this one! It’s time to celebrate – Summer is here! It’s Beachy Keen!