Welcome friends! So, how are you dealing with this crazy summer heat? Here in the northeast, the temps have been up in the 90’s for days. Hopefully, it’s not as bad where you live! To keep our minds off the scorching temperatures, I’ve joined a group of talented bloggers for a Coastal Vibes Summer Blog Hop hosted by our friend Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home. Amber always dazzles us with her knack for decorating with vintage pieces so I’m sure you’re going to love what she’s sharing today. Then for my stop on the blog hop, I’m sharing my coastal table setting ideas!
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Coastal Vibes Summer Blog Hop:
Before we begin, I want to welcome those of you who are arriving from The Ponds Farmhouse! I’m sure you loved Rachel’s great list of simple coastal ideas for any home!
When you’re finished here, remember to visit the links at the end of this post for more coastal vibes!
Now, let’s get started with my coastal table setting ideas!
Recently, I decorated my kitchen table because that’s where we dine most often. Well, unless, we’re eating outdoors…but not in this heat!
Sometimes it’s just more comfortable to have dinner inside…with the air conditioner on. When entertaining, I usually set up appetizers on the island and then we head over to the table for our dinner.
Coastal Blue and White Decor:
When we think of coastal decorating, blue is usually the first color that comes to mind. So, I started with blue and decided to go with the colors of sand and sea for my coastal table.
Since the hydrangeas in my backyard aren’t fully bloomed, I bought these gorgeous blue and white hydrangeas at the grocery store…Wegman’s to be exact. Do you have a Wegman’s near you? It’s such a great store!
After arranging my coastal centerpiece with the live hydrangeas, I decided I wanted even more. Luckily, I had a bunch of white artificial hydrangeas in my stash so I added them to the table.
Anyway, the blue hydrangeas happened to go perfectly with the blue plaid napkins I bought at Homegoods last year. For even more hydrangea ideas, read my 7 easy ways to decorate with hydrangeas.
To bring in the color of sand, I used my burlap runner with my tan and white striped placemats. Stripes always remind me of a beach cabana so they worked with my coastal theme.
Coastal Table Setting Ideas – Shells and Candles:
On a coastal style table, it’s easy to go overboard with the beachy accessories so I kept them light. Just a few shells and starfish here and there mixed in with white flickering candles.
Coastal Table Setting Ideas – Simple DIY:
To make my super-easy napkin rings, I simply cut up toilet paper rolls and wrapped them with wired burlap. Then I found some samples of blue grasscloth peel and stick wallpaper. So, I cut it into pieces, wrapped it around the burlap and then hot glued a shell on top. For even more napkin ring ideas, here are 3 easy ideas!
Speaking of easy DIY projects, if you can’t find inexpensive cane wrapped vases like mine above, learn how to make your own cane wrapped vase!
Coastal Table Setting Ideas – Galvanized Accessories:
When debating on charger plates, I went back and forth between my seagrass ones and these galvanized metal chargers. After trying both, I decided to go with the galvanized. Sometimes it takes a little trial and error. The seagrass chargers blended in too much with the burlap and the other tans on the table.
Since I already had a few galvanized accessories on the table, I liked the way they worked together. Plus the galvanized chargers had the casual vibe of a beach side picnic or clambake…
Coastal Table Setting Ideas – White Dishes:
In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with simple white dishes for summer…or any time of the year for that matter. Crisp white plates are classic and allow the rest of the coastal accessories to take center stage.
Shopping Sources for a Coastal Table Setting:
- White plates: my exact dishes, similar porcelain dishes.
- Galvanized chargers: exact charger plates similar chargers
- Galvanized containers: similar 6 inch buckets
- Burlap Runner: similar table runner (my exact was Crate and Barrel discontinued)
- Cane wrapped vases: exact cane vase
- Striped placemats: (exact – Homegoods) similar look
- Blue Napkins: (exact – Homegoods), similar napkins
- Artificial hydrangeas: white hydrangeas, similar hydrangeas
Thank you for stopping by to see my coastal table setting ideas!
Hopefully, I’ve given you some entertaining ideas for summer!
Once again, thank you to Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home for hosting! To take the full tour, you can start with her beautiful blog.
If you’re following in order, Shiplap and Shells is next in the line up. I know you are going to love Kim’s coastal cottage tablescape. Everything she decorates is beautiful!
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