Wednesday

~Something Simple~

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A fishy table for two.

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It’s time for Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch. Table setting inspiration, all around the land of blog, can be found at Susan’s each Thursday.

I chose to set a simple table for two.

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Elements of this table:

Colorful fish dish, Marshall’s, Osage Beach Mo. There is a variety of serving pieces and plates, in this pattern; very bright and pretty. I was tempted to buy more.

The metal shells are from Target.

I used a mix of flatware. The green and yellow pieces are from Marshall’s. The napkins, mats, cordial glasses, square plates and small dishes are also from Marshall’s.

The plain stainless and dinner plates are from the Oneida Outlet.

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It’s early Tuesday morning. When I’ve composed and scheduled this post, we will be leaving for home. We’ve been here, at the lake, almost two weeks.

This time, we called on a friend to take care of our yard, while we are away. It’s nice not to have to worry about that.

I’m thinking about making a stop at Apple Wagon Antiques, on the way home. It’s been awhile since I visited. I think it would be a great place for Molly to stretch her legs. Anyway, I’ll use that as an excuse to stop!

I’ve visited a bit, this morning. I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ve been up to, during my modified blog break.

80 comments:

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Oh, my goodness, Pat, this is beautiful!! I love your tablescape for two.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat! How cute! And I haven't seen any fish dishes that cute at our Marshall's. Oh, he's precious! I think you might get a kick out of my post today as I am using those same little shells from Target. Your photographs are just stunning. I wish I could learn from you!

Happy Tablescape Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Terry said...

Howdy Pat
Your Tablescape is simply divine .
I love it !
It is so bright and cheerful
and relaxing at the same time.
Blessings of joy to you .
Happy Trails

salmagundi said...

That is so cheerful! It must be a wonderful experience to dine at your table. Sally

marty39 said...

Oh I love the fish dishes. They are so wonderful and cheery. The larger plate charger is gorgeous too. Your metal starfish is also just gorgeous. It is so clever that you used shells to hold the tea lights. Everything is just gorgeous. Very pretty done. Hugs, Marty

Kathy said...

Lovely Fishey scape girl, Have a great trip home. Hope your all rested and ready to dive into whatever projects come your way, xoxo~Kathy Up-North.

MeganSloan said...

I love the idea of tea lights in shells! I must make myself remember this for future parties!! :)

Dana and Daisy said...

i love the fish dishes too Pat. Your settings are always so casually charming.

While I was away I had to ask for help with watering, I think next year I should not plan a week long trip during summer! Or maybe look for a getaway closer to home maybe?

ah! it is not a bad problem to have really. keeping it in perspective!

prof en retraite said...

How prety and cheerful, Pat! I love the combination of the colors and the little tea light in the shell! Enjoy your break!...Debbie

Bill said...

Hi Pat,
What a fresh and fun table setting!
The blue really POPS!

You can't beat a crisp, white napkin either.

It's all very NAUTICAL, but NICE!!!! (please forgive the pun -- couldn't resist!)

Gotta get busy and get my tablescape post finished!!!!!

See you soon.

Bill

Domestic Designer said...

Love the bright fishy plates! Lovely table. Have fun at the lake!

Carrie said...

Your tablescape is delightful with the whimsical fish plates and other decorative elements.
Have a safe trip as you return home, and have fun at the antique store.

Janie's World said...

I love your little fishies! They are so colorful and just scream summer. Very beautiful table.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

OH Pat just one word...BEAUTIFUL..I just love it all...love those fish plates the best...Oh girl this is so lakeside to say the least...now you have a safe trip home and hope you find a new antique..I'll even do my Happy Dance for you...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty setting. Hope you had a safe trip home.
Glenda

Lallee said...

This is a delightful setting, Pat. I like how the simplicity makes the adorable fish dishes stand out. I want to remember the shell--candle idea. I just came home from vacation with more shells. The little green glasses are really charming. Marshalls is my most favorite.....and dangerous store to visit!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Such a pretty tablescape Pat! Love the fish! ☺ Diane

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I love that tablescape! LOve the colors. Hope have enjoyed you trips! I look forward to the antique tour!

D said...

Simply elegant. Wonderful pictures, too. :)
D

Shelia said...

Evening, Dear Pat! OH, I love your table! Simple? Oh, no! It's magnificent! Love those colorful tiny fish bowls and the metal shells! I want some of those!
Hope you find something wonderful at the antique shop and have a safe trip home!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I'm loving your beachy look! And those fish dishes...oh my... they're wonderful! Thanks for your visit - would love to come to your table.

Carrie said...

the fish plates are so cute.

ellen b said...

Love those little fish plates! They are such a great color pop! The blue goblets are perfect with them, too. Love the white square plate on the round dinner plate. Lovely scape! Have a safe trip home.

Linda Merrill said...

Wonderful photography. Safe travels.

bj said...

Such a sweet and cool looking table. Another used this theme and the shells in the clear bowl..just beautiful. I really love your fish dish!!
When I win the lottery or when my ship comes in, whichever comes first, the first thing I am going to purchase is a great camera, like yours. Your photos are just fabulous and I could take a class on photography...I just need a fine camera to go with it!!
I love all your beautiful photos.
xo bj

ceekay said...

Bloggerville is killing me today with all the adorable shell and fish tablescapes. I love those metal shells. Perfect!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Beautiful beach tablescape! So refreshing cool and inviting! Love the metal shells! Most of all, I love those goblets! Been looking for some just yours for ages!

Thanks for sharing your lovely beachy tablescape!

Tina

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Great post and delightful table!

I love your new header!

xinex said...

Oh Pat! This is such a beautiful table. Those fish dishes are so cute! Enjoy the antique shop and hope you get more goodies...Christine

Mary said...

Beautiful tablescape Pat! I go to a restaurant where I work called lemoncello, I'll have to try the drink now!

Beverly said...

Something simple and fishy looks great on you, Pat. I love the bright colors in this tablescape. How fun!

Runner Mom said...

Hey, Pat! THose fish plates are just darlin'! I'll have to run by marshall's this week and see if we have any. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! I have some camera questions for you, my friend! I'll email you tomorrow! We just entertained the Sr. High guys from church--they could have cared less about how cutesy my back porch was!! They were only interestd in the steak and homemade ice cream! Boys will be boys!

Hugs!
Susan

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You might call it simple, but I call it fabulous! Looks like you have been to Italy, with the little fish plates, and the Lemoncello!

Love it all!

Katherine

Jadehollow said...

Cute table.. love the fish plates and the cobalt blue stemware.
Hugs,
Debbie

Dining Delight said...

Love your fishy tablescape. The large vase/urn with the shells is very pretty. Your pics are fantastic, so crisp and clear!

Dining Delight

Martha said...

I always love your tablescapes. We have the same cordial glasses -- bought not at Marshalls but at Crate and Barrel in Chicago ages ago -- how fitting that you're using them for lemincello -- for that is what they are -- lemincello glasses!

susan said...

You have a way making Target and Marshall's look very chic!! Good luck at the antique store!

Mary said...

Well, as John Denver would say, your tablescape fills up my senses! It's just delightful, and so creative! Great table!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh delight! Those little fish dishes are delightful! Yes...they are!
Cute..just plain cute!
Reminded me of Boop Boop Dittum Dattum Wattum Choo?? Can't help it...love that song and love those fishies!
:)
Mona

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Hi Pat, what a wonderful table you've pulled together! I love the colbalt blue goblets! I bet that centerpiece bowl is very versatile!
Where is the Apple(?)Antiques place?

GrannySmithGreen said...

These photographs are just beautiful. The natural light is amazing--not to mention the tablescapes. Have fun at the lake. Take pictures!

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Sandi McBride said...

Simply beautiful...and I love the sweet fish dish!!!
Sandi

its so very cheri said...

What a pretty table. My sister went to a Mother Daughter tea one time and different ladies hosted tables and decorated them how ever they wanted. One table was done in gold fish , she had a gold fish in a bowl as her centerpiece and everthing was about goldfish on her table-she said it was so different and fun.

its so very cheri said...

Oh stop by I have a Give Away going on.
Cheri
www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I like simple! Those fish are cute!

Melanie said...

Very pretty!

KBeau said...

What a cute table. I hope your hubby noticed. Not sure that mine would. LOL!!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

I love it all, Pat. The blue glasses just jump off the table! So pretty!

Barb

Rhondi said...

Hi Pat
I've been away too and am getting caught up on poss I've missed. You always set such a beautiful table. I love the colorful fish.
Your photos are so clear. I think I need to get a new camera because mine just don't have the quality of yours. I know you've mentioned what kind of camera you've used before.
Rhondi xo

Joyce said...

Transports me right back onto the Isle of Capri:)
Joyce

Kristi said...

Oh, I love the fish! So cute!

jodi said...

I love your fish bowls/plates.

Fifi Flowers said...

That fish plate is DIVINE.... ooooh Lemoncello... I"m stay awhile... please pour me one!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What cute little fish! Happy TT to you!

Vanessa said...

Love it! I especially like how you mixed your flatware! Genius!!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Love those fish dishes and the little glasses for the limoncello are very pretty. Lovely table for 2.

Christi

Chandy said...

And it's a great fishy table for two... Lovin' that fish plate, so cute! You have such fun pieces, Pat!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Pat this is one of the cheeriest, cutest, yet simplest table settings I've seen yet. I love it! I think my favorite things here are the bright yellow bottle of lemon liqueur, and the shell with the tea light!

Hope you found some goodies at the Apple Wagon. I haven't been there in about a year.

Allidink said...

I almost got those lemoncello cups at Marshalls! LOL. What does lemoncello taste like? My friend said gross LOL. But I love lemon! Hmmm. Cute tablescape! Love it!

All the best,
Allison

Deb said...

Love the cobalt blue! Such a cheerful table :-)

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

A wonderful table for two, Pat...perfect!

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Pat,
My Daddy always taught me that simplicity is beauty. Of course he was talking about makeup, but I think it goes with tablescapes as well! Lovely setting and details!

Picket said...

Beautiful tablescape girl and I love those little metal shells..I saw some over at Lynn's...Hope you have a great time at the Lakehouse and out looking in the stores ! lol Take care girl and have a great day!

Renee Finberg said...

very pretty.
x

linda said...

Just stopping by for the first time and just want to know "how have I missed your blog!?!" It looks like you have beautiful style and your pictures are gorgeous!

I see that you're a camera buff. I just bought a new "semi professional" camera even though I'm certainly not even in that category. Maybe you can share some of your camera expertise with me sometime i.e. how do you get such clear, beautiful photos and how do you enlarge them for your blog? They truly are beautiful.

The Tablescaper said...

Those fish are such fun and a sip of Lemoncello to go with it! - The Tablescaper

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Hi Pat, gorgeous table as always! Love punch of those dark blue glasses and the shells in the jar!

Manuela

Brenda said...

Well Pat, you've stunned me yet again! I love how you mixed up the colors of the flatware. The metal shells I'm salivating over. Love the glassware. Wish I had an outlet near me. Safe ride home now!
Brenda

Morning T said...

Your table is beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog today.

A Touch of Country said...

very lovely! Adorable fish plates.

Thanks for a great table and such great ideas.

Happy summer!

Kathleen said...

Nothing fishy about that table..:)
Love the colorful fishies, and all the other sweet touches...
Hope you had a good trip back and found some goodies at the shop..I mean had a good stretch of your legs! :)

Rosemary said...

You always have the best tablescapes!!!
Hope you had a wonderful break.
Rosemary

printersdevil said...

I love all the different things---cobalt blue, cute fish plates, metal fish, cute glasses (maybe they have a name) for the limoncello, etc. This is really a fun table.

You know that you are addicted to dishes and tablescapes when you leave one to post while on vacation! LOL

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Pat, this table is just fun! Those fish dishes are beautiful! The colors are just so pretty! I love this tablescape. laurie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Pat what a fun and whimiscal table. Don't you love the sea shells from Target? Hope you found a treasure or two on your stop home. hugs ~lynne~

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

I love the fish. That is about as close as I can get to catching any. I am glad you and J had a good time away. We too, are home now but anxious to get back to the lake. Your new larger pictures look wonderful.

Thanks for sharing.

Charla

Scrappy Jessi said...

Hey sweets,
gorgeous table.
love the tealight idea.
xooxox,
jessi

Beth at Aunties said...

Pat,
A delightful tablescape with the most darling and happy fish plates!
I am ready to amke a prediction! The new "silver sea shells" at target will become the new have to have item! Move over Target birds:)
I have seen them three times, just this morning.
I hope you are having a wonderful time.
Looking at your blog makes me yearn for retirement and spending more time with Mr B!

Hugs, Beth~♥

Linda said...

Hi Pat...what a fun tablescape...the little fish plates are so cute. You think of the neatest things..love the little candle in the shell.
Have a safe trip home and I think Molly will need to strecth her legs at the Apple Wagon...hope you find a treasure...hugs, Linda