Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Beach Tablescape at the Blue Hour

I set up a beachy tablescape for the backyard. Can't wait for summer to finally arrive.
The sun is setting and my goal was to catch the elusive blue hour. I learned about the blue hour (website: from Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch who so generously shares her great tips with all of her followers.
I found this little picket fence at the thrift store and I keep finding many uses for it. Today I put a candle in it and surrounded it with shells.
I am really loving the dishes. The plates are from Blue Sky and I found them at TJ Maxx. The little clam shell salad came from Kohl's. The goblets are Marquis by Waterford.
The silver really went well with this tablescape, it looks very shell inspired. The silver is by Gorham and the pattern is English Gadroon.
Tea lights seem so small but they can really add a lot to your table.

Fish netting over a white linen tablecloth.
Shells I just can't get enough of them!
Twilight is the glow is starting. comes the blue.
I tried to identify the "star". It is on the left side of the tallest candle. I believe it is Venus, but I am not sure. It was in the NW sky last week. It was the brightest thing in the sky. Is anyone an amateur astronomer? Maybe you can help me identify this.
Well it does get very blue!
I will link this to Susan's Tablescape Thursday at her site Between Naps on the Porch.
I will also link this to Gina's Transformation Thursday at the Shabby Chic Cottage for the blue hour transformation.
I will also link this to Cindy's Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home.

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Cynthia@ITLLDO said...

I love your tablescape, and you did catch that wonderful blue hour. I must try that sometime. I live on the shore and anything coastal just makes my heart sing...Beautifully done.

Joanne Kennedy said...

A very pretty tablescape. I too love shells and beach themed tablescapes. You did a great job catching the blue hour too!


Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I enjoyed visiting your blue sky, I want to do that and every night I forget to go out and watch for the wonderful blue sky...thanks for reminding me, just beautiful

One Cheap B*tch said...

Gorgeous! You captured it perfectly!


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Beautiful! I love the beach and the blue hour too.

Mimi said...

What a fresh looking table...your "blue hour" photo is fantastic...I got one for this week's TT and wasn't even trying!

Shelia said...

What a pretty setting! Love your little picket fence/shell centerpiece and those pretty candle holders. Lovely dishes and glasses! Oh, and you captured the Blue Hour! I've got to do this.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Beautiful tablescape!!! I love every detail about this. And I really like the blue hour photos. I still need to try & capture it as well. Your table make me long for summer. Except for the heat. That I can do without. lol.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh! I loved seeing these white dishes and your tablescape change with the blue hour. Great job! Loved all of it!

Happy Tablescape Thursday...


Sheila :-)

Dining Delight said...

I really love those candle holders! And the bowls are so perfectly shaped! Your blue hours pictures are lovely!


Barbara said...

Everything is so pretty! I love your shell dishes. The blue hour photos are really special.

Tricia said...

Sigh -- so romantic! I love the netting over the tablecloth -- clever touch! Those shell-patterned plates are gorgeous. Congrats on capturing the blue hour so beautifully!

xinex said...

Your tablescape is so pretty! Love the blue skies. ISn't that pretty cool? Ilove your beachy plates too and your centerpiece....Christine

June said...

Sherry this really is a beautiful setting. I love the silverware sooo much. Such a lovely pattern.
Thank you so much for coming by to say hi!

Robyn said...

Gosh that's pretty...I've never heard of the "blue hour"...but I know now! ~Robyn

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Oh, how beautiful!! I love how sparkly everything looks at this special time of day :)


Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Sherry!

Your table looks os pretty and soft. It has a beautiful quietness to it.

Maryrose said...

Hi Sherry,
Great the pieces. You candles are so pretty and sparkly and love the dishes. I adore your transition into blue hour. That shall be my goal for next week, capture the blue hour. Thanks for the great inspiration, info and site.
Enjoy your slice of heaven.

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Sherry -

LUV your plates from TJ Maxx! I'm going to have to check my local store for sure....Such a beautiful table. There's nothing better than candlelights out on the deck during the summer. It's what we ALL wait so breathlessly for all winter! And I really enjoyed reading your blog! Keep up the great work and I look forward to following you!

Hugs ~


The Thrifty Designer said...

Beautiful! How many tries did it take to get the blue hour photo?

Joyce said...

Head over heels with those white beach plates!

Sherry said...

I go the blue hour photos in one shoot. I watched the sunset for 2 hours. It was a lot darker than I thought when You capture these photos. Thanks guys for all the encouragement!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Sherry, this is just beautiful...magical! What a wonderful tablescape and I LOVE your blue hour pics!!! You really caught the blue hour beautifullly! Isn't it amazing how it just gets bluer and bluer. :-) Your china is soo pretty! I love the candle surrounded by shells and the sweet picket fence. Feels like I'm in Seaside FL. :-)

Lenore said...

You put together a very beautiful tablescape and LOVE the blue hour and the photos you created with it.....FABULOUS!

Cindy~ said...

Just beautiul and oh so Romantic!

The star is indeed Venus- Perfect for an evening interlude with your lover.

Natasha said...

You totally captured blue hour! This was a fabulous post-I loved it!

Best wishes,

Victoria said...

How gorgeous and romantic your table looks! I love the little picket fence candle holder, too cute:)

Janet - Birdland Treasures said...

Each piece perfect and beautiful, and I LOVE that you shot the photos during this time of the evening. Absolutely beautiful!