I designed this elegant tablescape to be
reminiscent of stormy seas
with gray skies and pounding surf.
Set on a black tablecloth with silver organza topper.
I started by layering textured whites and topped
them with a shell plate.
Then a starfish plate was added.
I even brought out the sterling silver tonight.
I chose Kirk Steiff Old Maryland Engraved
when I got married. Our parents gave us each
4 placesettings when we married and another
one each year at Christmas until we had 12.
I chose to leave it unengraved.
Pewter goblets were chosen and also other
sea themed pewter.
Of course every sea captain needs a lantern.
This one dresses the table up a bit.
The silver organza remind me of the tossing surf.
This black tablecloth is 120 inches and made of polyester
so it is easy to care for. You can find these at
for amazing prices (this was on sale for $14.95) and
it washes up so easily.
The organza toppers are incredible prices too.