Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Stormy Seas Tablescape

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.

Linens -
Shell dishes and shell themed pewter - TJ Maxx
White patterned dishes - Tai Pan
Pewter goblets - a gift
Pewter shell bowl - Cabo

It will be my pleasure to post this with

Between Naps on the Porch
for another

If you love tablescapes, come and visit her
and see all of the beautiful creations this week.

I am also posting this with
The Style Sisters
Centerpiece Wednesday.

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. This is just the most elegant beachy table ever! I love your incredible dishes, goblets and the black cloth surely sets them off. Beautiful job, Jacqueline!

  2. I love this! I think your plates are the star of the show and that shell one is fantastic! This table would be amazing by candlelight-enjoy!

  3. Your tablescape is so elegant and serene. Stunning. I love the black, white and silver. Beautifully done. Everything is just perfect. Hugs, Marty

  4. wow, it's simply gorgeous!

  5. "LOVE IT"!!! Those textured white dishes are "to die for"... You took beach and made it elegant... Again I LOVE IT!!! I just discovered your sis and joined her...
    Hugs, Donna

  6. So pretty. I'd be happy to just be able to use my table, much less beautify it. Thanks for sharing though, it is lovely.

  7. such a lovely spread! beautiful have great taste!


  8. I agree with Donna that you took beach and made it elegant! Incredible! Love the organza, and the sterling pattern is one of my favorite. The white plates have so much texture. I do not have anything like that! Beautiful!!

  9. Oh my gosh those dishes are to die for! I love all the texture on them. It all looks so elegant with the black tablecloth and the silver organza in the middle. Absolutely stunning all the way around! Come link up to Centerpiece off your creativity with us.


  10. That is beautiful, Jacqueline! I love the white plates and your silver is gorgeous. Very creative, elegant and pretty.

  11. Jacqueline.. beautiful, stunning, gorgeous. I love the tablescape. It's so beautiful with the black.
    Those shell plates are divine. Thanks for the info on the tablecloths!!!

  12. Jacqueline, I kove your take on this...the black and white and the texture on your white plates! It is so elegant! Made the pork with fennel for Jean and Shaunna tonight. I think Shaunna was okay with the fennel. Joni

  13. What a beautiful and dramatic setting! I love the shell motif of course! I would say that you met your goal! Very beautiful! Jacqueline

  14. Surely the prettiest tablescape I've seen today!

  15. The star and shell plates are so beautiful, perfect choice for very special dining occasion.

    Btw, where did you get all those beautiful plates?

    Sawadee from bangkok,

  16. Wowwwwwwwww it looks amazing !!! it is beautiful !!! when can i come over to have dinner with you??? Ria....

  17. Hi Jacqueline,

    Well I'm still drooling over the recipe on your last post, and trying to figure out when I can make them. Your tablescape is gorgeous, so dramatic and I love the white dishes and your stunning.
    Thank you for sharing.


  18. I love this black and white. So dramatic and classy. Where do you keep these. I think I'll be stealing them shortly!!!

  19. So elegant and beautiful! You do have an eye for all things beautiful and I see why you are a designer:)

    I am making your delicous Bowtie Spinach Salad this weekend for our family at Bear Lake.
    I will let you know if it is a hit! I am sure it will be:)

  20. The dishes are wonderful and the silver is really incomparable. Nothing like patina!!

    Some news: We're staring a Giveaway Friday! link-up party tomorrow, 8/27 plus we are giving away a custom backsplash! Please join us to link or browse. Jane F.

  21. What a wonderful concept! You have taken 'seascaping' to the level of art form. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  22. I would not have thought to use black, white and silver for a beach 'scape but you have created a knock-out setting with that colour combo! Everything is so elegant and sophisticated looking. I like how your "centerpiece grouping" is off to the side, makes for a nice display. Love the lantern and especially your evening pics with it lit!

  23. Now that is one elegant beach inspired table...very beautiful.

  24. the layering! :) Yay for's not quite over, yet. :)


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