Thursday, August 2, 2012

Lighthouses - Beacons From the Sea




Will you join me for brunch by the pool?


A couple of weeks ago  during Cuisine Kathleen’ Let’s Dish Wednesday, Sarah from  Hyacinths For The Soul had a lovely post on Nantucket. I dedicate this tablescape to her as her post was my inspiration.


Of course there would not be three lighthouses  this close together, luckily tablescapes give us artistic license.


Did you know that lighthouse have been built since the Hellenistic  period?  You can read more about them  here. 


The salad and bread plates were found during an annual outing with my friend Lori at Home Goods on Memorial Day. The graphics of the maps were  so crisp, I tried to leave them in the store, but they wanted to go home with the red dishes. They were so loud I had to put them in the basket before people started staring.


Although the salad plates are all the same the bread plates are all slightly different.


 Author: Unknown

When the daylight fades and the shadows fall
Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me...
And the sun sinks low in a troubled sea
Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me
And the night winds blow and the rain falls free
Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me.



The ultra white starfish were a gift from my friend Maryanne. They were part of her collection from the East Coast.


I’ve brought put a few of my antique quilts for some background atmosphere. The indigo stars on white is from the 1880s.



Not sure of the date on this one, but the stitching is so pretty.



Thanks for joining me for brunch by the pool. Did you bring your suit? I keep the water on the chilly side so it will feel as if you are in the ocean.

Stitch at you soon,

Dinner Plates:  Christopher Stuart – Batalha White
Salad & Bread Plates – 222 Fifth – Due North Blue
Mini Star Bowl – Longaberger – retired
Flatware – Longaberger – Current Wish List
Glasses – Gift from niece Briana years ago – Pier 1?
Remainder of table from around the house

Linking to:
Cuisine Kathleen’s – Let's Dish
Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch - Tablescape Thursday


  1. I love your beautiful tablescape by the pool! Gorgeous quilts as well!

  2. How lovely! It does not matter how hot it is outside, your outdoor table looks pretty cool!...Christine

  3. Very cute! Love all the blue......I can smell the sea air! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Between Naps on the Porch.

  4. ♥♥♥ your table...the cobalt glassware really brings out the blue of your plates.

  5. What a great combination of things you have put together for a most appealing table.

  6. Dawna, so sorry I missed brunch. How I would have loved to sit there by the pool with you and chitchat about those great quilts. Your table setting is amazing.. I am sure those plates just jumped in your basket.. they would have mine. They are totally amazing pieces. Especially perfect with your quaint collection of lighthouses. I love how they are so different. the magic of the sea is certainly all wrapped up in a lighthouse.. Fabulous post Dawna!! and the table is great too..

  7. What a lovely table! And those map dishes are wonderful - I need some! Following you back.

  8. I LOVE this lighthouse-themed table! The blue and white is so striking, and what a great find from HomeGoods! Brunch by the pool sounds delightful!

    Visiting from Let's Dish!

  9. Love me some lighthouse - you did a great poolside display.

  10. Your lighthouse table is darling! The plates with the maps are wonderful!
    Thanks for linking up to Let's Dish, Dawna!

  11. What a great tablescape! I love love those salad dishes- I wouldn't have been able to leave the store without them either! I've always had a fancy for lighthouses! Your centerpiece of 3 looks great!

  12. Love this setting with the blue & white...and those map plates are amazing! I would have had to take them home too LOL

  13. Dawna, this is really calling out to me. The plates are wonderful and the quilts, well, they just make me smile big. I actually have one that is very much like your star quilt. My husband gave it to me for my 50th birthday which was just a few years ago. Ha! Ha! Love this darling tablescape with it's blues and light houses and quilts and total charm.......Sarah


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