Thursday, August 30, 2012

Starfish & Lace

This tablescape has been on my mind since May when my birthday gift from my Mum was the chargers and demitasse cups & saucers.


But I needed something to go with them.  Some of you wondered about the chargers when you spotted one on the sideboard in the Birthday Bees tablescape.


Shopping with Mum at Home Goods later in the summer we spied the Starfish salad plates. We picked up two sets. Perfect for a table of six right? Yes and no. In each pack of four there were two in periwinkle tones and two in aqua. Of course if you don’t get them at HG when you see them, there is a 90 percent chance they will be gone when you return.

Luckily my niece Briana lives in Vegas where there are three (Three !) HG. She found me another pack of four. She’s the best.  I already had the appetizer size starfish so it was perfect.


The beautiful lace tablecloth was a wedding gift from my SIL Debbie. We are blessed to have received such an incredible handmade work of art.



The completed place setting with small starfish.


Salad starfish. Isn’t the shine lovely? The dishes are ‘handmade” (and I quote the tag) “Each product is produced uniquely by Turkish Masters combining traditional and modern techniques.”


Even the back of these dishes are incredible. The texture is great.


The white dinner plates are my favorites, I used them in another ocean themed tablescape : Lighthouse.


The birthday chargers and cup & saucers.


Anyone for an espresso?


I made two sets of lapkins as I couldn’t decide which I liked best.

The white fabric with shells I actually purchased years ago to make a summer dress. Boy I’m glad I never did that.


The starfish napkin rings were used to shorten a to long tablecloth Under the Sea. You can really see Debbie’s craft in this shot.


Just a few more shots.




Thanks for the visit. Check back soon as I am excited that I am nearing 10,000 visits and will be having a lapkin giveaway.

Stitch at you Soon,

Linking to:

The Dedicated House - Anything Blue Friday

Cuisine Kathleen - Let's Dish
Between Naps on the Porch - Tablescape Thursday 

Oh my goodness I forgot to give credit to the cast:
Chargers & Demitasse - Bordallo Pinheiro, Seashell Service Blue
Plate - Christopher Stuart, Batalha White
Starfish Plates Lg & Sm - Akcam - Home Goods & Marshalls
Stemware - Pier 1
Flatware - Longaberger
Napkin Rings - Home Goods
Accessories & Lapkins - From Around the House
Beautiful Lace Tablecloth - SIL Debbie


  1. How beautiful! I love anything to do with the beach and the ocean. Lovely lovely! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Get outta town! Wow, Dawna!!! Great job! You and I must have been sharing brain wave lengths from afar!!! I know what you mean about not being able to find the exact sets. I went to 3 of the 5 HGs here in the Kansas City, MO area and then hit one in Nashville, TN when we were visiting there. I ended up getting 16 of the appetizer plates and 12 of the salad size. I liked the shades of blue a lot, but I also found great favor with the pure white ones, so I bought extra. I agree with you that the underside of them is just as fabulous as the top side!!! That's a beautiful crocheted table topper you used, and I really like all the additional seashells and starfish. This is really great that between you, me, and Little Miss Maggie's blog that we could show the various ways in which these cool plates can be used! Funny how we all chose the same week!!!!!! Thanks for stopping by my place earlier, and have a great Labor Day Weekend!!!

  3. Beautiful blue and white table. I have been loving blue and white lately and just adore your tablescape.

  4. A woman who makes her own napkins! Yay for you. I tired, but I couldn't get them to come out square. Probably more a cutting problem than sewing or both. Your table is beautiful and the starfish plates are really eye-catching, but what really got me was the centerpiece of those candlesticks. I love the look of silver and candlelight. thanks for your comments. Dianne

  5. Stunning...♥ everything about your table, Dawna. The starfish plates are so unusual.

  6. Those starfish plates are wonderful! I've seen them on three tablescapes this week......they're certainly a blogging favorite....and I can certainly see why.

  7. I LOVE those blue chargers! What a delightful tablescape!!

  8. Oh, this is full of gorgeous details. Love the starfish plates!

  9. Hi Dawna,

    Thank you for dropping by my blog and adding yourself as a follower. I see you love blue and white too, I hope you saw my post on "Blue & White Inspiration".

    Lee ☺

  10. I have a case of dish envy going for those blue chargers, also for those napkins too!! I bought those starfish dishes and have nothing to go with them! So I am crushing on your tablescape!

  11. Wow what a great table! I love your mix of dishes and the napkins are perfect with it! Those starfish plates are quite awesome! What a great tablecloth too!

  12. Your tablescape is just simply gorgeous, Dawna! Love Your centerpiece, china, stemware, napkins, And what a lovely theme Starfish & Lace, the color go so will together,too. And since I've been on a blog break from my tablescapes, I've been peeking at all the tablescapes settings and they are all so beautiful, too! You are so talented!I hope you and your family are having a wonderful weekend.Im your newest follower now. I will be posting a new tablescape on this Sunday.
    Cheers! xxoo Diane

  13. Starfish and lace, just wonderful. Those plates are so lovely, and the napkins are perfect!
    Off to see your napkin tutorial!


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