The South’s midsummer heat waves call for tributes to the cool, refreshing waves of the ocean. Set your summer table with these ideas that keep the sea and its sandy shore in mind. Whether you’re entertaining while vacationing at the beach or simply want to transport guests to a coastal escape, these tips will bring a delightful ocean breeze to your tableau.
A tablecloth in sandy shades sets the tone for brilliant Jars dinnerware in sea-inspired hues. Carefully selected accessories are reminiscent of the spoils of beachcombing. Wooden flatware mimics the look of natural driftwood scattered along the shoreline, and frosted tumblers take on the jewellike character of sea glass. An assortment of scavenged shells function as both table runner and vase filler, and arrangements of tall grasses wave gently in the salty air. These landscape grasses, available at most florists, create the look of lovely coastal flora without harming native sea oats, a protected plant and valuable resource for our beloved beaches.
The refreshing blue tints and sandy tones of this tablescape instantly transport you to the seashore. Recycled glass bottles and jars given a dusting of frosting spray mimic the translucent glow of sea glass, the inspiration for the table. Simple florals complement the sandy neutrals of the coastal setting, allowing the vibrant turquoise Seagate dinnerware to take center stage.