Won’t You Have a Seat?

Unlike July’s table that just seemed to scream right through the photo “Wow – look at me!!!”, the tablescape for August is more subdued. It’s one of those tables you need to take a seat at to appreciate all the little things.

What’s that saying – you’ve come a long way, baby. I’ve always wanted a lighthouse theme for my dining room table. Guess you have to go to a beach to get lighthouse-beach themed decorations. Okay, so you could go online, but I didn’t think about online shopping until the last second last year, so I went with what I had.

Bird room, bird table, what can I say? These little guys we got years ago in Mexico. And the vase is an empty wine bottle I thought looked interesting.

This year, I got the August Table I’ve pictured in my mind. As many of you know, we spent time in July combing the beaches of Oregon. It was fun finding things for the tablescape. Exploring tide pools was great for inspiration.

I will admit, I was nervous, I knew what I wanted, but I wasn’t sure it would come together. It really looked like a mess with bags of sand, shells and bits of driftwood from our beach adventure. I found stickers, flower vases and fabric from a craft store. It’s one thing to imagine a table, but actually staging it was another story. The final touches came I pulled down plates from the cabinet that haven’t seen the light of day since I first brought them home. Perfect.

Truth be told, I had completely forgotten about the appetizer plates. I was reorganizing pictures when I saw the photos I had taken nearly two years ago of these cute plates. Took their pictures, then off to the top cupboard they went, never to be seen again – until now.

Oh, and one last thing – most of the time, when I do the dining room table, I also do the breakfast nook table and coffee table. I like things to flow together in the living areas of the house.

Hope you all have a wonderful August!

Author: Rosemarie's Kitchen

I'm a wife, mother, grandmother and avid home cook.I believe in eating healthy whenever possible, while still managing to indulge in life's pleasures.

7 thoughts on “Won’t You Have a Seat?”

  1. Such a neat idea!! I have a lighted tree – NOT a Christmas tree – in my living room that I change the tree skirt to match the season of the month or holiday. Last month the material had fireworks of course. This month is royal blue for my daughter’s school colors.

    Loved the bow shaped napkins too! Little touches go such a long way.

    Your lighthouse table is on point! I have also went back and looked and photos and found things in the photos that I’ve completely forgotten I own 🤦🏼‍♀️

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  2. I love your tablescapes. They are beautiful and I enjoy them for the ideas! I have found that guests love tablescapes. It is just a little extra effort on my part and guests feel as though the experience is extra special. When I am told how beautiful the table looks, I feel a great deal of pleasure.

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