Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Shelly's Seashell Tablescape

Hi, Y'all!
I wanted to join in the fun at Cuisine Kathleen's Summer Whimsy Tablescape Challenge, so I thought of Shelly, my Byers' Choice caroler, dressed in her swim costume and ready for the beach.

Shelly said that we needed lots of seashells...

...scattered around the table...

...and a starfish or two, to keep the napkins from sailing away.

Blue and white dishes...

...grasses from the yard in a wicker container, to suggest beach grass, and a few sea biscuits.

Shelly's headed back to the beach to look for more shells, but she say's, "Don't forget to stop by Kathleen's to see all the whimsical summer tablescapes." 

See you there!
xo Babs

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Beeutiful by Design said...

Love the blue and white with the seashells!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and whimsical! Absolutely perfect for a summer luncheon.

And I love how you folded the napkins to resemble sailboats. Very cute

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Adorable- just too cute! Love your Shelly doll. Love the starfish and the napkins folded like a hat! I think I have Shelly's sister in my cabinet! I love how you laid in the little rope with the shells and sand- perfect!

Sarah said...

Babs, this is both whimsical and very pretty. Love the blue and white theme and all the beach details ~ sand, shells, and swimming bloomers. Great job!
Too much going on here with house guests and life in general, so I don't have a table to share this week for Kathleen's challenge. I should have planned ahead.

Kelly said...

Your table is set so cute! I love the summer theme with the seashells and blue and white. I didn't know the Byers dolls were made in any other theme than Christmas.


Oh sweet Babs, I love Shelley...I'm a whimsy one at heart and all your blue and White for a sea tablescape is gorgeous, along with those pretty sea it! I'm having sea shells myself.

Alycia Nichols said...

I'm going to beat you up if you don't start posting more tablescapes! You always do such a great job, and then you just leave us hangin' for like 5 or 6 months. What's up with that little woman??!?!? :-)

Now I have that "She sells seashells by the seashore" thing going on over and over in my head. Thanks a lot! :-)

I never knew they made these carolers in outfits other than Christmas ones. Shelly's pretty cool! Her swimsuit is just the kind I've been looking for to cover pretty much my entire body! I'd probably drown under all the weight of it!!! :-)

Your napkin fold is terrific! I've never attempted the sailboat napkin fold. You've inspired me to give it a try...someday!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Babs, I love your Shelly. I'm happy to see someone else who uses them year round! Although your table is very whimsical with the beach grass and all the shells and that fabulous napkin fold, it is also pretty and attractive. Wonderful! Linda

Tea in Texas said...

What a darling way to create the centerpiece with Shelley with all her seashells. The idea of a sailboat napkins add to the nautical look. Your blue and white plates at so pretty and love the teapot, creamer, and sugar. have a great week!


Mary said...

Shelly looks delightful shell hunting at your table Babs! Your napkin sailboats float my boat :)

Marigene said...

What a cute your Shelly. The Blue Willow goes so nicely with the shore theme. Great napkin fold for this table, too!
Have a wonderful week, Babs.

Stacey said...

That's a beautiful table. Now you just need to have some girlfriends over to enjoy it. :)

Lady of the Manor said...

What a FUN table!!! It made me smile! Living in MO we don't make it to the beach often but I really enjoy looking at beachy table settings. Enjoy your weekend, Babs!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Babs, this is such a cute and fun table. Love Shelly and all her shells!


The Tablescaper said...

Great summer table!

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Curtains in My Tree said...

I have several Byers Choice Carolers

I don't have the swim girl, very darling table

April's Homemaking said...

Wonderful tablescape and your Shelly doll really makes it fun!!

Denise said...

Babs, I love this tablescape and I adore your Shelley Byers Choice caroler!! She is so pretty. I have long admired the Byers Choice carolers, but so far, I haven't purchase any. I feel like I have so much "schtuff" as it is, I hesitate to start another collection. :-D Your table is just beautiful -- love your sailboat napkin folds, your seashells, and your blue and white plates. Makes me want to go the beach. :)

Have a wonderful weekend, Babs!


Denise at Forest Manor

Anonymous said...

Wonderful all the sea elements. The Blue Willow is perfect on this table...lovely!

Kathleen said...

Babs, that is just darling! I remember asking you about that Byers gal! She is wonderful. Love how you incorporated her into your whimsical and inviting sea scape perfectly!
Thanks so much for taking the Summer Whimsy Challenge!

Kathleen said...

Forgot to mention the sail napkins, love them. Must try!

Nellie's Cozy Place said...

Hi Again Babs,
Love your beautiful, fun and beachy
table, and your lil decorating friend Shelley. very cute!
Also loved the napkin fold, it looks just like a sailboat, never seen
that one before, but it was perfect,
and your blue and white dishes go right along with the theme, I love
themed tables myself.
Great job.
Blessings, Nellie

Pat said...

A D O R A B L E Sea Shell Tablescape, dear friend!!!
I adore the Sailing Napkin fold with the Starfish!!!
Blue and white are a classic and cool color palette for beating the Summer Heat!
Thanks for sending some "cool" beachy breezes my way!

Kathy said...

Babs, your tablescape is marvelous - love the beautiful whimsy, Shelly and all the blue and white! I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,

Judy Biggerstaff said...

I just love Shelly in her swim suit. She is just too cute and looks fabulous on the table with the shells and starfish. Beautiful blue plates. This is just too cute.

The Charm of Home said...

That is so cute! I love the sailboat napkins! Thank you for linking with Home Sweet Home!