Coastal Autumn Table

Living in Florida, I love coastal colors. Today’s tablescape is a mix of coastal colors, shells and shabby pumpkins.





I started with a white tablecloth and woven grass placemats.  I layered turquoise plates and a seascape saucer.  Each place setting has a small shell on the saucer.







Turquoise and natural elements with soft colors are my choice for the table.












The centerpiece is flowers in a painted Ball jar with shabby pumpkins and shells on a wood charger. I painted the  jar pink and then added a white wash over it to make it very pale.











On my corner stand is a manatee sculpture. I like to rotate my art in different rooms for a new look.





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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

20 thoughts to “Coastal Autumn Table”

  1. Really love this tabescape, Carol. I always like anything nautical or coastal on tablescapes. Your plates are beautiful and I love the flowers with the shells. Enjoyed your post!

  2. I remember reading about speed boats and jet skis responsible for manatee scars way back in the 70s or 80s when I was there. It’s so sad, such a fine animal. Love those colors and fill my upstairs with the same sort of color and images. Adore your dishes.

    1. The numbers of manatees is improved from 30 years ago but there are still too many lost to boats. I’d love to see photos of your upstairs. Are there any on your blog?

  3. Hi Carol! What a beautiful set of plates ! I’m slightly envious as I love the color and lighthouse plates too!
    It all looks lovely!
    Have a lovely week!

  4. Beautifully done Carol and those plates are so lovely. I never knew that the manatee was Florida’s marine mammal. He looks likes such a friendly little chap in your sculpture.

    1. They are placid “sea cows” munching away on vegetation in their family groups. I’ve heard stories of their friendliness but I’ve never experienced it.There are strict laws forbidding touching manatees. Two hands are illegal. The Endangered Species Act forbids touching a manatee unless it touches you first, and they will let you know.

  5. What a beautiful table layout! 🙂 Coast life is a lovely depiction. I like the idea of living along the Maine shoreline but not in the winter. lol Maybe when I win my millions in the lottery I can have a summer home in Maine. 😀 Thanks for sharing and have inspirational week!

  6. Very pretty!! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 5. Shared.

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