Southern Seashells

Submitted by Christi

Wow, this has been a busy week. I haven’t gotten around to everyone as I usually try to do. I’m hoping I’ll have more time Thursday and Friday.

In the meantime, I’m so grateful to my friend Darlene for helping me out on this weeks tablescape. Darlene and her husband Mike have a sailboat and they love sailing. Darlene has a lot of nautical decor and she kindly loaned me some of her treasures for this weeks table. Thanks Darlene!

Also, of course, thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting Tablescape Thursday!

So, here we go!


A lighthouse, seaglass and a few other gems from Darlene’s collection take center stage on this table.

It turns out, I don’t have a tablecloth in the shade of blue I would have liked to use, so, I used this green.


White plates with seashell pink napkins and Darlene’s collection of seashells at each plate.



How about this guy and his delicious load?


A seagull on the rocks, some fish netting and sea glass bouy near the light house.


The top of the lighthouse holds a tea light.


Even the bird feeder got in on the nautical act!


Love the little boat going by. It is actually a napkin holder.


This menu definitely calls for seafood!



Meet you at the dock!

Today’s Lagniappe (lagniappe – pronounced lan-yap=something extra) Crab Dip

1 lb. lump crabmeat
1 package of cream cheese
Approximately 8 Tbsp. seafood cocktail sauce
Crackers (nice ones that won’t crumble easily)

Put the cream cheese block on a serving dish, Let it soften for a few minutes, flatten a bit. Pour the crabmeat over the cream cheese. Pour the cocktail sauce over the crabmeat. Provide crackers and knives for people to scoop the crabmeat, cream cheese & sauce onto crackers.


24 Responses to “Southern Seashells”

  1. ellen b Says:

    Oh what fun. The outdoor setting really is great for the theme. Love the colors!

  2. Martha Says:

    This is so adorable and I just love the guy lugging that wine bottle over to serve me a nice glass of wine!

  3. Mari at Once Upon a Plate Says:

    What a darling tablescape~ and so perfect for summer! Very nice!!

  4. Eileen Says:

    This was so pretty, I love the pink and green together! Great centerpiece items too!
    And thanks for the recipe, I’m having a party this weekend and will be using it!
    All the best,

  5. Morning T Says:

    Very cute- I especially love the wine holder. 🙂

  6. Sandy Says:

    This is my first visit, and I have really enjoyed it. I like the way you have a recipe at the end of each post. Wonderful job on your tablescape.

  7. Tina @ Enchanted Rose Studio Says:

    Christi, love your whimsical and welcoming table! Alfresco dining is perfect for seafood and your recipe sounds so delicious! That little wine bottle toting sailor is too adorable!


  8. onceinabluemoon Says:

    darling, love the lighthouse!

  9. Pinky Says:

    HI! I love it! If you go see my table, you can also see the one I did last week: it was shells too! Hugs, Pinky:)

  10. Katherine Says:

    Looks great! Love the color scheme!


  11. Jadehollow Says:

    Christi.. Love the lil Sailor holding the bottle .. how cute is that!

  12. Jane Says:

    Christi, this is adorable! I love the lighthouse and the sailor holding the bottle.


  13. Ms. Sharlotte's...Southern Reflections Says:

    You have very sweet friends! What fun you must have with each other sailing and such. I really like your table – especially all the seashells (even on the bird feeder!)

  14. The Blushing Hostess Says:

    Very pretty in pink!

  15. Chari Says:

    Hi Christi…

    Ohhh…what a fun seaside tablescape!!! I like the green tablecloth with this…so pretty with the white plate and that soft pink napkin! Love, love, love your lighthouse and all the little sea figurines…the little man is just darling! Thank you for sharing your fun and festive seaside table with us today!!!

    Have a wonderfully sweet day!

  16. Scrappy Girl Says:

    A great outdoor setting! Love it!

  17. Alaura Says:

    Your table setting so just so cute and fresh looking… What a fun way to enjoy a out door dinner… thanks for sharing


  18. Brenda Kula Says:

    How cute that the bird feeder even got in on the action! I love nautical scenes and sea shells. So tranquil looking and nice in this hot part of summer!

  19. Jane Says:

    The bottle holder is adorable! Not too fussy…perfect for an outdoor meal.

    Jane (Artfully Graced)

  20. Liz Says:

    Now that’s a nice casual setting! Very inviting!

  21. Kim Says:

    Great summer tablescape.

  22. Bill Says:

    Hi Christi,
    I love all the whimsical touches in this one! The pink napkins are beautiful, and the recipe sounds good and, best of all, easy … my kind of recipe!

  23. [email protected] Journey Says:

    What a cute table ! And the crab dip sounds delish and easy ! Oh how I love easy .

  24. Southern Fun Says:

    […] recall, my friend Darlene was the one who had the great lighthouse and seashells that I used for a previous tablescape (also […]

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