Wednesday, July 22, 2015

sea life in Seattle

Happy summer to all of you. I hope your summer is going well and the heat is not to unbearable for everyone

the temperatures in Seattle have been off the charts sky high into the high ninety's I don't mind so much it's just there is no air conditioning in any apts.HUH? 

I bought these cute plates and have been waiting to create just the right tablescape. problem is I have no table to build upon.So I went thru the yard and got real creative.I used two saw horses and a sheet of plywood and kinda built my own

 I made the napkins to look like the coral in the plates and for chargers used card stock paper.remember everything I own is in storage so creativity is the Mother of invention here.

These amazing plants that grow in abundance here looked perfect to use as sea life against my lanterns and hemp of rope with just a touch of soft blue hydrangeas 

glasses of blue glass with tiny fishes on them perfect for sipping a cold drink to help cool us down.

 I can't wait to sit out here and have a wonderful meal under the stars.with daylight staying with us till almost ten in the evening dusk comes closer to bed time  than early evening. Quite a change for me than the earliness of San Diego nights.

I layered my plates with cardstock sheets,solid red orange plates,these shell plates then the coral sealife plates

 as we sit under this weeping willow tree the yard is filled with all kinds of wildlife.we share our evenings with a family of raccoons,butterflies,hummingbirds and many species of colorful birds .
it truly is a wonderful  place to sit and enjoy the summer evenings

my table is set and ready for us to sit and enjoy now what can I serve to compliment this serene place? maybe just a chilled chef salad would work nothing fancy and some sweet tea with fresh fruit cups for dessert.Yum sounds good to me!

the blues are such a nice color against the backdrop of all the greens

Well however you spend your summer evenings I hope you have a wonderful time and enjoy the weather and long days too soon the days will get shorter and nights will arrive sooner than ten pm so I am going to enjoy this as much as I can.take care this week and give lots of hugs we all need them. Come join us at Between naps on he porch with Susan, Funky Junk Interiors ,and Lets scoop.bye.Susie


  1. Suzie, Your Coastal tablescape is beautiful! Your setting is perfect with the graceful greens of the weeping willow in the background. I love the plates, especially the coral plates. My favorite colors aqua and coral have reigned supreme this summer. I just cannot get enough of those colors. The glassware and the chevron pattern forks are perfect with the coastal style and colors. I just had to pin a some of your pictures onto my Pinterest boards. Have a wonderful week.... Candy

    PS: thank you so much for stopping by to visit my seashells and roses post and leaving such a sweet comment. I will be announcing the winner of my blog anniversary give-away when I post this week.

  2. Candy what ajoy to hear from you again. life is full of changes and boy have I had changes happening. I hope you are well and all is good with your family. thanks for stopping bye I have missed hearing from you . email me and tell me how you habe Susie


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