Category Archives: Autumn Decorating

coastal beach thanksgiving table decorating

Give Your Thanksgiving Table Some Coastal Style!

 

Fall & Thanksgiving Dining Room ~ Hope you like our creation!

We had so much fun rearranging our dining room furniture and creating new vignettes of beach art on our walls – hope that we can give you a little inspiration for your coastal fall dinner parties too.

I created this Fall-Thanksgiving tablescape as an excuse to show off some of our coastal home decor at Caron’s Beach House, but it quickly became a labor of love as I found all kinds of treasures in our home that I could mix and match to create an aqua blue, light green and white color palette that compliments our small space. Perfect timing too – we had guests come for the weekend for the Ducks-Stanford game! (we don’t discuss the score….)

Poor Tom, he had to put up with eating at the kitchen bar for a few days as I made a total mess (creative minds sometimes are messy)  in the dining room. I really need to think about making up an award for “Best Boyfriend”… he would win every day!

I chose to stick with these three shades found in nature, because of where we live in Northern California, and because we already have these colors in our every day dinnerware.

It’s easy to find a plethora of green and blue tints in our natural greenery, but not so much “traditional”  fall color.  All of the greenery was found out on a walk in front of our house – you can do the same thing by just looking around your own backyard!


Mixed in some of my found large blue mussel shells, Tomales Bay oyster shells, green sea urchins, bleached moon snail shells and sand dollars, a few white starfish and golden periwinkles. I also added driftwood pieces to reinforce the “beach” feel and natural color palette.  (goodness knows I have enough pieces collected on our deck!) The yellow-white little pumpkins are courtesy from Trader Joe’s;  my go-to for fresh seasonal flowers and greenery.

And of course, my special Half Moon Bay blown glass pumpkin from last year!

 

Love my Jonathan Adler Sailor and Mermaid salt and pepper shakers! Great gift from my daughter, Allison.

 

 

Caron’s Beach House Products featured:

 Brown Shell Burlap Table Runner

 

Art and Pillows from My Island Art

 Solstice Driftwood Mirror

Coastal Fish Flatware

 Aqua Coral Linen Napkins

 

 Stemless Sea Shell Etched Wine Tumblers

 

 New Sea Breeze Wine Glasses

Our guests oohed and ahhed and then feasted on one of Tom’s fabulous steak creations, fresh green beans with Chantrelle mushrooms that we picked up at the Ferry Building, vanilla sea salt heirloom tomatoes, and roasted baby red potatoes.  Served with Joel and Tracy’s gift of  Hawley’s Zin from the Dry Creek Valley.  Perfect way to host a fall dinner party!

Caron White of Carons Beach House

Come check out the rest of my Fall Decorating Ideas on Everything Coastal!

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A Coastal Dinner Party in Autumn

 

There are times when I really am homesick for my “brick and mortar” store.  I miss our quaint Norwegian fishing village, I miss my fellow merchants… mostly I miss my customers; I miss their stories, and being part of their celebrations and redecorating projects.  During the five years that we were open in Poulsbo, I was so lucky to have met so many wonderful customers, many that actually became my friend.  Sonia is one of those special people.

Autumn Fall at the Beach table setting entertaining

 

Last weekend, I had a few minutes to catch up on my personal Facebook page, and Sonia had posted these beautiful pictures of her dining room table for a special Sunday night dinner party.  Of course they caught my eye right away – original and fun fresh design!  They were planning dinner for eight, and she was incredibly gracious to send me the photos and her menu.  Gosh, I hope we get invited sometime!

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Sonia’s Tablescape Ideas…

“For the tablescape, I collected curly willow branches, maple leaves, moss and cedar branches from the woods near our home. Then added white pumpkins, candles, and colorful fall gourds. To add a little coastal flair, I also added antique glass, aqua fishing floats and starfish!”

For us Pacific Northwesterners (not sure that was a word?), this is a perfect example of using nature’s bounty; cedar, moss (goodness knows that we definitely have enough moss!) and curly willow branches from our backyard to create something that is so special!  Love the pretty aqua blue vintage fishing floats, adding that extra special panache.

Caron white - carons beach house

 Check out the coastal dinner party’s menu too

>Sonia’s Dinner Party on Everything Coastal

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Autumn Beach Decor centerpiece

A Peek Inside My Beach Cottage

My beach cottage mantel for Autumn

The chippy old mantel is gracefully draped with Autumn leaves; a grapevine starfish wreath, white bedazzled pumpkin and sailor’s knot which provide a nautically-inspired simplistic design.  The finished decor is a bit busier than Autumn decorations of past, but it suites where life is at right now. Every nautical display needs a boat, right?!  We had to include David’s old boat as a finishing touch.

Autumn Beach Decor  Mantle

Autumn Beach Decor

Autumn Beach Decor

Autumn Beach Decor Mantle

Beach Cottage Dining Table for Autumn

My dropcloth table cloth is layered with a burgundy runner and crossed with burlap ribbon. The centerpiece is a well-used Autumn candleholder display which has been adorned delicately with seashells from our Gulf Coast trip and seashell stamped tags.  Sometimes we use a candle and sometimes we just place shells on top of the holders…depends on the mood or occasion.  It’s all about keeping it simple around here.

Autumn Beach Decor - Dining Room Table Centerpiece

Autumn Beach Dining Room Table

Autumn Beach Decor centerpiece

Autumn Beach Decor centerpiece

Autumn Beach Decor centerpiece

 

Side Table with a Seaside Theme for Autumn

A cherished seashell wreath from my mother is being used as a large candleholder this season.  Autumn leaves and flowers (unfortunately not real) were tucked in here and there to softly represent the season.  A pumpkin spice candle completes the picture!

Autumn Beach Decor candle ring

Autumn Beach Decor candle ring

Autumn Beach Decor candle ring

Thank you for joining us throughout the seasons ~ it’s been a pleasure!

Marie

Bondi Beach - Fall Home and Wedding Decor

10 Festive Fall Interior Design Ideas

Velvet Pumpkin from Timewashed – Coastal Beach Fall Decor

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Velvet Pumpkin-Coastal Beach Fall Decor

Sea-Washed Natural Beach Table from Caron’s Beach House

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Sea-Washed Natural Beach Table

 

Fall Home Painted & Distressed Mason Jars

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Bondi Beach - Fall Home and Wedding Decor

 

Fall Beach Decor from House on the Way

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fall beach decor from house on the way

 

My Beach House Decorating for Autumn

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Beach House Decorating for Autumn 2012

Starfish Cottage decorations for Autumn

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starfish cottage autumn fall decorations

 

Coastal Star Decor: Fall Decorating

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Coastal Star Decor Fall Decorating

Autumn Mantel with Pops of Blue from Domestically Speaking

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Autumn Mantel with Pops of Blue

Fall Trends from Our Boat House

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Our Boat House Fall Design Trends

Keep it Simple ~ Pumpkins and Starfish

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Win Some Ambiance for your Beach Home

 

Bring the ambiance of the beach into the home, regardless of the season!   Our friends at Ocean Offerings are co-hosting an online event with the fine folks at The Good Home Company.

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The Good Home Company, a line of luxurious and eco-friendly home fragrance and cleaning products, will be hosting Facebook giveaways between October 16 – 20th.  You’ll have the chance to win Beach Days products from The Good Home as well as prizes from Ocean Offerings!

Ocean Offerings prize #1

20 piece (4 place setting) of their Sea Shell Flatware ~ A favorite for entertaining  & everyday use!

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Ocean Offerings prize #2

Island Necklace made with the sand of the winner’s choice. Keep your vacation memories close to your heart with this fabulous Island Necklace! Each necklace is made of sterling silver, hand-sanded and polished to the final, matte finish.

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Enter to win the Memories of Sea & Sand prize packages that includes Seashell flatware and Dune Jewelry from Ocean Offerings, and an assortment of Beach Days products from The Good Home Co.  Contest runs October 16th through October 20th – Good luck!

Enter here > http://ow.ly/pPBd0

seashell flatware from Ocean Offerings

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