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Newport Beach House

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I love the architecture of this home.  I imagine the view is also breath-taking!  This sleek modern Newport Beach home in California screams entertaining and family gatherings!!

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Happy Memorial Day from Lemondaisy Design

Nautical Summer Style: Red, White & Blue

Red White and Blue Summer Decorating from LemonDaisy Designs

Memorial Day always signals the start of summer for Leslie Flanagan, owner of Lemondaisy Design. “The days are getting longer and I am able to enjoy my morning coffee outside on the porch.  I have planted my tomatoes and have lots of fresh mint growing for iced tea and mojitos.

Lemondaisy has lots of red, white and blue to celebrate the summer.  Stop by to shop for your self or others for the summer season.  They offer cocktail napkins, linen guest towels and cotton kitchen towels with lots of nautical designs for our summer holidays.

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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!

Autumn Fall at the Beach table setting entertaining 2

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.

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 Check out the coastal dinner party’s menu too

>Sonia’s Dinner Party on Everything Coastal

Carons beach house and everything coastal blog

 

Aqua and lime beach spring table setting idea from carons beach house

Caron’s Spring Table Ideas for the Beach

 

Spring is my favorite time of year!  Everything is bursting out in blooms, the air feels and smells different and the sun casts a different light…   I have an entire “board” on Pinterest that is nothing but beach tablescape ideas – thought I would share a few of the spring ones with all of you.

 Great for Easter parties!

 

Casual aqua vintage bottles, florals and stripes – simply fun and creative!  (love the sweet peas)

 Delicate florals mixed with coral – so pretty!

 

Love those white flowering branches, combined with soft aquas!

Beach buckets and stripes…

Aqua and lime – perfect beachy spring colors!

Pinks and oranges with a tiny gift for your guests!

Do you like what you’ve seen?

Read the rest of my article on my blog, Everything Coastal

 

All of these ideas, and their sources can be found on my Pinterest Board – “Beachy Tablescapes“.

For more inspired beach table ideas  - I highly recommend these blogs!

Between Naps on the Porch

Home is Where the Boat Is

Stone Gable

Corallo Blue Coastal Dinnerware from Vietri

Catch Them While You Can – Vietri Coastal Dinnerware Sale

Vietri Dinnerware Sale

 

If you like AWESOME deals and you LOVE Vietri Coastal Dinnerware then now is the time to save 40% off the Corallo Collection.  Each piece is handmade in Nove, Italy of Italian stoneware with a new high-fired and durable crystalline glaze. Microwave, oven, freezer and dishwasher safe. The durability of the stoneware will serve you well when taking to beach parties or backyard barbecues.

40% off the Corallo Collection

Vietri is retiring the collection, but there is quite a bit of stock available IF YOU ORDER SOON!!

 

Corallo Blue Large Round Platter

 

Corallo Blue Coastal Dinnerware from Vietri

Corallo Sand Serving Bowl

corallo white bowl

Corallo Blue Rectangular Handled Platter

Corallo Blue Coastal Platter from Vietri

Corallo Sand Salad Plate

Corallo White Salad Plate

Corallo Blue Serving Bowl

Corallo Blue Coastal Serving Bowl from Vietri

 

Plates are perfect for appetizers, desserts or a picnic on the beach.  Use the large platters for grilled shrimp or wrap up artfully arranged sandwiches for lunch the beach! The handled platters (our favorite!) make serving sliced meats, vegetables or cheeses a breeze.  The bowls can be filled with oatmeal or homemade soup.  The blue and white are a perfect nautical delight!

> Shop Caron’s Beach House for 40% off today! <

 

20 Favorite Coastal Entertaining Finds

20 Favorite Finds! Entertaining with Coastal Style

 

Memorial Day is around the corner; which means entertaining friends and family is on the way!  You might not have a beachfront dining area (wouldn’t that be lovely?); however you can still add some pieces which provide a coastal feel.

 

It’s easy to show your coastal spirit with these lovely serving pieces, table linens, glassware and more.  Here are 20 of our favorite pieces.