By The Sea Table Setting Accents and Accessories

When last we met here on the blog, by the sea table setting accents and accessories lead the entertaining, tablescape, and place settings share and tell.

Regardless if it’s setting the table for a party of one or two of a kind you don’t need a special reason or house full of guests to set a visually dazzling table.

I refer back to the words of my Aunt Sis pertaining to setting a table with the good china, crystal, and the like for the pure pretty of it.

“What’s the use of having the stuff if you don’t use and enjoy it?”

After careful Covid-19 reconsideration, Dave the Builder and I will forgo our summer soiree entertaining.

The number of place settings at our table will be fewer, however, the themed tablescape train with all the delicious trimmings rolls on.

Aruba Coast

Summer pairs well with setting the table in by the sea chic.

Selecting by the sea table setting accents and accessories pieces sure to complement and dazzle is the part of the process I liken to adding the perfect jewelry, shoes, and bag to a couture emsem.

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One Kings Lane

Tudor Rattan Ice Bucket

Tudor Rattan Ice Bucket

Valenica decanterLenox Valenica Decanter

 

Geo Outdoor Double Old Fashioned Glasses, Set of 6 - Blue

Geo Outdoor Double Old Fashioned Glasses, Set of 6 – Blue

Halli 8 oz. Crystal Martini Glass (Set of 2)

Halli 8 oz. Crystal Martini Glass (Set of 2)

Perle Wine Goblet (Set of 2)

Perle Wine Goblet (Set of 2)

Ultima Thule Pitcher

Urchin Planter - White

Sea Urchin Planter

White and Gray Clam shell

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A sea urchin planter or decorative clam shell is quite the snazzy home bar accessory when used as a vessel for stirrers and ice cubes.

seashell-starfish-toothpicksSeashell & Starfish Toothpicks

Coastal themed cocktail accessories make a stylish splash as the perfect mix and marvel bar accessories garnish.

Artland Iris pitcher

Artland Iris Pitcher

Artland Misty 4-pc. Highball Glass Set

amber-wine-goblets

Meridian Wine Glasses, Set Of 4

Monterrey Ombre Glass Pitcher

Monterrey Ombre Glass Pitcher

Memories of summer times spent on the Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida Gulf Coast beaches drive my bar and drinkware choices and suggestions.

alligator-print-above-home-bar

Architectural Digest

Presently I’m all in on alligator-crocodile decor accessories.

This particular style of lamp has been around for some time now and with good reason.  I’m sourcing and suggesting the pair based on the classic form, style, color, texture, pattern and price.

Ollie Ceramic Table Lamp Set of 2 - SafaviehOllie Ceramic Table Lamp Set of 2 – Safavieh

Bistro Croc 16 oz. Highball Glass (Set of 4)Bistro Croc 16 oz. Highball Glass (Set of 4)

Alligator Glass Mug

Alligator Glass Mug

Hank Alligator Cheese Knives Set of 3

Hank Alligator Cheese Knives Set of 3

Alligator Skin Serving TrayAlligator Skin Serving Tray

Sea waves and ocean breezes come to mind with this pattern.

Ostindia Egg Cup Set of 2 Design by Anna Lerinder for Iittala

Elena Salad Plates, Set of 4Elena Salad Plates, Set of 4

Luna Oyster Platter (Set of 2)

Luna Oyster Platter (Set of 2)

Handmade Fish Motif Orchid Bowl

Handmade Fish Motif Orchid Bowl

wood-appetizer-plates TOSCANA Wine Appetizer Plates, Set Of 4

Sea+Shell+#1+Lazy+Susan

Sea Shell #1 Lazy Susan

Ashbury+Sea+Shell+#2+Lazy+Susan

Ashbury Sea Shell #2 Lazy Susan

Set Of 4 Outdoor Woodgrain Dinner Plates

Set Of 4 Outdoor Woodgrain Dinner Plates

coastal-tablescape-tableware

Fish Curved Platter
Antique Pair of Fish Servers
Place & Time Summer Large Ceramic Oyster Bowl

Vintage Set of 12 EPNS silver plated fish eaters - knife & fork fish cutlery with sterling silver ferruels

Vintage Set of 12 EPNS Silver Plated Knife & Fork Fish Cutlery 

gallatin serving bowl

Gallatin Serving Bowl

Stepping away from the norm is more my rule than exception when it comes to seizing the opportunity to use pieces for something different other than their intended purpose.

Mini Clam Shell

Mini Clam Shell

Home Essentials decorative luster shell bowl

Using serving bowls in an array of by the sea shapes, colors, textures, and patterns elevate the presentation of everything from steamed vegetables to seafood specialties to cocktail garnishes.

Oyster Shaped Coastal Blue Serving Dishes Set of 2Oyster Shaped Coastal Blue Serving Dishes Set of 2

OYSTER Platinum Silver Small Bowl - 1 PieceOYSTER Platinum Silver Small Bowl

Cozart Triple Shell DishCozart Triple Shell Dish

This super coastal fun wicker whale basket will be the star of the sea themed tablescapes show for shore.

Get it?

Whale Storage Basket

Whale Storage Basket

Bread basket.

Dinner napkin station.

Silverware holder.

All great presentation ideas.

BESTONZON Coconut Bowls Natural Coconut Shell Storage Bowl Coconut Serving Bowls Candy Container Nuts HolderBESTONZON Natural Coconut Shell Serving Bowls

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Hand-painted Traditional Portuguese Ceramic Fish Shape Platter
Balfor Fish Platter
MacKenzie-Childs Pink Small Fish Dish

Back in our Hopefully Classic days we became dear friends with a fellow dealer who specialized in premier vintage sterling silver serving pieces.

She taught me the art of selecting just the right piece(s) for an impressive table setting.

I still indulge my sterling silver collecting habit when I’m lucky enough to come across a piece such as this fried oyster server and fish knife.

The detail of each piece is impressive, and the Southern tradition of setting the table with at least one good piece of sterling silver maintained.

vintage-silver-seafood-serving-pieces Spode Woodland King Salmon Fish Dish

 

Seaside TureenSeaside Tureen

Beachcomber Soup TureenBeachcomber Soup Tureen

Tempeste Platter

Tempeste Platter 1

Tempeste Platter

Dimensions PitcherDimensions Pitcher

beach-style-dining-roomRichard Moody & Sons Construction LLC

silver starfish pillar candle holder

Silver Starfish Hurricane

The rule of kiss (keep is seaside simple) applies to centerpiece ideas.

Blue & Teal Ombré Teardrop Vase

coastal-tablescape-photo-John-O'Hagan

The Cottage Journal – Photography by John O’Hagan

oyster shell table runner 6'

Oyster Shell Table Runner by Treasures of GG 

Bulk shells, knobby starfish, accent gems, decorative sand and river rocks make a decorative splash as anchor embellishments.

brown-shells

white knobby starfish

Dollar stores are a treasure trove of tabletop accessories and supplies for setting and decorating a by the sea tablescape. 

For a small amount of money you can create an impressive DIY tabletop focal point or decorative companion piece to build your by the sea centerpiece upon.

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Decorative sea and oyster shells placed in sand filled clear glass containers  become a tabletop showstopper.

glass cylinder vases

Glass cylinder vases filled with decorative sea shells of various colors, textures, and patterns make a sea escape statement.  

rope-wrapped-vase

Add the following items to your dollar store shopping list and let the DIY centerpiece brilliance begin.

Glass cylinder vases

Floral Garden Decorative Nautical Rope, 9.5 ft. Strands

By the sea fillers and/or embellishments (decorative sand, shells, pearls)

rope-wrapped-cylinder-vase

Wrap the rope around the bottom of a glass cylinder, tucking ends into rope.

Candlelight contributes to the overall ambiance- an essential part of the entertaining and table setting scenario. 

A pillar candle firmly situated atop decorative sand and shells will shine a soft and inviting light on the by the sea situation. 

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Retail stores will soon be in summer clearance mode, and this is an opportune time to stock up on great pieces at good prices.

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Table Linens

Natural Macrame Table Runner

Chiffon Table Runner 18 x 180-Inch Extra LongChiffon Table Runner 18 x 180-Inch Extra Long

DII Gold Sequin Mesh Table Runner Roll 16in X 10ftDII Gold Sequin Mesh Table Runner Roll 16in X 10ft

Silver Resin Decorative Koi Fish Statue

Silver Resin Decorative Koi Fish Statue

coastal-themed-dinner-napkin

Avanti Destin Set of 4 Napkins

Craft stores offer tons of creative ideas and supplies ready for DIY project perfection creations.

Decorative pearl trim looped through a coastal themed pendant, charm, or bead results in a stylish napkin ring and a little gift of to you from me lagniappe to take home.

by the sea table setting accents and accessories

Cholla wood, small rope wrapped frames, or mushroom coral pieces used as place card holders or knife rests uniquely carry out the by the sea theme.

5 Pieces of 5-6" Long Natural Cholla Wood

Natural Rope 4x4 Picture Frame

by the sea table setting accents and accessories

From place settings to centerpieces and all the by the sea ambiance in between, by the sea table setting accents and accessories set a lovely scene and a lovely table.

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