Coastal Tablescape For Two In Shades of Blue

by Alli

This post, Coastal Tablescape for Two, is part of a summer tablescape blog hop. Be sure and visit the other blogs listed at the end of the post for more inspiration. 

Spending time along the seashore is my favorite place to be during the summer. The sound of the waves crashing on the shore always lures me to the beach. I have no problems getting my daily steps in when I’m spending time by the sea. I could walk on the sandy shores for hours. The warm breeze and that distinct smell of the ocean always keep me coming back for more.

Even the food is better at the beach! Sure, eating out at the beach is fun, but sometimes I like to set up a  coastal tablescape for two. The balcony is the place to be and it’s just the right size for a romantic dinner.

Shades of Blue Coastal Tablescape

Coastal Tablescape For Two

A while back, after eating breakfast at Cracker Barrel (beach location), I began to wander around the store (not a good thing) and I found the most adorable coastal plates. I had to have them because seahorses are a favorite of mine. They’re perfect for salad or dessert.

Coastal Tablescape for Two

At one time, I had quite the collection of shells and sand dollars. I used them to decorate a Coastal Christmas party for 70. I knew I wanted sea glass and starfish for the centerpiece and found these at Amazon for a really good price.

Grab a vase, fish bowl, or lantern, and add a little sand, a candle, a few shells and a starfish or two and you’ve got a centerpiece that’s not too fussy and fits right in with the coastal tablescape for two.

Shades of Blue Coastal Tablescape

A small sailboat adds another coastal vibe to my centerpiece.

Coastal Tablescape

The white table and chairs are just the right size for our balcony. I scored these at Amazon at an amazing price. The table folds up so they’re easy to put away when the weather is bad. They have a nautical look and the white is fresh and inviting. This table actually looks like wood but it’s heavy-duty plastic and it has a center hole for an umbrella. It’s hidden under the centerpiece!

If you’re hosting a dinner party or an intimate coastal tablescape for two, my tablescape is easy to re-create. You don’t need the ocean as a backdrop to complement your coastal tablescape, but it sure does help.

Coastal Tablescape

What’s your favorite summertime tablescape?

Shades of Blue Coastal Tablescape

Shop The Look

Cafe Bistro Set

Coastal Tablescape for Two

Nautical Assortment Starfish/Sea Glass

Coastal Tablescape for Two

The lantern, napkins, and sailboat are from T.J. Maxx. Actually, the napkins are washcloths. Shh!

Be sure and click the links below for more summer tablescapes!

Summer Tablescape Blog Hop

North Country Nest

An Alli Event

Frazzled Joy

Our Crafty Mom

Meegan Makes

Loveland Lodge

A Purdy Little House

Check out my coastal tablescape and all the other summer tablescapes in this Summertime Tablescape Blog Hop!

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Meegan Fast June 20, 2017 - 12:32 pm

Oh Alli! I was so excited to see your tablescape-because I knew it would be beautiful and creative. Of course, I was right. The dishes are stunning! And, I am in love with the sailboat! Once again, as lovely as can be.
Thanks for sharing and pushing me to stretch my creativity even further.
Have a lovely week, sweetie.

Alli June 20, 2017 - 12:53 pm

You are too kind! Everything you do is beautiful and I always love your photos on Instagram!

Sue Purdy June 20, 2017 - 8:26 pm

This table is so fun!!! That boat is such a great focal point and holy cow… what a view! Those plates were also a huge score and I doubt I would’ve been able to walk away from buying them as well.

Leslie June 20, 2017 - 9:56 pm

Very pretty looking ideas you have there!

Robin rue June 21, 2017 - 6:18 am

I think that is gorgeous. I live on the coast, so almost everyone I know has some sort of beachy themed SOMETHING in their house 🙂

Christy Maurer June 21, 2017 - 8:27 am

That is just so pretty! Those are my favorite colors. I love anything that makes me feel like I am at the beach! Wandering around any store is usually a bad idea unless it is Bass Pro Shop lol.

zan June 21, 2017 - 10:06 am

This is so pretty Alli. I love the centerpiece and the starfish set is so pretty. The little table set is perfect for two!. Amazon & TJ Maxx are great places to find all the cute things!

zan June 21, 2017 - 10:09 am

I meant, seahorse plate set, not starfish:)

Pam Wattenbarger June 21, 2017 - 2:04 pm

The Cracker Barrel store is so dangerous to wander through. I love this tablescape for two that you have made.

Lisa June 21, 2017 - 3:25 pm

The beach is my happy place. This tablescape has such relaxing colors! I totally love your choices.

Sarah Bailey June 21, 2017 - 4:21 pm

Oh how gorgeous does your tablescape look, I would definitely love to be down by the sea!

Jenn @ Engineermommy June 21, 2017 - 5:57 pm

I love coastal decor. I always go with a nautical theme in my home decor, especially during the summer. Your table looks fabulous.

Claudia Krusch June 21, 2017 - 9:13 pm

These are my favorite colors. I am in love with these Sea Horse plates. They would be perfect for my next dinner party.

Mary Edwards June 21, 2017 - 11:00 pm

I love coastal decor. The shells and seahorses are gorgeous. We have a bath decorated like this

Maurene Cab June 22, 2017 - 12:26 am

Now that’s what I call tablescaping! You have wonderful items there. I love the small sailboat.

rika June 22, 2017 - 12:32 am

So beautiful! Perfect style for the summer! Love the blue color too!

valmg @ Mom Knows It All June 22, 2017 - 1:04 am

I love Cracker Barrel, I always see the most interesting things in there. That’s a lovely pattern, it’s perfect for summer.

Neha Saini June 22, 2017 - 3:49 am

All these patterns and tables capes are cool (and blue!) but it won’t help me much as I’m a terrible cook. ?

Rebecca Swenor June 22, 2017 - 6:27 am

I love this coastal tablescape look. It has a calming and very relaxing look to it. The Summer Fiesta Party tablescape I also like for a big party. Thanks for sharing the tips and the tablescapes.

Kelly June 22, 2017 - 8:10 am

Oh my goodness, those plates are just adorbale – what a great find! Your tablescape nailed the coastal vibe – it’s just lovely! Thank you for joining in on this blog hop!

Rose Cottrill June 22, 2017 - 8:33 am

What a whimsical and fun setting, my husband would love this theme. You make great setting for every occasion!

Kiwi June 22, 2017 - 11:59 am

this nautical tablsescape looks amazing. This will give me coastal beach vibes all the time!

Kita Bryant June 22, 2017 - 1:44 pm

Amazon is so cool like that. You never know what you’ll find on there and I enjoy just browsing sometimes. Adorable table setup!

Amanda June 22, 2017 - 3:21 pm

What a perfect summer tables cape! I am all about eating outdoors and having a nautical theme for all summer parties. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jilly Spellman June 22, 2017 - 11:58 pm

Anytime we go to Cracker Barrel I always check out their clearanced section. I always seem to find something.

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication June 23, 2017 - 2:47 pm

Those plates came from Cracker Barrel?! Wow! They’re SO pretty! I love the elegant simplicity of your tablescape. Now off to peek at the others!

Anosa Malanga June 24, 2017 - 5:59 am

It all looks so pretty and perfect for a romantic evening meal. I really love those plates they are gorgeous, I would have had to have bought them too

Shirley Wood June 26, 2017 - 7:44 am

What a nice and even romantic idea to set a nice tablescape on the balcony at the beach! Next time we go, I’m doing this!! Love those dishes from Cracker Barrell. I always wonder around their store and usually leave with something too. Their seasonal decor is always beautiful.
I love a pretty tablescape and yours is perfect for the beach! I can almost hear the waves rolling up.


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