I can't believe how summer has flown by! It was a really busy one in the Whitman household! We spent as much time as we could at our house on the beach in Canada. It is the home that I lived in until I was eight years old and moved to Texas! We love living in Texas (as my mother always quotes "I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could!") but I must say that our Canadian summers are a great way to beat the heat.
In my book, Tablescapes: Setting the Table With Style, I featured several tablescapes from our beach cottage. I thought it would be fun to post the photos here and maybe they would provide some inspiration for you!
|Selecting the table arrangements is one of my favorite things to do. I find it so relaxing and it is a great way to exercise my creativity! I chose raffia placemats (from the flea market in the South of France) because I wanted something neutral to frame to amazing vintage plates that my mother found several years ago. They were created for some sort of sailing ship and the crest has an S on it....perfect for my "Schlegel" side of the family! The blue glassware is extremely inexpensive (about three dollars a piece!) from Pier One but it adds a fantastic dramatic punch to our fairly neutral tablesetting. The navy and white geometric print napkins from Madison add a bit of a modern touch to to the vintage table and the navy handled nautical flatware is from Pottery Barn.|