Sunday, August 14, 2011

A 'Scape from the Road

We've been having a wonderful summer with lots of trips and lots of tabletop fun. Let's see if I can get caught up sharing some of my summer 'scapes. In July, I posted about a table I made with my Nana. During that same trip, my mother and I also made a tablescape together at her home.

Now there's an amusing story from blogland about these dishes. I first saw the beautiful shells on Chari's table at Happy to Design. While my tabletop is all about vintage, retro and colorware, I loved these dishes at first sight. If I were going to have a contemporary shell pattern, it would be this super collection from Penney's. I'm sure you can just imagine my smile when I saw them in my mother's china cabinet! Most of the time our tastes are very different, but sometimes genetics do prevail! Let's take a closer look at the lovely details on these dishes.

We also had this Oneida flatware in common. I selected this pattern for my first place after college. Later when I moved on to Fiesta, I noticed that Mom had the Oneida as well, so I gave her all of mine to expand her set. The steak knives were a happy clearance bargain we found while shopping together during my visit. They travelled back home with me!

Of course we had to put a little Fiesta on the table, a Dillard's exclusive divided bowl found on clearance earlier that day.

We did have one complaint about our table...Miss Roxy kindly requested that we remove the floral accessory from her kitty perch!

I'm sharing this 'scape from the road for Seasonal Sunday at the Tablescaper. After all, this season is all about sea shells and family reunions!


  1. Lovely tablescape. Perfect for summer with a beach feel! I see Miss Roxy got her spot back! Have a great week!

  2. Aaaah try to take the kitty's spot, lol!

    Love the table and that you got to create it with a lady family member...I LOVE when that happens!!! Mothers, daughters, sisters, nanas etc all creating's sooo special to share the same joy!!

    I would have tried to put those wonderful plates in the trunk though... ~giggle~


  3. How wonderful to be able to play with dishes with your mom! What a delightful table. Everything is perfectly coordinated. And I love your steak knives!

  4. So many shells, so little time! Love a traveling 'scape!

  5. I see a bunch of stuff that's in my cabinet too! I love vintage and I love current. I just love dishes! So neat that you got to enjoy your Mom's dishes too. Love the beautiful shades.

    Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper