Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Oceana–Shell we dance?

Say what? Well, Oceana is a pattern by Fitz and Floyd…a “shell” pattern. I adore it! We bought this at an auction held on scenic Cane River in Natchitoches. So many goodies that day and I loaded up!

front of tureen

The table setting today is in honor of Only Son and Miss E who have now been married two years. Do you remember your second anniversary? Hmmm…thinking.

Anyway, they married on the beach in Florida, so I tried to bring in things from either the Rehearsal dinner or the wedding…or at least copy it!
So what did I use?

A cream pearl beaded table topper with a soft green openwork topper I just purchased in Panama City this summer. The lacey candles are from Hobby Lobby and I used these on the Rehearsal tables.

table toppers

Pearl round placemats…I use these a lot cause I love them. (Dillard's)

Lavender chargers and plates (Penney’s)

plates close

White Shell salad plate (Marshall’s)

First Love silver (get it…first love?) I love a good theme.

First Love Goblets

first love goblet

Miss E used gorgeous silver lanterns from Pottery Barn so I had to work in a lantern of course.

The original:

lanterns and cards

And the copy:

lantern with shells

I found this cute shell charger on vacation in FL this summer. Mr. Dumpling collects antique opalescent pitchers. This one is by Northwood called Daffodil, along with a sun purple syrup for the Blackberry Simple Syrup.

The glass vases were borrowed from a cousin. Do you know what they are? These were used in Morgan and Lindsay…glass placed on top. They were shelf holders.  We filled them with gorgeous colorful flowers…more about that later.

white pitcher

Add other miscellaneous items and this is what we get!

front of ann tabl 

oceana shell cover
Found this at Tuesday Morning.
oceana plate salt peppershell tureen closetable right view

And to represent the sea oats on the beach…and no, I didn’t pick them. Those signs on the beach warn really bad things to you if you do that!

sea oats

For more fun…have you heard of Shutterfly? I love to use them for my photo books. I do them for vacations, etc.….and of course, a record of the wedding week.

big candle after

They are so easy to compile (I’ll show you a few pics). If you join the site (free), you will get some great discount offers. I just looked and if you sign up now, you get 40 free 4x6 pics. No, I’m not being paid…I really love this site!

The front:

stew front of book

The back:

stew back of book 

book open kids

Sweet cousins who traveled to FL to help! See the vases?

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Gina said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a gorgeous table! The Fitz & Floyd pieces are so pretty. I love the colors.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful post! Each and every picture is so gorgeous. Love those Florida wedding snaps.Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh how I love Fitz and Floyd pieces!!!! I hahve several Christmas pieces but LOVE this shell piece. I am going to check out Shutterfly now! You have me sold:):) Thanks for sharing the wedding pics. Our daughter is coming up on her first anniversary in Sept.!!!! It's hard to believe a year has passed already! It was a BLAST planning that wedding! XO, Pinky

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said... Best Blogger Tips

There are so many special things on this table! Isn't it fun to gather for a table like this? Gorgeous!

Jan@southernjunkin' said... Best Blogger Tips

Just plain lovely!! I love the FF pieces! So special for an anniversary...any year!! You are so sweet and the kiddos will love it!!

Lori said... Best Blogger Tips

I love Natchitoches! My husband went to college there and had an Uncle who lived there. Fitz and Floyd piece is beautiful, I love there stuff.

Vintage Whimsy said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! That's quite the tablescape!! Love it.

Coloradolady said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beauty. Makes me want to sit at the beach and eat a meal!! Love all the special touches. Happy VTT!

Tablescapes By Diane said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi lovely lady.
I love your Tablescape with all the shell's !!!
Your photos are gorgeous~~~ I wish you both a Happy Anniversary sweet lady.
Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my new Tablescape so sweet of you.
XXOO Diane

a quiet life said... Best Blogger Tips

i love your wedding book~

LV said... Best Blogger Tips

A very nice tribute to your son and wife. I am sure he was very pleased with this great feature.

xinex said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Anniversary to your son and DIL! What a beautiful table you presented for their anniversary! Everything on the table is so pretty and I also love your dining table sert....Christine

A Perfect Setting said... Best Blogger Tips

I have drooled over those Fitz and Floyd pieces! They are beautiful! How nice of you to re-create memories from the wedding! I'm sure they really appreciated the gorgeous table you have prepared. I enjoyed seeing it!!

Decor To Adore said... Best Blogger Tips

I have a few pieces of Fitz and Floyd and it is truly amazing. I adore your tablescape.

Barbara said... Best Blogger Tips

What a pretty table! That Fitz and Floyd sets a wonderful mood. What a wonderful way to celebrate their 2nd anniversary, bringing back all the beauty of the wedding!

janice15 said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely pretty table setting. It is all wonderful..I love the White pitcher is almost looks like Fenton glass. The purple looks like a creamer but like depression glass..don't know to much..but they are wonderful pieces. First time I ever heard of Fitz and Floyd..learn something new every day..great piece. Happy Thursday.

Jan @ BellaCasa said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful tablescape. I see I've discovered someone else who love them shells. Also, thanks so much for dropping by my blog today and leaving me a comment. Comments make my heart sing.

Jan @ BellaCasa

Marigene said... Best Blogger Tips

What a lovely table..the shell tureen is fabulous! I love the lavender plates, such a pretty pattern. Thanks for sharing this wonderful tablescape.

bj said... Best Blogger Tips

OMGosh...I DON'T ! bwaaaaaaa....I've forgotten.
We are on our 52nd year and my silly ole memory is getting worse by the second.

The table is just stunning. The lavender plates with the white are so pretty.
Not sure if I am following but will ck and if not, I'll fix that. :)

Marlis said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great table.. love love the shell pieces, they are so pretty. How romantic that you were able to recreate such a memorable event. and no don't remember my second.. no way. but what a thought. I love your lavender with the pieces. Your table is stunning. xo marlis

Mid-Atlantic Martha said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh your Fitz and Floyd are gorgeous! Love that beautiful tureen. It's all perfect.

Karin Şen Cankan said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Anniversary to your son and daughter in-law.

I will be celebrating my 9th year in Spetember so the second year mmmmm trying to remeber.

Love your dishes and the Fitz and floyd so pretty.

Amazing table.

I have couple of those photo books myself one made fo my duaghter and have given my parents a gift of the photo books too.

Karin Şen Cankan

Micupoftea said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely setting, thoughtful mom. You sure collect all your treasures from here and there and put them together nicely! Thanks for visiting my blog...happy anniversary to you/hubby & your son/dil :)

Jordan@the2seasons said... Best Blogger Tips

So pretty it makes me want to go to the beach.

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said... Best Blogger Tips

The Fitz and Floyd pieces make such a beautiful statement in this beachy tablescape...and I love the opalescent looks so delicate and pretty. The shell chargers look absolutely gorgeous! I love the green tabletopper and the cute starfish plates... beautiful tablesetting. What a wonderful tribute to your son's anniversary... they make such a handsome couple couple!Thanks for sharing this lovely tablesetting with us and for visiting me with your sweet comments. Have a lovely day!~Poppy

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, my, those FF pieces are gorgeous! Your table looks fantastic and how nice to theme it around your son and wife's beachy wedding. Happy Anniversary to them and no, I don't remember my second wedding annv! :)
Too many years ago.
The books of your pictures are lovely too. I'll have to check that out.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

niartist said... Best Blogger Tips

Just beautiful, what time should I arrive? LOL! I love your setting, and the china is just glorious. You always do such a good job with these tablescapes - inspirational for sure!

Listen, I have a new series on my blog called: "A Picture is Worth ..." I'm trying to get back to posting pictures about my house, and I'd love it if you'd come by and see the bar in the dining room! :)


Rosemary@villabarnes said... Best Blogger Tips

Magnificent tablescape! That shell piece is incredible. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice compliment.

Dr Sonia S V said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow I love aquatic theme and I enjoyed every picture you shared. Spectacular indeed!
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V

Honey at 2805 said... Best Blogger Tips

Your tablescape is gorgeous and the Fitz and Floyd is divine!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely setting! The Fitz and Floyd pieces are amazing! What a wonderful anniversary you created for them! Thank you for sharing this special post.

Alycia Nichols said... Best Blogger Tips

I think it is so neat that you have such fond memories of your son and daughter-in-law's nuptials! You did a great job of recreating the overall feel of the event. I am sure Miss E appreciates the effort you put into this tablescape! Pure Florida!!!

Lydia said... Best Blogger Tips

GREAT table!

Our second anniversary- we went pheasant hunting with the in-laws):-

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said... Best Blogger Tips

The Fitz and Floyd pieces are so gorgeous and I love the entire table setting! Beautiful! Happy anniversary to your son and DIL and thank you for sharing at the open House party.

At The Picket Fence said... Best Blogger Tips

What a gorgeous tablescape and beautiful photos from the wedding! We are so glad you shared this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

Town and Country Gals said... Best Blogger Tips

What a wonderful, romantic table you created to celebrate their 2nd anniversary! They are very lucky to have you do something so special for them! All your pieces are gorgeous!
Thanks for visiting!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said... Best Blogger Tips

This is one of the most beautifully unique tables I've ever seen. The subtle colors and each special item on the table make it special. I'm sure the happy couple were delighted. I hope you have a fantastic week. Shannon

The Charm of Home said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! This is a beautiful table. I love the Fitz and Floyd tureen. Such a lovely reminder of that special day! Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!

Miss Janice said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a beautiful tablescape...LOVE the dishes. Of course, those wedding photos are precious.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful table- I love your gorgeous dishes and centerpiece!! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

FABBY'S LIVING said... Best Blogger Tips

How did I miss this beautiful post and gorgeous event! Lots of continued happiness to such a beautiful couple, too. The F&F pieces are great, so pretty. Every photo is stunning, I enjoyed it so much! Thank you for sharing, I'm so glad I came by!! Lots of hugs. FABBY