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Jute napkin rings and a beachy tablescape

When I put out my beach mantel decor, I usually follow suit with a beachy tablescape. At least I did last year and this year. I made some changes this year, as last year I only had a centerpiece.

Let's take a look:

I purchased a set of white dishes with a Greek key pattern (Ross $19.99). They will be useful for many other tablescapes. I also picked up four of the blue goblets from Dollar Tree. I really wanted some rattan chargers or natural braided placemats, but I decided I had purchased enough and made due with the bamboo placemats. These came from Dollar Tree too and last year I used them to make a runner under the centerpiece. I'm using some fish net from Michael's this year as a runner.

A closer look at the place setting:

The napkin rings started out like this:

50 cents for the four of them from a thrift store. A little hot glue and some jute twine and now we have these:

My favorite part of this is still the centerpiece. I used some decor sand (purchased at Michael's last year) and sea shells, along with thrifted votives and white candles.  I recently learned from Robin Flies South that you can use grits for sand. That's a great tip. I wonder if you could dye it with food coloring for colored sand. Have any of you tried it?

Here's the centerpiece all aglow:

I hope you have enjoyed my little tour of my tablescape. I'll be sharing at Tabletop Tuesday and Tablescape Thursday, and Feathered Nest Friday. Thanks for stopping by.

On a side note, the hubby and I went to some yard sales and thrift stores Saturday. I picked up a floral arranging book that has some neat idea for centerpieces and placemats. I also picked up some napkins, salad plates, and glasses. I hope to share some more tablescapes in the future created with my thrifted items.


  1. Oh what a beautiful tablescape. Love your centerpiece. So pretty and inviting. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  2. That is a very beautiful centerpiece you have there.
    Made for a lovely tablescape. Great idea with the napkin rings as well,
    they look very beachy. Very pretty table and shows you don't have to
    spend a fortune to do it either. also liked the fish net table runner,
    cut idea as well. and who would have ever thought of grits for sand.
    Will have to try that, bet you could use food coloring to dye it, my step Mom used to do that with rice for weddings. Just a few drops or so in there
    and stir it around, and then spread it out on cookie sheet to dry.

    Have a nice weekend,
    Blessings, Nellie

  3. Your centerpiece is lovely, pretty table.

  4. Beautiful! Love how you wrapped the jute around the rings to make new rings...brilliant! Angie xo


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