Welcome to the June edition of “It’s All Set”, a monthly tablescape series brought to you by some of my favorite bloggers. You can find the links to the other tables at the bottom of this post, but first, a look at my June Tablescape • Indigo Clambake. This month, I’ve chosen to focus on a summer theme, with seafood imagery and a coastal palette driving the concept.
I wanted to go very casual with rustic and vintage elements, as well as some playful whimsy. My Americana palette began with a sunbaked russet and washed out indigo, reminiscent of faded barns and bluejeans, to welcome the beginning of summer.
I’ve shown these wonderful indigo goblets before, a bit more dressed up in a French Country setting, but here they take on a more seafaring tone, playing off the nearby blues and punctuated with a festive striped straw. (See resource list with links at the bottom of the post.)
The plate stack is a mix of all these wonderful components, with a rattan charger foundation giving a nod to nature, turquoise alabaster dinner plates representing the sea, and topping it all off, Italian sea life salad plates have varied artwork.
I was delighted to catch the tail end of peony season at the flower market!
The underpinning of the entire tableau is actually a cotton striped throw that I used as a tablecloth. It has a wonderfully nubby worn look to it that works well with this theme.
For the florals I used vintage blue mason jars at staggered heights, resting on clear glass upturned vases to avoid blocking views across the table. Accompanying the pale blush peonies are russet gerber daisies, bringing out the color in the shellfish on the uppermost plates.
The napkins pair a washed indigo linen outer layer with an aqua linen inner, gathered within a chunky wood napkin ring.
Perky turquoise mini buckets are at the ready to catch tossed shellfish shells.
The coastal vibe channels summer at the beach.
The palette is an offbeat version of red, white and blue, which hints at the July 4th holiday coming very soon.
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Mason jars – vintage
Silver flatware – vintage
Aqua mini buckets – Party City
Stripes straws – Party City
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