When you live on an Island and find yourself completely surrounded by water, it is hard not to draw inspiration from the sea for menus and table settings. In the Summer, we watch all kinds of water sports from the front verandah of the cottage and that, of course, includes colorful sailboats. It is from those sailboats that I drew inspiration for this summertime “Sailboat Tablescape”.
This tablesetting works particularly well in a cottage/beachside setting. Adding some interesting shells and starfish contribute to the sea theme.
I generally prefer solid-colored tablecloths but the fabric for this blue and white checked tablecloth just spoke to me as it matched the cottage color scheme and it just seemed so “summery”!
I found this wonderful little sailboat at the Wicker Emporium. Not all centerpieces have to involve flowers and this little boat with some matching blue starfish and seashells made a great conversation piece, particularly as we looked out the window during dinner and saw one just about the same color as this one sailing down the Northumberland Strait.
I like fancy napkin folds and try to match them to the theme of the tablescape. In this case, the sailboat napkin fold fits in perfectly with my sailboat theme! This fold always reminds of Canada Place in Vancouver, BC!