Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Cape Cod inspired table setting

If tulips mark the beginning of spring and a pumpkin hails autumn then the lobster motif must signal the height of summer.

The sultry days of summer are nearing and I’m noticing the lobster motif creeping up in a variety of ways.

The bed featured in Southern Accents uses a whimsical fabric with a blue lobster to cover the headboard.

Elle D├ęcor, features these fabulous linen pillows by Ankasa with an embroidered lobster on one of them. Don't you just love these pillows? The idea of fusing fashion and home has been the vision for Ankasa for years and I can't wait to see the new Flagship store which is opening in New York June 2007. I'm hoping that tabletop is in Ankasa's future plans!

0ver at Kate Spade she’s created a bold, playful cape cod collection using lobsters.

So this summer take your mind off the heat and set a table that is inspired by the cool New England shorelines and conjures up thoughts of salty sea captains, lobsters, seashells and schooners gliding into harbor.

Get the look

Set your tables with simple red and white-checkered tablecloths and napkins. Add some hurricane lamps to your table setting, you can fill them with sea shells, white daisies, tall ornamental grasses or put a candle inside.

clockwise: Red White Checker table cloth. Bib, lobster cracker and hurricane lights; Stonewall Kitchen.

Bring a little bit of the shore to your table by decorating with seashells, lobster name plates, butter knives and large lobster centerpieces. The Golden Rabbit enamelware would look great atop a clambake inspired table. Be sure that every guest has a lobster cracker set and bib. Remember to bring coolers full of cold beverages to the beach. Great beverages for this party are lemonade, iced tea and, of course, plenty of water.

clockwise: Silver lobster, Simply Home. Silver place card holder, Pottery Barn. Lobster Spread, Stonewall Kitchen, carved crayfish figurine, Roost, Vivre.

Where ever you are in the country - - - In Georgia and the Carolinas you call it a country boil; in Louisiana, it’s called a crawfish boil. In New England it’s a clambake. Whatever you call it, all I know is a hearty combo of shellfish, corn and potatoes is a great way to celebrate a carefree summer day or evening.

Dress your table in style this season. Happy Summer!


marta said...

this makes me want to host a lobster fest or at least get all the goods in case i ever have a beach house.

have just found your blog and la la love it. keep up the beautiful inspirational finds.

kstyle said...

Another great post sarah. Yum I'm ready for a lobster feast. k

Julie at BV said...

Lovely post.

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