Coastal Christmas Table

This afternoon's project was to create a Coastal Vintage inspired Christmas table for a magazine shoot.  
And here it is with a few steps on how I created this look.   

To begin with I've used a plain white table cloth and draped an old fishnet across the middle as my table runner. Percy the Seagull was placed in the centre as the table's centrepiece to create a bit of height in the middle of the table. However you could use a model yacht or a lovely tall candle.

 I then adorned the fishnet with colourful blue & green vintage glass floats, starfish & shells. 

 And added candles in the centrepiece as well. 
I then laid the table with white plates and silver cutlery. To add a little colour to the plates & create a tropical look, I cut some palm leaves from the garden, place them on the plate and topped those with a gold or red **bon bon.

 And then placed a blue & white napkin underneath to give it some contrast & a little nautical look.

 How sweet is this little plate with the seahorse? 
These small dishes were created by Tara Dennis from Better Homes & Garden TV show.

 I particularly love the fishy one.

Finally, I added one of the giant clam shells that are in-store and filled it with ice and champagne and placed it at the end of table so it is in arms reach! ;)

Such a quick & simple table to create and if you would like to create something similar and are looking for similar items, there are a few vintage fishnets on the website that are perfect size for a dining table, plenty of vintage glass fishing floats in different sizes and a few old clamshells.  

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Will you be doing a Coastal theme for Christmas this year?
Oh do tell! 

and until next time,

lover of the sea and all things coastal vintage


**bon bons are Australian Christmas Crackers. Usually filled with a Christmas paper hat and a silly joke.


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