Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Let's Dish ~ Bay House Blues


A recent trip to Galveston 

to spend a few days at a lovely home on the bay

was the inspiration for this post.




Want to peek into the kitchen cabinets?




They are full of colorful glass dishes 

that reflect the cool colors of the ocean.



Not only are these dishes full of color,

they also bring wonderful texture to a table.



Glassware in clear blue 

shimmers like the deep blue waters.




Clear wine stems march alongside 


blue margarita glasses on the windowsill

as they reflect light and a view of the water in the distance.



While these colorful tumblers 

make me think of a beach umbrella.




Tumblers with a shell motif offer a bit of


contrast to the seafoam greens and blues.




More umbrella stripes for the butter dish.




To accent the vibrant colors of the sea.




Ceramic mugs of seafoam blue 


and wavy sides are a perfect fit. 




Colorful Fish 




Clear glass snack plates 

take on the color of these paper napkins.




More accents of various textures


 can be found on the table.




Woven placemats the color of sand, 

hold chargers in a deep teal, that in 

turn hold the various colorful glass dinner plates.




Paper napkins are easy 

and convenient for a seaside abode.




While seashell napkin rings



Are like jewels on the linen napkins

at more formal dining occasions.



Acrylic flatware is easy, 

yet offers the elegant look of sea glass.
Sarah
Sarah

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.

85 comments:

  1. Sarah,
    Oh so pretty!!!
    Love all the colors of the water! Makes me think of my home in Florida!! Beautiful post!
    Miss Bloomers

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  2. What gorgeous colors!! Perfect for a seaside tablescape...thanks for sharing and have a wonderful night!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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  3. Colors that make me happy. Perfect for hot summer days. I wish you a great weekend! Zinnia

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  4. My, These are gorgeous, Sarah. I want to send you a photo from Venice Beach. If you have my email address, send me yours, OK?

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  5. Sarah:

    Such glorious inspiration. what a wonderful color palette. It makes you feel like you could spend the whole summer there just mixing and matching.

    - The Tablescaper

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  6. What great colors! Love the glass dishes, so pretty!
    What a great collection! Everything looks like the ocean, I bet it is a beautiful place.
    Thanks so much for linking this to Let's Dish!

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  7. Love love those glass dishes.. and the colors... so luscious. I am smitten with your pretty setting.. have a great week, xo marlis

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  8. Hi darling, what vibrant happy colored dishes you have. They certainly reflect the beautiful colors of the sea. hugs ~lynne~

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  9. That was beautiful Sarah! I LOVE all those "TAKE ME TO THE SEA" colors! Crisp, Cool, and OH SO RELAXING! I LOVE the fishy dishes...

    Have a fun week,
    Big Hugs,
    Donna

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  10. What fun colors...and so beachy, too! Thanks for entering my giveaway!...hugs...Debbie

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  11. It's like an inspiration board full of the colors of the beach. I love the shades of blue and green here.

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  12. O, don't we all just love those colors. The photos you took are awesome, dear Sarah.
    Thanks so much for sharing your good time at the beach.
    xo bj

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  13. What a treasure trove of fun dishes at Galveston! We enjoyed a trip there with our whole family almost three years ago. I think the place we stayed at was called Point West Resort. We loved it!

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  14. What pretty colors! I love all of the blues and greens together.

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  15. Oh, Sarah, what gorgeous colorful dishes! I wish you had let me know you were Galveston - II would have loved to meet you!! Hope you enjoyed your stay on our little island. From the sneak peeps, that looked like a lovely beach house.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  16. Lucky you to have found a place with so many nice things in the cabinet, and leave it to you to use what you find most creatively.

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  17. Those colors are truly brilliant, love them!

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  18. I love the colors of the sea and this array of dishes and cups and silverware reminded me of sea glass, Sarah! Your centerpiece was perfect. I'm glad you had a nice time away relaxing nd enjoying the gulf shore.

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  19. This looks like a wonderful place. How about that lunch? Call me at 4312008 when you are free. M gone to camp until late July. How about one with me and one with her?

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  20. Aren't those colors just perfect for a bay home. The plates look like sea glass!
    The owners really filled their cabinets will all things reminiscent of the ocean!
    Thanks for being brave enough to open up someone else's cabinets and take pictures. You are always thinking of us!!!!!

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  21. What fun dishes for a beach home. I love the flatware. They have such fun flatware now. I hope you had a wonderful time - how could you not?

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  22. This is so pretty Sarah. I love how you photographed the stacks of plates.

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  23. Beautiful colors and choices. How fun to see these. The flatware is very nice as well. The table is lovely with all of those colors. Reminds me of the sea.

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  24. Love blues in the summertime! We have to get our beachy inspiration somewhere, it's sure miles away for us! Have fun at Fiesta! The weather should be lovely! We have guests but will not make it to Santa Fe until July.

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  25. Hi Sarah, Pretty beach colors and of course I love the sea shells. Thanks for sharing at the Open House party.

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  26. Hello Sarah! Your post has me drooling!This is paradise for beach lovers! I love it! I keep going back and forth between pictures...wish I was there with you:)So many pretties! Love the acrylic blue flatware,the gorgeous fish plates and the clear blue glassware are absolutely beautiful, Thanks for sharing these lovelies with us. Have a wonderful evening!Hugs,Poppy

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  27. Sarah,
    WoW! your tablescape is lovely!!! But, dear friend, i so~o~o enjoyed the look through your kitchen cabinets at all your dishes and stemware!!! This theme reflects our visit to Padre Island when stationed @ Fort Hood, Texas! It was a perfect day!!! Thanks for the walk down memory lane!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  28. What a beautiful collection! Love your glass plates.

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  29. What beautiful colors of dishes! Clever post presentation! I like it!

    Thank you for your sweet comments about my sister.

    Katherine

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  30. Oh Sarah, these blues and greens literally make me HAPPY. IT is SUMMERTIME!!!!! Thank you my sweet friend for participating in the Paris party. Wasn't that fun?

    I will put your name in the pot for the shoe. It is a lovely little shoe and I enjoyed making it specially for this party. Merci. Anita

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  31. A beach comber tablescapers paradise, you must have loved it there!
    I love those colours and the simple beach centrepiece has me pining for HHI.

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  32. Love your descriptions of these colorful dishes!

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  33. Dear Sarah, thank you for coming to visit my Paris post - it was such a fun link party! Love your green and blue shades here, just fresh and lovely for summer. Will follow your blog - follow me back?

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  34. I'm lovin' all the blues and greens,especially the flatware and those cute napkins! Lots of inspiration!

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  35. Oh my goodness, all those blue and green dishes!!! We go through bowls like crazy so I have been looking for these same shades to add to our collection, so lovely!

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  36. Sarah,
    We've never quite looked at our tableware in the way you did. Given your great eye for detail and style, it is no wonder that you photographed and presented our things in such a creative and beautfil way. Thank you for gracing us with your presence at the reunion weekend. Looking forward to the next one! Love you xoxo

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  37. These dishes are wonderful, Sarah. I love the colors, perfect for a beachy setting. Love the glassy look too.....Christine

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  38. Oh wow, I'm loving this dishes Sarah, the colors are fabulous! They look very summery and for Father's Day they would go great too!! I love them, you shared the best photography! Thank you lovely Sarah for your sweet and kind note on my table for Father's Day and for the good wishes for our Sil..he is doing a lot better.
    FABBY

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  39. Sarah~ What a fun assortment of seaside colors & treasures! My family lived in Houston when I was in college and I used to drive to Galveston to enjoy the beach for the day! I hope you had a fun getaway. I need to look for some fun clear glass plates to layer~ love the fish on top of the coral napkin :)

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  40. Oh how I love this post....the blues just set me RIGHT!

    Dearest Sarah, I just found your comment on my older post for the party and the afterglow is just as fabulous as the party itself. Wasn't that fun? EVERYONES' participation in this is what made the magic...thank YOU again!!!! MILLE BISES, Anita

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  41. This is gorgeous and I loved seeing it! Anything beach inspired -- particularly something so well done -- is wonderful.

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  42. OOoohhh....I'm longing for the beach, especially after this fabulous post!!! How close are you to Houston? I'm going to be spending several days there in August to get my daughter ensconced at U of Houston!!! I would love to treat you to coffee/dessert and give you a big hug in person! I need to see how close Marlis is, too!

    Love/hugs/blessings,
    Lana

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  43. Oh my gosh, I would be delighted to have so many blues/greens in one place...♥♥♥ it!

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  44. Hi, Sarah..I use photoscape.org for all my editing and most of my collages. They have so many layouts and so easy.
    Like the one with grandson-in-law, and his little girl, Cate..I just looked on google for a tick tack toe and used it as a background for their photos. Really easy and fast. Then, you can size them to any size, sharpen, write words on them...just limitless. It will take a bit of playing with it but you will love it.
    Lots of neat frames...so many fun things.
    If you try it and have any problems, let me know and I'll TRY to help.
    Right now, I am still trying to learn the new Blogger interface...driving me nuts.

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  45. Hi! I am wishing you a beautiful weekend today! I love the post and all the terrific photos you share. Have a beautiful day!

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  46. What great and fun colors! They are so perfect for a beach house:@)

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  47. Sarah,
    Hi! Great colors of dishes and accessories.I like all the different shades of blue together. Those fish plates are great love the glass. Perfect for a beach house.

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  48. Oh my goodness, those colors are so dreamy. Makes me want to run to the beach run now! Dianne

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  49. Thank you for your thoughtful and kind note. It must have been hard to come back from the beach. Oh if we could but capture the sounds of the see to go with all your tableware!

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  50. LOVE those dish colors! Turquoise is one of my new favorite colors. And it pairs so well with the green & yellow. Just beautiful....

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  51. perfect for an al fresco lunch. love the shell napkin ring.:p

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  52. what beautiful china! love the colors :)

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  53. Wow, what a wonderful mix of colours and how much time and effort must have been spent co ordinating it all! Best wishes. Joan

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  54. Hi Sarah,
    that things make a real holiday feeling. Love the colors, shapes, textures and the clam and fish decors. Thank you for all this inspirations.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  55. Blue is such a glamorous color. Visiting from BM. Mine is here thanks Little World of Fun

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  56. Ah, this house of blue dishes would be so much fun! Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Sarah.

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  57. Beautiful trip to a beach house. The blues are great colors and mixed with the green are perfect. Lovely beachy theme you have created.

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  58. I love those colours! Makes me want to be by the sea!

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  59. Those are all gorgeous!


    PS. Would you mind following my new blog, where my BLUE post is? Thank you in advance!

    Rose

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  60. How delightful! So refreshing from plastic tableware that are so ubiquitous these days. I say, bring back those vibrant glass plates, cups, saucers, glasses, etc.

    Cheers!

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  61. Thanks for sharing at cowgirl up. Love the beach colors, and I think I can feel the ocean breeze from here.

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  62. These are my colors! I think that first photo is art! I love it all, want it all and will be looking for that flatware, which would go with so many of my dishes. Loved this post!

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  63. Wow, what beautiful beachy dishes and glassware. And all the accessories are beachy perfect!

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  64. Such awesome dishes for the seaside. Love all the blue and green hues. The glasses look so pretty and the napkin rings lovely. Makes me want to hit the sand.
    Ann

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  65. Love the shot of the plates, the colors are beautiful! Thanks for stopping by, Laura

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  66. Interesting especially the colorful fish dishes..

    Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..

    http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2012/06/flamingo-balloon-blues.html

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  67. There's something so serene about this color combination! Perfect for the beach and for summer! Love your dishes!
    Delightsome post! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  68. Indeed what great inspiration and perfect for a beach house. :)

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  69. Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  70. Sarah, What a fresh and pretty post. I love the tray of treasures on the table. All of the pretty dish and glassware colors are definitely summer inspiration. laurie

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  71. Thank you so much for joining in with my Say G'Day party, Sarah. I just featured this post in my Friday Features today.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  72. If I had a beach house I'd be running right out to refurbish the china cupboard! What lovely dishes - perfect for sun, sand and surf.

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  73. What pretty sea colored dishes and the table is just lovely all set in it's beach theme!

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  74. Hi Sarah!
    I am so impressed. I don't think we have ever stayed in a cottage at the beach with such a lovely array of dishes, glasses and table accessories to use!
    Amazing!
    Love how you put them all together to share with us.
    Hope your trip to Galveston was lovely.
    :)
    xoxox
    A

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  75. Thanks to each of you who are attempting to leave a message, but are having difficulty with Blogger posting your message. I' m posting this to test.

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  76. Sarah, every bit of this makes me want to run to the coast! So, so lovely! I hope you are having a wonderful summer! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

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  77. Hi Sarah!

    I know I am late, but I want to thank you for sharing at my Bunny Hop Party. These blues and greens certainly do remind me of a day at the beach.

    xoxo Bunny Jean

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  78. Hi Sarah, I love this beach themed post with the blues and greens. It makes me want to head back to the beach. Such pretty serving pieces and accessories. What a great nautical themed vignette on the tray! Thanks for sharing.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  79. I love all these blues and greens. Beautiful eye candy. Thanks so much for linking to our Hot Fun in the Summertime Party.

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  80. Ok you are going to think I'm totally crazy....I'm not normally a corny gushy type commenter - I LOVE this post! The colors are beautiful and your photography is lovely. I'm a new follower.

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  81. What a neat set of dishes Sarah. Very unique. Your table is perfect for summer time. Geez did I ever have some catching up to do with you. My boys are keeping me super busy these days:)

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