With only 4 place settings there was alot of room to fill on this table. I used a white wooden tray (Villeroy and Boch outlet) to corral the centerpiece elements. I added a brick lighthouse borrowed from my friend Beth's collection.
Flowers and greens from my yard (please don't ask what they are) in a heavy glass vase (Ross) perched on an upside down ice cream glass (Walmart) to add height.
I had to include a boat (Beall's Outlet) if we are supposed to be on a dock!
The place setting started with a straw charger (IKEA or Walmart), a white plate (Federalist Ironstone from my mom) and 4 different salad plates with nautical themes (Beall's).
I layered navy and cream cotton napkins and used a bit of rope tied in a loose knot instead of a traditional napkin ring ( this would look great with a thinner rope tied in one of the more complicated nautical knots). Once again, I turned to my clear acrylic flatware (Ross).
Then I put out my blue wineglasses (Dollar Tree) and clear acrylic ones with a shell design (Ross) as water glasses. It's probably not a great idea to have glass by the pool but with all adults it should be okay.
The sun is starting to set so let's light some candles and enjoy the show. Most nights we get glorious sunsets but this day there were no clouds to the west so it was just a nice glow.
Instead, Mother Nature treated us to a view of the rising moon complete with a pink and blue color palate.
Only thing better than dinner outside by the water, is having it at sunset. And, just like people, most tablescapes look better by candlelight. Let's light the tiki torches, enjoy the sky and have our dinner "dockside".
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