It's time for Tablescape Thursday already - it's hard to believe we are nearly halfway through January.
We have been having a steady flow of visitors here at our beachhouse over the past couple of weeks. I love having this lovely house with lots of room to share with them but it doesn't leave much time to have a look around blogland!
We had guests for dinner the other night and I was a bit challenged on how to docorate the table. Here at the beachhouse I only have white china and really only white cloths which I used for Christmas. I did have a quick look to see if I could find something really cute and really cheap to start my table but no such luck.
I did however find these 4 navy blue napkins for $4 so that was going to be it.
Suddenly I remembered this really cute sarong DNo1 had given to me for Christmas. It came with a lovely striped hat and I had not opened it yet so it was perfect for my table.
I still had a stock of white pillar candles left over from Christmas so out they came along with three candle sticks.
Very simple for a relaxing night in the middle of a hot summer.
I have chosen very plain glassware and white china for the beachhouse as it is so simple to decorate with and just needs a little something to give it a lift. I guess I will start bringing a few bits and pieces down from the farm each time I come so I gradually have a supply of pretty tableware to use here.
A roll of spotted ribbon ($2!!) was just right to tie around the napkins.
This beautiful old cotton cloth I recently found in the old farmhouse was used over and over at Christmas. It is very heavy and came up lovely and white after a few days of soaking and hanging in the sunlight.
As the light faded I lit the candles and everything looked very serene.
Our water feature in the background is just lovely. The sound of water running nearby on a hot night is just like magic.
We are praying for the people of Queensland who have been hit by terrible floods - Australia is a country of many contrasts, flooding one side and we are experiencing fires and dreadful water shortage.
Until next time,
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