It seemed natural to Pat that, when Cuisine Kathleen issued a challenge for this week to all tablescapers to do a "Farewell to Summer" table, a little "reminder" table of Hawaii would be perfect.
Over view of the table - we don't usually use plastic dishware, but as Pat said, this is the beach. Fine china just wouldn't be appropriate.
The place setting
Flatware is "Palm Tree" by Towle
We found these glasses at Bed, Bath and Beyond, but we bought them at Ross for a lot less
The salad plate
The mango driftwood charger is from World Market
Yes, that is real sand....
One last look
Tablecloth - Linentablecloth.com
Placemat - Pier 1
Charger - Mango Driftwood from World Market
Dishware - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Glassware - Ross
Flatware - "Palm Tree" by Towle from Tuesday Morning
Blue Napkin - from Tuesday Morning
Metal Palm Tree - from a local Hallmark Gift and Card Store years ago
Little Male Hawaiian Hula Dancer - gift from friends (when asked by my friends who were on their honeymoon to Hawaii what I would like as a souvenir , I jokingly told them to "slip a Hawaiian hunk into their suitcase and bring him on home to me" - so this is what I got....not as tall as I had hoped he would be.....)
We will be joining Kathleen's "Let's Dish" Challenge this Wednesday at Cuisine Kathleen: http://www.cuisinekathleen.com/
We will also be joining Christine's "Table It" at Rustic & Refined this Monday: http://www.rustic-refined.com/
And we will be joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for "Tablescape Thursday": http://betweennapsontheporch.net/