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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Lighthouses in Lighthouse Point




This past week I enjoyed a staycation in my beautiful coastal town in South Florida.   The weather in South Florida is brutally hot this time of year, but by the sea we have a nice steady breeze. Lighthouse Point is a small coastal town of 12,000 nestled between Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton.   I took a short drive down to Pompano Beach to walk on the beach and search for shells.  While I was walking on the beach near the pier I could see our beautiful Lighthouse to the North.  I decided to drive up A1A for a closer look. It was very relaxing to sit by the inlet to the ocean and watch boats come and go and enjoy a nice cone of ice cream.    Sitting by the lighthouse  inspired me to pull out the lighthouse plates that I purchased a couple years ago and create a coastal tablescape.   I live by the Intracoastal Waterway just North of our lighthouse and see the light each night as the beacon circles the area as a guide for boats.     

Lighthouse tablescape
The centerpiece 

Tall ship

Place setting 

I had to incorporate my little flamingos in to the tablescape.   I also used little red and white fishing floats as place cards.  The shell napkin rings are ceramic and artisan crafted.  The pineapple urn candle holders were purchased from QVC a few years ago.  They are battery operated.  QVC no longer has them in stock, but Frontgate offers one very similar.  The tall lighthouse in the center was purchased this Summer at TJ Maxx.   The little palm trees are by Fontanini and go with my nativity collection at Christmas. They are perfect for coastal/seascape table designs. 

The charger plate covers are made from fabric I found this Summer at Hobby Lobby. 

The lighthouse wine charms are perfect for this table.  

I found this Cape Hatteras look lighthouse serving platter at Goodwill and knew it would be perfect for a coastal table.  
Here's a view from our beautiful lighthouse from the Pompano Beach pier. 

A few photos from the Hillsboro Inlet park that overlooks Intracoastal Waterway to the ocean. The drawbridge separates Pompano Beach and the town of Hillsboro Beach.  This stretch of A1A is also known as Hillsboro Mile.   The beach front mansions are amazing.  There is a new 60,000 square foot home just North of the lighthouse called the Le Palais Royal and it is listed for $159 million.  

Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse










Being a North Carolina girl I had to post a painting of the beautiful lighthouse from our coast.  



Resources

Charger plates: Nautical fabric covers made by me with Hobby Lobby fabric. 
Top plate: Coastal Lighthouse by Totally Today 
White salad plate with embossed shells and starfish: Home Catalina pattern
Red Dinner plate: Pier 1
Glasses: Dollar Tree flutes
Flatware: Reed & Barton Rebacraft Stainless Bamboo pattern.
Lighthouse centerpiece: TJ Maxx in stores this past Summer
Tall ship: part of my tabletop collection
Wine charms: Stein Mart many years ago
Napkin rings: Artisian crafted ceramic 
Lighthouse platter: Not branded 
Palm trees: Fontanini nativity palms www.houseoffontanini.com
Pineapple Urn Candles: Reflections from QVC a few years ago 
Linens: My collection 


Catherine 

28 comments:

  1. Great tablescape, love the centerpiece lighthouse and your plates. Your stack really pops with the anchor chargers and red plates. Must be an awesome place to live and see the light from the lighthouse at nights.

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    1. Thank you Judy! I do love living in our beautiful little town by the water.

      Catherine

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  2. Please share how you made the charger covers. What a game changing idea!!!

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    1. Hi Patty Lou,
      I plan on making a picture tutorial very soon on the fabric charger covers. They are very easy to make. Just think of a giant shower cap that will pull over your standard charger. I plan on making a set this weekend for my Alabama football table so I will post pictures.
      Catherine

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  3. Love all the components of your tablescape! So much to look at and enjoy! I'm drooling over your lighthouse plates. So much detail to look at and enjoy. Well done!! And PLEASE let us know how you made those charger covers! I just signed up to follow your blog, and look forward to your next table! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

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    1. Hi Rosie,
      Thank you so much. I hope to make a photo tutorial this weekend if time allows and the tropical storm brewing in the Caribbean does not hit South Florida.
      Catherine

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    2. Thanks, Catherine! Do stay safe. We would love a storm here in Southern CA, but I know they can wreak havoc! Rosie

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  4. As a fellow North Carolinian, I love your lighthouse tablescape and love our NC lighthouses too. The pictures you shared made me long for the coast again.

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    1. Thank you Darlene. I enjoy our lighthouse here in my town, but the North Carolina lighthouses are the best. Head down to Cape Hatteras and enjoy the sea.
      Catherine

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    2. Darlene, I see you live very close to my home town of Welcome NC. It's a small world!

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  5. I love lighthouses, and your table is darling. I, too, would love to know how you make those charger covers. I want to make some!

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    1. Thank you Joy. If the tropical storm passes me by I hope to make a picture tutorial this weekend. They are very easy to make either with a machine or by hand.
      Catherine

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  6. I love lighthouses also. I grew up and live in Eastern Canada near a lighthouse. Beautiful tablescape. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much! The lighthouses are amazing and the Eastern Canadian coast is so beautiful.
      Catherine

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  7. Very beautiful coastal lighthouse tablescape! You are very creative....Christine

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  8. Hi Catherine, what a fun and whimsical tablescape. Love the lighthouse centerpiece and plates. So many cute details on your table. Love the idea of plate chargers with fabrics. i haven't seen that one. You have to share at our link party, Dishing It & Digging It on Sundays at 4:00 EST. Our readers will love seeing this! Happy Friday, from your newest subscriber.

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    1. Thank you Linda! I will make sure to share on your Dishing It & Digging It party on Sunday. I plan on making a picture tutorial on how to make the removable charger plate covers. Thank you for following me and I look forward to following your blog too!
      Catherine

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  9. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, without which I'd never have found you, and I am now your newest follower. What a great post! I am a coastal fiend and tablescape nut, so loved everything here. Honestly, I have never been to a Dollar Store, but I love those flutes and need to go NOW!

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    1. Thank you so much Pattie. I'm happy I found your blog too! You must check out Dollar Tree for cute assorted glassware. I think I have a four set of everything they have offered over the last four years not to mention all the sets I pick up at Home Goods and other sources. My cabinets are full of glasses.
      Catherine

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  10. I love lighthouses. They tell a story and it's so beautiful. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. It's great having you.

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    1. Thank you so much Vanessa. I love our lighthouse here in South Florida. I'm happy Linda messaged me about the Dishing It and Digging It party. I will be sure to join in from time to time.
      Catherine

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  11. Love this nautical tablescape! So fun for summertime <3

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you so much Edye. Summertime is about to slip away. Here is South Florida, we are ready for a little cooler air.
      Catherine

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  12. OMG Love this table and the post too. It's my home state and town(s). I spent many a weekend at the beaches down there and holy cow have things changed! (it's been 20 some years since I've been back home). It's so gorgeous and built up. Thanks so much for sharing this. Many a time I spent my friday nights with friends sitting at the little bar that used to be there at Pompano Pier. #Memories

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    1. Thank you Christine. This area is amazing and I'm happy it brought back memories of happy times in Pompano Beach/Lighthouse Point. The bar area is now a snack shack on the pier. I've lived here since 1999 and never visited the Pompano pier until this month. Deerfield Beach was always my spot to walk on the beach until now. There is a nice Irish Pub on down the way so you need to check it out the next time you are in town.
      Catherine

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  13. Catherine,
    This tablescape is one of my favorites! I adore light houses!! For many years, we vacationed at the Jersey Shore and once climbed the Cape May lighthouse and visited the Herefort Inlet Lighthouse in North Wildwood, N.J. which is a Victorian style house and light house!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  14. Thank you Deb. The Jersey Shore sounds beautiful! I've flown over it a lot, but only visited Atlantic City for work a few times 20 plus years ago. They offer tours at our lighthouse once a month and hopefully I'll make it over one day for a climb.

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