When you grow up in New England, the summer isn’t complete without at least one lobster dinner! Today, I’m joining some blogger friends for a Summer Tablescape Blog Hop. It seemed like the perfect time to style a lobster table setting!
Many thanks to my friend Rita from Panoply for organizing this hop! If you’re stopping by after a visit with Pam from Everyday Living, welcome! There will be links to all of the lovely table settings at the end of this post.
While looking for something in the basement, I came upon these wooden crab napkin rings. They are another treasure from my mom’s collection, and I was immediately inspired to create a tablescape with a seafood theme for summer.
Then it hit me…I had the perfect location to set up my table. In the small town where I grew up, there is a town dock where we would swim and crab all summer long. The view is breathtaking!
I thought that on a weekday before tourist season has started, I’d have the dock to myself. When I arrived, there was just a dad and two young children crabbing. It was like nothing has changed in 40 years!
I set up my round table and covered it with a red and white checkered tablecloth from my stash. It has a casual, summer picnic vibe.
The plates are black vintage enamelware. Again, I was going for the casual look! The red handled flatware compliments the tablecloth.
I stopped at the grocery store on my way to the dock and had them steam two lobsters. And yes, my husband and I had them for dinner that night. They were so good!
The centerpiece is a glass vase that I turned into a hurricane. I filled it with sand and shells and stuck a white pillar candle in the center. Then I attached fish netting (from Dollar Tree) to the outside. I scattered some shells and votive candles around, too.
I love to season my seafood with Old Bay Seasoning. I can’t eat tuna without it! I also love the vintage style look of the tin, so it made it’s way onto the tablescape. The shell crackers are definitely vintage. I remember using them as a kid to crack open lobsters and crabs.
These red vintage plastic salt and pepper shakers also fit with the color scheme and style of the table. You may remember them from my Patriotic Tiered Tray Decor.
Of course, lobster always goes well with a cold beer and corn on the cob. I was thrilled when I found these cans of beer at the town package store. It was like they were made for my tablescape lol!
I couldn’t have chosen a more perfect day to set up this lobster table setting! It was in the low 70’s with sunny skies and a nice breeze. The wind was a little challenging, but nothing ever got blown off of the table. There was no way the candles were going to stay lit, though. I also had to keep my eye out for seagulls, otherwise the lobsters would’ve flown away!
I love that I was able to design this table with mostly items from my stash. All I needed to buy were the lobsters, beer, corn and the fish netting.
I had so much fun creating this lobster table setting! It really got me excited about being able to once again entertain friends and family this summer.
If you love coastal decor, check out my DIY Nautical Rope Wreath.
Here are a few of my other summer tablescapes:
- Rustic Americana Patriotic Tablescape
- A Late Summer Tablescape in the Garden
- Patriotic Tablescape Inspired by Vintage Enamelware
- Blue and White Nautical Summer Tablescape
Now be sure to check out more summer table setting inspiration from the table stylists below! Next on the hop is Marsha from The Little Yellow Corner Store. You’re going to love her Summer Magnolia Tablescape!
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