I mentioned in a recent post that I had some medical issues to take care of. I went to the doc with right shoulder pain, suspecting that rotator might be the culprit. To cut to the chase, the MRI showed a small tear in the rotator and severe inflammation. Surgery was my best option, and I was actually able to have it the next day due to a cancellation.
With less than 24 hours notice, I had an untold amount of things to do to prepare for being out of commission for a while, including, of course, a tablescape. I did this one the day before surgery and have had the pics uploaded and ready to go since then.
I wanted to use my summery striped tablecloth again. As a matter of fact, most of the elements that you see here, you have seen in previous tablescapes. Hopefully, I have just used them in a slightly different way.
My colorful polka dots dinner and salad plates came next. Their bright pattern is perfect with the colors in the cloth.
For the top plate, I used Pfaltzgraff Seaside. I decided to go with more of a shell theme for this table, taking my inspiration from these plates.
The aqua napkins from The Napkin Lady were the perfect color palette for this table. Of course, the shell napkin rings were the only choice for this table.
I used the matching tumblers as well as the blue flatware.
The Dollar Tree shell plates were a must, of course! After trying them a few ways, I finally decided on topping off the plate stack with them and adding a votive candle. I liked the look and started to consider how to do my shell motif in the centerpiece.
I started with the pink flamingo for height, as well as humor. The starfish vase holds a couple of butterflies which I chose for the pink and blue colors. You may remember that the flamingo and butterflies are actually garden art I purchased at Dollar General.
The shell-themed items in the centerpiece all came from Dollar General at different times. The two candleholders and beach chairs each contain ocean-blue votives which match the ones in the shell plates.
I added a citronella candle leftover from our camping days. I chose it because I knew the color would be perfect. The beach chair votive holders add some whimsy and cleverness.
I just love this watery blue candle holder encircled with shells.
I found these cute little tubs at Dollar General and thought that they could be used in a variety of ways for tablescapes. Today I chose to put river rock in the blue ones to make me think of the outdoors.
I put blue beads in the pink ones to symbolize ocean waves…oh, how I wish I was in them right now! I finished off the centerpiece with some river rock because I wanted a natural element.
Because I did not have much time to prepare for surgery, I did not get a lot of calls made. In addition to being short on time, I did not want to make a huge production out of my surgery.
It went well, and I am pretty sure that I am recuperating on schedule. At the end of the week, I was able to remove bandages and shower; those two things really made a marked difference in how I feel.
The biggest drawback is being one-handed and needing help with almost everything, especially for this right-handed person. My husband and my mother have jumped in and done everything for me, which has been wonderful.
Today I am coming to you by typing with one left hand, so overlook the mistakes. If I don’t comment on your blog or reply to an email, you know why. Tablescapes will continue, however, as much as I am able!
I am joining: A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday, Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life , Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorado Lady, From the Farm at The Homesteading Hippy, Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday, Metamorphosis Monday, Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage , Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday, Under the Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home, Brown Gingham Creations for Rednesday, Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish, Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours, Cottage Style at Lavender Garden, Homemaking Paty at Hope in Every Season, The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday, What’s It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants; Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now, Meet Me Monday at You Are Talking Too Much, Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter, Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage, Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound, You’re Gonna Love It Tuesdays at Kathe with an E, Mop it Up Monday at I Should Be Mopping the Floor , Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style , Make it Pretty Monday, Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House, Create It Thursday at Lamberts Lately, Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring, Tuesday’s Treasures at Uncommon Suburbia, Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage , The Scoop at The Stone Gable, Thursday Favorite Things at Katherine’s Corner , Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design