Wednesday, June 6, 2012

river rats.



This is where the locals eat and visit there friends.  Good food, friendly people, reasonable prices.  all good.




I don,t consider myself as a river rat even though I have lived here all my life.

On each side of the building are murals depicting early life on the river.This is a fishing guide making a shore dinner for the fishermen.This was the highlight of the fishing trip to cook the fish they caught.
As many of you live on the sea side I thought I would combine the two.


anchor for napkin holder

Beachy dishes for you sea lovers
We have lots of sailboats.  What a life.The runner is a valance.  Perfect for my tablescape.


Front view of table .see the life preserver for napkin holder.Little shells scattered.
This is one of the murals on the side of the koffee kove.
Norman Rockwell plate.Clear blue plate and tea towel matching colors with runner.

A Rockwell cup.  The sea captain

I used these as coasters

A oops seeds dropped from center piece
Closer view of plate
Beachy cup

Beachy table setting

Old lantern for boat used to elevate bowl. I use a battery candle so it lights up.


Center piece part got at thrift shop 
The end .Come and see us sometime You will love it. The air is clean and the folks friendly.

6 comments:

Ellen said...

This is outstanding!!! Everything you could want for a fabulous nautical beachy tablescape. I love it! Your detail is so impressive. What a talent you are!

Dianne said...

You certainly captures the feel of the shore, either river or ocean. I especially love the napkin rings. Dianne

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Vernice! I haven't been feeling so great this week. I sustained a torn rotator cuff to the right shoulder back in late November/early December that finally became too much to bear. I was in SO much misery that I finally asked Ramon to make the appointment for me to get a cortisone shot. I went to get it yesterday and have been in even more pain ever since. Plus the pain pill made me nauseous and dizzy, so I've been in bed most of the day. Feeling better this evening, but still not ready to move around a lot. Just hoping the shot brings some relief as it did when I tore the left rotator cuff. I am SO clumsy!!! Anyhooooooo...I think this is one of my all-time favorite tablescapes of yours! It tells a story. It really makes me WANT to come visit your town! It is a life so different and so pretty with all the sailboats and water that it just draws me in. (We live right by a lake with lots of boats, but it's just not the same.) TERRIFIC napkin rings and dishes!!! When I saw that little anchor, I literally grinned from ear to ear. What a great idea! I know I'm going to mess this all up when I describe it, but I have no idea what it's actually called: those 3 logs kind of looped together with rope with the sailboat in front of it. I have seen pictures of cranes or seagulls perched on them, but I don't know if there is a name for them. At any rate, I love that you added that AND the old boat lantern to the tablescape. Very creative!!! The napkins you used are absolutely right on, too!!! The murals on the sides of the restaurant are really fantastic. I'm assuming a local artist painted those? This is really great. I am going to inbox you re: some lobster crackers. I can't find any here in the Kansas City area, but I need a couple. I'm going to try asking a restaurant if they will lend me some first, but if they won't I'll inbox you about them. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!!!!!!!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

I do believe I would like your town very much. When you show pictures of it I am homesick for the water. We are planning our summer trip to Cape Cod so at least I have that to look forward to. I really like your table and especially the anchor and life preserver for napkin rings, and the Norman Rockwell plate. My Mom is a huge fan of his and we have been to the Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA. They have all the covers of the Saturday Evening Post framed and jung in chronological order with explanations of the pictures. They also have many of the original paintings, including some very famous ones. Thanks for the wonderful table. Linda

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love, love, love it all . Amazing. Everything detail is perfection. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Aledia said...

Wow, what a beautiful tablescape! I really love your dishes and I also like the napkin rings.

Those murals are just breathtaking and it sounds like a wonderful place to be.
You have set another lovely table for us to enjoy, have a wonderful night!

(hugs)
Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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