Florida Blue Crab Season Tablescape!!!!
My dear friends….I love seafood!
I love nautical!
I love the waters of the Gulf of Mexico AND the Atlantic ocean.
I love hearing the seagulls call and watching them swoop down to scoop fish out of the turquoise waters of the Gulf.
AND I love eating seafood, particularly Florida Blue Crab and I love setting nautical tablescapes to go with my Florida Blue Crab theme.
In case you are not familiar with Blue Crab ….they are a common and tasty delicacy that is caught by fisherman across the south and eastern United States coastlines. Anglers can have fun catching a Blue Crab by using the hook and line method, but fisherman often turn to bait traps to collect Blue Crab.
In Florida, Crabbing is good year-round, but the best time to find the Blue Crab is during the summer months.
Blue Crab can be found both on the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Crabs can also be found inland, in creeks or rivers in northern Florida.
Now that we have discussed Blue Crabs….. let us talk about my recent Blue Crab tablescape!
For those who do not know how to eat a Blue Crab….it is very simple. Just follow the instructions on the plate. 🙂
You may have seen the same type of instructions on the lobster plates that I used in the post on how to eat lobsters. Click on the link here for the Coastal Florida Seafood Boil!
Yummy, Fresh, Seafood, there is nothing like it and Florida Blue Crab is soooooooo good!
For my tablescape, I started with fish netting instead of a tablecloth.
I used rope chargers under the Crab plates and I used lifesaver napkin rings to hold blue votive candles… instead of the napkin.
In place of the napkin “ring”, I used little white Adirondack chairs and slipped the nautical napkin through the arm rails. I found the napkins last year at Old Tyme Pottery. I like them because they have a white background with beige sea shells, along with a few nautical terms, as well as the markings of an old navigational chart.
What is really convenient, is the little chairs also hold the name tags that slide through a cut into the back of the chair.
The flatware is really cool too. The rope-like handles go along with the coastal theme and for me they resemble the rope used to tie a boat to the dock.
I have also included a navy blue crab pick which is a must for digging out those delicious nuggets of crab meat from their shell.
I placed a few sea shells and shiny, blue, flat marbles along the center of the table in and among the blue hydrangeas, navy blue lighthouse and blue sea glass.
I especially love the water and drink glasses because of their wavy shape. I found them years ago…don’t even remember where but have always liked their look. They appear misshapen and about to tip over but on the contrary, they are nice and sturdy.
Salt and pepper shakers are little Blue Hermit Crabs. So cute!
You will notice the little SeaGull was also used in the Lobster tablescape. He is adorable!
Since darkness was fast approaching, I lit the candles so you could see the table in candlelight.
Don’t you agree?
Have a great and wonderful day!
Thank you for your comments….I enjoy reading each and every one.
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