Florida Blue Crab Summer Tablescape!!!!
My dear friends….I love seafood!
And I love anything 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 of course you must know that I love setting a nautical tablescape 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 the 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 used in the post on how to eat lobsters.
Yummy, Fresh, Seafood, there is nothing like it and Florida Blue Crab is soooooooo good!
For the tablescape, I started with fish netting over a white table instead of using a tablecloth.
Seagrass chargers are placed under the Crab plates and the lifesaver napkin rings are used 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 about 10 years ago at Old Time 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 with 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.
A few sea shells along with shiny, blue, flat marbles are along the center of the table,… in and among the blue hydrangeas, driftwood, navy blue lighthouse and blue sea glass.
A few pieces of coral nest against the blue crackle jar holding the flowers.
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.
You will notice the little SeaGull was also used in the Lobster tablescape.
Since darkness was fast approaching, I lit the candles so you could see the table in candlelight.
The wooden mallets aid in the cracking of the crab shells.
They were also used on the lobster tablescape.
They are interchangeable which is convenient for any nautical tablescape.
Have a great and wonderful day!
I did not purchase anything new for this tablescape…and most items I have had for years.
1 Peter 1: 8,9
Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
I want to thank Rita who tirelessly sets up tablescape blog hops for the enjoyment of so many.
There are 20 Summer tables/themes. Enjoy all of them this Summer.
Panoply – Up, Up and Away With Summer Dining
Home is Where the Boat Is – Hydrangeas and Butterflies
Everyday Living – Welcoming Summer With A Garden Tablescape
Life and Linda – A Boho Alfresco Tablescape
Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Summer Plaid and Polka Dot Picnic
Living With Thanksgiving – Summer Blessings
Debbee’s Buzz – Alfresco Bee Theme Table and Florals
The Painted Apron – Boats, Floats and Fish!
The Little Yellow Corner Store – Pucker Up Lemony Tablescape – It is Time to Have a Bee-utiful Day!
The Cat’s Whiskerz – A summer picnic tablescape for Canada Day
Pandora’s Box – Summer Blues
Me and My Captain – Florida Blue Crab Summer Tablescape
From My Carolina Home – Welcome Summer Tablescapes
The Bookish Dilettante – Summer Tablescape: Old Glory
My Thrift Store Addiction – Summer Picnic Brunch under the Texas Mountain Laurel
Red Cottage Chronicles – Lemon Tablescape for Summer
Hyacinths for the Soul – Long May She Wave
Celebrating Everyday Life – Create a Chic Seashell Table Setting This Summer
Dinner at Eight – A Summer of Colors
Bluesky at Home – Pretty Table for a Ladies Dinner Party