Welcome Home - a tablescape for friends

Our dear friends came for a weekend stop after returning home from visiting their son and his family in Hawaii.

Gosh, it's so fun to spend time with friends, especially ones that have been our friends over 40 years. You know we were thrilled for them to come and visit us in Kentucky. 

I knew we would set at the table to enjoy our food and share stories about their trip. Their son is military and we are so proud of him.

I wanted the table to be casual but with small reminders of their Hawaiian trip. Placemats in soft colors designed with shells, starfish and coral were used. 

Aqua plates were stacked then topped with aqua and gold bowls.

Our friendship has continued over the years even though we now live nearly six hours apart. 

A coastal vignette was used on a nearby side table. The large shell platter and pineapple were reflective of their trip. Tradition says the pineapple is a symbol of social events and became the meaning of welcome, friendship and hospitality. 

I think we sat at the table for hours catching up. We were so happy to spend time with our friends and welcome them home from their trip.

Thanks for stopping by - Judy.

Linking to these fabulous parties:

Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
The Scoop @ Stone Gable Blog

Wow Us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style on Tuesday evening
Simple & Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme on Wednesday

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson on Wed. evenings 
Share Your Style Link Party @ 21 Rosemary Lane on Wed. evenings
Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life on Wednesday evening

Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Foodie Friday & Everything Else @ Rattlebridge Farm on Thursday
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch on Thursday morning
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage on Thursday morning

Table It Link Party @ Life and Linda
Inspiration Monday @ Our Southern Home 
Dishing It and Digging It @ Rustic & Refined on Sundays


  1. How thoughtful, and how PRETTY!!! I'm sure they appreciated the nod to their trip!


  2. What a beautiful table you did for your long time friend's visit.
    The aqua plates and dishes are gorgeous! I also love the centerpiece.
    Thank you for your sweet comment.
    I hang the plates on the wall with a wire hanger that comes exactly made for plate hanging on walls, otherwise yes, they could fall and brake.
    I'll send you a picture I'm sure you can get it from E-bay.

  3. You created the perfect tablescape that combines a look that was no doubt reminiscent of your friends' recent trip as well as a feeling of coming home. I love those large hurricanes with the aqua candles and your dishes are gorgeous. The shell and pineapple complete the look for the room. So very thoughtful of you to welcome them back in this way.

  4. I love the table scape .... what a wonderful surprise for your friend. Would love if you'd share at Reader Tip Tuesday: http://www.jodiefitz.com/2017/08/08/reader-tip-tuesday-food-craft-party/

    It's open all week & growing! Hope to see you & your creativity at the party. xo

  5. What a pretty table you set and I'm sure they appreciated it! How nice to see old friends 😊

  6. Anonymous4:15 PM

    Tieing together your friendship and their recent visit to Hawaii shows how you value your friends.

  7. What a beautiful table for your dear friends! I bet they loved it. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. How nice that you set a beautiful table for your longtime friends! What a great time to just be able to catch up with each other.
    I am sure they enjoyed your efforts of making them feel welcomed.

  9. I love this tablescape! Living in the deep south, the shell theme would be perfect.