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Tropical Dining in Our Oasis


Hello friends, we have a treat in store this week with some fabulous late summer tablescapes. Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate has once again organized a tablescape blog hop with the theme of late summer tablescapes. You can find the links toward the bottom of this post.  Thank you for visiting! 

I  set this table for an upcoming dinner party down by our pool. The pool area is very 
tropical looking, therefore my inspiration for setting this dining experience. The dishes I have had for years. They are made by Laurie Gates. They are bright and colorful and also melamine. No breakage to worry about. The aqua glasses match the melamine dishes nicely.

I love the colors in these dishes.  You can mix and match.  The placemats and napkins were purchased in Kauai this year while on vacation.  They are made locally on the island. Mailelanis is the brand name. The bamboo flatware is a Horchow find. The shell napkin rings are in a shade of blue and purchased years ago from Kohls.

I bought the darling seahorse candle holders years ago from Kohls.

Now, that we added a pool cabana, I love to entertain down by the pool.  No more carrying dishes up and down the stairs. Our very own tropical oasis.
The pool cabana has a mini kitchen plus a much needed bathroom and an outdoor shower.


An overhead shot of the table.

Here you can see the whole palapa, which provides wonderful shade from the sun's rays.  The palapa  adds a more tropical look to the area as well.

Night time look of the table.  I really love the led lights pads I purchased from Amazon.  You can read more about them on this post, Color My World.

The colors can be changed by touching the remote control. The soft glow adds a lovely effect for night time dining. The added sea shells hide the light pad.


I have been playing with my phone's camera settings.  It is great to see a panoramic view of the whole area.

I hope you visit each and every talented blogger below. Lots of fun inspiration for those summer tables.

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  1. Tablescapes are so beautiful! I never set my table like this, but I found some inspiration to possibly set my outdoor table and show it off.

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    1. Hi Carol, so glad you found some inspiration. I would love to see your table.

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  2. Wow, Linda! Tropical paradise indeed! Colorful, fun, and full of delightful details. You have thought of everything. How fun to entertain in such a lovely setting. I'd love to be a guest at your parties. Your table is charming!
    Love your cabana and palapa ( new word for me). Your linens and dishes are all so pretty.

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    1. Thanks Bonnie. I wish you could be a guest. i would love to have you. We worked hard to get this tropical look.

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  3. Linda, what a fabulous setting! Those napkins & placemats coordinate beautifully with your plates, and the items you bought from Kohl's years ago fit like a glove with the theme. I can only imagine the fun you are having with that pool cabana, being able to store the items needed for the parties. The setting is better than most vacation destinations, simply for the fact that it's so private, not to mention over the top special with amenities. Lucky you!

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    1. Hi Rita, yes we are really enjoying the new pool cabana and the convenience. It is very private here. Thank you for your kind words.

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  4. Paradise should have been in the name of your tablescape not mine! Wowza!! I was instantly transported back to five star resorts in Hawaii. Love every piece of your tableware and linens, but am especially envious of that flatware. All so perfect in your dream pool setting. Can I come visit!

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    1. Thanks Debbie, we do feel like it is our very own paradise. You can find the flatware at Horchow and I am sure some other sites as well.

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  5. Wow your just have your own little paradise! I love the glow of those lights at night and those little flower plates are just adorable. Perfect.
    Lisa

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    1. Thanks Lisa, I just love this fun colorful plates, which are melamine. The lights really add a nice touch.

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  6. I am always amazed and impressed with your beautiful tablescapes, Linda! You really know how to set a fabulous table - no matter what the occasion! They are all picture perfect and inviting!

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    1. Awww Fil, you are so sweet. I love designing tables. You are the craft queen.

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  7. Linda, you have created a most beautiful tropical oasis! I can imagine all of the hours that are enjoyed in this gorgeous space. Your lovely table is so perfect with its beautiful linens and oh so pretty melamine dishes, I would, not have know if you had not said so. The new lighting and the pool cabana makes me think of a beautiful resort somewhere on a tropical island!

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    1. Pam, thank you for your kind comment. You have your very own paradise at your home. Your gardens are gorgeous.

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  8. A lovely table setting! Love the dishes and that seahorse. Those LED lights are terrific. Love how you can control them. This is definitely a tropical oasis!

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    1. Thank you Liz, I feel so blessed to live in a tropical oasis. Your gardens are beautiful. I can see how you and Dan really work to make them so pretty.

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  9. Linda, your tablescape and beautiful surroundings are a visit into a tropical island paradise. The bright and bold colors and patterns are stunning and works perfectly with your patio//pool design. It is so welcoming and I can imagine that anyone who visits would not want to leave. The night time photos with all of the colorful lighting are just as amazing as the day time. Your entire patio makes outdoor dining so enjoyable and beautiful.

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely compliments. I love the bright tropical colors on this dishes and also the runner and placemats we brought back from Kauai. Happy weekend.

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  10. Love the blue stemware and the seahorse candle holder!

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    1. Hi Debra, aren’t those sea horse candle holders darling. I am embracing the color aqua this year. Happy weekend.

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  11. Your whole setting looks stunning. Well done. Pinned

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    1. Thanks Anita. I appreciate your kind comment and also pinning.

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  12. Oh how I would love to be at this dinner party (what are you serving?) It is so bright a cheery and colorful!! Your whole pool area is so inviting and is like a retreat. Lucky you!!

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    1. Hi Patti, you are always welcome. We are serving Tri tip, baked potato, salad and corn on the Cobb for Sunday’s dinner party plus a berry trifle.

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  13. What a pretty bright table. Love the palapa too. A gorgeous oasis.

    Cindy

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    1. Thanks so much for your visit and kind comment. Happy weekend.

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  14. Sitting at this table would be like going on a vacation to a tropical paradise! Such a beautiful setting Linda, and the bold floral plates are fantastic! I did order some of those light pads after seeing your Color my World post and can't wait to play with them! Your guests are sure to be wowed!
    Jenna

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    1. Thank you Jenna. Your beach house is the ultimate paradise s well. Being right on the water must be heavenly. I hope you love those light pads as mu has I do.

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  15. Linda, how lovely your table is, particularly after dark with the pretty glow of your lights! I love all of the color in your table decor, the fun runner and placemats (which I am sure summon up memories of your Hawaii trip) and the colorful dishes! I hope you enjoy many evenings dining around your pool before summer is gone. Thank you for joining another hop and sharing your table styling talents with us again!

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    1. Thank you Chloe, we love entertaining our guests. I like to make them feel special.
      I so appreciate you organizing these fun tablescape blog hops.

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  16. Hi Linda,
    You never disappoint with your tablescapes. This one is gorgeous. I love the lighting at night too. You have the best oasis out in your backyard. Oh how I miss having a pool. Enjoy enjoy.
    xoxo
    Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris, I bet you do miss your 🏊‍♀️ pool. You are welcome anytime. Xoxo

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  17. What a lovely pool area you have to enjoy. I'll bet that your guests loved dining poolside. I love the tropical theme of your table and using your Hawaiian purchased placemats and runners had to have brought up great memories from your trip. The way your centerpieces light up is really pretty.

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    1. Thank you Paula. Yes the placemats, runner and napkins do remind me of our Kauai visit. I love the colors and pattern. I think our guests will enjoy the tropical setting. Happy weekend.

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  18. What a relaxing poolside retreat for setting your pretty tropical tablescape! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

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    1. Thank you. We certainly do try to relax while sitting at our pool are.

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  19. Linda, It looks like you have your own private resort. So pretty and welcoming. I love it. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thanks Susie. I appreciate your kind words. Happy weekend. Xo

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  20. I want to vacation at your “resort”, Linda! It really is an oasis, and your table is so pretty those led lights dire add such a lovely ambience.

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    1. Kitty, you are always welcome. I would love to have you as my guest. We love to entertain our guests and hope they have. a lovely time.

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  21. Linda, my sweet friend,
    your tropical Dinertable looks wonderful!
    Wishing you a greaet week,
    sending lots of Love, Claudia xo

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    1. Hello sweet Claudia, thank you for your kind words. Happy week my friend. Xo

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  22. Thanks Linda! I never set my table like this, but I found some inspiration to possibly set my outdoor table and show it off. Learning about how to decor our home is a long process. However, It seems to be easier when follow your blog. :)

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    1. So glad I have inspired you. Just rly adding different items to your table. Think of a theme. Have fun.

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  23. Oh my goodness, Linda! That is the perfect table under your palapa. It all looks like a fabulous vacation that I would love to go on!! What a fabulous mix of tropical goodness! Those lights put it over the top and make it all look like 5 star resort!!

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    1. Hi Ann, your sweet comment make me smile. We do feel like our little oasis is a resort. The led lights do make the space pop at night. Thank you.

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  24. Linda, I have cabana and pool envy...you can have a staycation every day of the year! Don’t you love that there are so many wonderful patterns of melamine these days for outdoor entertaining?! Your dishes are so colorful and perfectly paired (of course ;) with the linens you recently purchased. I’d love to dip my toes in your pool, it’s sweltering here, or I could happily dine by candlelight by the cabana too.
    As always it’s a treat to blog hop with you. ♥

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    1. Awww Mary, think you. We do feel like it is a staycation. You have your own paradise as well. Yes, I absolutely love the various melamine patterns and colors. You are always welcome to dip your toes. Thank you.

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  25. Okay Linda, when can I come over!! What a tropical paradise you have created, and your table is tropical perfection! Bright, bold colors draw you in and make you want to smile and have fun! Your plate stack is stunning. It all looks so magical at night time. It would be hard to leave!

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    1. Thank you Maureen, we have to pinch ourselves when we sit down by the pool. Tropical dining is so fun and colorful.

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  26. Wow Linda, this is amazing! The colors and ambiance are off the charts. I feel like I should have put a flower in my hair and an umbrella in my tea. So much to drool over here, thanks for sharing this lovely oasis.

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    1. Thanks Sandra, I am thrilled you think it is amazing. A flower 🌺 in your hair would be perfect plus the little cocktail umbrellas. I have some, I guess I forgot to add them....lol

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  27. What a tropical paradise you have and your table is lovely. The after dark images are such a fun surprise. Your tablescape is filled with the joys of summer. I pinned and its a pleasure to be on the hop with you. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Katherine. The added led lights really have made a difference with low cost.i really had fun setting this colorful table.

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  28. Oh my goodness you truly have created a tropical oasis! Wow, it's fabulous! I love it all but especially the seahorse candle holders and the glass urn/cloche.

    I hope you have plenty of time to relax and enjoy your dreamy space. Have a great rest of summer!

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    1. Thank you Amber. I really do enjoy the oasis we created. I love taking a swim and relaxing. Nightlime is a pleasure to sit and enjoy the lighting.

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  29. Linda your setting is a tropical paradise indeed. Love your melamine because it is so colorful and fun for a summer setting. I can see how your guests would enjoy lingering around the table especially after the sun goes down and the soft glow of the lights sets the mood. It sounds like your new cabana has made it even easier to enjoy entertaining by the pool. You have a beautiful outdoor living space.

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