ic Kathe With an E: Maui Wowie

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Maui Wowie

The title of this post is 
what Mr. B said when he saw 
this table put together.
He couldn't have
described it any better!
You may recognize the tablecloth from
this post.
Yes, it's a twin sheet 
I purchased for $1.50!
I topped it with a runner from the
as is section at Ikea.
The placemats were
purchased earlier in the month 
during the I Love Thrifting Day
adventure for $1.50 for four.

I used our everyday Gibson dinner plates
topped with fun tropical fish salad plates
from Goodwill at .25 each!
The flatware is a recent
Cost Pus World Market find.
On sale and with a coupon they were
$1.04 each!

 The cute bubbly glasses 
were clearanced at the end of the 
season at Kohl's.
They have fish and dolphins on them.
And yes, they are glass, not plastic!
Simple crisp white napkins
rolled and tied with twine 
and then I hot glued a
star fish on the twine.
The centerpiece is
my tiered serving dish
from Ikea filled
with shells, sand dollars and starfish.
All were purchased on clearance
or at estate sales.
The tall candle sticks you've seen before
and were on clearance at Pier 1.

This is my favorite shell!
Look how it grew around a nail!
 Doesn't it all make you
wish to be at the white sandy beaches
of Maui?

I was lucky enough to go
to Maui some years ago
with my girlfriend Suanne.
I'd love to be able to take Mr. B there someday.

To see his face as he is greeted by 
a pretty young Hawaiian
miss as she wraps a lei
around his neck.

Someday!  
Someday he will
be able to know the true
Maui Wowie experience!


I always share my tablescapes with 
and 
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life Table Top Tuesday

Click here to see where else I may be partying this week.
AND
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for my link party.

80 comments:

  1. Kathe, another beautiful tablescape put together with thrifty finds and a little know-how!

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  2. A great tablescape, beachy and fun. Love the leis on the chairs. Yes, I want to go back to Hawaii - a true dream vacation spot. I was there when I was 21, many moons ago! xo

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  3. The name is Perfect Mr. B!!!! Maui Wowie is sure a WOWZERS!! I want to kick my sandals off and enjoy some time there with you all! Looks great Kathe! Such a fun table..gosh your good!

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  4. What a fun and pretty tablescape!! I love the shells and those plates are adorable. Oh Maui would be fun to visit! I've been to Oahu! hugs, Linda

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  5. Aawwwww, Kathe.....that's so sweet. Your hubby is contributing! :-) That shell that grew around the nail is really cool! I have never seen anything like that before. I guess I don't ever really think about how shells had living things in them at one time and that it's entirely possible to do something like that! You did a great, great job on the napkin embellishments!!! Don't mess with a girl and her hot glue gun! :-) I saw that flatware at World Market when I was in browsing around a couple of weeks ago and really wanted to buy it. Debbie at Words on Wheels and I were on a buying hiatus, though, so I left them there. Sigh! I love the glassware. It looks kinda 3-D!

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  6. Great table, but I don't see any candlewick, just kidding.

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  7. Wowie is right! Beautiful setting........Sarah

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  8. This is a great table setting. So fun!! It makes me miss the beach! (And some great thifty finds too!!) Thanks for sharing :)

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  9. So unusual and colourful. Love it. Very Beachy,makes me think of long, lazy holidays.x

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  10. This table does make me wish I was back in Hawaii, even for a brief moment. I love all the treasures you have scored. You certainly have a great flair for making it all beautiful. xo marlis

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  11. Wow !!! Outstandin, I can almost hear the waves in the background. Great job of putting it together.

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  12. Very island-y, and I love the blue water theme throughout. Perfect! I would be happy to go to Maui in January.

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  13. Very pretty tablescape! Great finds, too! I really like the fish plates and bubble glasses! I love finding deals at Goodwill and Kohls!! I've been in the "beach" decorating mood, too, lately! Check out my latest post! http://cairncottage.blogspot.com/2012/07/beachy-tablescape-reveal.html

    Ann @ Cairn Cottage

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  14. Love it! This is a great table and very creative...

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  15. I love your tablescape. Makes me long for the beach!!
    I can hear the ocean in the distance and taste the frosty tropical drinks. : )

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  16. I hear you, someday.... Love all of the details of your table, so fun and festive!

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  17. What a pretty table...♥♥♥ those fish plates.

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  18. Yes, I want to go to Maui!! It's on my bucket list, hopefully one day. In the meantime, I love your tablescape! I really like that flatware!

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  19. Using the three tiered serving dish for height and shell display is a great idea. I also have been in the beach mood this summer. Even when landlocked a oceany tablescape is able to tale you away.

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  20. Your table is very pretty and certainly makes me wish for some time in HI! You have some fabulous thrify finds featured. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Between Naps on the Porch.

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  21. Hi Kathe: This is just a gorgeous tablescape! I love the blues and tans, and really like that you got a lot of it on sale or thrifting--those are my favorite ways to shop, too! Well done!

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  22. Wow, those placemats are perfect for your Maui themed table! You did a fantastic job, and it sounds like you did it with some real bargains! Love those glasses and the DIY napkin rings look great! I have been meaning to tell you how wonderful your blog looks with it's redo! It fits you to a T (or should I say an E!)

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  23. This looks great!!!I am visiting form the Glimpse inside linky and am your newest follower! I blog over at http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ I hope you will stop by and do the same! I also have an awesome giveaway going on right now with a Cricut Machine. I would love it if you would enter! It ends tomorrow though! Hope you have a great day!

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  24. What a fun tablescape! All of your items came together so perfectly and what great deals too!

    Have a wonderful night!
    (hugs)
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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  25. What a beautiful Maui summer tablescape Kathe. To start with, you really scored some great deals, plus everything looks just perfect with the right elements for making this awesome beach table. Visiting from Shine on Fridays.
    FABBY

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  26. Nice!! Some great buys!! Hope you and Mr. B. get to enjoy Maui, I hope to share that experience with my hubby some day, until then I will live it vicariously through you!!

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  27. What a fun table! :) I love your striped cutlery. :)
    ~Liz

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  28. That's cute...Maui Wowie...what a sweet husband. He's right too. I love the tiered center piece with the gorgeous shells! Beautiful!

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  29. I'm still loving everything beachy and this is right up my alley! Nice job and I love that tiered centerpiece!

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  30. Maui is wonderful and so is your tablescape. I've been decorating the house for summer this year with all my beachy things I've collected through the years. And I love it! My favorites here are the fishy plates and those starfish napkin rings - LOVE!

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  31. I love it!!!
    And I am loving your new blog design, too!!!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

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  32. Your tablescape is gorgeous Kathe!I love the beach theme and your centrepiece with the shells looks amazing. Have a wonderful day:)

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  33. Another amazing tablescape. I can hear the waves lapping at the shore in the background.

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  34. What a beautiful island dining experience you created. Well done!

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  35. Sweet! I love it. I am amazed at how creative people can be. Me, not so much. I'm more of a copier than a creator.

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  36. I love coastal design so of course I love your table. Beautiful!

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  37. Love it!...I've been blessed to travel to Maui,and this sure reminds me of all the wonderfulness...I'm visiting from Boogieboard Cottage!!

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  38. I'm going to have to start calling you the vignette queen! Your tablescapes are always so very pretty. do you rent your services out! The coastal design is so very pretty! Beautiful as always! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

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  39. I can hear the hula music!
    What great finds! The flatware is wonderful! Goes so well with the mats!
    Thanks for linking your maui table to Let's Dish!

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  40. Stopped by from Sunny Simple - your table looks beautiful!

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  41. My children would LOVE for me to decorate the table like this!! I've got to keep this in mind for Abby's birthday. Of course, I'll have to add in some mermaids for her. This is so cute. -Tabitha

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  42. Great table Kathe! And wow, what wonderful bargains! I can't believe you got that flatware for such a amazing price. Thank you for sharing at TTF and have a terrific day!

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  43. Your tablescape looks great and I love, love, love those salad plates!

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  44. Hello! Stopping by from the Marvelous Monday link up at Jam’s Corner. This is such a cute table setting– I love it! I hope you’ll visit me at jugglingactmama.blogspot.com

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  45. Very pretty! I adore your starfish the most! Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  46. I'm co-hosting with Marvelous Monday - great tablescape... I was so sad when World Market pulled out of Minnesota - loved that place!!

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  47. Oh it does look like Maui. So beautiful. We were luck to get to go last year, and this is so perfect. Beautifully done. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  48. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful Maui tablescape on Simple & Sweet Fridays. So pretty!

    Jody

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  49. Beautiful! I have never been to Maui but I feel like I'm just a little bit closer as I look at this gorgeous tablescape! It's nice to have a staycation when you can't have a vacation! Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty With It this week!

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  50. That is so gorgeous and beachy! I love the starfish. It's a lovely tablescape.

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  51. You captured the ambiance of the islands,beautifully, my favorite being Oahu,
    Mahalo!!!

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  52. I love those fishy glasses! Thanks for linking up at What’s Cluckin! Hope to see you back tomorrow!

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  53. Everything looks great. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  54. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for linking this up to our Weekend Wonders link party. Hope to see you again Thursday.

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  55. Hey Kathe,
    I love this table also. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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    1. Sorry this is late, but better late then never. Thanks so much for sharing with last weeks with Wednesday's Adorned From Above. The link party is open now for this week.
      Debi Bolocofsky
      www.adornedfromabove.com

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  56. Hi Kathe, This table is beautiful. I love all elements especially all the shells and the wonderful glasses. Thanks for sharing. Ginger

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  57. What a beautiful table! I love every single bit! I've never been to Maui, but it's on the list of things my husband and I want to do! Your table is perfect! :)

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  58. Forgot to say how pretty the flatware is with all the wonderful colors. I am a new follower thru Linky and GFC. xo Ginger

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  59. Hello Kathy, That's a fantastic name for this festive tablescape! You found some lovely things for great prices! Love it!
    I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  60. So fun! I heart all things beachy! So glad you linked up at Shine on Fridays this past week!

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  61. I LOVE this table Kathe!! So bright and summery! and those glasses are fabulous!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  62. I love beachy themes so I love this table setting. It looks great! Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!

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  63. Kathe, this was completely delightful! Love it! Mr. B was right! :)

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  64. Very pretty! Thanks for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  65. Such a fun tablescape Kathe!! You must show we where you store all this great stuff!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  66. How fun.....Thanks for linking up @ CountryMommaCooks link and greet party.....hope to see you again tomorrow : )

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  67. This is so pretty! I love the shell centerpiece. I am your newest follower!!! :-) I would love for you to come visit my blog at www.chirpingwithexcitement.blogspot.com :-) Have a great weekend. Tonya

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  68. Wow! Kathe.. this looks totally A-mazing! Who wouldn't want to come to your house for a fun and festive party? You should be a party planner!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  69. Very pretty! I would love to go to Maui sometime. Maybe someday. :) Thanks for sharing at I Made It! Monday. Can't wait to see what you link up this week.

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  70. What a beautiful table! I love those glasses. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow.

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  71. I bet you had a lot of fun - both with your friends and putting it all together. I love that you got each item for so little - now that's inspiring!

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  72. How fun. I'm sure Mr. Be loves to see what you come up with each time!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  73. This table setting is awesome! I agree with your husband's response. I am featuring it this week on Dare to Share.

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