Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am so honored by your visit today. My name is Kristi and I am married to my college sweetheart(I refer to him here as "Mr. Incredible"), momma to my 2 beautiful girls who are growing much too quickly, a high school computer teacher, photographer, and a gardener (at times~right now I'm growing weeds). I love to laugh, drink strong Starbucks coffee, take pictures, and be anywhere my family is. Jesus is my Savior and I try so hard to be the wife and momma that He has called me to be. I often fail but He lovingly picks me up, dusts me off, and encourages me that with Him all things are possible. Feel free to join me on this journey of faith, stop in and say hello, look around, and leave a comment~I love comments. Why "Kiki's Corner?" My nephews call me Aunt Kiki and I love that too.

Just Beachy!

Our family was blessed to take a wonderful trip together.

A person can get use to seeing sights like these everyday!

It makes me want to dive back in!

Can you guess where we went?

I'll give you some hints...Cinnamon...Francis...Maho...Leinster...do you know???

(More pictures coming soon!)

It is our most favorite place on earth, if we could only find a way to live there!

So, when a girl returns home, her heart starts missing sights like these:

I decided to bring a little vacation to our tablescape. Goodbye for now roosters.

And hello beach! Ahh, I can almost hear the ocean again.

That's better....and peaceful!

I went to Hobby Lobby (My fave) and found these glass containers for 50% off.

They had colored sand for $1.99 and their candles were 50% off too. Yippee!

I used some of the shells that we brought back with us and added a few from Hobby Lobby. They were....yes you guessed it....on sale too.

I decorated the table using my Granny's white china plates, added my everyday silverware, bamboo-ish placemats from the dollar store, and a mason jar. I love the juxtaposition of the mason jar with fine china.

No ordinary napkin ring will do...a starfish is much better (we got to snorkel with a real live one; he/she was bigger than both of my hands put together).

No mason jar is complete without sweet tea! My garden is overflowing with mint, so this is fresh, sweet, mint tea.

And here is my recipe:

Thank you so much for blessing me with your visit to my blog! I hope you enjoyed your stay and that you will come again soon.

I am overjoyed to list this post with:



from Between Naps on the Porch



ceekay said...

Love your seahide tablescape. I just did my coffee table with the same theme. I don't have any dishes for a tablescape...or let's say I haven't figured one out yet! Great job and please, pass the tea!

Linda/"Mom" said...

* CONGRATULATION KRISTI, on a LOVELY, beautifully "put-together" first TT!!!

You should be soooo proud!

Linda in AZ *

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday, Kristi! Love that scripture on your blog! :-)

Your table looks so summery and fun with your shells. Don't you love Hobby Lobby and Marshall's and all of those stores? They have such great buys! And your container is wonderful! I love how you set this table. Great job!

Happy Tablescape Thursday...


Sheila :-)

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

Looks lovely! I like your blog header graphic, too--very pretty!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Kristi, your table is lovely....I just adore seashells but I also like your roosters!

Just lovely....wonderful job.

Many blessings, Barb

Amy said...

Mmmmm sweet mint tea. Sounds yummy! Love your simple and elegant tablescape. Enjoy Tablescape Thursday! Amy :)

Janie's World said...

You placesetting looks wonderfully calm and serene. I love your collection of shells and the starfish. Very pretty!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Love your beachy table.

Vanessa said...

Okay, I have to try your sweet tea recipe! I love some sweet tea! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Fifi Flowers said...

Ooooh love the beach too!

Bill said...

Hi Kristi,
Your table looks so cool and inviting -- nice job! What would we do without Hobby Lobby, huh?

I definitely want to try your tea recipe. I HAVE to plant some mint next year!

Thank you for the thoughful comment you left for me. Stop by again soon, OK?

Bill @ Affordable Accoutrements

xinex said...

Oh what a beautiful and peaceful place to vacation. And it only gets better with family being ther with you. Your tablescape is the same way so you captured it perfectly. Your granny's china are gorgeous!...Christine

Suzanne said...

I laughed when You said "no more roosters"! This looks like the Carribean and we had wild chickens and roosters running all around the house we rented in Virgin Gorda! :) Your table is lovely and I will look for the tinted sand--that's a new one for me. Great first TT--Welcome!

Beverly said...

It's beautiful, Kristi. I love the idea of putting the starfish with your napkins.

And, I can't wait to try your mint iced tea.

Kathleen said...

You are so right! I see the beach everyday and try never to take it for granted!
Love your beachy theme..and thanks for your visit !

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Who doesn't love the beach? Very nice table. Love how you brought your vacation to your table.


fawnda said...

Very cute beach table! I want to go to the beach now! Visiting from Kimba's Party!

KBeau said...

Sweet tea in a Mason jar. Just perfect.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Visiting from Kimba's party. :) I LOVE your beachy table...so pretty and summery.

The Real Me! said...

Everything looks so fun and beachy! Of course living near the beach we like beachy. You table looks beachier than mine! LOL.
Big hugs.

ilovemy5kids said...

I'm green with envy for that little Va-cA! Oooh, I could feel the sand beneath my feet and the water all around!
Thanks for sharing!

Blessings to you!

sarah said...

beautiful! I am going to try the recipe for the tea-sounds so good!

Erica said...

Oh, I want to go to wherever you were! I LOVE the table. Maybe I should shake things up a bit around here! Love you, girl!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Kristi, such a lovely first TT! Love your seaside tablescape! I love the way you used the mason jars for goblets! Your china is love and the centerpiece is so pretty! Everything is pulled together so beatuifully.

Thank you for sharing your calm and welcoming table!


Julia said...

What a gorgeous table setting!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Well...I have to tell you, I enjoyed my visit with you also! Were you in Hawaii?
Your blog is fun, easy to follow and read...and I will return. Colored sand? Really? I hear of all these wonderful places to find things...but never seem to get there...I need to get in gear. Planning ahead would help..wouldn't it? :)
Your family is just beautiful!! ALL of you! I mean, BEAUTIFUL!!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your table is very pretty! The mint tea sounds and looks wonderful!

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday!

Morning T said...

Your table is fabulous and it looks like your vacation was as well! Thanks for stopping by to visit me today.

Stephanie said...

It turned out great! I love it!

Becky said...

What a great way to bring your vacation right home with you.

Kim said...

I can hear the waves crashing now & I feel the cool ocean breezes. Great beachy tablescape. I love it! Now I want to go on vacation.

Dee said...

Wow the amson jar and white china. Priceless, just priceless.

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

Your beachy table is lovely, and the beach photos make me long for the ocean!

Thank you for stopping by my blog to say hello today. :)


ellen b. said...

Hi Kristi!! Love your beach table. Very nice!! Welcome to TT!
Blessings to you and yours...

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Love the beachy tablescape. I miss the beach too! I know what you mean. Jackie

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Love the tablescape, I can hear the waves! Gotta love Hobby Lobby.

printersdevil said...

Oh, I am in agony now. I keep opening all these lovely beach theme tables and I so want to be there. I guess I need to focus on the fact that I am getting to see lots of my favorite things today.

Lovely table. I can't wait to hear about your trip.

Dining Delight said...

Beach Themes must be popular for us 1st-timers (I did one too!). Yours is terrific! It is great you could use some of the shells you have collected. That makes your tablescape even more special.


Laureen said...

Hi!thanks for the visit and the comment.I love the sea shells.

Christina said...

Thanks for a trip to the sea! Beautiful tablescape. Love the jelly jars for tea also.

Lisa said...

Love the beachy table display.

Gina said...

Just beautiful, and I love your vacation picks btw!

Marie said...

Hello Kristi - love your ocean theme table scape! It's absolutely fabulous. I adore sea shells. Thank you for sharing!