For this season's book club discussion of Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes, dinner hosts Missy Jones, Teri Phillips, Julie Potter and I wanted to create a tranquil beach setting with allusions to sand, water and sea grasses.
Candles, candles everywhere! Candles topped our food tables, dotted centerpieces and marked each guest's place. Sand, shells and grasses added to the serene oceanside feel. Bookmarks and autographed bookplates -- compliments of author Gina Holmes -- tied everything together and gave us lasting mementos of a wonderful book.