Coastal Dining Set a pretty table with glass dinnerware and save the paper plates for picnics. Summer dining can be casual yet elegant when you set your table with coastal dinnerware in soothing blue and green sea tones or captivating beach cottage and seashore prints. Make a splash with sea life themed plates, platters and trays embellished with sand dollars, starfish and seahorses or present food on seashell embellished serveware. Crab, lobster, shrimp and similar crustaceans are classic summer meals; serve them with style on nautical dinnerware. Be sure to pour plenty of refreshing drinks — a cool blue or green glass beverage set is ideal; use insulated tumblers for poolside or patio dining. A water pitcher is a tabletop essential; clear glass and acrylic pitchers make it easy to distinguish beverages. Casual dish sets in elegant white porcelain, china or stoneware integrate seamlessly on any table plus they help to highlight the food.