A message in a bottle acts as a whimsical place card. Calligraphy by Bernard Maisner, 212-477-6776, in Van Dyke brown ink, provides a just-washed-ashore patina. (Twist the inscribed parchment tightly around a pencil to insert in bottle.) Shells (seashellcity.com); Glass "Tempo" tumblers, Crate & Barrel. "Sausalito" plates, Pottery Barn, 888-779-5176; linen napkins, Calvin Klein Home, 800-294-7978; linen tablecloth, Ralph Lauren Home Collection, 888-475-7674.