Entertaining Style–Summer Solstice Tablescape

Summer Solstice Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

 I love creating pretty tablescapes so I’m excited to share my summer inspiration with you as part of the Summertime Tablescape Blog Hop.

The talented Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate pulled together a great group of bloggers for this fun blog hop.  Starting today through the end of the week, the group will be sharing table settings to get inspired for summer entertaining.  I’ve included a list of all the bloggers at the end of this post so make sure to check out the beautiful tables everyone has created.  Now let me show you my summer table…


 I was brainstorming a concepts for my summer table and the idea of a summer solstice theme came to mind. Fire and Sun are two elements that represent summer solstice and they are what inspired the colors for my tablescape.

Summer Solstice Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Orange and pink are two of my favorite colors and combined with blue and white equals perfection in my book.

Summer Solstice Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

A secret weapon I have for an inexpensive table runner is to use wrapping paper instead of a cloth runner.  I found this plaid wrapping paper in the dollar section at Michaels and the colors were perfect for my summer solstice theme. And when I went looking for dinnerware to work with the paper colors, I was thrilled that I had just what I needed in my kitchen.

The Fiesta dinnerware was a wedding gift from my mom 25 years ago. I still love it as much today as I did back then and know I’ll have it for years to come.  I purchased the blue melamine plates are from Hobby Lobby last year and the floral bread plates (no longer available) and bowl (below) are from World Market.

Summer Solstice Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Orange Placemats (similar here) // Fiesta Dinnerware // Blue Melamine Plates (similar here) // Floral Plates (similar here)

Summer Solstice Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Nomad Flower Bowl  (pattern also available in mugs and dinner plates)

Summer Solstice Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times…layering is one of the most important elements of any tablescape.  I always layer my dinnerware starting with a placemat or charger.  These round placemats from HomeGoods added texture to my table and the color was spot on with the paper runner.

entertaining tip:  combine solid colors with plaid and floral patterns to give your tablescape loads of visual interest 

Summer Solstice Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

My favorite faux bamboo flatware added more texture and the dark handles popped again the colorful dinnerware.  p.s. If you haven’t picked up a set or two of this flatware you should because you can’t beat the price.   

Summer Solstice Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

I purchased the napkins at Pier 1 a few months ago and can’t believe how great they work with my table theme.

entertaining tip:  If you come across pretty napkins at a great price, buy them.  You can use them as a placemat or down the center of a table as a runner.

Summer Solstice Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

I used a pair of vintage brass candlesticks to add height and a shiny accent to the table.  The light green taper candles were in my stash and are the same color as the hydrangea. #connectingthedots

I used a grouping of three vintage blue and white jars to complete the centerpiece.

entertaining tip:  here’s an easy way to remember which side your flatware goes on:  Fork has 4 letters and so it goes on the left which has 4 letters AND spoon and knife have 5 letters so they go on the right which also has 5 letters.

Summer Solstice Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Collenette Dinner Candles (one of my favorite taper candles) // Glasses from HomeGoods

Summer Solstice Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Summer Solstice Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Summer Solstice Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Summer Solstice Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed my Summertime Tablescape and feel inspired to do some entertaining of your own.

And be sure to stop by the other bloggers on the tour for more entertaining inspiration.

Tuesday, 7/11

ConfettiStyle | Celebrate & Decorate | Everyday Living

Wednesday, 7/12

Charleston Crafted | Hunt & Host | Bluesky Kitchen

Thursday, 7/13

PMQ for Two | Rosemary & Thyme | A Casa Di Bianca

Friday, 7/14

Supper Table Talk | Panoply | Living with Thanksgiving


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  1. For some odd reason this post was not in my feed but I saw it on insta and hopped to the blog. Gorgeous! The table screams summer, cheerful and fun in the sun. Love the layering and the color choices!

  2. You have so many amazing elements in this table, I love the play on pattern! I use wrapping paper as a table runner too, it’s such a great inexpensive addition to a fun table! Your tips are so great, I loved all of them, what a fun table theme, great job!!! Happy to be on the hop with you! Kim

    • Thanks so much Kim for your comment. It was such fun putting this tablescape together.
      Hope we can blog hop together again soon.

  3. Lovely! Great colour scheme, and those ginger jars are right at home on the table nestled in between the hydrangeas. Great job!

    • Thanks so much Ariel. All of the tablescapes are so pretty and inspiring.

  4. Shelly, you’ve created a lovely tablescape with a really interesting color scheme. I love your color contrasts of the hot ~ pink and orange ~ with the cool blue. Happy to have you join Chloe’s little band of tablescapers.

  5. Hello Shelly. Nice to meet you.

    Your table is beautiful. I love the burnt orange with the blue. Your table runner and accent plate are perfection!

    Truly classy and elegant. So happy to be joining you on this summer table blog hop.


    • Hi Janet,
      Thanks so much for your comments on the summer tablescape. I’m so glad I was able to join all of you other talented bloggers for this fun blog hop. I’ve been inspired for sure and can’t wait to create my next table setting.

      Have a great week.

  6. Loving the bright pops of color that give the feel of a garden party to the tablescape.

  7. I hat a gorgeous table setting! I really love the way you mixed patterns and colors! The flower bowl is so pretty, and that wrapping paper runner is genius. Your summer solstice theme turned out beautifully.

    • Thanks Julie for stopping by the blog and leaving such a sweet comment.
      Happy Summer.

    • Hi Jenna,
      Thanks for stopping by the blog. So glad you enjoyed my summer tablescape. It’s one of my all-time favorites.

  8. Oh Shelly, what a beautiful table! So classy and elegant, but using vibrant color! I am so glad you joined us for the tablescape blog hop! I will be pinning and sharing over on Facebook! I look forward to seeing more of your lovely style across your blog!

    • Thanks so much Chloe for inviting me. I love tablescaping and it was a joy to put this table together using some of my favorite colors.
      I’m hoping to enjoy the decor this weekend as we celebrate our 26th Wedding Anniversary.
      Have a great week.

  9. Good morning, Shelly! How nice to have you & your blog join the summer tablescape party. It’s nice to make your acquaintance! I love how you’ve not only put together a festively colored summer solstice table with all the elements, but your tips inserted are so relevant (esp for placement of the utensils!). I hail from West Virginia, home of Fiestaware, so to see that dinnerware always puts a smile on my face. Beautiful burst of color!
    Rita C at Panoply

    • Hi Rita,
      Thanks so much for your sweet comment. So glad you enjoy my summer table and the tips I shared.
      Tablescaping (and entertaining) is one of my favorite things to do and I so enjoyed creating this beautiful table.
      I can’t wait to see all the other summer inspiration throughout the week.

      • Hi Shelly, it is so nice to meet you. I love your use of color, pattern, and texture…that is my go-to style. Summer solstice is a wonderful description for your gorgeous table. I also like to use wrapping paper as a table runner, it is so practical and you found the perfect pattern for your table. I would love to sit at your festive table, it is so warm and inviting!

      • Hi Pam,
        Sorry for the delay in responding. I’ve been attending the Atlanta Gift & Furniture show all last week and am just getting back to my computer. Thanks so much for your comment on my tablescape. So glad I had the opportunity to join the blog hop along with all the other beautiful tablescapes.
        Have a great week.


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