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…
SUMMER SOLSTICE TABLESCAPE
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.
Orange and pink are two of my favorite colors and combined with blue and white equals perfection in my book.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Collenette Dinner Candles (one of my favorite taper candles) // Glasses from HomeGoods
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.
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