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…

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.

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

 

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Blue and White Spring Tablescape

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Don’t you just love spring?  The  bright colors, beautiful flowers, birds chirping and all that sunshine.  Spring is one of my favorite times of year and the season always pushes my creativity to new heights.  Over the weekend as I was moving the accessories around, the creative bug hit and I decided to pull together a spring tablescape featuring blue and white.

It’s been a while since I’ve shared seasonal table decor with you so I’m excited to unveil my Blue & White Spring Tablescape!

Blue and white tablescapes have always caught my eye but until recently I never owned enough blue and white decor to create one of my own table setting.  Over the last year or so I’ve collected a handful of blue and white porcelain pieces and together with some new items I picked up recently, my spring table was easy to pull together.  Let’s take a look…

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My Fall Centerpiece

Even though I don’t do a ton of fall decorating, I usually build a centerpiece statement for my dining table.  This year it was a use what you have decorating project so all it took was trip to the garage, washing some glass pieces and a little faux bois wrapping paper.

Fall 2014 Centerpiece by ConfettiStyle14

I love using wrapping paper for a table runner and this faux wood grain paper is perfect for a fall tablescape.

Fall 2014 Centerpiece by ConfettiStyle7

Whenever I create a centerpiece arrangement I always use items that will add texture and I always create layers.  I used several of my vintage trophy urns to elevate pumpkins and to hold small containers of mums.  Instead of using all one color of pumpkin, I used a variety which gives the centerpiece lots of depth.

Fall 2014 Centerpiece by ConfettiStyle5

My collection of cloches and glass domes is ever-growing and they are great to use on the table.

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Pumpkins perched on top of urns and under glass create the layered look I love.

Fall 2014 Centerpiece by ConfettiStyle3

Fall 2014 Centerpiece by ConfettiStyle1

When the clock strikes FALL tomorrow, I’m all ready to usher in the season.

Shelly

Product sources:
Faux Bois Wrapping Paper–Target (no longer available), similar here
Faux Pumpkins–Hobby Lobby and Michael’s
Velvet Pumkin–DIY
Trophy Urns–vintage
Antler–My Favorite Place (local thrift store)
Large Glass Cloche–Creative Co-Op (to the trade)
Tall cloche–Smith’s 
 

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