There are so many wonderful things about summer but summertime outdoor dining is one of my favorite things. I know I am looking forward to the arrival of a new table for my front porch where my hubby and I will enjoy a quiet dinner for two.
Set a standard picnic table and dress it up with linens and stoneware. Hang candles above the table and add pillows to the picnic bench so guests are comfortable enough to linger long after the meal is over.
I set this table last summer on the back porch, a neutral beach-themed tablescape with crafted seashell chargers was just the thing for a hot summer night. The table was lovely, and everyone wanted to linger after the sun set with the candles glowing.One of my favorite bloggers who always styles the prettiest lakeside tablescapes is Mary from Home is Where The Boat Is. I could spend all day gazing upon Mary’s beautiful tables. I would love to be a neighbor on the lake and sail over for an alfresco dinner at Mary’s anytime!
If I had a gorgeous patio like this, I think I would want to dine out every single night that the weather allowed. Isn’t this setting perfect! I really love this stone patio with the grass!! Everyday Living posts a tablescape every Tuesday, and when the weather allows, Pam is always setting the most attractive tables in her lovely garden.
Kristy from Starfish Cottage enjoyed styling this summery outdoor table with a nod to the nautical with her anchor print table runner. Check out those cute oyster shell napkin rings she made!
Sandy Koepke, Interior and Garden designer styled this dreamy outdoor dining space. Isn’t it wonderful how this space glows with evening candlelight?
What a lovely setting for a formal table Lory from Designthusiasm set on her patio last summer. Can you tell she loves French country style? Have you ever set a table outdoors with your best china? It makes such a statement!
Perhaps you would like to dine in Mediterranean courtyard with a fire nearby for those cool evenings.
Do you have a sprawling lawn? What an enchanting place to set your table for family and friends.
Perhaps you have a pergola (or hope and plan to add one to your outdoor space). Set up a dining table beneath the pergola, hang a lantern and invite your guests!
Often when dining outdoors I want to serve up food in a rustic way, such as filling a crate with breads and mason jars of hummus and veggies. However you choose to style your outdoor dining, a fancy table, or a blanket on the lawn, take some time to enjoy it this summer!