How to Style a Table for Late Summer

How to Style a Sunflower Table
for Late Summer

A Blog Hop!

I am hosting a Late Summer Tablescape Blog Hop this week.  This week you can tour over 25 blogs and see how each of these ladies have styled a table. 

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My Late Summer Tablescape:

Style a table for late summer with big and bold sunflowers

You know how it is, the back to school sales are on and fall and even Christmas decor has hit the craft stores, but you know what?  It is still Summer!  Because, the last day of summer this year is September 23rd, it was time to celebrate with fun tablescapes.   So, to style a table for any season, look at the time of year and pull your style from what you see around you. How to style a late summer table with sunflowers and sunflower-like place settings

A sunflower table setting with yellow and brown plates and sunflower napkin ringsThis was such a fun table to set because you can’t hide a smile when looking at sunflowers?  I think, right up there with daisies, they are one of the happiest flowers.  It was easy to simulate the color pattern of the sunflowers with a yellow Fiesta dinner plate topped with a brown salad plate. How to style a table with sunflowers for late summer with cute little sunflower dishesSweet little sunflower dishes from Home Goods make a perfect topper for my plate stacks.  These will be perfect for a little side dish of salad or even better, a little ice cream with berries!  

Sunflowers for styling a tablescape for late summer

Sunflowers everywhere!  I used my own DIY Sunflower napkin rings!  These are so easy to make.  I  tucked a brown napkin over a yellow one and pulled them through the rings.  They make a festive addition to my tabletop.  

Overhead shot of how to style a table for late summer with sunflower decorations

A corn husk table runner was a find on a clearance rack at Pier 1 and is something I know I will enjoy using again and again!  I used my wooden handled Ikea flatware because it coordinated with the brown accents on this tablescape! 

White chargers with a distressed look to them were also a Pier 1 clearance Item, but I would have probably indulged in these at full price!  You can’t beat a sale, can you?

Balls of sunflowers, clay pots topped with sunflowers and sunflower topiaries dressed up the corn husk runner.  You can find all of those at How to Make Sunflower Decorations. 

Time to HOP!

Now it is time to visit all of these other blogs!  Come along for the fun and see what all of these ladies have to share!  

Monday Tables:

Dinner plate with palm or banana leavesDebbee’s Buzz shared such a great tropical table with these beautiful banana leaf dinner plates! 

All the way from Italy, a casa di Bianca shared a beautiful table in blue and white.  Isn’t this scene from Red Cottage Chronicles the perfect way to celebrate summer?  Slice up the cantaloupe, add fresh flowers from the garden and sit down to enjoy!  The Little Yellow Corner Store shared a table with a fantastic antipasto!  Head on over to find more! 

Paula at Sweet Pea has the right idea setting her table in the out of doors to celebrate the time we have left of summertime!  


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  1. Chloe, I love how you mimicked the sunflowers with a yellow Fiesta plate layered with a brown salad plate. The sunflower bowls do bring a smile to my face! Your table is perfect for late summer and to begin to think about fall! As always it’s a treat to blog hop with you. Thank you for all your organizing efforts, they are much appreciated as it prompts me to use my muscles hauling dinnerware during these lazy days of summer. 🙂 ♥

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  3. Chloe, Yes, sunflowers are such happy flowers and they make us smile. You find the best deals! That corn husk runner is going to be used often. I love how you made sunflower topiaries, too. Perfect for your size table and scattering sunflowers all in terra cotta pots added another texture that pulled all your elements together.
    Love your DIY napkin rings. I NEED to get busy and make myself some.
    Thanks, Chloe, for all you do for the hops. The creativity and camaraderie of all the tablescapers are awesome.

  4. Great tablescaping minds think alike Chloe, I chose sunflowers too! You are right they do make one smile, such a happy flower! I am crazy over the corn husk table runner, it is the perfect backdrop for large sunflower blooms. Brilliant to have your plate stack mimic the sunflower itself with the Fiesta plates! The chargers are a great find and the napkins look fabulous! Whew, it’s been hot in the South, we are ready for a little less summer! Thank you so much for another great hop, this was a fun theme to work with!!

  5. You always spin creativity into your tables, Chloe, and this one’s no exception! I love the trigger which sunflowers bring to mind in turning from summer and looking toward fall. And most definitely, they bring a smile. Fiesta adds color to any table, and your HG sunflower bowls are a sweet addition.
    Thanks so much for the round up of so many inspiring tables in one location! It’s a pleasure to be a part of it.

  6. Sunflowers scream late summer to me! I saw several patches of them planted by the highway department last week when I was driving from VA to NC. Each way when I saw them, I was so tempted to stop to take some pictures.

    I love all of your sunflower details. Your sunflower topiary, centerpiece and your adorable napkin rings are all so pretty. I also like the bowls that you scored at Home Goods. We don’t have a Home Goods in my town. Can you believe that?

    I so much enjoyed seeing your table! Thank you for letting me join this blog hop. Each day I’ve enjoyed it so much.

  7. Sunflowers truly are the perfect late summer flower and you have used them beautifully in your tablescape. I just love the little sunflower bowls, they look perfect with your yellow Fiestaware. Super cute napkin rings too!

    I hope you are enjoying the rest of summer and thank you so much for organizing this fun hop! Enjoy your ice cream with berries!

  8. Chloe, you always impress. Love your creative sunflower table. I also made sunflower napkin rings, so easy to make. Home Goods is always full of lovely dishes. One could go crazy there. The yellow fiesta plates are perfect with the sunflower bowls. What a bargain on the corn husk table runner. Sunflowers do make us smile, so cheerful and cute. Thank you for organizing yet another fun tablescape blog hop.

  9. Sunflowers certainly do brighten anyone’s day! Great for summer through fall tables too. You’ll get lots of use out of that husk tablerunner. Love tableware and linens that can work for multiple seasons, occasions. I can see the tablerunner looking fantastic through Thanksgiving. Thanks for hosting this wonderful tablescape hop. I look forward to it every month, even on those I have to miss participating in.

  10. Chloe this is a fun hop. You’re right about sunflowers, I always say they’re happy flowers.

    Adore the bowls you found at Home Goods.

    Enjoy your afternoon


  11. What a cozy table Chloe! You did an excellent job with this theme and you chose the perfect flowers. As usual a visual feast. Thanks for bringing us together again.

  12. Chloe, this is all so pretty and you are right, you can’t stop smiling when you see sunflowers!! Your table makes me smile! Love the little dishes and the topiaries! The runner you found is so fabulous!

  13. Chloe, I have such a soft spot in my heart for sunflowers. They truly are “happy” flowers and are perfect in all styles, especially for me, country living. When you pair it up with a chocolate brown like you did, you have magic. So perfect for summer or anytime. I like your table runner that adds so much texture. And your sunflower bowls were a great find. Absolutely charming.

  14. Chloe, your right, Sunflowers make me smile. So Chloe – I am grinning from ear to ear with your sunflower experience here! I like some of your good finds on sale, like the cornhusk runner – I would have snatched that up too! Thank you so much for putting this hop together and all of your hard work, keeping us updated. It is much appreciated.

  15. Chloe, I think everyone agrees that sunflowers make us smile. The cornhusk runner with all of its texture will be so perfect for your fall tables. Your plate stack mimics the sunflower so well, and I love the small sunflower bowls. You shopped wisely to find so many bargains. Thank you Chloe for hosting the blog hops, they are always so much fun!

  16. Chloe, your sunflower tablescape is just lovely. I adore sunflowers for late summer and fall. Thanks again, for hosting! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  17. Your lovely sunflower table is like sunshine on a rainy day. The fiesta feel of the tableware and the sunflowers tall and small bring summer memories to mind. I must admit the husk table runner is genius. I’ve never heard of such a thing. You did get some thrifty treasures too. I learn a lot from you and the other talented tablescapers. There is so much creativity to discover on your hops.
    Thank you so very sincerely, Chloe, for including me in your hops. I look forward to getting “fancy” for the holidays. Biggest Hugs! Pinned of course.

    1. Thank you so much Katherine! When I spotted that runner, I was interested, but then when I saw the price, I knew it was coming home with me! I love getting inspiration for styling tables from all of the bloggers who hop with us! HUGS!

  18. Chloe, I am right there with you on loving sunflowers. The great thing is they can go right into early fall. I love the rustic look of the runner. The dishes with the sunflower motif are darling and tie your white, yellow and black dishes together. Thank you again for hosting. You’re the best.

  19. I first met you in the “Sunflower” state years ago! Love seeing your creativity shine as you inspire others!

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