It is time for a gathering of lovely summertime tables. I have teamed up with a lovely group of bloggers who will all be bringing you their vision of a summertime tablescape this week!
A drive through the Cleveland Metroparks was such a relaxing way to spend an afternoon. I told my husband I would call him and tell him where to meet me for dinner. I know he was expecting a restaurant, so this would be a nice surprise.
I am spending a little time up in Ohio, and although we have a lovely “backyard” at our condominium, I wanted to get a little closer to nature.
When I saw this pretty spot, I knew it would be the perfect place!
Time to spread out the cloth and set this table! I brought an entire trunk full of table-settings and food for this evening. When you aren’t at home, you can’t be running back and forth! This beautiful cloth by Envogue is from Amazon. I fell in love with the bold blue and white pattern.
The addition of this blue throw did just the trick to soften the bold pattern, especially since the napkins were the same pattern.
These plates made me Home Goods happy! They had such pretty variation in shades of blue and a lovely pattern around the edge. One of the delights of collecting a set of dishes for just two place settings is you can find amazing values at places like Home Goods when there are only a couple of plates left instead of trying to collect four or six or eight of the same dishes. These salad plates were in the clearance section!The glasses are actually unbreakable glasses from Stein Mart. Perfect for the out of doors. Alas, in the park, it won’t be wine, but lemonade we will be sipping!
A blue-gray pot seemed too tall for a centerpiece so I simply turned it on its side and let the my yellow bouquet tumble out onto the tabletop.
I usually style an elaborate table, but I am trying to take things more simple these days. This seemed particularly fitting for a summertime tablescape.
I love adding pops of yellow with blue and these sunflowers were part of a grocery store bouquet of yellow flowers.
Where will you set a pretty table this summer? At a local park, in the backyard or on the porch? Visit the following bloggers this week for inspiration for your summertime dining.
I will be sharing this at the following link party: The Scoop