Today I want to share with you an easy, quick and casual tablescape for summer.
I started with some large lace doilies and used them as placemats.
Then I layered some simple green dishes and small toleware trays. I am pretty sure these would be considered “tip trays”. Some are matching, but not all, and I like the mix. I wouldn’t actually serve food on these, but I felt like they were an easy and simple way to add color and give the table a summer feel. “Tip trays” are usually fairly easy to find at yard sales, etc., and I know they can be found on Etsy.
I also added some chalkboard seat markers that I found at Target. They are actually on little easel backs, but I like them hooked on the plates.
These napkin holders were an unusual find at an estate sale, but I feel they could easily be recreated. They are hand painted vinyl cut in the shape of a flower. I just rolled the napkin, pulled it through the center and placed in the water glass. They could easily be recreated using something as simple as paper or fabric with a fabric stiffener added to it.
Since I didn’t have any large hydrangea blooms yet, I grouped a handful of smaller blooms in varying sizes of small canning jars. I added a few votive candles and placed them on a serving tray. The “fence” around the tray was actually leftover from a fence I had bought for a fairy garden. I just felt like it added a little summery detail.
The platter is placed on a simple vintage embroidered runner.
It doesn’t take a whole lot of layers and pieces for a casual table in the summer for it still to be pretty.
Less time spent setting a table means more time spent with friends who are joining you there.
If you are interested in another tablescape I pulled together, you can see my fall tablescape here.
Or, if you would like you can visit here to see more summer ideas.
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