Summer Tablescape Monday!
Today, my blog friends and I are bringing you summer tablescape goodness.
Summer tables are so easy, especially when you find an amazing table and four chairs at a yard sale to make over and use.
I found this set at a yard sale. The table did not have a top and the chair cushions could not be saved. The set was an off-white color that I wanted to change as soon as we got it home. Matt started cutting reclaimed wood for the table top and chair seats and I started spray painting the set black. It turned out beautiful.
When I knew we were sharing a summer tablescape, I wanted to set a table outside and the new table and chairs needed to be “broken in” and used now that we had it all ready. #perfecttiming
Eating outside in the summer is one of my favorite parts of the season, but it has been so hot in Iowa lately that we haven’t enjoyed a meal outside in a while. As soon as we had a break in the heat and humidity, I took advantage and set this table.
I like eating alfresco because it is easy and laid back. All the mess stays outdoors and is just seems more relaxed. I wanted to make this alfresco dining experience a little more special so I brought out things I don’t usually bring out when we eat outside. Nothing really fancy, but no paper products were used in this alfresco experience. 🙂
I used wood chargers and bowls that I found at a thrift store. Our white, everyday dishes were set on top. Then, I grabbed our mis-matched jars for glasses and used IKEA towels for napkins.
The centerpiece came together with an ALDI, wood cutting board, a yard sale dough bowl and flowers from the yard. Easy peasy.
Any time I can cut flowers from our yard for photos, entertaining or a meal, I am happy. The hydrangea are just starting to pop out in our yard and I can’t get enough of them!
Making an alfresco meal a little more special does not have to mean a lot of work. Use what you have both in your house and your yard to set the scene. Who has time for more fuss than that anyway? Not this girl.
Does your family eat outdoors in the summer? What is your favorite meal to prepare during the hotter months?
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