I love summer entertaining, it’s probably my favorite thing about the season. Dining outside, lingering over good conversation with friends, spending an evening in the backyard. These are all a big part of summer for us. However, I don’t know about you, but our weather is not always cooperative! Especially in these early summer months of May and June. Our days are gloomy, grey, and even rainy. But of course, we still want to entertain!
So today I’m sharing a simple yet elegant summer table setting. I’ve set this dinner up in our dining room, ready for those dinners in early summer when it’s still just a little too cool to eat outside. I’ve kept the theme light and airy with touches of blue, and lots of white roses from our garden (that’s what the rain is good for!) 😉 But of course, if you’re lucky and your weather is warmer than mine, you could easily incorporate any of these elements to a backyard fête as well!
I’m also joining 20 other bloggers sharing summer table settings and entertaining ideas – so be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for even more inspiration!
Since I love blue and white for summer, I used that as my jumping off point. I wanted fresh, crisp and classic – and easy!
For the centerpiece, I used some of my ginger jars filled with white roses. I love that the ginger jars feel more elegant, but the wood chargers and striped napkins keep the table more casual. You know my love of that casual chic mix, I feel like it is the essence of my style. Mixing the more casual elements with a few dressier pieces makes for the perfect balance.
The braided rope napkin ring is another casual touch and continues the summery theme.
The roses in the ginger jars are white Iceberg roses from our yard. As you know, I buy a lot of flowers and I love doing so. But it’s so nice to use what’s in the garden this time of year! It was not only easier than doing something more complicated, but also cheaper. I mean, it doesn’t get cheaper than free, right?!
The wood-grain chargers are from Sur la Table and they are one of my favorites! They’re so versatile – they literally work with any table I put together!
I’m definitely crushing on these ginger jars lately. I remember a couple of years ago they were all so expensive, but not anymore! I found lots of cute ones – some at amazing prices!
I love the fresh feeling of this table, and I definitely plan on doing a version of this outside once it warms up a bit!
Hopefully this easy yet elegant summer table setting gives you some ideas for seasonal tables of your own. And I hope we all get some lovely warm nights to enjoy with friends and family soon ~ the best part of the season!
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