Easy Summer Tablescape

Easy Summer Tablescape

Today I want to share with you an easy, quick and casual tablescape for summer.

 Easy Summer Tablescape

I started with some large lace doilies and used them as placemats.

 Easy Summer Tablescape

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.

Easy Summer Tablescape

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.

 Easy Summer Tablescape

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.

Easy Summer Tablescape

The platter is placed on a simple vintage embroidered runner.

 Easy Summer Tablescape

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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8 thoughts on “Easy Summer Tablescape”


  1. This is really beautiful. You take lovely pictures, and apparently have easy access to lovely flora. I wonder if I could do a tablescape with dandelions?…..

  2. oh, how I adore your dining room! LOVE the table/chairs with the upholstered chairs, the sideboard and hutch. Gorgeous! I am looking to change out my dining set, and something like yours is perfect!

  3. A bautiful tablescapre. I love the table and the different chairs I have that in my dining room. Your hutch is just gorgeous with all the platters and dishes.