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Create the Perfect Summer Tablescape

Create the Perfect Summer Tablescape

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Welcome summer and all of you from Honey n Hydrangea!  Can you believe it is the first day of June?  To start summer off right I have teamed up with an amazing group of ladies for a summer tablescape blog hop.

Believe me when I say you want to see everyone’s table, there is so much inspiration!

How to create the perfect summer tablescape

I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I look  at a picture it gets a little overwhelming and I find my brain spinning trying to find out where to start.  Today I thought I would break it down.

How to create a summer tablescape

1-Add main Items

I add my big items first.  For this table I wanted to decorate around my lantern.   I started with adding a table runner and then lantern.

Once I had those 2 in place I added my dishes.  I always use placemats, sometimes they are round other times they are rectangular but they really help to accent your dishes

How to create the perfect summer tablescape

2-Balance your center item

Tablescapes can be a little difficult because it has to look good from every angle.  After I have decided on my center piece I then add a slightly smaller item to each side.  They don’t have to match, as you can see mine don’t.  I try to keep them similar in size.

How to create the perfect summer tablescape

3-Fill in with smaller items

To fill in I used smaller vases with single flowers in them.  I like to use various sizes to create different heights and fill in from every angle.  I also added a mix of coffee mugs to bring in some more color and texture.

How to create the perfect summer tablescape

I added a few flowers in vases to my lantern as well.

How to create the perfect summer tablescape

How to create the perfect summer tablescape

4-Place Settings

I love to layer my place settings.  I went with a round placemat to add texture.   I used my polka dot plates for a fun pattern and then I used a solid colored plate.

To make place settings fun I like to add something fun as the icing on top.  For this table setting I added peony buds to each plate.

How to create the perfect summer tablescape

How to create the perfect summer tablescape

How to create the perfect summer tablescape

5-Enjoy

Last but not least enjoy your summer tablescape.  My girls love it when I decorate the table because that means lots of tea parties until it is time to put everything way!

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6 Comments

  1. yuni
    June 1, 2017 at 1:15 pm
    Reply

    Brooke, I love how you created steps to make the perfect tablescape. Everything looks gorgeous and I love how you added peony buds to each dish. So pretty, friend!!

  2. Vanessa
    June 1, 2017 at 2:04 pm
    Reply

    This was so fun! I love the round placemats and the dotted plates! They work so well with the rest of the table! And of course peonies and hydrangeas are my faves !

  3. mysha
    June 1, 2017 at 2:05 pm
    Reply

    Brooke the peony buds are such a nice touch! I love how your broke it down step by step so I can easily recreate it. Love it all girl.

  4. Shelby
    June 1, 2017 at 2:11 pm
    Reply

    I love how you’ve put every detail together 💕 Beautiful!

  5. Alma
    June 1, 2017 at 3:51 pm
    Reply

    Hey Brooke, I loved the whole tablescpae. From the pretty blue, to the lantern and flowers.. it was all so beautifully done! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Jessic
    June 1, 2017 at 4:16 pm
    Reply

    Your tips are so great and this table setting is beautiful, especially the hydrangeas. I loved doing this tour with you and getting to know you.

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