Tablescapes, Summer Favorites

Right now I’m recovering from family vacation last week, 😴  and catching up, so I rounded up some of my very favorite summer tables to revisit

They are full of ideas, inspirations and crafts you might like to try for your summer tables and vignettes

Trattoria Sardina

These colorful fish plates inspired ideas for painted accessories to go with them

They are still available at Anthropologie here




Bursting with Summer

This table features painted colorful wine bottles, embellished with buttons, beads and ribbons




Washed Ashore has a large centerpiece full of things that might wash up on the beach, sea glass, shells, bottles and boats…so easy and fun to throw together in a big shallow basket tray




Blue Skies & Yellow Roses

Blue and yellow make a perfect summer palette, and elegant accessories mixed with more casual elements play nicely on this bright table



Netting Crabs

Another easy centerpiece with a runner made from a length of netting and scattered with shells surrounding a hurricane with shells tucked around the fat center candle



A Sea of Texture

Candlelight dining with shell filled candlesticks with fine china, silver and crystal for that special summer occasion



Off Duty

An unexpected surprise, such as this lifeguard chair inside a lantern makes a fun centerpiece or conversation starter



Moroccan Fantasy

This table features DIY beaded chargers, pineapple pillows and a sari runner



Watermelon Basket

Carving a watermelon basket makes not only a centerpiece but a perfect way to serve cut up fruit



Ode to the Seashell

Shell embellished forks and a shell charger bring the beach to wherever you are



A Pirate’s Tale

Treasure maps and pirates booty scattered on this table make it fun for pirates of all ages, and PBJ skull sandwiches will get all the little ones lunching



Candied Lemon Martinis

Invite the girls over and serve them a Candied Lemon Martini in a dramatic summer setting



Sea of Glass

Tiles make great outdoor place mats, and there is nothing prettier than colored glass sparkling in the sunshine



And finally, since Wimbledon is going on this week…

Breakfast at Wimbledon



Have your strawberries and cream atop tennis racquet “placemats”



Then head outside for a refreshing Creamsicle Mimosa



Have some Hot Pink Fun this summer!


Celebrate the season!

featured photo at the beginning of this post is from South Pacific


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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Rustic and RefinedBetween Naps on the Porch, Gardens Galore  Make it Pretty Monday

Coastal CharmCooking and Crafting with J&J,  The Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Celebrate and Decorate,  Lori’s Culinary Creations,   Moonlight and Mason Jars

Full Plate Thursday  Foodie Friday & Everything Else

Share it One More Time   Delicious Dishes Recipe Party


27 Responses to “Tablescapes, Summer Favorites”
  1. Wow, Jenna, lots of great eye candy here! Your tables are always full of fun details, but that creamsicle mimosa sure looks yummy!

  2. How lucky for us you are recovering from your big week of entertaining house guests Jenna! So many great and fun ideas for setting tables creatively in here. I recognized a few but many were new to me. I especially love the life guard chair inside the lantern and the tennis racket place mats as well as the colors in Off Duty. Thank you! Rest up!

    Johanne Lamarche


  3. What a wonderful variety of summer fun! Such pretty tables!

  4. Jenna, what festive summer tablescapes! I love the fish plates from Anthro and I love to shop at their Birmingham store! Thanks for all the eye candy!

  5. The fish 🐟 plates and crab 🦀 plates…2 of my all-time favorite patterns of your dishes! The first time I saw the fish ones…I would’ve guzzled battery acid to get my hands on them!!! 😆😆😆 Happy recovery! I hope you’re sipping a few of those orange mimosas as a part of your “physical therapy” from vacation!!!

  6. Jill Kuhn says:

    Wow! You have such a creative eye for detail – LOVE all your ideas and table settings!! And you are sooo good with color!! Cheers to summer, Jenna!! 🌞🍹

  7. lulu says:

    It’s fun to review your fun ideas. Hope you had a good vacation. For me, Maine is like a 5 month vacation!

  8. Mary says:

    Love your summer table round up Jenna! I had plans to do a lakeside table but it is HOT here with no shade or breeze in sight! Hope you’re enjoying some R&R and Gulf breezes are blowing your way 🙂

  9. Beautiful roundup of table settings, I would love to set at anyone of the tables, so fun!!!
    I hope you will also join Oh My Heartsie Girls Friday Features to Linkup as well!! Link in profile!
    Have a great weekend!

  10. What a collection of fun and festive tablescapes! I love every single one. (Now where do you STORE all those dishes?!)

    • Thank you Jeanie! Storage is a constant challenge for sure, I have several dish closets and do a lot of rotating around…is there ever such a thing as too much storage 😂 >

  11. Linda says:

    Wow Jenna, you truly are a tablescape queen. I spy some pretty MKC. You have quite the collection of fabulous plates. My husband thinks I have tons, but you beat me. I will show him yours, so he can see you have more…LOL. Each one is so pretty and unique. Happy summer.

    • Thanks Linda, I’m lucky, my husband is really sweet about my dish addiction, and he’s the one that gives me all the MKC things, I would never spend that much $! >

  12. Anonymous says:

    Just as I saw one tablescape and LOVED it, then another favorite would come up, and so on and so forth. So many wonderful ideas displayed beautifully. Thank you.

  13. Ann Krucek says:

    I love them all!!! If I had to choose a favorite it might be the martini table, or the crab table – oh I don’t know they are all so cute!!

  14. Julie says:

    I really love all of your summery table setting Jenna but I really like the netting crabs!
    Thanks for sharing these at C&C with J&J.
    Enjoy the week.

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