Fearless Friday, Sunflowers & Simple Strokes


Today’s Fearless Friday combines sunny sunflowers and easy painted pieces in a tablescape for a Summer Tablescape Hop hosted by Katherine of Katherine’s Corner

Even though we are all starting to think about fall, summer’s not over yet so here we go!

Be sure to visit all the great summer tables by clicking on the blue frog at the end of the post



I set this sunny “table” for 2 on the elevated end of the kitchen island

the coastal breezes don’t come up until the afternoon in August, so it is HOT outside in the am



We love fruit for breakfast so there are plenty of options to choose from



Summer colors and happy painted abstract pieces mingle with sunflowers and pink roses for a bright start to the day



Mixing and matching



An orange rattan charger holds a poppy plate from the Pioneer Woman’s Walmart collection



The ceramic fish bowl and the shells on the burlap ruffle runner are a nod to our coastal location



See the easy shell & burlap ruffle table runner tutorial here, and the Chalk Painted Pitcher here



The mini dome in the centerpiece holds cookies for afternoon snacking




The mini cake dome is painted simply with stripes, dots and squiggles




I was inspired by my favorite designer,  MacKenzie-Childs




The pink roses are also just simple strokes




You can see the same roses on Little Miss Fancy below



Two strokes, like parenthesis, close together




The leaves too are just a quick small swoosh, I use both yellow and a dark green on my brush and let the colors mix when I stroke




Be sure to use paint made specifically for glassware and follow directions for curing




The abstract design on the tray and glasses is made with repetitions of polka dots, swoosh stroke, stripes and squiggles



I didn’t paint the chunky candlesticks, but it would be easy to create your own with simple strokes and colors

You can see a tutorial for Painting Silver candlesticks here and Custom Candlesticks here



Be Fearless and Enjoy the rest of summer or the season wherever you are!

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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,   Moonlight and Mason Jars    Creatively Crafty

Full Plate Thursday  Foodie Friday & Everything Else    Thursday Favorite Things

Share it One More Time   Delicious Dishes Recipe Party

33 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Sunflowers & Simple Strokes”
  1. Jodi says:

    love those roses from such simple strokes! Simply Fabulous!

  2. What a fun and colorful table you have set with all of your brush strokes to make it oh so unique! You have the creative genius to take the ordinary and turn it into the extraordinary! Happy Weekend!

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  4. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    I’m crazy lately over teals blues in general, so I love this setting! Especially your cake dome is fun-fun-fresh!

  5. Such a cute ducky makeover. Love your table! I am not ready to think about fall yet, even though the stores and some bloggers are rushing the season. I am not going to think about pumpkins until September, LOL, that’s my story and I am sticking to it.

  6. Sandra Garth says:

    Your tables are always vibrant, and so much fun! Plus, your artistic skills are out of this world. This beautiful table is also a reminder that summer ain’t over yet. Thank you for the eye candy!

  7. Oh wow Jenna! Your tablescape is wonderful! I think this is the most cheerful setting I’ve ever seen! I love what you’ve created down to every last detail! Very talented indeed.

    Happy Friday!

  8. Jenna, you are so talented. First of all, I love your runner (color, burlap sea shells) so cute! And of course I love all your hand painted pieces. The colors are great! I also like all the pretty things in your tray with the varying heights.

    I hope you have pretty weather at the beach. Very cloudy on Oak Mountain this morning!


  9. You make painting these lovely pieces sound so easy! Some of us are artists and some of us are here to appreciate artists’ work. I am definitely one who appreciates. Such a cheerful, colorful setting!

  10. Carol says:

    Love the colors and painted glass and china. Sweet touches that win the heart.

  11. This is awesome. I had no idea that you painted that stuff yourself until I read your instructions on how to do it! It is amazing. I love your whole color scheme. In fact that one picture where I caught a glimpse of your walls and decor of your room…. I fell in love with it! Looks like your home would be right up my alley.
    🙂 gwingal

  12. everything looks wonderful, sunshiney and inviting. Created with joy. I love the touches of whimsey and the wonderful summer colors. The so cute

  13. All I can say is….You must, without a doubt have a happy heart and cheerful soul because it shines thru with your creative talents. Just Awesome!

  14. Jenna, this table just makes me happy. So cheerful! I love all the painted elements, too, wonderful tips. Thank you for sharing!

  15. doodletllc says:

    Be Fearless…Love It!

  16. Your inner MacKenzie Childs really shines!!!!!! I’m with you, by the way, regarding summer. I’m going to hang onto it for as long as possible. Winters can be brutal here. I’m in NO rush to see it come! Have a fun weekend, and shield those eyeballs on Monday!

  17. Adorable! So bright and cheery, and your paintings always make me smile!

  18. Mary says:

    I adore your painted dome and your colorful tablesetting is perfect for summer! I’m ready to leave the triple digits behind and sail into fall but we have a lot more summer in store for us. 🙂

  19. Your plates in this post are so cheerful and fun! Makes me happy just looking at the pix. Love your take on Mackenzie Childs with the cake plate!

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