Summer on a Tray

It’s time for the Summer on a Tray Blog Tour!

This tour is hosted by Katherine from Katherine’s Corner,

thank you Katherine!

Welcome friends, readers and those touring from Debbie -Dabble Blog

I used a tiered tray and filled it with things that remind me of summer

My inspiration for this summer tray

was this cute little watermelon pillow I saw on Etsy

I decided to pop into Hobby Lobby

to get some more watermelon & summer things

When I walked in the door, guess what I saw…

Pumpkins, there were pumpkins absolutely everywhere

and it was the middle of June!

I know these kind of stores are always a season ahead

but there was not a summer decoration in the entire store!

So I turned to good old Amazon and found a lot of cute summer things

The first step was lining the tiers~

I used green, pink and orange cloth napkins

Then the fun began!

A Hello Summer sign, a watermelon truck and a summer book stack

Flip flops on a string spelling beach and a bright Hello Summer

The middle tier has a sign to the beach and another melon truck

There’s a Surf Shop, a gnome and a big beach ball on the bottom tier

The set these came in included small easel stands to keep them upright

A few flower napkin rings were tucked in here and there

Next up on the tour is My Slice of Mexico

You can visit all the stops on the tour below


Katherine’s Corner

Life and Linda

Mantel and Table

Masterpieces of My Life

Come to Dinner at Eight

My Thrift Store Addiction

Everyday Edits

Debbie Dabble Blog

Painted Apron

My Slice of Mexico

Life as a Leo Wife

The Antiqued Journey

Hyacinths for the Soul

Our Tiny Nest

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity/ What’s for Dinner

Between Naps on the Porch / All About Home/Common Ground

HomeTurn About Tuesday / Our Tiny Nest / Karin’s Cottage Linky Party

 Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators / Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things / Happiness is Homemade

Home Matters

46 Responses to “Summer on a Tray”
  1. What a fun tray, Jenna! With so much to see and delight in! I’m glad you were able to find all these cute items that perfectly capture what a carefree summer is all about. Each one is more adorable than the last, though that watermelon pillow is particularly special. Great to tour with you again!

  2. Your tray is so fun! It creates such happy, summertime vibes. It makes me smile. Always fun to share in this hop. XO- MaryJo

  3. Bernadette says:

    Your creativity never ceases to amaze me.

  4. Cecilia says:

    Jenna, your cute tiered tray captures everything fun about summer! Love the flip-flops! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  5. Irene says:

    Hi, Jenna! I think your tray covers all things summer, including my favourite: watermelon!

  6. Hi Jenna!
    I love you lined the bottom of your tray with those pretty fabrics! Your tray is bright and cheery, just perfect for Summer!

  7. Ricki Treleaven says:

    Jenna, I love your tiered tray….and that watermelon pillow is the cutest! I hate it when stores are waaaaaaayyyyyy ahead….I’m not ready to shop for pumpkins yet! I bet this tray makes you want to go back to the beach. ;P

    • They were starting to put Christmas out too, it was the first time I have ever gone to HL and not bought a thing! I am spending the whole month of July at the beach, it’s heaven!

  8. Pam says:

    Jenna, your tiered tray says Summer. The watermelon pillow is adorable and flip flops definitely say it is summer. I love everything about your tray, colorful and festive!

    I am not ready to see pumpkins, yet. Stay cool in this heat!

  9. Mary says:

    Super cute Jenna! I especially love the flip flops that spell ‘beach’…I’m sure you have something adorable planned for them at your beach house! Happy Tuesday. ♥

  10. Darling summer tray Jenna. i love that cute watermelon pillow. Too bad you couldn’t find some watermelon decor items. Yes the store have all gone fall. The sun guy with glasses is so sweet. A lovely way to celebrate summer on a tray.

  11. Your summer tray is filled with whimsy and I love all of the bright colors too. I went to hobby lobby the other day too. Slapped in the face with autumn and Christmas, yikes! to soon… Thank you for joining in the fun xo

  12. Nicolle says:

    So so cute! I love all of the bright colors and those stacked books!

  13. Kim says:

    Jenna, your tray is adorable and definitely says everything summer from your cute watermelon pillow to your flip flop garland (how perfect is that?). Love the sun with the sunglasses too – what a hoot! I know what you mean about the stores. I was in HomeSense last weekend and they already had one whole aisle with pumpkins. I haven’t been to Michaels yet and they are typically even further ahead in the seasons. I’m definitely not ready for pumpkins yet. I hope you have a wonderful summer and I hope you leave that sweet tray out to enjoy!

    • Thank you Kim! I actually styled the tray with my granddaughter, we had so much fun doing it together. I will leave it out until Labor Day. I think what surprised me the most when I went to Hobby Lobby was the number of pumpkins they had, they were absolutely everywhere!! They didn’t even have a section of marked down summer things, not one thing!!

  14. Jenna,
    OMG!! How sweet is this tray!! So many cute things that just scream Summer!! Love it all!! So whimsical!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment!!
    Great touring with you!!

  15. lghiggins says:

    Such a cute tray! I’m glad you found some summer things. I remember trying to get winter things in Hobby Lobby in January–not a snowflake in sight. Oh, my! Pumpkins in July??? I’ve heard of “Christmas in July,” but that is a whole other concept. I think the intention was to get crafters to start working on their needlework early.

  16. Such a fun project! I love those hanging flipflops…

  17. Sarah says:

    Jenna, Pumpkins in June! Who is buying fall at the beginning of summer? Glad you found your summer things. The tiered tray filled with these cute, colorful symbols of summer makes a perfect welcome on your entry table. I always enjoy how you style this table. Fun idea to use the colorful napkins as a fluffy base and also to add in the flower napkin rings.
    Happy Summer! I suspect you are spending it at the coast.

  18. Joanne says:

    Your tray is perfect! I have such a hard time finding pieces for mine and rarely think to decorate it at all. I am inspired to find some summer things for mine.

  19. It certainly all says summer to me!

  20. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, your summertime tray is so cute and a perfect tribute to summer! You have so many adorable summer items artfully displayed on each tier. I especially love the flip flops! Happy Summertime, sweet friend!

  21. Very creative my dear! You have created a tower of summer fun that must put a smile on your families faces!

  22. NikiLEOwife says:

    This is an absolutely adorable tray Jenna! I love the little watermelon & was a great jumping off point for your tray. Pinned! It’s great touring with you!
    Niki | Life as a LEO Wife

  23. Barbara at Mantel and Table says:

    Oh that little watermelon pillow is just darling Jenna! A perfect place to start your summer tray! As always, I love your bright and fun decor, and your beach theme. Sorry about the seasonal shopping problem, but I’m so glad you finally found your pieces – your creativity is boundless! Thanks for yet another round of inspiration. It’s lovely touring with you!

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