Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Saying Goodbye to Summer Tablescape

Throughout the summer, my tables have been in rather quiet neutrals, so I thought I would end my summer of tablescapes with lots of color. Orange, yellow, blue, and green all combine to make this a very splashy and fun table.

The tablecloth is the star here and it is by Tommy Bahama. I believe it’s in the “Tortuga” pattern. On top of it I used water hyacinth placemats to give it that beachy vibe.

The centerpiece is a white pitcher full of orange alstroemeria. I felt quite fortunate to be able to find this lovely orange bunch when I was at the grocery store. I had to dig around because it was way in the back, but I was very pleased with myself for my efforts.


The yellow goblets you have seen many times, they first belonged to my mother, and then they belonged to me. I do believe my mother was sorry that she ever gave them to me, but she never out rightly said so.

The yellow flatware by Noritake was hers as well; it pairs beautifully with the goblets.


I generally don’t get my carrot soup/salad/fruit bowls out at any other time of the year than Easter, but I thought they really deserved a place here with their vibrant orange color, and summer feel.

The base of the plate stack is Bordallo Pinheiro geranium leaf chargers. The rustic orange melamine dinner plates are from Williams-Sonoma. The salad plates on top are from Pottery Barn in the “Coastal Curiosity” pattern. The green charger plates beneath belonged to my mother. I don’t know where she got them, and the bottom only says “Italy.” The green gingham napkins are from Pottery Barn as well.

I know I am not the only one who’s looking forward to fall. I’m in the process of swapping out summer tableware for fall tableware. Stay tuned for more tables!

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Marie Smith said...

What a treasure to have the goblets and cutlery from your Mom. Special indeed! Beautiful table!

R's Rue said...

So beautiful.

sandy said...

this is certainly eye candy - a lot of my favorite colors. such beauty.

Barbara at Mantel and Table said...

So lovely Pattie! I laughed when you said your mom may have regretted giving you those beautiful pieces. My mom asked me several times to borrow pieces she'd given me over the years! :) Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration!

Linda said...

This is the perfect end of summer table Pattie! Love the colors, and I'm laughing over your Mom regretting giving you those goblets. :)