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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Summer's End Tablescape

So here we are, at the end of Summer already!  We are having a wonderful sunny Labor Day weekend.  
This allowed me to do a fun  End of the Summer table outside on our new deck.  


The deck is not completely finished - it has kind of been an all summer project.  I may be doing a deck post in the next couple weeks with before and afters.  So as my wonderful husband was working on the step railings - I was setting a watermelon table!
I joined the ranks of many of my fellow dish enthusiasts when I picked up these watermelon plates at Michaels on clearance! I knew I had the green polka dot plates to pair them with.
And when I found the green gingham table cloth and napkins on clearance for 40% off , it all started coming together.
If there were rules on tablescaping - I would have been out of line using two different napkins at the same table.  But that is what is so fun about doing tables - there are no rules!

Since there are no rules - you are allowed to shove your flatware, straw and second napkin into a mason jar for your glass, put a place card on it and get away with it!
You can also load up a lantern with a burlap bow and some summer foliage, and not worry about it burning up - because I am never going to actually light the lantern!!
 Pretty soon all of the green in the background will be changing colors and fall will be here.
but for one last weekend - we are going to celebrate summer!

Sources:
Tablecloth and Napkins - Carlisle Gifts, Walnut Creek Ohio
Placemats - Bed Bath and Beyond -last year
White Chargers - Old Time Pottery - last year
Green Polka Dot Plates - Elder Beerman - last year
Flatware - Home Goods-last year
White Plates & Red Check Napkins- Pier 1 Imports - still available
Watermelon Plates - Michael's

I will be linking up to the following parties:
Seasonal Sundays @ The Tablescaper
Busy Monday @ A Pinch of Joy
Let's Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

11 comments:

  1. I love the checks and colors. A wonderful end of Summer table!

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  2. The tablescape is really very pretty. Love how all the dishes, flatware, napkins and tablecloth all go together.
    It's a terrific table for end of summer. Enjoy.
    Mary

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  3. An ideal and oh so pretty end of summer table!

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  4. So wonderfully cheerful and fun!

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  5. I adore red and green and your watermelon plates are so cute. I do not think that my Michael's has ever carried plate - jealous! Your deck has such a beautiful view - I would never leave!

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  6. I love your 2 napkins, and the way you presented them, the knotted one on the plate and the checked in the jar, they are both adorable! How exciting to have a new deck! Your table looks great and I bet you are ready to set many more!
    Jenna

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  7. Ann, first of all, thank you for your kind comments and for your prayers. I so appreciate it during these difficult days ahead.
    Your watermelon table is adorable and so cheerful. The polka and gingham together are just plain fun. I know you will be enjoying your deck for weeks to come. I look forward to more outdoor table decor and no rules.

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  8. What a great summer table! I love these pictures, they are so crisp and clear!!
    Your colors compliment each other so well, love the green and red...the watermelon plates are too cute! I haven't seen them at Michael's but I'll be sure to check to see if they are still there! Thanks so much for sharing, great table!

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  9. I love this bright, happy color scheme! This is so pretty.

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  10. I love everything about this tablescape, you did such a great job coordinating everything.

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  11. This is one happy table...I found watermelon napkin rings that would be so cute with this table...and I don't even like watermelon (to eat)!
    I love it when you can use greens and reds without looking like Christmas.
    Have a wonderful week, Ann...

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