I am so happy it’s finally warm and sunny and we can eat outdoors again. We live in a northern climate, with unpredictable weather and our Spring has been pretty beautiful so far. I’m even happier to be sharing this gorgeous summer tablescape with all of you! I’ve been praying for warm weather, to be able to use our patio to feature my new tableware from the Aerin collection for Williams Sonoma Home, who I’ve partnered together with today to bring you all of this blue, white and green gorgeousness!
I’m also thrilled to be a part of the Styled + Set Holiday Entertaining Blog Tour once again, hosted by the very talented Lory, of Designthusiasm. If you’re joining me from of Stone Gable Blog, welcome to CitrineLiving – I hope you love it here and that you’ll stay a while! I just love Yvonne’s style and her entertaining tips are always so helpful! If you read with me regularly, you know how much I love to have you here too! Come and join me on our patio and see how I created this easy and elegant outdoor summer tablescape.
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Even though the trees were not quite fully grown in when I shot this, just the start of their growth gets me in the mood for the season. The surrounding greenery paired with my favorite blue and white accessories are the perfect backdrop for this fabulous new collection. To say I’m in love is an understatement! The fresh, crisp color palette is perfect for Summer entertaining and I love how effortless it feels, while still being chic and sophisticated. Easy elegance – that’s what I like to call it. I’m always all about brining that feeling into our home and you can easily do the same in your home too!
When I was asked by my friends over at Williams Sonoma to feature this collection, I jumped at the opportunity! What I love most about all of it, is that there are so many different pieces you can coordinate together, and mix and match. From the linens, to the plates, to the glassware, you can seamlessly combine any of it and it looks so gorgeous, no matter how you mix it. Perfect for easy summer entertaining.
The beautiful hand painted design is fresh and vibrant and I love the hint of nostalgia it brings to our table. Our son commented on them the other night, and how much he loves them, and that they remind him of something his grandmother, my mother, would have in her kitchen – I think I was smiling from ear to ear when he said that! My mom is my biggest inspiration and has been since I was a girl. Our home wouldn’t be what it is today without her incredible style influence!
I love the way all of the patterns work together so effortlessly. These cute little appetizer plates come with four different patterns in the set, which I love. I’m all about the mix, as many of you already know, and these are the perfect addition to the collection! They’re whimsical and sophisticated at the same time, which I love.The beautiful scalloped salad plates are also available with a blue edge – they’re so pretty – but I decided on the green, to have them pop against the gorgeous blue border of the dinner plates.Having so many different pieces to work with gives a lot of opportunity to be as creative as you like – I always love to play with pattern, you can see an example of one of my favorite tables from last summer (see it here), where I used loads of pattern on pattern on pattern! Somewhat similar to this table.So many details to love! The woven chargers and napkin rings bring in the natural vibe that I am loving this season as well. If you read my post last week on how to create a welcoming outdoor space (see it here), then you know I am loving anything woven this season. I’m bringing in baskets and lanterns throughout our home this summer – anything with a woven texture – I absolutely love the combination with my blue and white pieces that I have throughout our home.I love how they play against the blue and green pattern in the dishes and tablecloth – they provide the perfect amount of contrast by breaking up all of the pattern.
I’m also seriously over the moon with the beautiful embroidered cotton napkins that mimic the floral design of the tablecloth. The detail is incredible! I love the colors and the delicate design is light and airy. They’re summery and fresh feeling, and there’s a vintage element about them that I just love.
The beautiful basketweave vases are also from the Aerin collection. I have them in three sizes, but chose to use two on the table, together with my new ginger jar champagne bucket. Easy, low maintenance floral arrangements and plants do the trick for a casually elegant centrepiece, and by the way, as I often do, I used faux hydrangeas in this mix!
They were unavailable everywhere I went the day I made my arrangements – living in Canada, and quite far from the city, we don’t have a flower market nearby and even Costco was all out of hydrangeas! So, I had to be resourceful and throw in some of my favorite faux flowers, which is a faux-pas no more…there are so many gorgeous options available now, it’s worth it to build a collection! Many of you know I’m a fan and I use them year-round – see some of my favorite faux centrepieces here and here.
Can you tell which ones are real and which ones are aren’t? SHOP FAUX FLORALS HERE:
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How about this stunning ginger jar champagne bucket with that beautiful woven handle? It’s been on my wish list for a looooong time now, and I am loving this piece so much – especially since it’s so multifunctional.. I talked a little bit about this (and the basketweave vases) in my patio post last week as well. I love the versatility and that I can use it for so many different things. It makes a beautiful statement with flowers, don’t you think? It’s an investment piece that will last for years to come.I’m also loving the green goblets and double old-fashioned glasses too. They are the perfect compliment to this table! I almost went with the blue version, but instead opted for green, to provide vibrant and refreshing contrast to the table. Aren’t they beautiful against the tablecloth?
PIN THIS IMAGE FOR LATER!Thank you so much for stopping by today and reading with me! I hope you found inspiration for your next celebration – whether it’s a low-key, casual, family gathering, or a full-on, formal celebration with loads of family and friends, you can take cues from this table and easily create this elegant summer tablescape in your home or backyard. With the kick off to summer happening this weekend for my American friends, and last weekend for my Canadian friends, wishing you many wonderful festivities as you gather with those you love this season!
Next on our tour is Sarah, of Life On Virginia Street, who always creates the most effortless and elegant and tables. Plus the recipe she’s sharing today is perfect for the keto diet my hubby and I follow, and looks so yummy! Please make sure to stop by everyone on our tour today, who you can link to below, you’ll find so much inspiration for your summer entertaining! Thank you again for visiting! xo