AN ELEGANT OUTDOOR SUMMER TABLESCAPE
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!
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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?
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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?
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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
Maison de Cinq | Town n Country Living
Celebrating Everyday Life | Maison de Pax | Zevy Joy
Designthusiasm | Shabbyfufu
So Much Better With Age | On Sutton Place
Cedar Hill Farmhouse | My Soulful Home | Cotton Stem
Bless’er House | Taryn Whiteaker
StoneGable | CitrineLiving | Life on Virginia Street
French Garden House | ZDesign at Home
Angelina, thank you SO much!! I’m so happy you like it! They really are amazing products! This table is by far one of my favorites!
Thank you so much, Nellie! I’m thrilled that you like it all! We absolutely love it out here! Thank you for stopping over to the blog!
This a stunningly beautiful table, love the colors and everything about it….including the wonderful
and peaceful outdoor location.
WOW! Your outdoor dining “room” is beautiful! I love the Aerin/WS products – sooo gorgeous!
Hi Nicci, Yes it is! I have it linked with all the products, if you scroll through them, you can see it. But here is a direct link for you. and everything is 20% + free shipping right now! Thank you for stopping by! https://rstyle.me/n/c34isnb5qaf
Hi, is this tablecloth from WS because I can’t seem to find it?
Lidy, you are always so generous and thoughtful! Thank you so much for your lovely words, I am very grateful, and I’m so happy you like everything! Thank you!! xoxo
Erin thank you so much!! I am so flattered that you like it all – I cannot tell you how much we love it, I am obsessed! Thank you for your sweet words, it always means so much to me! I wish we could sit here together and enjoy the summer weather!! xoxo
Tam that tablescape is absolutely STUNNING! Oh my word.. I love every detail! The WS collection is so fun for summer and looks beautiful in an outdoor setting like your gorgeous yard. You are such a talent Tam. LOVED this post! Bring on the summer dining! :) xo
Tamara, I love the collection you’ve curated for this gorgeous table, this collection by Aerin is beautiful! The mix of blue, white and that green is stunning, and so refreshing, perfect for summer. You have such a talent for creating beauty, and I know that guests who are fortunate enough to join you at your table are always blessed. xo Lidy
Thank you very much, Tara! I’m thrilled you like it all, your kind words are truly appreciated!! This must be my favorite collection I’ve ever had, so fun to create with it! Thanks for stopping by!
Oh my goodness….absolutely stunning! I absolutely love this color combo and the patterns are to die for. Just perfect! What a fantastic job you did creating a beautiful, welcoming table scape.
Bree, that means so much to me, my friend!! Thank you!! I wish you could sit here with me too, I miss you!! xoxo
Hanenn, you are the sweetest, thank you so much!! They seriously have the most gorgeous home decor line, and the tableware is exquisite!! Thanks for your kind words and for stopping in!! Muah!!
CC thank you so much my friend, so happy you like it!! xox
Tamara it’s beyond gorgeous!!! I love the collection you’ve curated for this tablescape and you know I just love everything Aerin!!! Now I wish I could spend time around this gorgeous table with you for a meal and some good laughs!! Everything is beautiful 💗
You never disappoint! What a gorgeous setting! I love all of the pieces- fab mixing and on point pattern play! I haven’t started decorating for Summer yet- thank you for showcasing this- I didn’t realize William’s Sonoma has a home line!
Tamara this is unbelievably gorgeous!!