OUTDOOR SUMMER TABLESCAPE IN BLUE AND WHITE
Summer entertaining should be easy. I know that when I have friends or family over, I keep it very simple – from the tablescape to the food, I like to create a feeling that’s relaxed and laid back. Welcome back to the Styled + Set Holiday Entertaining blog tour – Summer edition! If you’re coming from our very talented host of the tour, Lory, from Designthusiasm, welcome to our backyard! Lory is such a huge inspiration and her tablescapes always have me drooling. If you’re new here, I’m thrilled to have you and I hope you love it enough to stay a while! I’d love it if you signed up for my newsletter to get my weekly updates! If you’re here often, you know the drill! Come on in and relax on our new patio with me…Last week, I revealed our brand new patio makeover, so the excitement is still very much alive in our home when it comes to spending time out here! We are so happy to have an incredible space for entertaining and relaxing, that we absolutely love. You can read all about the reveal here.
It was most definitely a natural decision to keep with the theme of blue and white for this table – the main color palette of our home and patio decor and accessories.This table is simple, easy to pull together, and is very much a reflection of my personal style. If you’re up to date on my current blog posts, you may remember seeing this tablecloth in my Summer Home Tour – I used it as an added layer of pattern in our bedroom – such a great piece to coordinate with our blue and white bedding for the season. It’s fun to use things you may not normally think of, when layering and creating displays around your home. You can see my tour and bedroom here.I recently picked up these new ginger jars on a downtown excursion to Chinatown with my sisters, and I knew right away they’d be used out here on the patio table for this post. The small bowls are also from our same travels into the big city ;)I love to layer many different dishes form various sets to keep things interesting, and since I’ve been building my blue and white collection for some time now, this was the ideal setting to bring it all together. I took a TON of closeups of these pretties for you to take a really good look at…don’t kill me for going overboard :)I love the look of a layered tablescape – it’s by far my favorite way to pull an entertaining space together.Part of designing this patio was the importance of creating an extension of our home. I wanted a seamless flow from indoors to out. I did the same here when designing this table, and used my indoor pillows to create that same feeling.
There’s no reason you can’t use your good dishes and decor outside when you’re entertaining! I actually keep a lot of my ginger jars and other accessories out here now as well, because I want the feeling to be as comfortable and welcoming outside, as it is inside.
Another new addition on our patio is our bar cart, which I absolutely love…it’s so fun to style and use different glassware and accessories to create pretty vignettes. I used some gourmet sparkling water (these are actually ‘props’ in my accessories arsenal, but I would use the real thing normally!) and a few vintage inspired details and accessories to bring the book together.
I love this dispenser I picked up from HomeSense and it’s nostalgic feel.It’s the perfect compliment to my ‘props’ ;)Vintage inspired cake stands, risers, glassware and a tub filled with ice to keep bottles chilled are all pieces that work really well together here.
SHOP SIMILAR BAR CARTS :
On a side note, I placed small dishes below my candleholders to catch all of that dripping wax! The slightest breeze can create a lot of wax…I’ll have to remember the dripless kind next time!
GET THE LOOK OF MY TABLE HERE :
Thank you so much for joining me today, and for taking the time to look closely at the details of my table (I know there’s a lot of them!). There’s so much amazing talent as usual on our tour this week – the full list of bloggers is below (check back later in the week to see the rest). Next stop on the tour is Lauren from Bless’er House – you’ll love her take on a vintage patriotic table! Thank you again for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your stay! xo
Shabbyfufu | Randi Garrett Design | Maison de Cinq | My Soulful Home | Zevy Joy
Life on Virginia Street | Town and Country Living | Celebrating Everyday Life
So Much Better With Age | Decor Gold Designs | French Country Cottage
Designthusiasm | Citrine Living | Bless’er House
StoneGable | On Sutton Place | French Garden House
Becky Cunningham | The Wood Grain Cottage | Eleven Gables
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I just loved what you did. It is so beautiful. I am trying to fix my backyard and make it into my oasis. I am in the middle of getting ideas and purchasing a few things. I love the cart you have. Please tell me where you bought that cart. I already have a few items I want to get from Citrin Living. Thank you so much for sharing. You have an amazing taste.
Jamie, thank you so much! That really means a lot to me coming from you! xoxo
Your backyard is so peaceful and beautiful! I love your styled table setting.
I absolutely adore the blue and white Tamara! (As you know, you and I are both fans:))
And your backyard is so dreamy! It is so lush and green. I would sit out here all the time if it were mine!
Erin you are always so sweet, thank you so much!! And thank you as always for stopping by to say hi! Maybe one day you can visit in person!! xo
Trace I wish I had gotten more of them! I love them and they’re my favorite ones! Can’t wait for our next outing! xo
Tam your yard and table setting are absolutely stunning! WOW! I seriously want to go buy ALL the blue and white dishes I can find right now. LOVE it! You are such a talent! xo
Those little bowls with the red rim…I love how they look. Immediately my eye was drawn to them because of that tiny bit of red…it sure goes a long way..they sure make a huge statement xoxo
Next excursion you know what I am getting :) !!
Isabel thank you so much!! We will have to hit the bic city together next time!! I can’t wait to have you over to enjoy this space with us! xo
Thank you so much, Ann! I truly appreciate your sweet words! Love touring with you!!
This is blue and white perfection Tamara! It’s all so fresh and welcoming. Enjoy the summer in this beautiful space!
Stunning Tam! I love your ginger jars!! I want some… just a spectacular outdoor space. love all that serenity.
Thanks for sharing xox
Lory thank you so much! I’m really happy you like it! I always love doing these tours with you – thank you so much for always being such a fabulous host! xo
Tamara, how beautiful your blue and white tablescape looks in your new outdoor space! It’s the perfect extension of your home and your style comes across wonderfully!! I’m crazy for those ginger jars!
Thank you Amanda, I’m so happy you’re inspired!! It’s really easy to bring a few pieces outside to create something special! Thank you so much for stopping by! xo
Wow! I want this in my yard, so elegant and inviting.
I am inspired to bring my indoors out and have dinner outside as much as possible.
Thank you so much, Lidy! I’m so happy you like everything…blue and white is my favorite and although I use it year round, Summer is my favorite time to showcase it! Thanks of your kind words and loved touring with you! xo
So beautiful, this is the perfect extension of your home. The blue and white are cool and classic, especially in summer. I am sure that you will have many beautiful dinners out there with family and friends. I’m excited to be on the summer tour with you. xo Lidy
Hi Marion! Thank you so much for stopping by! I love that you’re inspired – this gazebo is amazing, we love it so much and I know you will too! Happy Canada day to you as well!
SO pretty!! You have inspired me to purchase the gazebo from C-tire!! I love your drippy candles!!
Happy Canada Day.