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!

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
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


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

  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.

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

  4. So wonderfully cheerful and fun!

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  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!

  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!

  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.

  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!

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

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

  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...