Sunday, June 15, 2014

Colorful Summer Table

Summer is calling!  Telling me I need to set a casual fun table!

When I saw these light turquoise and orange chevron napkins - they just sang summer to me.

I paired them up with some matching pillar candles, keeping the center piece light.
Some fun summer drinks and mugs
and some cute straws!
I stuck with mostly white plates, and popped an orange scalloped dinner plate in there for some additional color.
I ended up with a bright, breezy summer look.
Ready for a respite from the sun on those weekend days we spend working in the yard.

Sources for the table:
Placemats, Napkins and Flatware - HomeGoods
White Chargers - Old Time Pottery
White Dinner, Salad Plates, Parrot Coconut Juice - World Market
Orange Plates (on Clearance now) and Candle Holders (dark, spray painted white) - Target 
Mugs - Marshalls last year

I have been a bit busy these days because we have a new addition to our family!Meet our new puppy - Lucy!
 With being on constant puppy watch - not a whole lot is getting done around here!!  She is a challenge and Brandy has been a big help watching over her.
In no time - Lucy will be bigger than Brandy.
Lucy is half Golden Retriever and half St. Bernard, Brandy is half Golden Retriever and half Lab.
It is going to be many Dog Days of Summer around here!

Thanks for stopping by!

I will be linking up to the following parties:
The Sunday Showcase @ Under the Table and Dreaming by Stephanie Lynn
Amaze Me Mondays @ Dwellings
Let's Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps of 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. My favorite colors Ann! Love the double chevron napkins, so perfect for summer! Your new baby is adorable, that is a lot of work!

  2. What a beautiful refreshing table, Ann. Great color combo. I saw those napkins, waffled back and forth, ended up leaving them for someone I am sorry.
    Lucy is adorable.
    Have a wonderful week.

  3. Your summer table is delightful! I love the aqua and orange details.
    Lucy is adorable!

  4. I love your color scheme, and how even the drink cans match! Lucy is precious, have fun with her.
    Dawn @ We Call It

  5. Wow, the color combo is absolutely perfect! I'm pretty nutso when it comes to any shade of turquoise and think it goes with just about any other color you opt for -- love it with the orange!

  6. Oh my! I don't know what's cuter - your table or your dog(s)! Love the aqua and orange together - it's a real attention grabber and reeks of summer! Two favorite colors of mine personally also. Visiting from Kathleen's - thanks for sharing. :)
    Rita C at Panoply

  7. Congratulations on your newest family member! Yes, you'll be kept quite busy over the coming months!!!

    I love those polka dot straws!!! Those are just way cute!!! I have seen stripes and other designs, but never polka dots!

    The whole table is pretty, and the chevron napkins really step out front & center. I love the bold color choices and the fact that you paired up TWO instead of going with just one. Very cool!!!! They really complement one another and give the table a real designer look.

    Enjoy the remainder of your week, Ann!

  8. Terrific colour combo! Very striking, fun and summer-y! The plate "stack" is gorgeous as well!


  9. I love the cheery colors and chevron patterned napkins at your table Ann...a perfect match to your Parrot Coconut Water! I remember those fun and busy days of puppy watch, Lucy is an adorable addition to your family! Doggie hugs and kisses from Chloe & Gracie :)

  10. Ann, Hurray for the dog days of summer!! Lucy is adorable and I hope pretty Brandy is getting attention too. Puppy times--so much work as I recall! And so much fun, too. Your table is so cheerful and welcoming. A wonderful place to enjoy the Coconut Water. I will be on the lookout for some! Linda

  11. Your colors are terrific for summer and the chevron napkins wrapped together is great. I saw the napkins at Home Goods but I chose another pattern but same colors therefore I will remember your ideas when setting a table. The candles are the perfect touch to the centerpiece. Have a great week!


  12. Just wanted to mention what a darling puppy in the photos! It is amazing how the pup will absorb from an older dog and hope you have wonderful dog days of summer!


  13. HI Ann,
    Love the colors you chose for this beautiful table. The coconut water was a great idea to add color as well.
    and that beautiful plate stack with the coral plate was perfect. Lovely placemats and napkins. Very colorful
    and fun pretty table, with lovely ambiance from the candles I am sure. Enjoyed seeing it very much,

    Blessings, Nellie

  14. Great colors for your summer table. You know I love aqua and the orange together. Great chevron napkins. I think I did an aqua and orange combo one time, I'm going to go back and look. Beautiful job on your table.

  15. Ok you have inspired me, I am doing a Throwback Thursday with my aqua and orange tablescape. I have linked to your blog in my blog. Thanks.

  16. Love, love, love the aqua and orange!

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  17. Wonderful tablescape. I love the combination of turquoise with orange, they are so pretty together and they really do "scream" summer. They placemats are my favorite and it's great how you matched up the iced tea cans too. Good luck with Lucy - she's adorable!
    Thanks, Ann, for stopping by my blog and leaving your nice comment.

  18. Hi Ann and Hi Lucy! I am obsessing over turquoise and orange lately. Love this! Hugs, Holly

  19. Ann, these colors look so fresh and pretty. A perfect summer table. Your new puppy is a cutie, and the puppy-sitter is a beauty. I bet they are going to have fun together. laurie

  20. these colors and the napkins are great. Fresh, cheerful table...perfect for summer!

  21. What great colors! Beautiful summer time table. Thank you for taking part in the Summer Whimsy Tablescape Challenge!

  22. Beautiful colors and patterns! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  23. Beautiful color combination! Love all the pattern combos too! Great job!

    Adorable puppy!


  24. Those colors are so cool, I feel like diving right it. Love the combo!

  25. I consistently choose teal and coral in my home, wardrobe, so I absolutely adore your tablescape. Lucy is a doll. It will be fun to keep up with her growing up escapades! Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

  26. How cute this actually looks like something I could pull off, .I think I can smell those pies