Inspiring Summer Tablescapes

Summer is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the nice weather. Especially for those of us living in cold climates, by the time summer rolls around, we are itching to get outside and enjoy some sun! Here are 4 inspiring tablescapes to jumpstart your summer entertaining season (and links to where you can get the look yourself!)

1. Preppy Mint Julep

Preppy Table - The Busy Girl Blog

Source: Green Wedding Shoes

For a preppy, southern-inspired look, start with a bold striped runner. Pair coupe glasses with mint julep cups filled with (what else?) a Kentucky classic mint julep. Add summer blossoms, brightly-colored napkins and a sprig of green on each plate (use some of your leftover mint!)

Get this look: Navy and White Striped Table Runner, Coupe Glasses, Julep Cups, Fuchsia Cloth Napkins

2. Rustic Wildflowers

Rustic Summer Tablescape - The Busy Girl Blog

Source: Ann Street Studio

For a more rustic look, top a barnwood table with a faded linen runner. Layer on large stoneware and wooden serving boards. Top it all off with vases filled with wildflowers.

Get this look: Vintage Fade Blue Striped Table RunnerStoneware Platter, Olivewood Cheese Board

3. Opulent Summer Garden Party

Opulent Summer Garden Tablescape - The Busy Girl Blog

Source: The Enchanted Home

For an opulent, summer garden theme, start with a classic, beige tablecloth. Layer it with concrete planters filled with succulents and high pillar candle holders. Mix in smaller vases, filled with roses, to give the arrangement depth. Finally, place a fresh lemon at each place setting. If you want to go full-opulence, fill in the arrangement with moss, tealights and sculpted lemon topiaries.

Get this look: Beige Linen Tablecloth, Concrete Planter, Tall Concrete Planter, Small Sandstone Vase, Cast Bronze Candleholders

4. Coastal Casual

Coastal Casual Tablescape - The Busy Girl Blog

Source: Burnett’s Boards

For a casual, beachy dinner, assemble a makeshift table with apple crates and a simple wooden tabletop. Top with a searsucker table runner and coordinating napkins. Layer on cobalt glassware, casual lanterns, glass jug vases and mercury glass. Finish it off with brightly-colored, seasonal flowers.

Get this look: Apple Crates, Cobalt Glasses, Mercury Tea Lights, Thin Wire Lantern, Oversized Glass Bottle

Hopefully these spark some inspiration for your summer entertaining season.

Are you throwing any events this summer? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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