August Tablescape

Time for a new August tablescape, once again using the placemats I made last year for my Colors of August post.   Since August doesn’t have any sort of holiday to build around, I looked to nature for inspiration.  The colors remind me of summer green and sunshine yellow mixed with the beginning harvest of orange peaches, fat tomatoes in heirloom colors, and red and gold apples.  While the orange does give a nod to the coming season, August is still verdant green.  This color combination says end of summer is here.

Colors of August Tablescape at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

The placemat design is shown on the Colors of August post with a free pattern and tutorial, and I did an Improv Table Topper for the center with the leftovers.  You can see the previous Colors of August Tablescape using these same placemats.

Colors of August Tablescape at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I used the leftover bits for binding, so each placemat has a different color binding, and the table topper in the center has a bit of all for binding.  I placed the mats on top of a white tablecloth, and began working on the settings.

Colors of August Tablescape at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Sunshine yellow napkins are held with little flower pot rings.

Colors of August Tablescape at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Summer green chargers are set with the orange ruffled edge plates from my recent thrift store haul.

Colors of August Tablescape at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Topping off the plate stack are the pretty yellow print salad plates from Pier 1 that I got on sale a few years ago.  I love these plates!  But one got broken, and I have not been able to find another.  I’ve been on the watch list at Replacements China for about two years now and they have not seen a single piece.

Colors of August Tablescape at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Flatware and individual salt / pepper shakers are added to the place settings.

Colors of August Tablescape at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

For the centerpiece, I placed silk flowers in yellow and orange among green leaves in a white stoneware basket.  The little Mason Jar Candle holders have white silk geraniums with zonal leaves in the bottom.

Colors of August Tablescape at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

All set and ready for everyday meals in August.  Outside, lush green and pops of floral color are on the veranda.

Colors of August Tablescape at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

It is the perfect color combination for the end of summer.

Colors of August Tablescape at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Maybe I’ll make another Tomato Pie.  It kind of has the feel of tomatoes, green basil and yellow cheese, doesn’t it?

Colors of August Tablescape at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Now if it will just cool off enough to do some al fresco dining!

Colors of August Tablescape at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

How do you celebrate August?

Own Forever Cooking Classes starting at just $9.99 at Bluprint!  Or see the sale on Cooking DVDs, great for gifts.

14 thoughts on “August Tablescape

  1. Joy

    So pretty! I love the placemats, and your new-to-you ruffly orange plates are perfect in this stack of plates. Enjoy the end of summer colors!

  2. Linda B

    Very fun and lovely! Placemats are so perfect. And the promise of cooler fall temps! August is our birthday month, so we plan more daily fun outings than usual, and pretty hot here, so they usually involve lunch inside in the AC!

  3. Rosemaryflower

    I love the yellow plates and the flower pot napkin rings
    This table looks very happy. I really hope we have the end to summer very soon. This one was hot and dry for us

  4. I love those napkin rings, so cute! Have you thought about posting a photo of the plate on Facebook and asking if anyone has one they’d like to give or sell to you? Just a thought. Beautiful table, Carole!

  5. Love the napkin rings and the floral arrangement in the center! You always offer very inspiring tablescape ideas — my husband constantly piles stacks of paper on our table so I’m lucky if I have two days a month showcasing my table decor!

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