We are eating more meals at home now, and it is really uplifting to make a pretty table for two. Getting out special dishes and putting what I already have on a table in a new way is refreshing and fun. Summer means everything is green and lush, and this was my inspiration for this tablescape.
I got these salad plates at the thrift store some time ago, but I’ve not used them yet. I originally thought they looked like a fall theme with the pumpkin and squash, but the colors were more summer-like. I have tons of autumn tablescaping items, so I thought I’d use these now. Playing off the leaves in the design, I made a leafy theme table. Beginning with the leaf green chargers, I topped them with white dinner plates and then the salad plates.
Summer green napkins are held with butterfly rings with leaves next to everyday flatware.
I remembered my little onion bowls in green and white, and put them on the table to hold condiments or dipping sauces.
Individual salt and pepper shakers along with crystal glasses complete the settings.
Everything sits on top of a white basket weave tablecloth. I started the centerpiece by placing a table runner on an angle. It is green and cream, but it’s the closest thing I have to my theme colors.
The large leaf bowls on top of leaf plates belonged to my mother. She loved a pretty table, and I love having some of her things to play with. I sometimes serve salad in these, but more often were serving dishes on a buffet. Little leaf dishes placed to the side bring the eye around the arrangement.
The center arrangement is made of silk ivy leaves and various picks with many shades of green interspersed with white flowers. It is in a white ceramic basket.
There are lots of different shades of green with interesting shapes on the leaves, along with different shapes of flowers and berries.
We see this table from the den side of the room, so the arrangement works in the round.
This really is a simple arrangement, just a few things pulled together in a color scheme of green and white, fresh for summer.
Now all we need to do is fire up the grill for a nice summer meal. When it gets a bit cooler again, we’ll dine outside again.
Are you setting a nice table for more meals at home?