Blue & White Summer Tablescape

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I usually have a moment when the seasons are about to change.

A moment where I wonder- Can I actually reinvent this place, yet again?

But, I head to my beloved Pinterest boards and the ideas start to flow. For more ideas, scroll down to the bottom of this post for lots of a collection of some of my favorite bloggers’ latest table designs.

Depending on where you are at with all this seasonal decorating hype, I suggest using blue and white as your base, if not for your only summer decor.

Honestly, it can be a continuation of your Easter/ spring decor even. That is, if you used blue!

I started my summer decor this week and you guessed it – its blue. and. white. My reasoning behind this is that I can easily add in my patriotic reds for the Fourth of July and just as easily extract them and hold onto a strong summer presence into September. Kind of like when you pull the reds out of your Christmas decor to extend the shelf life as “winter”.;)

I just focused on the dining room table to jump start my new look. Using a white star platter as my base for my centerpiece, I added my recently crafted faux farmhouse style bouquet.

After that, I brought in my plain white dishes, pearl handled silverware and Ikea drinking glasses.

I had some old napkins from that one time I threw a Mary Poppins birthday party, so those finally got some more use. And I pulled out last year’s driftwood sailboats I made with my daughter, added some little gift tags from Joanns and used these as my “party favors/ place cards”.

Finally, I added my collection of blue transferware and some fancy pants breakfast foods. As I kept snapping pics the food was slowly disappearing. Little teenaged hands kept interfering until I at long last announced that I was done with the photo shoot and dinner was served. 🙂 #bloggerlife

I love the light summery vibe going on here, don’t you? Do you have summer colors that you love to use as a base, let me know in the comments which ones are your favorites! I can’t wait to hear.

A Burst of Beautiful | Amber Tysl | Sincerely, Marie Designs | Clean and Scentsible

Maison de Cinq | Town and Country | The Happy Happy Nester | Anderson + Grant

My Sweet Savannah | Finding Silver Pennies | Taryn Whiteaker | The Wicker House

Shabbyfufu | She Holds Dearly | The Handmade Home | Caitlin Marie Designs

Paint Me Pink | Rooms FOR Rent | Summer Adams

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  1. May 22, 2019 / 5:12 PM

    I’m head over hills for every inch of your summer tablescape! Love the blue-white color scheme and those sailboats are the cutest. It’s amazing how much attention and care you’ve put into styling this tablescape and that’s clearly visible because it looks so inviting and sophisticated.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      May 28, 2019 / 10:41 PM

      Thank you so much, your words mean so much to me.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      May 28, 2019 / 10:42 PM

      Thank you, Ashley!! It was such a fun little project to do with my daughter and I just love how sentimental they are to our family.

  2. June 4, 2019 / 7:46 PM

    Those sailboat place settings are so adorable! The whole tablescape is lovely. Have a wonderful summer!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      June 17, 2019 / 10:11 PM

      Thank you, Jennifer, you are so sweet!

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