Colorful Summer Tablescape

Happy Thursday, dear and sweet friends. It is time for another alfresco summer tablescape. This summer, I have really enjoyed creating tablescapes outdoors. Any excuse to go outside and play with dishes and flowers is a good one to me! Won’t you join me for a little lunch on this beautiful summer day?

I found this colorful tablecloth on a recent trip to Homegoods knowing that it would be perfect for a summer tablescape.

Each placesetting is composed of a navy straw placemat, red and white polka dot dinner plate, and navy blue floral salad plate. Blue goblets and navy and white napkins with red flowers round out the look.


I have an abundance of variegated coleus in my flower beds so I added some of the stalks to grocery store flowers that I arranged in a white pitcher.


Thank you for taking the time to visit with me and for your kind comments. Your visits and comments mean so much to me!  Next Tuesday, I am excited to be joining  a wonderful group of bloggers to bring your our late summer home tours. Many will be sharing how they transition into fall.  I hope that you all have a very blessed and happy day, dear friends!


Linking with:
 Coastal Charm – Dwellings

Savvy Southern Style – French Country Cottage – Stone Gable – Confessions of a Plate Addict

Worthing Court – Between Naps on the Porch – Cedar Hill Farmhouse – A Stroll Thru Life –

 The Charm of Home – Follow The Yellow Brick Home – Shabbyfufu – Designthusiasm

Katherines Corner – Share Your Cup –  21 Rosemary Lane  –  Life and Linda

Rustic & Refined – Celebrate & Decorate – Peonies and Orange Blossoms 

 – Sweet Sensations – Imparting Grace– The Dedicated House


  1. Shannon, your gorgeous garden makes such a lovely setting for your beautiful table. I am always drawn to polka dots – just love them. So of course, I love your plates. Everything is perfect and your arrangement is also. Anyone would be thrilled to be a guest and have the opportunity to enjoy such beauty ~ table and garden.
    Have a lovely day and weekend, sweet friend!

  2. Shannon, your beautiful and colorful tablescape strikes a song in my heart. You and I both love color, so this setting with the HG tablecloth and pretty dishware is perfect. You have a lovely spot for dining alfresco. Wishing you a joy-filled Thursday sweet friend!

  3. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

    I think this is one of my favorite tablescapes of yours yet!!

  4. Delightful, colorful, cheerful and creative describe your table. So pretty!
    Have a great day, Shannon!

  5. I love the red and white polka dots contrasted with the blue and white patterns of the salad plates. This is such a lovely setting for a pretty table, all of the greenery makes such a lovely backdrop for this pretty table.

  6. Beautiful. Add a few flags and it would be a perfect patriotic table. Have a blessed day.

  7. Shannon, your garden is so inviting. I would love to sit in the shade at your table and just admire the surroundings. Love the HG tablecloth and your red and white seat cushions are lovely. I have red and white polka dot dinnerware but never thought to put bright blue with it. Really pretty.

  8. What a pretty table! I LOVE the tablecloth, and your choices of plates and other items to go with it. I think I need to take a trip to Home Goods soon!

  9. So so pretty Shannon!

  10. Shannon, I’ve really enjoyed all of these al fresco tablescapes! Of course, your beautiful gardens provide the perfect backdrop!! The navy salad plates really pop with the colorful tablecloth. And thank you for the idea of using coleus in my flower arrangements. Our daughter’s baby shower is this weekend and I’m going to use some of my coleus as filler, too! Have a great weekend! Zenda

  11. Such a cheerful summer table – just begging several friends to sit down and enjoy the afternoon!!!
    Love you table!!!

  12. Beautiful! The tablecloth really made a lovely backdrop. Love the polka dot layered with the blue and white floral dishes. They created a fun and colorful design on the tablecloth. All this nestled in your backyard with the stone wall and greenery is wonderful!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *