Welcoming Summer with an Outdoor Tablescape

Good morning, my dear friends! I am so excited to be back with my tablescaping friends to bring you our summer tables. Our new leader is the sweet Rita from Panoply. Rita has such a beautiful collection of antique treasures, and l truly appreciate her being our hostess. We are all kindred spirits in our love of setting a pretty table, and we are so happy to be back together again. A list of the participants and links to their tables are at the bottom of this post.

Please, come and join me outside in the warm sunshine for some peach tea and a little “table talk” to welcome summer.

Peach tea is a favorite summer treat of mine. I may have had a few glasses while I was working on this table. The heat and humidity was terrible! We had a very unseasonably cool spring, but June is starting off with a vengeance. Daily temperatures have been in the mid 90s with high humidity. However, I love summer and will take this over the cloudy winter time any day of the week. Sunshine just makes you feel so much better! I cannot tell a lie though, I am forever grateful for air conditioning.

During a recent trip to the grocery store, I spied that the floral department was filled with oodles and oodles of glorious sunflowers. A bouquet just had to come home with me! They make the perfect simple centerpiece in my green French confit pot lending a French Country theme to the tablescape. A lemon tablecloth makes a cheerful statement to the table along with the pretty green checked napkins from Amy Montgomery Home. Green straw placemats serve as a wonderful accent and perfect backdrop to my Grandmother’s china. Last week, I purchased new everyday flatware, and you will see that I used them on my table. They are Luxe by Wallace, and I love them. Each piece in the place setting is different and is a replica of an earlier antique piece from their collection. Even though each piece is different, they all blend beautifully together.

You just can’t help but smile when you see pretty, bright, yellow sunflowers. I do believe that they are one of the most cheerful flowers around.

My sweet friends, I am so happy that you stopped by for tea and a little “table talk.” Your visits always bring sunshine to my day. I could probably go on for hours about tablescaping! Thank you for your gracious comments. Please be sure to visit my other friends on the tour. Have a most happy and blessed day!!!

Home is Where the Boat Is – Dockside Nautical Table

Life and Linda – Mermaid Kisses and Starfish Wishes

Red Cottage Chronicles – How to Plan the Perfect Summer Dinner Party Tablescape

Hyacinths for the Soul – Summertime, and the Livins Easy!

My Thrift Store Addiction – Lemons and Jadeite Summer Garden Tea for Two

Bluesky at Home – Summer Blue and White Table for a Dinner Party

Celebrate and Decorate – Nautical Tablescape for the Fourth of July

Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Sweet Peach Summer Table

My Hubbard Home – Cottagecore Citrus Tablescape Ideas for Summer Entertaining

Belle Bleu Interiors – Welcoming Summer With an Outdoor Tablescape

The Painted Apron – Shells on the Beach

Living With Thanksgiving – Patriotic Table by the Pond

Debbee’s Buzz – Fun Flamingo Tropical Table

Everyday Living – A Welcome to Summer

Zucchini Sisters – Lobster Table Setting for Two on the Dock

The Little Yellow Corner Store – A Bold, Striking Summer Magnolia Tablescape Inspired by Nature

Panoply – Summer Seaside Scenes Tablescape


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  5. I love your tablescape, Shannon! It screams "Happy Summer" in a very inviting way. The sunflowers are so fresh and pretty in the French confit pot. Yes, your table is cheerful and happy just like you.
    So good to join in the blog hop with you.
    Happy Summer!

  6. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

    I love sunflowers. Your table setting is perfection!

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  10. I would love to sit at your sunny table and sip peach tea Shannon! Lemons and sunflowers bring instant happy feelings! Yes, things are heating up everywhere, Summer is here! I adore your new Wallace flatware, how incredible that each piece is a different pattern, I love that! I too love summer and AC is a must in a hot and humid climate…I hope you have a wonderful Summer and get to enjoy your garden setting often!

  11. Hello Shannon, your table is perfect for summer. Cheerful and fun. Love the sunflowers, that truly make us smile. You grandmother's china is quite lovely and looks so pretty with the green placemat and lemon tablecloth. Your new Wallace flatware is a wonderful addition. A pleasure joining you Shannon. Happy summer.

  12. Your patio is so pretty, and I love everything about your table, especially the tablecloth (lemons are all the rage this year) and the centerpiece. I'm linking over from Linda's.
    ~Ricki Jill

  13. Sunflowers are always perfect, but especially to welcome summer. They look beautiful in your confit pot. The lemon tablecloth is so cheery and welcoming. I would love to sit at your table and enjoy peach tea and conversation. I know it was hot and humid, but the photos look as if it is the perfect temperature to enjoy your lovely table!

  14. Your backyard is so pretty, Shannon. I love your pairing of sunflowers and lemons–they both say "summer," right?! Peach tea is so refreshing. I would love to pull a chair up and enjoy a glass with you! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  15. Shannon you stole my heart with your sunflower centerpiece. Now I want to run to the store and bring some happy sun loving sunflower home with me. Your everyday Lux Wallace flatware, is really a nice touch along with your grandmother china. It all makes for a special and memorable way to kick off summer!

    Happy summer days to you,

  16. Shannon, your beautiful settings looks like it could be set outside a villa somewhere in the French countryside. The lovely lemon tablecloth and the gorgeous sunflowers along with your dishes and that beautiful French Confit pot, all lend to the lovely country French feel! Enjoy your summer!

  17. Shannon, what a delightful spot for alfresco dining. I'd be delighted to join you! Oh, and I love peach tea! Your sunny sunflowers are perfect as are the lemon details. It's always a pleasure to visit your blog, and extra special to be on this hop with you. Happy Summer.

  18. I think I would really enjoy sitting at your beautiful table and sipping peach tea with you!! This is such a lovely table and setting for a summer gathering. I agree with you, your sunflowers bring a cheerfulness to any table! I hope you get a break from the humidity and get to enjoy some cool summer breezes?☀️❤️Always a pleasure to hop with you!

  19. Shannon, Your beautiful table looks so inviting and cool despite the temperature! I can so relate to the summer heat and humidity we are already experiencing, it’s been pore-cleansing weather! I would love to join you for glass of peach iced tea at the table and enjoy your pretty sunflowers in your French Confit pot. I have the same Wallace Luxe flatware and love the mix of pretty patterns. As always it’s a treat to join you at the table and hop with you, Happy Summer! ♥

  20. What a lovely table! The bright tablecloth and sunflowers are perfect for a summery table setting. Beautifully done!

  21. What beautiful sunflowers and the choice of beverage makes the colors pop. Thanks for sharing.
    Lynne, Thrifting Wonderland

  22. Shannon, what a lovely summer table! I always enjoy your outdoor tables, as you have such a lovely backdrop! Your sunflower centerpiece certainly is stunning! It will be a while before we can get them here. Our weather as been the same as yours, and the humidity is about ready to make me melt! Those soft green gingham napkins are so pretty, and I love how you mixed the patterns with the beautiful bright bold tablecloth, the gingham napkins and the pretty floral patterned plates! Happy summer to you 🙂

  23. Sweet Shannon, I always love your tables and this is no different. Love the tablecloth, you have so many pretty ones. Your centerpiece with sunflowers is amazing. June was very humid here in NJ too. This is why I have a love hate relationship with this time of year.


  24. Bobbi Duncan

    Shannon, your sunny, lovely tablescape speaks summer and relaxation. Even here in southeastern PA, we began the summer season with unusually hot, humid days. Happy (hopefully cooler) summer days, sweetie!

  25. Good afternoon, Shannon. Your table is lovely and is so inviting for a nice summer lunch or supper. It has been quite warm here as well. However, today there is not an ounce of humidity in the air and our temps are in the mid 70's. Also, love your confit pot, I am partial to the green.
    Happy summer days, sweet friend. Stay cool!

  26. This is like stepping into a farmhouse in Provence, Shannon! Your confit pot full of sunflowers, and your casual flair of mixing the lemon tablecloth with blue & white dishes is very French Country. Yes, I will gladly sip on peach tea and enjoy the shade a while! The Luxe flatware is an awesome way to mix and match the classic patterns. I'm sure it will be a staple in your tablescaping future. Thank you for joining the summer tablescape fun. Happy Summer!

  27. Shanon, what.a charming and inviting summer table. You had me hooked at peach tea! It sounds delicious; do you have the recipe posted? I love how you incorporated your grandmother’s pretty dishes too. Oh and how unique and lovely is your new flatware? I hadn’t seen the pattern before. What a find that looks great with your vintage china.

  28. Oh Shannon I would have come home with those sunflowers too! Such a beautiful centerpiece they are!
    I can sip tea with you at you lovely table all day. I feel like I am in the South of France. Your grandmother’s China mixed with your new flatware makes it all quite special.
    Thank you for sharing such a lovely tablescape! Happy Summer to you my friend!

  29. Shannon, peach tea and sunflowers are two of my favorite things. It has been hot and humid in Wisconsin too. It does make it harder to enjoy the outside, but, like you, I love the summer season. What a lovely tablescape in an beautiful outdoor setting. I love how the sunlight casts a lovely shade over the table. The lemons and soft color plates provide so much tranquility to the table. I can most definitely enjoy some ladies table talk with iced peach tea anytime at this table. Have a wonderful and relaxing summer. It is a pleasure to hop with you.

  30. Shannon, I know exactly what you mean about the heat and humidity. It came to Texas with a vengeance. We need that peach tea!! Your sunflowers are beautiful. A friend gave me a bouquet last week and I really enjoyed them. I love how you used your confit pot as part of your centerpiece. I have two, but I’ve never thought to use them in a centerpiece. Thanks for the idea. I love how you combined the different shades of green in your placemats, tablecloth and checked napkins. Stay cool, friend.

  31. Shannon, what a gorgeous table setting! To sit there and drink a cool glass of your tea surely would be heavenly! Your centerpiece with the sunflowers is so beautiful, just like everything you do. Thank you so much for a delightful treat, so pretty! I wish you a lovely and blessed week, friend. xo Lidy

  32. Since this is an older post I am not sure you will get this comment, but hope you are all ok and just taking a break…miss you in the mailbox and wishing you well.

  33. Yes, I too have been missing all your beautiful posts. I am a fellow Oklahoman and am very happy to see more and more bloggers and vloggers from Oklahoma. Your blog is always beautiful, interesting, and full of helpful decorating tips. Keep them coming. We appreciate the time and effort you take to get it out to us all.

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