setting a summer table {how-to}

Make the Most of Your Table

We all see beautiful tablescapes in the magazines and on pinterest. But how do you actually take your own dishes and create a table that's pin-worthy before your guest arrive? We'll show you!

Just keep in mind a few key ideas: 

1) Napkins add a punch of color to your table (and serve a practical purpose, too!)

2) Large wine glasses can also serve as water or tea glasses - think outside the box! They're not just for wine. (But we don't have a problem with wine, just sayin.) 

3) Fresh flowers! They make a budget-friendly, quick centerpiece.  Or, purchase a long-lasting plant, like the bromeliad pictured, for something unexpected that you'll enjoy long after your event. 

4) Charge! Inexpensive chargers are a great investment. They're versatile, will last for decades,  (pictured here are Cathy's which are at least 10 years old) and they can be used in different seasons and with different dishes. For example, these chargers would pair wonderfully with a solid red plate for Christmas time. 

5) Use what you have. The boxwood stems inside the mason jars were snipped right from the front yard. Talk about budget-friendly! 

6) Have fun! Entertaining friends should be fun, not stressful. Don't worry that your table is "perfect." Make it your own, and do just that - own it! 

Azulina ceramics make an easy, stunning centerpieces with fresh flowers. We love Azulina - available in our studio! 

Azulina ceramics make an easy, stunning centerpieces with fresh flowers. We love Azulina - available in our studio! 

Pssst - hey! We are thinking about hosting a table-scapes class at our studio in the next few weeks. Details are still shaping up, but if you're interested, we'd love to know! Submit your name and email address here, or just leave a comment below, "interested!" We won't hold you to it - just trying to gauge interest, friends. Thanks!

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Thanks for reading! Happy Summer!