Outdoor Beachy Summer Tablescape

I pulled together a fun beach-inspired summer tablescape on our back patio that I'm excited to share with you today. I'm also joining a lovely group of bloggers that are all sharing summer themed tablescapes so be sure to take the tour at the end of this post. A big Thank You to Alicia at A Burst Of Beautiful for inviting me to join in on the fun.

I had actually put together this tablescape on Mother's day. My husband barbecued up some yummy ribs and my mother-in-law came over and we had a lovely day enjoying the back yard and nice weather.

I think it's fun to create a pretty table setting every once in a while since most of the time we keep things pretty casual around here. A pretty table setting can really make an occasion feel extra special.

I was also thinking that this would be a really fun look for a beach-themed wedding if anyone out there is looking for ideas. :)

This tablescape was inspired by the blue hydrangeas that my boys gifted me for Mother's day. I put the plant they gave me in a little metal bucked and then hung it on a hook next to the window.
I also remembered that I had these beautiful long stemmed faux hydrangeas that I received from Balsam Hill last spring. I put those stems in a large metal bucket which made for a very lovely centerpiece. Keeping with the hydrangea theme, I also brought in another hydrangea plant that I have in yet another metal bucket sitting on the ground next to the table. I really LOVE hydrangeas because they remind me of the coast where they seem to practically grow wild there.  I just really hope I can keep these new plants of mine alive.  I haven't had much luck with hydrangeas in the past, so fingers crossed.

I absolutely love the look of mix matched dinner plates so that's why my dished don't all match each other. It was totally intentional  :) I tend to collect random plates while out yard selling or thrifting so I have lots of different patterns to play with.

I added some throw pillows to the bench for comfortable seating options.  I recently blogged about that blue stripped pillow covers that was such a great deal, you can read more about it HERE.

The last step to my tablescape was to add seashells. Seashells bring an instant touch of beachy and so I always like to mix them into my decorating.  I don't live anywhere near the beach, but that's okay, there's nothing wrong with pretending that I do ;)

Oh and one more thing, how stink'n cute is this whale salt and pepper shaker set? A good friend of mine gave it to me as a souvenir from her vacation. I love it so much!

And there you go, that's my Outdoor Beachy Summer Tablescape idea for ya.
What do you think of it?
See something you like? Here are some similar items to what I have if you are interested:

Now Please join me and let's go see what great ideas these blogging friends of mine have come up with.
There is surely going to be loads of wonderful tablescapes to inspire you.
Just looking at all of these teaser images has me so excited!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Peace & Love,



  1. Love the theme and colors you decided to go with for your summer tablescape! Everything looks so cozy and inviting. The plates are gorgeous and I love how you added the metal buckets to create a subtle vintage vibe. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I absolutely love the arrangement and designs. Such a warm combination of colors and items that's very cohesive. The Whale salt and pepper shaker is awesome!

  4. Your tablescape looks divine! I really like the mix of colors and textures there. Thank you for sharing these pics!


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