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Farmhouse Style Summer Tablescape

What a treat I have for you today! I’m so excited to have partnered with 8 other lovely bloggers to bring you a bright collection of creative summer ideas. Use the lazy days of summer to exercise your creative energy and try one of these projects… or just get inspired.

9 Creative Summer Ideas from 9 DIY Bloggers via @CraftivityD

I’m sharing a farmhouse style table setting. It’s casual, rustic and simple, perfect for outdoor meals on cool, summer evenings.

Farmhouse Style Summer Tablescape, Table Setting, Rustic, Simple, Casual, by @CraftivityD

Farmhouse Style Summer Tablescape, Table Setting, Rustic, Simple, Casual, by @CraftivityD

I grabbed the vase of hydrangeas from our breakfast nook to use as a centerpiece and set it atop a rustic wooden tray. This tray was previously a shadow box designed to be hung on the wall. I added oil-rubbed bronze handles, gave it a coat of protective Minwax, and turned it into a serving tray.

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Farmhouse Style Summer Tablescape, Table Setting, Rustic, Simple, Casual, by @CraftivityD

We don’t have much space to spare on this patio table, so the tray provides form and function. It feels like a centerpiece but corrals several items including the flower vase, a water pitcher, candle, and fruit.

Farmhouse Style Summer Tablescape, Table Setting, Rustic, Simple, Casual, by @CraftivityD

Now, that pitcher, isn’t it adorable? I found him at a flea market and he provides a definite farmhouse feel.

Farmhouse Style Summer Tablescape, Table Setting, Rustic, Simple, Casual, by @CraftivityD

A casual cotton tablecloth plus woven placemats make for a casual base. I rolled up cloth napkins and tied them with twine, then placed the utensils in mason jars on a serving bar nearby.

Farmhouse Style Summer Tablescape, Table Setting, Rustic, Simple, Casual, by @CraftivityD

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Farmhouse Style Summer Tablescape, Table Setting, Rustic, Simple, Casual, by @CraftivityD

For the appetizers, I used transparent blue plates from a yard sale. I don’t buy many dishes anymore, but these were an affordable set that adds a little color to my white dinner plates. If you don’t have full sets of dinnerware, or if you like a variety of styles — don’t be afraid to mix and match. It makes a table interesting and unique. I’m so glad that we chose a neutral china set for our wedding registry because it makes it easy to mix in other colors depending on the season or holiday .

Farmhouse Style Summer Tablescape, Table Setting, Rustic, Simple, Casual, by @CraftivityD

The small turquoise coasters below the glasses were a yard sale find, as well. They aren’t needed outdoors, on this type of table; but I like the pop of color — which also ties into the color of our outdoor pillows.

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Farmhouse Style Summer Tablescape, Table Setting, Rustic, Simple, Casual, by @CraftivityD

My mom is in town this week — and she can sew — which means we’ll be working on more cushion covers for the patio. Our outdoor space is really coming along, and I’m looking forward to sharing more over the next few weeks.

In the meantime, take a visit to each of the other blogs featured in the Creative Summer Ideas Blog Hop. After getting a peek at their project images last week, I’ve been excited to check out the full posts this morning. I hope you’ll spend time visiting each of them and saying “Hello!”

9 Creative Summer Ideas from 9 DIY Bloggers via @CraftivityD

9 Creative Summer Ideas
{from left to right, top to bottom}

Summer Matching Game – Free Printable // Wellies and Lemonade
Simple Summer Farmhouse Centerpiece // Making Joy and Pretty Things
Summer Mantle Inspiration // Sunshine and Munchkins
Summer Coffee Table Styling // Flourishing at Home
DIY Summer Wreath // Checking in with Chelsea
Front Porch Summer Decor // Restyle It Wright
Farmhouse Style Summer Tablescape // Craftivity Designs
Summer Tray Makeover // North Country Nest
Summer Entertaining Tablescape // W. Collective

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Chelsea Wolf

Tuesday 5th of July 2016

Looks great! I love the idea of having white plates and then "changing" them up with different-colored smaller plates on top!

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Tuesday 5th of July 2016

Definitely makes it more affordable to have variety!

Kari

Thursday 30th of June 2016

Beautiful table setting! I love it! Kari www.sweetteasweetie.com

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Thursday 30th of June 2016

Thanks, Kari!

Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins

Thursday 30th of June 2016

What a fresh look! It makes me wish we had an outdoor eating area to decorate.

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Thursday 30th of June 2016

Thanks, Shani!

alexandra @ my urban family

Tuesday 28th of June 2016

That ceramic pig is adorable! I love the whole look as well :)

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Tuesday 28th of June 2016

Thanks! He's a cutie, for sure!

Tiffany

Tuesday 28th of June 2016

I adore the transparent blue plate and jars. That is exactly the color palette I'm going for right now!

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Tuesday 28th of June 2016

I love those plates! They were a great yard sale find.