It’s hard to believe that Summer is coming to an end. As we move away for the bright colors of Summer, I began to look to nature for a late summer inspired tablescape. I’m joining a talented group of bloggers who are also sharing their late summer Inspiration. Be sure to check out the links at the end of this post.
Here is how to create a Late Summer Tablescape that is inspired by nature. My table is created using only items that were free or that I had on hand. The inspiration for this table began with the flowers that were blooming in my garden. They include Black Eyed Susan’s, Sun Flowers and fresh cut herbs. I recently shared a Summer Blues Tablescape here and How to arrange Hydrangeas for a basket center piece here.
The Late Summer Table Center Piece
The first step is to plan for the center piece. Since the re-purposed funnel light fixture has small vases that hang over the table, this becomes the focal point of the whole area. Therefore, I filled the vases with water and added fresh cut herbs and Black Eyed Susan’s.
The varying heights of the vases adds a whimsical charm to the industrial light fixture, plus allows more dining room on the small porch table.
In order to not compete with the hanging flowers, I opted to use a collection of thrift store candle stick corralled together as the table centerpiece. In addition, a bitter sweet faux wreath and a few fresh blooms surround the gathering.
Tablescape Place Settings
In order to achieve a late summer feel, I decided to leave the table bare with no tablecloth. However, to add warmth and texture, I opted for a simple jute table runner. In addition, the woven jute plate chargers are another summer favorite and add to the natural theme of the table.
You can use a variety dishes to create a late summer feel. However, in order to keep the table simple, I used all white dishes. These are vintage white ironstone plates and bowls atop a larger white plate. To add character and uniqueness to the table setting, I used a mix of old and new items.
In addition to the vintage brass candlesticks, I used some thrift store brass napkin rings to add just a hint more glamour and shine to the rustic tablescape. As you can see, I tucked a few stems into the folds of the brown napkins for an added touch of color.
Additional Decor For Late Summer Tablescape
In order to continue the late summer feel, the ironstone pitcher is filled with sunflowers and dried leaves. You can also add fresh vegetables from your garden to add color and a late summer harvest feel. Here I tucked a few among the extra dishes on the side hutch.
Another way to add interest to the late summer tablescape, is to add unexpected pieces to the space. Notice the vintage Italian print which was added to the rustic old windows.
Evening Views of Late Summer Tablescape
Another view of the screened porch dressed with late summer vibes and cozy atmosphere.
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