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Amazing Late Summer Tablescape Inspiration

Amazing Late Summer Tablescape Inspiration

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.

flowers and herbs from the garden.
The ice cream churn was a road side find and I used herbs and Black Eyed Susan’s as filler for the coffee table center piece. Antique Candle Co – Fall Candles

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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.

Industrial Light fixture gets a warm cozy feel with fresh cut flowers and herbs for a Late Summer Tablescape.

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.

Late Summer Tablescape Inspiration and Blog Hop.  See unique and interesting ways to decorate your tables for late summer

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.

Adding vintage candle sticks and white candles add to the cozy late summer tablescape.

To create this centerpiece, use a variety of candle sticks with varying heights and styles. As evening approaches, the candle light and fresh flowers create a warm and inviting scene.

Late Summer Tablescape Inspiration and Blog Hop.  See unique and interesting ways to decorate your tables for late summer

Blog Hop.  See unique and interesting ways to decorate your tables for late summer

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.

Late Summer Tablescape Inspiration and Blog Hop.  See unique and interesting ways to decorate your tables for late summer

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.

Black Eyed Susan's and Simple candlesticks add a cozy feel to this late summer table.

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.

Late Summer Tablescape Inspiration and Blog Hop.  See unique and interesting ways to decorate your tables for late summer

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.

Add sunflowers and fresh garden veggies add a punch of color to this late summer tablescape

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.

Late Summer Tablescape Inspiration and Blog Hop.  See unique and interesting ways to decorate your tables for late summer
Evening Views of Late Summer Tablescape

In addition to the centerpiece candlelight, the grapevine garland is wrapped in tiny twinkle lights. See how to use wild grapevine for Free Fall Decorating here.

As evening approaches, the candlelight and twinkling garland looks cozy on this summer porch.

Another view of the screened porch dressed with late summer vibes and cozy atmosphere.

As evening approaches, the candlelight and twinkling garland looks cozy on this summer porch.
Be sure to check out these other Late Summer Table Inspirations

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Kristin

Saturday 5th of September 2020

I love all your ideas for your table!! The little hanging vases are so pretty!

rahrags@gmail.com

Monday 7th of September 2020

Hey Kristin, l loved doing the tablescape hop with you. Rachel

Kim

Wednesday 2nd of September 2020

My sister suggested your blog. We recently sold our home in Las Vegas and we'll be renting for the next year as we decide what our next move will be. We are downsizing and simplifying and I'm loving the process. I absolutely love your style and your eye for the repurposed item's in your home. Thanks!!

rahrags@gmail.com

Thursday 3rd of September 2020

Kim, Oh I really appreciate you & your sister for following along. Best of luck as you make your final decisions. I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. Rachel

Cindy@CountyRoad407

Sunday 30th of August 2020

Such a magical place to be! Loved all of your ideas.

rahrags@gmail.com

Monday 31st of August 2020

Cindy, You are so kind. I really appreciate your support. Rachel

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Sunday 30th of August 2020

This is just the prettiest! I love your hanging jars, I've got to to that someday! Thank You for always inspiring me! Pinned.

rahrags@gmail.com

Monday 31st of August 2020

Kim, You are so inspiring to me as well. Thanks for your support. Rachel

Ann

Sunday 30th of August 2020

Rachel it’s all so cozy I think my favorite is the little jars hanging with flowers💁🏼‍♀️

rahrags@gmail.com

Sunday 30th of August 2020

Ann, Thanks so much for your sweet compliments! So glad to be doing this hop with you. Rachel