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How To Set An Outdoor Dinner Table

Y’all, I’m loving being outdoors and dining outside is my favorite. This month’s Virtual Supper Club is an Outdoor Summer Dinner Party.

I’m sharing How to Set an Outdoor Dinner Table using some of my latest thrifted and vintage finds, as well as a DIY project from last spring.

When the sun sinks behind the trees, just before dark is my favorite time on the pier, so welcome to my evening dinner party.

Today is our monthly Supper Club tablescape share and my friends are all sharing summer dining tables. Next, on Saturday, we will share our menu and all of the recipes with you. If you are joining me from Jenn at Midwest Life & Style, I’m so happy you decided to hop over. Didn’t you just love her Boho Summer Picnic? Be sure to check out all the other table inspiration at the end of this post.

The cocktail of choice for this dinner party is my yummy summer cocktail recipe – Frozen Peach Mojito’s

Outdoor Dinner Table

I decided to host my supper club outdoor dinner on the pier this month. I’m using a mix of rustic and elegant to create a fun table. Since the outdoor table and the setting are both really rustic, I added a rug underneath the table and an elegant tablecloth on top.

The cotton table cloth is one of this weeks thrift store finds and I couldn’t wait to add it to a table. In addition, it’s perfect for the small pier table and the price was great.

DIY Chargers

Next, I added these DIY Twig Plate Chargers, which was a DIY project from last year. They are so fun and easy to make. Plus, they have held up great being stored from last year. You can see the instruction here.

Vintage Outdoor Dinner Table Setting

Now it’s time to set the table which is my favorite part. I began by layering a white ironstone dinner plate on top of the twig chargers. Then I added another recent Thrifting with the Gals find. Check out all my thrifting adventures every Wednesday on Instagram stories.

These cute turquoise, pink and gold plates were impossible to resist for less than $1.00 each. Plus, I thought the cute rose bud pattern was perfect for a Summer outdoor dinner table.

To complete the table setting, I added the clear dessert plates because they allow the cute rose buds to still shine. In addition, the striped turquoise napkins with vintage cutlery are a perfect compliment to the turquoise on the vintage plates.

How do you like the thrifted summer dinner table setting so far?

I hope you like the combination of rustic and elegant!

Vintage Centerpiece

In addition to the vintage place settings, the centerpiece is a mix of several vintage and thrift store finds. I love the handmade tobacco stick lantern and decided it would be a great rustic addition to the table. It’s filled with a vintage blue mason jar which holds a bouquet of rosemary and lollipop blooms gathered from our landscape.

To complete the centerpiece arrangement, a milk glass cake stand, holds thrift store blue glass candlesticks, vintage salt & pepper shakers, cream and sugar, and delicate vintage rose bud butter pats.

Previous Supper Club Inspiration

If you’d like to see some of our previous themes and tables, click on the below links.

How to Set a Brunch Table for Galentines Brunch

Easy St. Patrick’s Day Table

Spring Dinner Party Table Setting

7 Best Cinco de Mayo Table Setting Ideas

Outdoor Dinner Table Lighting

Since the gazebo isn’t wired for electric lighting, the wagon wheel chandelier is wrapped in solar powered twinkle lights and the rustic iron lantern holds a battery operated candle. In addition, candles are added to the table for more subdued lighting.

Battery Operated Solar Lights with a remote are great for subdued lighting on the pier, as well as being a safe choice.

The subtle lighting is perfect for watching the sunset. Although we don’t have dinner on the pier each evening, it’s our favorite spot to end the day.

The Table Inspiration continues

Next up are my sweet friends, Anne & Ann Marie from Simply 2 Mom’s sharing Simple Summer Party Ideas you will love. Check all the tables by clicking on the highlighted names on the photo’s below.

Simply 2 Moms————— / ——– /————- Vintage Home Designs.

Stacy Ling Bricks N Blooms………..————— /————….. Mid West Life & Style

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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Tuesday 19th of July 2022

I love this! It’s so pretty. I especially love the twig chargers. It’s always a pleasure to hop with you.


Tuesday 19th of July 2022

Thank you Renee, it’s alway a pleasure hopping with you also. Such fun!

5 Simple Summer Dinner Party Ideas You Will Love

Wednesday 1st of June 2022

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Tuesday 31st of May 2022

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Monday 7th of June 2021

Rachel, This is so lovely and such a perfect setting! I would love to share a link and photo over on Celebrate & Decorate if that is okay with you!

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Thursday 10th of June 2021

Chloe, Absolutely, any time your are welcome to share and I really appreciate you for doing so.

Ann Manson

Sunday 30th of May 2021

Where did you find the lovely tobacco stick lantern??

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Sunday 30th of May 2021

Ann, I found it at an Antique Mall in Burlington NC. Granddaddy's Antiques