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TABLESCAPE THURSDAY - Setting Pretty!

Welcome to TABLESCAPE THURSDAY!
This week I thought I would share some summer inspiration for outdoor tables and centerpieces. Using ordinary items in extraordinary ways is the best part of setting the table. During the warmer months of Spring and Summer, I opt for casual over formal any day but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice on style, creativity or beauty.
I love the way the lemons are balanced on top of the candle holders in the picture below.
Simple but lovely.A silver ice bucket becomes the perfect container to hold fresh blooms cut from the garden.
A silver teapot is the perfect accent to Mexican Heather.

A double stack takes on new meaning. A silver cake plate topped with a silver bowl makes a pretty display for silverware.


Used and repurposed, soda bottles clustered with happy Sunflower blooms make a fun and casual centerpiece.





I have to thank Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting this fun little party every week! For more table top creations, please pop over to vist her.
Until I see you again,
Happy Decorating!
~Alisa

27 comments:

Kammy said...

Great ideas, thanks for sharing !
Hugs ~ Kammy

ellen b said...

These really are great ideas. I love the outdoor settings!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas.. I always get stuck on the centerpiece! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

"Blossom" said...

I get wishey washy too on what I like; but I know it when it happens. I love everyone of these photos I do use a lot of the silver juplets in weddings.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Alisa, Love all the ideas especially the sunflowers in the bottles.

Thanks for sharing!

Shelia said...

Love all the inspiration! Thank you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Peacock Blue said...

very pretty photos!

susan said...

Love the bottles used as flower vases!

Chandy said...

Gorgeous inspirations! I'll have to try to copy that silver stack. Thanks for the ideas!

Off to see you post before this!

Fifi Flowers said...

GORGEOUS outdoor dining!

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Great inspiration photos!

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

You're right about simple but lovely. I wrote about using milk bottles and mason jars for flower arranging. I love the soda bottle idea! Stop by and see my table setting, if you like what you see, be sure to subscribe to my blog by clicking on "Follow" in the right hand column. This way we can inspire one another frequently! Be sure to stay a while when you're there and enjoy the experience!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Thanks for sharing these inspirations!

marty39 said...

Such lovely ideas, beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Pug1 said...

Great blog! CHEERS! Michele

xinex said...

Beautiful and wonderful ideas, Alisa! I just love them all....Christine

Maryrose said...

Hi Alisa,
Great ideas. One of the best things about summer coming is dining outdoors. I love the summer colors. Thanks for sharing.
Maryrose

ButterYum said...

You just can't go wrong with silver!!

Ashley ~ said...

Everything looks so nice and cool for an outdoor luncheon or dinner*! Thanks for the great ideas*! _Ashley~

Kathleen Ellis said...

Great inspiration, Alisa! I love to use odd little vessels as vases...it adds so much charm!
happy holiday weekend!
;-D

Lady Katherine said...

I do love the the lemons! Great ideas for outdoor dining!

The Stylish House said...

Hi Alisa,
What a sweet collection of clever ideas! They look easy to recreate and make a nice impact. Hope your having a great week.
~Cathy~

Blondie's Journal said...

Very lovely, creative ideas here! Thanks so much for sharing!

xoxo
Jane

Mary said...

Such wonderful inspirations -- love those pretty candlesticks!

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Very inspirational. Just last night I was at a gathering and we ate outdoors. The table was cute and simple.

I love the idea of the lemons perched on top of silver candlesticks. All the pictures truly are inspiring...such a happy place to be...in inspiration land! lol!

Love your new picture in red. You truly are a beautiful lady. :)

Carrie said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely ideas!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Lots of fun ideas...thanks for sharing these! Susan

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