In this post: Looking for pretty table decor ideas using summer flowers? This summer table combines floral dishes with mason jar flowers in a colorful tablescape.⇒
It’s hard to think of anything more charming than a little girl romping through a field of summer flowers, ponytail swinging and not a care in the world. I have exactly this vision of my daughter on several occasions, chasing butterflies, twirling circles, picking flowers and from time to time turning cartwheels through the grass. Perhaps it’s this memory that keeps bundles of summer flowers so near and dear to my heart.
When I recently put together a table for summer guests, this enchanting vision was my key inspiration. I’d build a table around these sweet summer blooms, and corral them cheerfully in a carrier of vintage blue mason jars.
Could anything be more quintessentially summer?
Mason Jar Flowers
The palette would be inspired by the vibrance of flowers and the hues would be mirrored throughout the table setting.
As with most of my tables, this one began with a patterned plate, in this case a jaunty floral in pinks and other sunbaked brights. This drove the color feeling of the entire presentation, and I chose to pull out the blue tones to pair with the pinks.
You can see the mixed palette throughout the tableau, with varied shades working together, yet reading as primarily aqua and pink.
It’s the plate stack, however, that defined the essence of the table. Backing the floral salad plates are a favorite of mine, aqua alabaster dinner plates and elegant silver chargers.
For stemware I went with blush pink flutes to pick up the warmth of the rose toned flowers. I love the way they play off the watery blue mason jars.
The napkin cluster layered pale blush pink squares with ruffled edging beneath soft aqua linen, all gathered together within these fabulous peony napkin rings.
To add some sculptural interest I added a few reproduction demijohns with sprigs of astilbe tucked inside.
Grounding the tablescape amidst this burst of summer color is a simple khaki runner and white linen placemats.
The centerpiece is served in a grouping of blue vintage mason jars with a summery mix that includes gerber daisies and mini hydrangea. They’re casually placed as if picked from the roadside.
For height I added silvery candlesticks with acanthus leaf designs. They’re topped with pink pillars for added warmth and rosy color.
The cacophony of color is not something I often work with, but it’s perfect for a summer evening, relaxing with friends and family.
And if it brings back a vision of a twirling little girl with hand-picked flowers and a hearty giggle, who am I to argue?
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