Dianne's Creative Table

I am inspired by light, all things natural, reusing previously loved items, and bargains!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Hot Summer Fun

A few weeks ago some friends gathered in our dining room for dinner.  I wanted the table to reflect the hot summer days we have in TN.
I started with this bright colorful runner I found on clearance at Home Goods last year. 
I added wooden candlesticks and some grapevine from our back yard.  

Some colorful chickens for no special reason except that the colors worked well. 
 I topped the candlesticks with some mosaic globes that have a lovely glow.  
 Placemats from Old Time Pottery, chargers from Linens & More, yellow ColorWheel dishes and Cambridge flatware from Ross.

Hand stamped & colored name cards. Hens for the women and Roosters for the men.  
 Glasses from OTP.  I think the pattern looks like fireworks.

Incredible salad with figs, walnuts, parmesan made by one of our guests.  
 Nothing better than good food with great friends.  

Sharing at: Tablescape Thursday


  1. I love your table, it looks so beautiful and love the welcoming Rooster, the colors are so refreshing and you can set another place for me....Love the candlesticks as well, thanks for sharing, I love tablescapes and would love for you to come for a visit...

  2. Dianne, your summer is very festive. The bright colors are perfect for a little summer fun. Make me think of brightly colored beach towels. Love the hand stamped and colored place cards. I'm going to remember that idea. Cute!

  3. What a beautiful table!! I absolutely love your colors and attention to detail!! Am drooling over that table runner and all your accents! I'm sure your guests felt welcomed and happy when they entered your room for dinner!! Gotta love those place setting cards! Well done, and thanks for sharing. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  4. Your table is beautiful as always. I love reds and yellows together, because it is so festive. The roosters are perfect.

  5. I absolutely LOVE the way you used the grapevine here!!! It is just the right amount of texture and color, and it artfully corrals the other centerpiece elements. Fab!!! I also like it that you chose to use the roosters for no other particular reason than the fact that the coloring was on target. I love that! It's something a little unexpected that just fits right in. REALLY great how you extended that motif onto the place cards!

    Looks like a fun time was had by all!

  6. Love this! The chicken/rooster pieces look so cute there (and now I am reminded of one that I own and should use). I adore your dining table and the room it's in. It's wonderful to see your guests all sitting there- dooesn't get any better than that! I especially like the coloring in this table- very summery!

  7. So cheerful and fun. Love the runner too!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  8. This table is really fun! It's the tablescape equivalent of a summer garden, when color turns to rich brights and primaries and things are festive and fun. What a great visual cue to your guests that they can expect a lovely summer meal... :-)


  9. What a great table! I love all the colors...so bright and welcoming! I'm kinda on a chicken/rooster kick right now so this one is a keeper! I'll bet you all had a wonderful time with good food and yes, great friends!

  10. I love the centerpieces! I love the idea of using something because the colors all blend! I think that's what tablescaping means. Use what you have to set a beautiful table! You did exactly that! Love all the color, mixed with solids, prints and stripes! Perfect table! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Blessings My Friend,

  11. What a pleasant, wonderful evening it was. The food was as fabulous as the decorating and that is saying a lot! Good friends, Good times.... so glad to be a part of it all!