Blue and White Summer Tablescape

Doesn't it seem like the seasons are flying by? Spring is in full bloom here. It was 81 degrees today! I've joined the Spring Into Summer Home Tour today, and we have tons of early Summer inspiration for you!

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Summer seems to come so quickly here in Southeastern North Carolina. My honeysuckle is already blooming and the azaleas are starting to fade. 

I've had this early Summer tablescape in my head for a couple of years. When Kristi of French Creek Farmhouse invited me to participate in her Spring Into Summer Home Tour, I thought it was perfect opportunity to make that happen!

I hope you will visit the other bloggers participating and see the amazing early Summer ideas they are sharing. I have them all linked at the end of this post.

If you're visiting from the Tour, welcome! I'm happy to have you here!

Here's how I put this blue and white Summer tablescape together.


I usually have one special item that inspires a table.

A dear friend of mine gave me this sheet printed with blue roses when moved from her home to her daughter's. She gave me a box of her things she didn't need anymore and there were some treasures in there!

The second I saw this sheet in that box, I knew it was destined to be a tablecloth.

So that blue rose sheet was my starting point, my inspiration this time. Now I had my main color for the table.

Add Layers of Table Linens

I only added two layers to keep this table simple. I recently found this little beauty

The tassels got me right away! 

Plus it's waterproof! But it still has a very nice smooth feel to the fabric.

Then it hit me that it was the perfect color for this soft textured blue rose sheet. Then it all came together.

I think the stripes and roses are adorable together! But that striped tasseled tablecloth could have totally stood on its own! It does come in larger sizes. I just ordered a small one.

Add Plates

You may have seen my hand painted Dollar Tree chargers and clear plates from my Spring table, but I am back to using my every day white plates for this table. I like the simple white for early Summer.

Add Vintage Napkins

Vintage napkins are something I always keep an eye out for when thrifting. I have also found a lot of super cute vintage napkin sets on Etsy that I'm linking here. I went through my little stash and found these sweet vintage embroidered napkins. 

I thought about going with some darker blue napkins I had, but I liked the way the little embroidered blue flowers worked with the tablecloth. The white napkins also kept the look of the table itself lighter and airier for early Summer.

Add Flatware

I love mixing vintage flatware patterns! Mine is a mixture of thrifted sets, my Grandma's sets, and my parents' set from when they got married in the 60's. 

Mixing in mismatched vintage flatware gives a table a fun little unexpected element. It keeps it less formal and more interesting! 

I digress, but y'all look at those cute tassels!

Add Vintage Glassware

I used two sets of vintage glasses here. I'm also always on the lookout for vintage glassware when I'm thrifting. 

I haven't shown these blue glasses yet, so this is their debut. I found them for only 25 cents each here in a local thrift store! I bought them because of their pretty color and cheap price. I researched them once I got home. They are vintage Indiana Glass Park Lane Colonial Blue stemmed goblets

Add Candles

I also added some little pillar candles in vintage milk glass bowls. Every table deserves some candles!

Add a Rustic Element

I always like to add a rustic element to a table. So this time for the middle of the table, I made a centerpiece of live white geranium plants in a wood dough bowl. 

I have a trick for doing this without ruining the wooden dough bowl! I'll share it in post soon.

I love geraniums for Summer. I usually buy red ones, but these white ones really caught my eye for this table, staying with the blue and white theme.

Here's my Tiktok 
of how I made this centerpiece!

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♬ SUNNY DAY - Matteo Rossanese

And I think that's everything! This table was super easy to put together. Vintage and new items really worked well together. The key here was finding pieces that had similar colors, but different patterns and textures.

Now please check out all of the lovely Spring into Summer inspiration below!

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I'm thrilled to be joining in today as 29 talented bloggers bring you the best of all things home! Please continue along this inspiring Spring Into Summer tour, and visit the other participants in each of the following categories.


Niky | The House on Silverado said...

I'm so glad I found your blog through the Spring Into Summer blog hop! It's so fun making new friends! I love the way you styled your table for spring. The colors are so pretty.

I'd love to invite you to share at my Sundays on Silverado link party too, if you'd like. 💕
Niky @ The House on Silverado

The Crowned Goat said...

Love this tablescape so much, Dara! Blue and white are always such a classic combination and the way you layered your places settings and vintage goblets are really beautiful. I could totally hang out here and talk the day away with you. Sending you big hugs for a happy spring and summer season, CoCo

The Curated Farmhouse said...

I just love the blue and white, so pretty wow!

French Creek Farmhouse said...

This is so beautiful, Dara! We definitely share the same heart for vintage stuff, and boy do I love a good upcycle! That gorgeous sheet-turned-tablecloth is just perfect! The roses are the perfect shade of blue, and I love the layered look as well. So much great inspiration in this design! xo, Kristi

Peanut Butter and Peppers said...

I love your table cloth, your tablescape is so beautiful. I love the view.

Sherry Cole said...

I love the idea of using the vintage sheet for a tablecloth. It is so pretty it needs to be seen. Your table is perfect.

Petals, Pies and Otherwise said...

That looks like the perfect place to enjoy sitting and eating outdoors!

lv60010 said...

Hi Dara - I can see why you wanted to make that blue rose fabric the focus of a tablescape. It's so pretty! Your table is beautiful and all of your elements work so well together.
Lynn Vogeler

Melaine said...

So beautiful! I love blue and white. Perfect for summer! xoxo

Michelle @ The Painted Hinge said...

I love how you worked around the blue rose fabric to create this gorgeous tablescape! So well done!

Tanya Derrey Bingham said...

Your table is beautiful Dara! I love the goblets and tablecloth :)

Anonymous said...

I love your table Dara! The blue is so pretty. I love the idea of layering the table clothes and those napkins are so, so pretty!

Calypso In The Country said...

You had me at "blue and white"! Gorgeous table! I love that tablecloth, the vintage napkins, the goblets...Beautiful! Great touring with you!

hannah said...

Such a pretty tablescape. I love the blue and white theme.

Unknown said...

Well done!! This is so gorgeous!

Kim | Shiplap and Shells said...

Those blue roses on the tablecloth are so beautiful. And the idea of mixing vintage flatware is brilliant, especially since there's so much history. Love all the inspiration!

Leigh at The Little by Little Home said...

Your table settings are always so pretty. I love the blue!

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