Setting a table for outdoor entertaining can be fun and easy.  Having a few friends over this summer?  Here’s a step-by-step guide to setting a pretty outdoor table.

  1. Start with a tablecloth.  This one is made from a linen/cotton blend – easy to care for and a nice neutral colour that looks great with all kinds of dishes.

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2. Start layering.  I’ve added a vintage table runner.

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3. Add some plates and napkins.  I’ve used 100% linen napkins in ice gray.

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4. Accessorize.  Add some colour and whimsy.  Candles, roses from my garden and a ceramic frog completed this setting!

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Here are a few more ideas:

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Hope this article helped you with some ideas for summer entertaining!  All of these linens can be purchased in our etsy shop 🙂

Here are some more table setting ideas;

Set a Pretty Table for Spring

3 Tips for Refreshing your Outdoor Decor

Creating an Outdoor Sanctuary

5 Ways to Freshen up your Home for Summer