Setting the perfect summer table.....and a tabletop giveaway!

Hello there! Have you gotten your summer party groove on? Whether its a table for two or a party for 20.......there is no denying that summer dining is one of the perks of the summer season. Yep, the season of al fresco eating is upon us! I love nothing more than eating outdoors and the only thing that makes it better is sitting down to a beautiful tablescape. And the beauty of summer entertaining is that it need not be expensive, actually a beautiful table can be created with very little, imagination is the only "must have". Add a few candles as the crowning touch and you are ready.......

So I have gathered a collection of wonderful and inspirational tablescapes that reflect elegant effortless summer entertaining. I love summer entertaining,  love setting a pretty table and am crazy for flowers, table linens, beautiful china, sterling flatware, and pretty much anything that has to do with setting a beautiful table! What do you like to do when you set up a summer table? Any special tips you want to share? Do tell!

Finally a summer tablescape giveaway to get your party groove on....all details at bottom. In the  meantime, sit back, enjoy and take in all the beautiful details of these gorgeous summer tables!

Lots of pictures and details to take get those Pinterest fingers and notepads ready!

 To me this says "the perfect summer table". It's as inviting and pretty as it is fun and partylike. Love the touches from the tiny and inexpensive American flags, and french fries served in mini it all! Pottery Barn

I do love the idea of mixing elements, metals and woods, flowers and greens.....gorgeous!

The blues are always a beautiful inspiration in setting a gorgeous summer table, so crisp and clean, Centsational Girl
Rustic, simple and totally charming....... French by Design
Sunflowers are like summers flower poster child....they always add so much life to a summer table

 Love the idea of layering rustic elements, the greenery, the wicker chargers against the white plates, and adding a sprig of lavender....all so stunning, Julia Usher

This to me says its not about how fancy the accoutrements are at the table but how they are displayed, this is simple yet so pretty and inviting and festive! Pottery Barn

Love everything about this from the white ginger jars to the gorgeous peaches and pinks that make this a beautiful summer setting, Barbara and Jo

 Love the elegant simplicity of this, a beautiful orange tree against the blue and white......perfection,
Carolyne Roehm

White china and  simple greenery or white flower can be so pretty.......Chelsea Fuss

 Should be no surprise how much I love this inspiration for a and white with an oversized  hurricane and a bowl of green fruit.....perfection! The party dress
 Ahhhh....the serenity of the all white table, never ceases to amaze and inspire, Lstylebylisa

 This is so the pink and green theme, spectacular!

 Green and white looks so fresh, add a few pots of greenery and you are done, Mary Carol Garrity

Sunflowers are always a good idea! Carolyne Roehm has shown us once again, just how stunning they can be, love the pewter and antler additions

 Love how vivid and warm this is, and little is required.....bright linens, an urn of fruit, and colored glasses....voila! Media Cache

 Another great example of how you do not need to invest a lot to create a beautiful table. Love the idea of individual potted plants for everyone to take home......
This is great looking and so affordable..adding cord or tie as a napkin ring holder to your blue and white summer table!
Gorgeous!! Love the  mix of colors....and of course the stunning summer flowers. Southern Living

Adding even a bowl of lemons and limes is a quick easy way to create a summer feeling centerpiece!

Simple, rustic and so beautiful....the lemon and limes still on their branches with leaves makes a stunning centerpiece against the blue and white

 Shells and ocean themed tabletops are beautiful and so appropriate for summertime entertaining, Between Naps on the porch

Love this eclectic setting, different chairs, all kinds of interesting tidbits as centerpieces...this illustrates beautifully that your imagination is your only limitation! Brandon Kidd Photography

How pretty is this? Love the idea of a vintage crate filled with beautiful colored fruit against sherbert colored flowers.....add white plates and you have yourself one beautiful table! Picture perfect for you

Do not underestimate the power of a big bunch of sunflowers, a stack of white plates, a simple table linen and a pretty tray holding some goodies. Case in point is shown here!

 For a casual yet beautiful setting, patriotic napkins, wicker chargers, red and white flowers and cute touches like beer in Mason jars are a wonderful way to jazz up a casual summer table, PB

 Love the simple idea of gingham napkins with a sprig of rosemary (never underestimate the power of using an herb or greenery as a decorative element)! Mimi Coco Poppy

Blue, white and hydrangeas are a trio made in heaven! Stonegable

Wow! The power of the almighty monogrammed napkin.....fabulous! Southern Living
 Beautiful rustic elements, like wicker chargers, a linen table runner, a bit of greenery are always sure things for a summer table, Pottery Barn
 There is nothing that a cluster of soft pink peonies cannot so beautiful! Wedding Illusions

Gorgeous idea for  a summer centerpiece....this is an old trough would work great with a dough bowl too, Nina Foutch

Here is a simple and easy idea...fill a bunch of glass containers with lemons and limes, perfect for summer, adds a pop of color and so simple!

And if you really don't want to bother with china and fancy can always go for the gorgeous new melamine that looks like the real deal! These are all from the newest line I am carrying and I absolutely cannot wait to set up my first tablescape, you can be sure I will be sharing it with you!

 YES....all of it really is plastic! Heavy too...people are so surprised when they pick it up, its amazing!

Here is a look at all the patterns/colors, to visit the line at my online shop.....

Finally the giveaway, one lucky winner will receive 8 of the fleur de lis plastic unbreakable dishwasher safe high ball glasses to get your summer party mood started........

To be eligible.....

Just leave a comment here telling me your favorite pattern from my online selection of summer tabletop patterns. to go to to my online shop. Want a second chance? Visit Ana laila on Facebook and tell me your favorite pattern.

Winner to be announced Saturday morning. Good luck and remember all anonymous commenters, you must leave your name and last name initial in the body of the comment. Good luck and thanks as always for stopping in!

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