Friday, August 2, 2019

Green & Black Summer Tablescape

Last weekend, we had relatives from out of town visiting and since the weather was nice, we decided to have a barbeque in our backyard. Of course that meant setting the table in our cabana to celebrate the occasion as well as the season.

I went with a green apple and daisy theme set against a black & white buffalo check backdrop.

 Apple season will soon be here and green apples are the perfect vibrant colour for summer.

A black, green and white place setting coordinated well with the theme.

A side view of the dish stack.

A green handled fork was tucked inside the daisy napkin ring to save room on the table.

These green sundae cups were called into action for our ice cream dessert.

The centerpiece consisted of 3 faux daisy arrangements and 2 black lanterns.

The faux daisies were set inside these green tin buckets from the Dollar Store.

One arrangement held this cute wooden butterfly.

If you look closely at the lanterns, you'll see another insect there...

...a green magnetic dragonfly was placed on each lantern.

Black flutes serve as the stemware.

A buffalo check table runner was set atop a black tablecloth.

The table was set inside our covered cabana area in the backyard...

...which always works well in case of rain - fortunately, the weather stayed good for our BBQ.

We were able to sit around the table and catch up on what's been happening with our visitors since we last saw them.

So happy I made the effort to set a nice table as a backdrop to our conversation.

I always get the question of where does the food go when there is so much decor on the table. We set up a buffet on our kitchen island for guests to help themselves. The dishes that you see at the place settings have been taken into our kitchen by that point.  :)

Have you been able to enjoy many outdoor meals this summer?

Thanks for visiting!


  1. A stunning table. Made me so happy to look at it. Thank you.

    P.S. At a garage sale today I bought 8 perfect square plates for $5. Whoo Hoo! Now I just have to buy linens, flowers and vases, salt and peppers, additional coordinating tableware, candles......and maybe actually invite somebody.....

  2. Fantastic table styling:-))) I love the mix of black and green:-))) It's all perfect:-))

  3. All I can say is "this table is yummy". Love it and it's so refreshing.

  4. Your outdoor tablescape is perfect - what a truly fun pop of color that green is - very summery indeed!

    Have had zero outdoor dining - either too rainy or too hot - and then we had one glorious perfect week of weather and that's when we had to get a new deck which still isn't done - so hopefully before the leaves fall we will!

  5. Beautiful tablescape! I absolutely love the colors; so bright and cherry! Just perfect for a wonderful outdoor gathering!

    Pat F.
    Las Vegas, NV, USA

  6. What a beautiful table setting. I love the black?white and green. Such beauty. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Loved everything about this! I'll bet your guests felt special indeed. As to your question -- I avoid dinners alfresco in the summer. We're just north of Atlanta, and although we're in the Appalachian foothills it's HOT down here. But....we get to dine outdoors in the spring and fall. And sometimes in the winter!

  8. Hi Lori,
    I love the black and white and green together. This table setting is soooo pretty. Have a great week ahead.

  9. Wow! That is such a stunning tablescape. I love the color scheme and I bet your guests were so incredibly happy.

  10. Your tablescapes always catch my eye, friend! So good to see you at Tuesday Turn About!

  11. Your tablescape is so bright and lovely! I was happy to feature it on Tuesday Turn About this week. I hope you'll swing by again for a visit. Have a great week!

  12. Just love this tablescape! The colors work together so well! I hope I can duplicate it somehow on my table! Thanks for posting! Love your blog, your verses, and inspirational quotes!

  13. AnonymousJune 17, 2022

    Where oh where did find the flatware?

    1. I bought it so long ago! I think it was from a local Red Apple store. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. ~ Lori


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