Summer Tablescape – Farmhouse Style

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Summer Tablescape Farmhouse Style

I hate to admit it, but I left my Easter tablescape set up until a couple of weeks ago. To be honest, I just wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it for the summer. I was beginning to feel the complete Easter setting I had was simply too much for summer. If you missed it you can catch that table here. It was a full table setting and I wasn’t sure if I wanted that for the dining room for the entire summer. I cleared the table off and simply allowed it to sit with nothing for a few days while I made my decision.

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I finally decided I did not want a formal or fussy look. So, I thought I would try a casual farmhouse-like table vignette. After all, I began the look earlier when I replaced artwork on the dining room walls with old windows and wreaths.

On another note, if you hadn’t noticed, I collect bunnies, among other things. 🙂 Therefore, you will find them here and there throughout the house year-round. Changing those out for summer was an issue for me. After all, bunnies still exist during the summer as well-right? As least in my neighborhood, they do. So I decided to leave a couple on the table as well. The fat bunny below sits around under the buffet year round. I have three of the fat bunnies sitting here and there throughout the house. They were bought for the outside a couple of years ago. Never happen! 🙂 They are just fine inside.

The metal tray was a great find while out shopping at Walmart. Even better, it was only $10.00 and that was the extent of spending for this vignette. The decanter was a thrifting find months ago, the painted mason jar vase is an upcycle that I myself put together myself and the flowers and dish towel were found shopping the house. And of course, the bunnies have lived here for quite sometime. 🙂  

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For the summer, I am keeping it simple and casual. I am loving the farmhouse style and adding a touch of it here and there throughout our home. As I said before, I began by exchanging art with the two windows on the wall. If you missed that upcycle, you can find that update here. I love the look and the table vignette just builds on that casual farmhouse feel.


I love the metal with the glass decanter and texture of the woven runner (which was another Walmart find earlier in spring. I also love the rustic look of the old windows paired with the wreaths which add texture as well. Farmhouse style makes a room feel good versus just looking good. I longtime style is Tuscan, so other than colors, this mixing rustic with a bit more formal is not a big leap for me.
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On a side note. This is a learning moment here. Do you see the shadow on the on the credenza? Well, that is a lesson learned during an upcycle journey. I used polyurethane as a sealant instead of polyacrylic. Polyurethane yellows over time and polyacrylic does not. I will redo this piece and this time I will use polyacrylic as a sealant. However, the discoloration only shows up in pictures but does not show up in regular light. Go figure! But I want it to photograph better so I will repaint it. Just wanted to let you know to not use polyurethane on light color pieces. It will yellow over time. If you have a tip or something better than polyacrylic, please let me know in the comments. 


I like the simplistic look for Summer. What do you think? I hope you like it but if you have any suggestions I would love to hear/read those as well.


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4 thoughts on “Summer Tablescape – Farmhouse Style

  1. Leslie says:

    I feel better. I left my spring/Easter centerpiece up until mid-June. Going to try to create something with succulents for the remainder of the summer and early fall.

    We are bunny lovers in a big way over here. Love your bunnies and the warm glow of the yellow accents. Beautiful job.

  2. Clearissa Coward says:

    Awww thank you Leslie. Another Bunny lover…yaaaay! They are perched in my home year round. 🙂 I would love to see pics of your centerpiece when it’s done. 🙂 Ha, I’m glad I could make you feel better. Hey we all live busy lives and if that table setting was still pretty and it wasn’t hurting anyone why break your neck to change it. Let’s be realistic, sometimes it just takes a minute to come up with a new idea too. Can’t wait to see yours.

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