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Summer Tablescape for Two

I don’t know about where you are, but here in North Carolina, the temperatures have been in the high 90’s with 80% humidity. It feels like a hot shower outside which is not conducive to outdoor crafting.  I haven’t painted anything at all since spring and I am getting antsy. Bah humbug!  I am so ready for fall. 🙂 But in the meantime, I am going to share a Summer Tablescape for Two with you. Indoors of course. 🙂

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With the weather being so uncooperative, I was just itching to do something creative so I decided to set my table in my eat-in kitchen for an afternoon brunch for two. The table is in the perfect spot in front of a bay window where we can enjoy the sunlight and view my lush rose garden without having to deal with the oppressive heat. Not a bad deal. As always, this tablescape is done on a very small budget. You’ll see. I had never done a black and white tablescape before. You all know yellow is my signature color. But as  you’ll see, the black and white is very pretty, but I found a way to pop in a little yellow as well. 🙂

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I was able to pull this table setting together on a budget because a lot of the pieces are from the Dollar Tree and other discount stores. Yep, that’s right, discount stores.

Plates – Dollar Tree

White Bowls, Dollar Tree

Black Bowles – Dollar Tree

Fruit – Closeout table – Pier One (bought these over 3 years ago)

Dipping Sauce Dishes – Gift from a friend (probably from a discount store because she’s a smart shopper)

Black Chargers – The Pottery (on sale a few months ago)

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I think the black and white is very pretty. But I think the yellow napkins, fruit, and other accessories really set this table for two off with the infusion of color.

Summer Tablescape

See the fruit up close and personal. I think some of it is pretty realistic. I used fruit as a centerpiece simply because of the color.

Summer Tablescape

I purchased the black and white napkins at Ollies almost 8 months ago. Mister and I walked in and they had a huge box of napkins, placemats, and tablecloths for sale. I mean really on sale so I dug deep and bought a few different color schemes. I stuck them all in a drawer and all but forgot about them until now when I was itching to do something. Stay tuned for more tablescapes. 🙂 The napkins are in  black stemmed glasses that I purchased from the Dollar Tree. The burlap napkin rings are from Pier 1. I got them last spring for a couple dollars each. Love the burlap with the classic table.

Summer Tablescape

This stemmed mug is the most costly item on the table. I purchased these, oh my, over 20 years ago. They are crystal and very delicate. I rarely use them anymore, but absolutely love them.  I hope you like them too.

Summer Tablescape

This is my table for two (Mister & Me) in full view. I upcycled the leaf vase and turned it into a candelabra. I have black beans inside with a battery operated candle. The candles in the tall holders with wine motif are also upcycles. I purchased regular candles and decoupaged the wine motif onto them. I am thinking of doing a tutorial on that technique. What do you think…should I?

Summer Tablescape

Not a part of the tablescape but I had to share my goodies from the Farmer’s Market. There is a watermelon on the other counter. I love our Farmer’s Market. Do you have one and if so, do you shop there? I love the fresh produce, flowers, jams, homemade fudge and all of the other goodies.  And the prices are reasonable for fresh produce.  We are stocking up on fresh string beans, corn and butter beans for the winter. 🙂 I feel a good pot of soup coming on on a cold winter day. 🙂

So there you have it. Our breakfast nook all dolled up for lunch for Mister and me. We normally enjoy alfresco dining during the summer but this year, it is simply miserable outdoors but that doesn’t stop us from enjoying a sunny meal inside in front of the window.

Summer Tablescape

There’s that watermelon I was telling you about.

Summer Tablescape

Here’s another view of the table. My little buddy decided to join the party. That’s Rome but we call him Romeo because he is such a love.

Until next time…bon appetit

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