5 Outdoor Table Settings

American Flag Enamel Plate It’s offically the Memorial Day Weekend! As Americans, we celebrate Memorial Day in honor of all the brave men and women in the U.S. Military who have served and are serving our country. Thank you for your service! It also ushers in the official beginning of summer….and with summer comes doing all things related to being outdoors. Yay! Most importantly, we can entertain outside once again. Fire up those grills and wash off the outdoor furniture. It’s finally time!

Countless retailers offer endless options for outdoor entertaining.  The photo shown above is courtesy of Pottery Barn.

When you think about having a few friends over for dinner and/or cocktails, set a table that reflects the beauty of summer. Choices abound with melamine and acrylic (nonbreakable) plates and glassware, serveware, linens, lanterns, candles, and table arrangments. Select items that reflect a particular holiday celebration or coordinate with your outdoor funiture/pillows.

Today, I am sharing some of my favorite table settings!

A PATRIOTIC TABLE

Celebrate the old Stars and Stripes with American flag star cork placemats.

Galvanized Metal Charger Top the placemats with durable galvanized metal chargers.

Swirl Melamine Dinner Plate, Set of 4 - Stone Place white melamine plates atop the chargers.

American Flag Enamel Plate

Give a shout out to this great country of ours with American flag salad plates on top of the white dinner plates.

Bistro Outdoor Flatware, Set of 12 - Blue Continue the red, white and blue palette with colorful blue flatware.

Wheaton Stripe Napkin, Set of 4 - Red Echo the stripes in our flag with red striped napkins.

Galvanized Metal Napkin Ring, Set of 4

Coordinate the chargers and napkin rings with galvinized rings.

 

A WHIMSICAL NAUTICAL TABLE

 

Round Water Hyacinth Placemat

Lay the theme’s foundation with round hyacinth placemats.

Harbor Melamine Dinner Plate Add  brilliant blue melamine dinner plates.

Lakehouse Enamel Sailboat Salad Plate Nautical interest is provided by the sailboat enamel plates .

 

Shiny Hammered Flatware

Hammered flatware adds shiny appeal to the table.

Happy Hour Acrylic Goblet, Set of 4 - Clear Enhance the table setting with tapered acrylic goblets.

 

Paige Striped Fringe Napkins

The fringed napkins finish the nautical whimsy.

 

Hyannis Lantern - Silver Finish

Rope handled lanterns lend themselves well to the nautical looking table, but be careful outside, as they are glass.

 

AN ELEGANT BEACH TABLE

Shell-Rimmed Charger

Start off the beach theme with fabulous shell chargers.

Cabana Melamine Dinner Plate, Set of 4 - Stone

Top the charger with simple white melemine plates.

Cabana Melamine Salad Plate

Add the coordinating white salad plates.

Natural Bamboo Flatware Bamboo flatware echoes the natural color in the charger.

PB Classic Acrylic Wine Glasses

Acrylic glassware quenches everyone’s thirst without the risk of breakage.

Wheaton Wide Stripe Napkin, Each - Flax

Napkins in a wide stripe pull the look together.

Starfish Napkin Ring Give a nod to the beach with starfish napkin rings.

 

Driftwood Pillar Holder

Center a driftwood candleholder on the table, and add a few outdoor candles to complete the beach look.

 

A COLORFUL TABLE

Nito Charger Plate Ground the colorful look with hand woven chargers. 

Swirl Melamine Dinner Plate Top the charger with white swirl melamine dinner plates.

Iznik Tile Outdoor Melamine Salad Plates, Set of 4, Mixed Add mixed colorful tile salad plates.

 

DuraClear® Tritan Red Wine Glasses, Set of 6, Multicolored Colorful Duraclear BPA free plastic glasses  ramp up the fun look.

Cotton Casual Napkin White cotton napkins don’t compete with all the other colors.

 

Nito Napkins Rings, Set of 4 Tie in the woven napkin rings with the woven chargers.

Malta Lantern, Bronze Finish, Small A few lanterns on your table complete the look. Again, be cautious with the glass lanterns.

 

A MODERN TABLE

FiberLeafPlacematSHF16

Start with fiber leaf placemats.

CruzBotanicalMelDnnrPltSHS19 Top the mats with delightful botanical dinner plates.

CruzBotanicalMelSaladPltSHS19 Add the salad plates.

Greyson5pcPlacesettingF15 The organic feel of this flatware works well with the dinnerware.

AcrylicStemlessWineGlassSHS16 Acrylic stemless wine glasses work perfectly outdoors.

HelenaBlueMistLinenNapkinSHS18Dreamy blue mist napkins keep the look subtle.

Succulent Napkin Ring, Set of 4 Succulent napkin rings echo the dinnerware pattern and add a pop of fun.

ReflectionCenterpiece24inSHF19 A watertight black tray and some outdoor candles create a stunning centerpiece.

 

Memorial Day is upon us! It’s time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Invite a few friends and family over for some food and drinks. There have never been more options to celebrate the joys of summer with beautiful table settings! I hope I have inspired you to do just that!

XO,

Linda

 

 

 

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