Outdoor Summer Tablescape – Pinterest Challenge

For this month’s Pinterest Challenge we each created a summer tablescape.

Before we get into the table, I have a prayer request. Cancer has been found in my mom’s colon and liver. Tests have been done and now we’re waiting to see what her treatment plan will be.

Outdoor summer tablescape

For each month’s Pinterest Challenge, Cindy from County Road 407 picks a theme and then selects a picture from Pinterest to use as our inspiration.

Our job is to create our own version of the inspiration picture.

Pinterest Challenge Graphic


Our inspiration for this month’s challenge is Karen from Sanctuary Home Decor. Isn’t her summer tablecape beautiful?

Spring Table with peonies

If you arrived here via Cindy of DIY Beautify, welcome!

Outdoor Summer Tablescape

The setting for my summer tablescape is our backyard.

Outdoor summer tablescape

Dining out here is pure pleasure.

Outdoor summer tablescape

For the centerpiece, I filled milk glass vases with Yarrow, Garlic, and Virginia Sweetspire.

Outdoor summer tablescape

These vases are now in my kitchen and I am enjoying them immensely.

Outdoor summer tablescape

l made the placemats. The plates are from Walmart, the charger from Hobby Lobby, and the napkins were inherited from my grandmother.

After the pictures were taken, I realized that I forgot to set my table with glasses.

Outdoor summer tablescape

Next up is Kristin from White Arrows Home. Kristin lives in the Northwoods of Wisconsin on a lake and is a vintage lover just like me. She also hosts a podcast that I really enjoy.

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  1. Hi Paula loves all the tables for summer. I will definitely pray for you and your mom . Have a great week.

  2. Hi Paula, I love the milk glass. I think I need a Goodwill field trip with all the accessories you and the ladies have incorporated. I love the blankets on the chairs too. Give Sherman a hug! laura PS My Bloglovin account is fixed!!!!! It’s the little things.

  3. Paula, so sorry to hear about your mother. She will be in my prayers for sure. Still praying for your continued health. The summer table settings are beautiful. It is so nice to get great ideas thatI can use when I need some inspiration. Thanks for sharing this.

  4. Praying for your mom Paula! You have such a beautiful spot for outdoor dining and your table is so pretty! I love the white milk glass with the colorful flowers!

  5. Will continue praying for you. Will be praying for your mother as well as adding her to our prayer chain.

  6. I’m praying for you and just added your mom to my prayer list! I pray all will be well!
    Your table setting is just lovely! I have always like milk glass anything. A beautiful table makes the simplest meal a banquet. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. I am stunned to hear about your mother’s health crisis. I will continue to pray for you both. I am just so sorry.

  8. I love the cottage style vibe and the coziness you created! I can imagine sitting out there for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Who needs glasses anyway!!!!!

  9. Your flower arrangements are lovely, Paula… I especially love the flowering garlic. I was today years old when I found out that garlic flowered so beautifully! And I didn’t even notice you missed the glasses! Love the lavender and green colors! Pinned!

  10. I love your cozy tablescape for two in your gorgeous backyard! The yellow yarrow and purple garlic flowers in your milk glass vases are so pretty. The candles add a nice finishing touch. I didn’t notice the missing glasses either! You and your mom are in my thoughts and prayers every day <3

  11. Paula, I have you and your mother in my prayers. I am very sorry to hear of your moms diagnosis.

    As for your tables cape, I love it! What a sweet idea. I am going to try this at my next gathering.

  12. Love the placemats you made, combining the patterns. Great idea to place throws over the chairs for even more coziness. I really like the purple and gold combo with the crisp white milkglass. What a beautiful setting your have for this pretty tablescape! Praying for you and your mom.

  13. A Pinterest Challenge?! What fun! Well, you certainly knocked it out of the park … I love the milk glass and candlestick combination with a pretty selection of flowers. Hope you and the hubs enjoyed a lovely dinner for two … with Sherman nearby, of course! xo

  14. One of the first things that caught my eye were the adorable placemats. I thought how fun and unique. Then I read you made them. Of course you did. 😉 I love that they are patterned differently on the sides. And those vases are fantastic. Hope to see them in your kitchen one day. Loved your tablescape and the great idea of adding blankets to the chairs. We have similar chairs and I’ve done that in the winter but never thought to do it during summer. I love it! Thank you for joining in. So pretty! Pinned

  15. Your backyard is a dream, Paula. What a wonderful place for a summer meal! The milk glass is the perfect touch. I didn’t even notice the glasses weren’t there. Been there, done that! Enjoyed this so much.

  16. Such inspiration from you and your buddies! So sorry to hear that your mom has cancer. Prayers will be offered for you and your family.

  17. That color combination of flowers against the white vases is so pleasing, Paula. I didn’t know you were so handy with the sewing machine either. Never would’ve guessed you made the placemats! I think our tables should get together because you said you forgot glasses (not that I noticed), but I forgot flatware! Wish I could sit and visit with you at your pretty table.

  18. Paula, lovely yard and tablescape. What is your mother’s name so we can personalize a prayer for her and you ?
    Cancer is so awful along with the treatment. Be well.

  19. You have a beautiful outdoor dining spot Paula and your table is perfect for a summer meal. I really need to start looking for milk glass vases. Your’s look so cute with the colorful blooms! Keeping you and your mom in my thoughts and prayers!

  20. Paula, what a beautiful tablescape for the summer. I pinned this to my tablescape Pinterest Board. I love how you incorporated the grouping of milk glass vases with the flowers. Everything looked so lovely.

  21. Paula, first of all, will continue prayers for your health and will add your Mom for positivity of mind to help her cope with what’s ahead and, of course, treatments that go well….also for you and Mr. SP to keep your strength up during another stressful time for all of you. If anything helps to lessen your stress, for even a few minutes, it will be sitting in your beautiful back yard at that beautiful table setting any time of day! God Bless

  22. Paula I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. Your table looks amazing and I really enjoyed your blog! I need more milk glass! XO

  23. Paula, first, prayers for your mom. You all have been through so much. I love your backyard. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the view before. It’s beautiful. The flowers in the vases are gorgeous. I think my favorite thing are your grandmother’s napkins – the blue color and the pretty lace trim. I hope setting the table took your mind off other things for awhile.

  24. Paula, if you hadn’t of mentioned it, I doubt anyone would have noticed the missing glassware! 🙂 I was too busy looking at your huge backyard garden and swooning over it, the table and the cool garlic alliums (which I grow, too!) and other table flowers. So much pretty!!! I love that you made your placemats, too. Just lovely!!

    Enjoy many wonderful meals out there, and yes, prayers for your mom. <3 <3 <3
    Big hugs,
    Barb 🙂

  25. Paula, your tablescape is gorgeous and I pinned it! So sorry to hear about your mother. Sending prayers for your family. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

    1. Thank you so much, Danielle! I hope you decided to keep your milk glass but If you sold it, someone else will be very happy.

  26. Your table is the perfect example of beatiful summer simplicty– exactly how summer should be! And those milk glass bud vases are perfect here.

    Niky @ The House on Silverado

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