Summer Farm Table Decorating Ideas
Simple Summer tablescape decorating ideas, with a relaxed coastal feel. I decorated my reclaimed wood farm table with natural elements, like starfish, vintage fishing floats and woven place-mats for a fresh Summertime vibe in our casual dining area.
Summertime… and the livin’ is easy…
But not at the cottage. This girl has been busy, and that means this girl is behind! So please squint your eyes and pretend you aren’t seeing the old door color. Yeah. I did this one a bit ago, and hadn’t had a spare minute to blog it, until now. I loved it so much, I couldn’t bare to skip over it and not share.
Coastal Cottage Farmhouse Decorating Ideas
The minute I got the new farm table, a tablescaper was born. Not a fancy one by any means. But a passionate one. Something about this table, just makes me want to style it and decorate it! I’ll always lean casual, and I love easy, effortless décor the very most!
A few new goodies were added to my table decorating stash after a trip to HomeGoods, and I could not wait to play with them! I’m so happy to take a few minutes to share this one with you. I did it right before my mom came, and she loved it. Because the table sits in the middle of the kitchen, living room and sun room… it set the tone for the whole house. She was so cute, she didn’t want to dismantle it for our everyday meals.
I started the table with the round woven place mats, and used my white dinner plates and the aqua salad plates. The recycled glasses were a prior purchase from HomeGoods and the bowls are new!
And because HomeGoods is pretty much a day trip for me… and I liked the tiny floral pattern so much, I picked up the napkins, table runner, placemats and a tablecloth. I didn’t want to regret leaving anything behind.
I don’t like to wake up in the middle of the night, in a cold sweat, over table linens!
Well, fast forward to getting home and trying my new things out… and I liked the napkins best. Ha. Just goes to show, sometimes simple is best.
I think covering up my table isn’t going to happen often either. I seem to prefer getting to see that beautiful wood.
I did however, use both the lanterns I picked up! I know… I am so drawn to them though, and these were so airy and lightweight, made from Balsa wood I think? Battery operated and perfect for outdoors too. So Summery!
I already had the glass fishing floats, and adding them provided extra interest and a little sparkle to the table.
The only thing I forgot, was to add silverware! Minor detail right?
And I didn’t even notice until after I took all the pictures.
Don’t fire me okay?
A few of my favorite vintage mason jars, gathered in an old freezer basket found their way onto the apothecary cabinet, and those French canisters never did make it down to The Little Cottage…
Maybe later. They are much enjoyed here, where I can see them every day.
Along with fresh Stock, that smells like sweet & spicy Carnations.
To indulge my table decorating desires, I’ve cut back on buying pillow.
Yes, it’s still me. I promise!
Interesting fact. This stuff takes up way less room. hahaha
As much as I like new goodies… I still have to have a few old crusty things thrown in the mix!
Like perfectly patina’ed pots, and vintage fans.
Do you remember standing in front of a fan when you were a kid and talking into it, and making noises?
We sure knew how to entertain ourselves.
Thanks for stopping by our humble home, and indulging my new found table decorating attempts!!
We can try new things and learn together.
And y’all can remind me to put silverware on the table next time.
Because no one wants to eat a meal with a starfish.
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SHOPPING SOURCES & INFO:
HomeGoods: Drapes/Curtains, Blue Glass Lamp, White Ruffled Throw, White Pillow, Sequin Pillow, SEA, Baskets, Sailboat, Mirror, Lanterns, Linens, Bowls, Glasses.
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As always, just give me a shout at foxhollowcottage@gmail if you’ve got questions about anything else