Summer Tablescape & Blog Hop

Grilling out with friends and family is one of my absolute favorite summer activities.

Even though we live ‘in the middle of nowhere’, we love to host for anyone willing to make the trek up north. 😉

Summer Tablescape

When we do have guests, Brett usually buys steaks the size of your face, everyone brings a dish to share and we stock enough beer and wine to adequately hydrate a small army (all about priorities).

Summer Tablescape

By the end of the night, we consider it a success when everyone leaves with full stomachs and aching cheeks from laughing so much.

Summer Tablescape

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Summer Tablescape

For this summer tablescape, I wanted to capture the ease and playfulness summer seems to emulate along with a touch of industrial farmhouse charm.

Summer Tablescape

I’ll start with my favorite part [not including the recently built table and bench, because of course that’s my most favorite of all!]; the chairs. I didn’t want a bench on both sides of the patio table and had been eyeing these industrial babies up for the past few months.

They’re absolutely perfect and I am debating about getting another set… you can never have too many chairs, right?

Summer Tablescape

The candlesticks were found at the Goodwill and I spray painted them with Rust-oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze.

Summer Tablescape

To add the touch of farmhouse, I picked up two mason jar silverware holders at Hobby Lobby for 40% off and the mason jar style mugs are from the dollar store – can you believe it?!

Summer Tablescape

The beautiful garlands were also from Hobby Lobby and 50% off.

Summer Tablescape

Total aside, please never, ever buy anything at Hobby Lobby full price. It’s like Kohl’s, but for crafts and decor. Look up a coupon on your phone or hold out until it goes on sale. Trust me, it’s worth the wait.

Summer Tablescape

For the table settings, I picked up two different patterned napkins from T.J. Maxx and the wine cork chargers are a quick and easy DIY I’ll be sharing later this month.

Summer Tablescape

And no Minnesota summer is complete without lots of flowers, greenery and a beautiful lake view.

Summer Tablescape

Now, if you need us, we’ll be over by the grill, having a cold drink with the small army 🙂

P.s. Be sure to hop on over to the other talented ladies’ spaces today to check out their summer tablescapes!

Summer Tablescape

Summer Tablescape Blog Hop

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20 thoughts on “Summer Tablescape & Blog Hop

  1. We live in the middle of nowhere too. My husband and I had the family over this past Sunday to grill steaks. There’s 15 of us now. I love the Goodwill painted candlesticks and the greenery running down the center of the table. So pretty! I totally agree on never paying full price at Hobby Lobby!

    Beautiful tablescape!!

  2. What a gorgeous tablescape. I love the various details and textures. Your creativity will surely impress your family and friends. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Have a great week, my friend.

  3. This is gorgeous. I’m loving the industrial chairs paired with the farmhouse table. I would totally make the drive to hang out at this amazing space, btw. Lol. Thank you so much for including me in this blog hop.

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