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. 😉
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).
By the end of the night, we consider it a success when everyone leaves with full stomachs and aching cheeks from laughing so much.
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For this summer tablescape, I wanted to capture the ease and playfulness summer seems to emulate along with a touch of industrial farmhouse charm.
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?
The candlesticks were found at the Goodwill and I spray painted them with Rust-oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze.
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?!
The beautiful garlands were also from Hobby Lobby and 50% off.
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.
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.
And no Minnesota summer is complete without lots of flowers, greenery and a beautiful lake view.
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 Blog Hop
All our best,