How could it be possibly be mid-August already?
My summer has been a blur! I know I have sounded like a broken record all year — continually questioning the onset of each day, week, and month. Time is flying by way too quickly and I feel like I am never caught up. Can you relate?
Here we are, however, getting closer and closer to September and that means that it’s time for another installment of “It’s All Set”, the monthly tablescape series. It’s one of my favorite times of the month because some of my favorite bloggers and I are bringing you inspiring ideas for creating pretty table settings each month of the year.
Now that it’s mid-August, I’m creating my take on a late summer outdoor tablescape.
If you are following our “It’s All Set” series, you know that I like to keep things pretty simple.
I am deep in the heart of the taxi-driving phase of motherhood so that means I have little time for frills. I want quick and easy — especially when entertaining guests.
However, don’t be fooled. Just because you have a short amount of time doesn’t mean you can’t have a pretty table.
I bought some paper napkins and two small bunches of sunflowers at the grocery store. I cut the flowers down to fit in my green Ball jars, then layered simple white plates on faux wood chargers with the paper napkins.
Round placemats would be best on my oval table, but I already had the rectangular ones so I just made do. Why run around town looking for the perfect thing when you’re trying to squeeze the last bits of fun out of the lazy days of summer?
By the way, the apple on top of each plate is a nod to the start of the school year. (Don’t tell my kids!)
Now, let’s see what my friends are sharing!
I hope you’ll visit each post to see their inspiring tables: