Summer Tablescape

Summer is almost here! I love creating tablescapes for any type of occasion! It doesn't have to be complicated. I can create something beautiful with items that are special to you or items you already have in your home. 

Last year, I had the opportunity to create a gorgeous tablescape using items from my backyard as well as flowers found in Colorado gardens for Colorado Collective. Mary Andrews helped me plan the table setting with dishes from her grandmother and linens she had in her collection.  She also allowed us to use a gorgeous model home at The Farm from Keller Homes.

These gorgeous pictures are from the talented Becky Kyle with Good Photo

Using fruit and vegetables in your floral design is a great way to create interest and color! 

Using fruit and vegetables in your floral design is a great way to create interest and color! 

I used apple branches with apples attached, blooming oregano, boxwood, geranium, and lavender from my yard. I also picked up zinnias, allium, artichokes, roses, scabiosa (pin cushion), chocolate queen anne's lace, and japonica from the wholesaler. All of these flowers can be grown in Colorado though. I also placed figs, blackberries, rutabaga and a tropical fruit throughout the tablescape for color contrast and texture. Terrariums were added as well.  

Backyard Garden Party // Colorado Styling

I have been so anxious for warm weather. I've lived in Colorado my entire life, but the cold always seems to hang on too long for me. I'm ready to start my vegetable garden and am longing to see beautiful spring flowers, green grass, and blooming branches. 

To inspire you for the warmer days ahead, I put together a gorgeous table setting and tablescape for your next outdoor get-together. I wanted to create a soft, spring feel with coral, green, and touches of pink. I love mixing wood and metal so I incorporated the copper charger, gold flatware and glass with the cherry wood table. 

If you have a special dinner party or just want to get friends together, I would love to come help you design the table of your dreams. Great friends, fabulous food and drinks with gorgeous flowers should definitely be on the calendar this summer! 

Photography: Katherine Ridgely

Table : Rustic Trades Colorado

Table Setting : Anthropologie, Target,  Pier 1 Imports, World Market

Calligraphy: Caitlin Jane Calligraphy