So a few days ago I was walking through our dining room, probably on the way to the kitchen for some form of snack or caffeine, and I suddenly realized how our dining room is the most unappreciated room in our home. To be totally honest with you guys, I think we’ve only had two or three meals in there since I gave this space a little makeover last year. Can you believe that? It’s so bad. I don’t know if you guys are better about using your dining room that we are, but gosh we’re terrible over here. And it doesn’t even make it on the blog much either, which is even crazier because we put so much time and effort into that makeover. Anyway, the more I thought about it the worse I felt, so I decided to crank up some music, grab a bunch of lemons and fresh flowers, and play around with bringing a bit of simple summer charm to our dining room. Now you guys know I’m not one to do a lot of fancy schmancy tablescape looks. I don’t consider it to be one of my strengths actually, but I’m kind of loving how this turned out. And I thought it would be fun to share this happy, summer-y look with you lovely folks today!
I had so much fun mixing vintage accents into this look. I just can’t help myself, guys. I.MUST.HAVE.VINTAGE. Antique jars, a vintage white table runner, lemons, and a ton of yellow flowers–that’s all it took to create this easy peasy summer table. And I have to say, I’m a bit obsessed with all this color. I am still on my blue kick and I adore these antique ball jars paired with fresh yellow flowers. Who knew roses and sunflowers paired so beautifully together?
I love these cement pedestals to add some height and texture to this table. And how fun are all the lemons? I thought about leaving them out, thinking I was going a bit overboard with all the yellow, but I just couldn’t help myself. Lemons make for easy and cheap summer decor.
I’ll be honest, I’ve always been a bit intimidated by the thought of doing tablescapes. In the past I’ve typically thought of them as being only for “fancy events” with lots of sparkly dishes, wine glasses, and salad forks. But I realized recently that I’ve been thinking about them all wrong. Tablescapes, just like anything in your home, are a great way to express yourself and get creative. It doesn’t have to be perfect, full of fancy things, or reserved just for special occasions. It’s simply about creating a welcoming spot for your family to gather. I want to spend less time using this table to store things like junk mail and random stuff from around the house, and more time using it to celebrate everyday life. Even if it’s just a Tuesday night and we’re eating spaghetti again. I want our dining room to be a place we gather together, share a meal, and talk about the highs and lows of each day. It’s really been ignored for far too long, but I’m determined to change that. Fingers crossed I can make it happen!
I’m so glad to have you drop by the blog today friends. I hope today’s post brightened up your Monday and you all have a wonderful week ahead!
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