Set a Charming Summer Tablescape

Summer Tablescape

Charming Summer Tablescape

While I adore eating outside, al fresco, under the string lights…it is hot in the summer, ya’ll. I’ve been saving some of my backyard entertaining ideas for spring and fall and taking full advantage of the indoors for summer parties. Is it hot where you are too? This charming summer tablescape is absolutely one of my new favorites. There is just something so lovely about blues and greens with white hydrangeas that just screams “southern summer”.

I’ve been quite the fan of Juliska for a long time, so I was thrilled at the opportunity to collaborate with them and share how I hand selected these Juliska pieces to style my southern summer tablescape! The pieces are truly classics that will be used for years to come.

Southern Entertaining Tablescape
Tablescape Juliska Berry & Thread
Charming Summer Tablescape

Green & White Floral Centerpiece

In Nashville, we have huge white hydrangea bushes at every turn, and they make the most gorgeous arrangements for a tablescape centerpiece. For smaller arrangements, I filled the Isabella Posy Vase and the Amalia Votive/Vase (it doubles as votive or vase which I adore) with garden florals and greenery. 

These vases are perfect not only for tablescape decor but also for a bedside or desk arrangement. I love the intricate detailing!

Blue and White Tablescape Place Setting
Pretty Tablescape

Berry & Thread Place Settings

I was instantly smitten with the Berry & Thread dinnerware. The charming designs are timeless and classic which is something I look for when gathering tablescape pieces. You want to quickly be able to turn a classic dinnerware set from weeknight dinner to a festive holiday occasion with just a few changes.

There are two colors, whitewash and chambray. If you’re just starting out, I suggest the whitewash as it will be the most versatile for year-round entertaining from holidays to everyday. The chambray, however, is a gorgeous blue so I decided to combine the two for one of my favorite color combos for summer entertaining – blue and white! I love how they’re easy to mix and match.

Southern Tablescape
Simple Charcuterie Tray

Mini Charcuterie Tray

I served up a simple appetizer charcuterie plate on the hostess tray (also in whitewash), and it’s instantly become one of my favorite trays. It’s the perfect size for an appetizer or small cheese plate. You might even spot this tray in my upcoming cookbook!

Charcuterie trays or small cheese boards are my absolute favorite appetizer. Guests can help themselves to their favorite flavors, and you can pull it together without ever turning the oven on which is a major win during the summer months.

I gathered a few of my favorite cheeses, summer blackberries, local honey, prosciutto, walnuts, and a few other accoutrements for this simple charcuterie tray. There really are no fancy rules with these trays, just gather your favorite flavors along with some high quality cheeses!

Glassware on Tablescape

Juliska’s gorgeous glassware is actually what first drew me in to the brand. The intricate detailing adds sparkle and style to any tablescape! My personal favorites are the Graham Champagne Flutes and the Amalia White Wine Glasses. That’s what I’ve used here on this summer tablescape, but I look forward to entertaining with these pieces year-round. They’re absolutely stunning, and would make the perfect gift for newlyweds or anyone who loves to entertain! They look like little pieces of art, I adore them!

Blue and White Southern Summer Tablescape
charcuterie tray
Charming Summer Tablescape Pizzazzerie

These Juliska pieces paired beautifully with a simple neutral checkered tablecloth and rattan placemats. I love the neutral hues with pops of blue and green!

This would be a gorgeous baby shower tablescape as well. Pops of blue and green always pair beautifully with neutral hues like beiges, grays, and whites. You could set your table directly on wood or with a simple white table linen as well.

I do believe this has become one of my very favorite tablescapes to date!

Southern Summer Tablescape

I’ve listed out the Juliska pieces I used below so you can quickly find links if you’ve fallen in love with these pieces like I have! Thanks to Juliska for partnering with us on this post!

Graham Champagne Flutes 
Amalia Light Body White Wine Glasses
Berry & Thread Whitewash Hostess Tray (1)
Amalia Votive/Vase
Isabella Posy Vase
Update! I had lots of requests for a link to the rattan placemats (click here). Also, the silver pattern is Buttercup!

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  1. A beautiful table. I did not notice where the silver pattern was mentioned, a lovely pattern.

    1. Thanks! Silver pattern is buttercup!

  2. Jan Fusco says:

    Beautiful table setting. I also was wondering about the silver pattern.

    1. Thanks Jan! Pattern is Buttercup.

      1. Jan Fusco says:

        I thought so. That was my aunt’s pattern. I love it.
        Btw…I’m a friend of your mother (Kay DeKalb Smith). We went to college together. I just had her and 5 other Samford University friends for a visit at the first of June. She is a dear.

        1. Thanks Jan! Kay is actually my friend Evin’s mother. Evin photographed my last book and we are dear friends. Thanks for the comment!

          1. Jan Fusco says:

            My bad. I thought she had a daughter named Courtney.

  3. I love Juliska and have been wanting those dishes forever. It certainly sets a beautiful table. I love your style! My daughter bought your book for me as a gift and I am so looking forward to the next. As I’ve gotten older I am more selective about adding to my collection but yours are a must have. Wonderful Inspiration!

    1. Thank you, Dana! This is the sweetest comment, it made my day!

  4. I am looking for the simple checked tablecloth used here. Can you link or make some suggestions?

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