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How to Create a Summer Dinner Centerpiece

I love creating a summer dinner centerpiece with grocery store flowers. They are inexpensive and very easy to make And are so colorful!

Summer Centerpiece

I love setting summer tables! When I was asked to be part of a Summer Dinner Centerpiece blog hop, it took me about a second to say yes! Summer tables give me an excuse to bring out my fun dinnerware and use lots of colors! Does it get any better than that?

There are eight other bloggers participating in this blog hop and be sure to head to the end of this post to see their incredible centerpieces. They are so inspiring!

Summer Dinner Centerpiece

I decided to use my favorite pink, orange, and yellow plaid placemats and I decided to use grocery store flowers. I got sunflowers, roses, eucalyptus, and some berry looking florals all in a yellow, pink, and orange palette. I love how the flowers look together and I thought they would make a great summer dinner centerpiece.

Grocery Store Summer Flowers

I also bought some fruits to use such as oranges, cherries, lemons, places, and apricots. I decided to put whole oranges in the glass vases and started filling each vase with flowers. I always use odd numbers of the flowers in each vase and love how they all worked together. (I own about thirty glass vases in all shapes and sizes. They are all stored in our basement and I love selecting the vases for all of my flower arrangements.)

Once I placed 5 – 7 oranges in each vase, I added the flowers. The oranges actually helped to prop up the flowers in the vase.

How to Arrange Grocery Store Flowers

Then I added the eucalyptus. This was a very simple and easy process.

On our outside back porch table, I arranged four vases next to each other in the center of the table. I love how they looked lined up along the center of the table.

Arranging Summer Dinner Centerpieces

Then I added fresh fruit on the table alongside the vases.

Setting The Table For Summer

I absolutely love how this came out. The bright colors make me smile and they are so perfect for a summer dinner party.

Setting a Summer Table

Here are the very talented bloggers and the wonderful summer dinner centerpieces they created. Be sure and follow the links to see their blog posts.

More Summer Centerpiece Ideas

Rustic Summer Centerpiece with Dahlias at Modern Glam

Outdoor Summer Centerpiece at My 100 Year Old Home

5 Minute Summer Centerpiece at Happy Happy Nester

Summer Table Decorations at Lolly Jane

French Country Centerpiece at Sanctuary Home Decor

Easy Summer Centerpiece at The Handmade Home

Edible Summer Tablescape at Twelve on Main

Lavender Inspired Centerpiece at Home with Holly J

Simple Summer Centerpieces at The Happy Housie

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How to Create a Summer Dinner Centerpiece

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22 Responses

  1. The flowers are gorgeous. I never would have guessed they were in round vases. Originally I thought it was a long oval vase. The chandelier hanging down adds a great touch.

  2. Oh, i love this center piece!
    Unfortunatly in this very hot summer we even can’t have a dinner party or a simple meal outside.
    Temp. inside: 90 F, outside 104 F and in Belgium we’re not used to rhis kind of heat 🙁

  3. Thank you, Leslie:
    You have given me the inspiration and know-how to make beautiful centerpieces with the heavy square vases I get when my husband sends me flowers! I’m sorry that I donated a few, but luckily I saved 3 large ones. I can’t wait to try your terrific idea!!
    Thanks again,
    Dolly

    1. I have not ran into that issue, Gail! I am sure you could iron or put something heavy on the corners for a bit!

  4. I loved looking at your ideas! Just read a book about how the French eat, and beautiful table settings with flowers was one of the things mentioned. It’s not something I’ve done before but now I’m so inspired! Thank you!

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