My Favorite Outdoor Dining Table

I love to create the perfect table for easy outdoor dining. Today I set a colorful table that might be my favorite outdoor dining table ever.

I used my favorite color palette – copper, orange, and pink – and created a very colorful table for a family dinner. Our back porch made for the perfect outdoor setting.

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A Colorful Outdoor Dining Table

Outdoor Dining Table.

I love color. And this table has plenty of it! The subtle copper chargers and candlesticks are paired with pink plates and colored glassware. And the wood chargers (made from napkins) are an excellent match to the brightly colored salad plates.

The florals are from my favorite grocery store, Trader Joe’s, and the combination of oranges and subtle pinks tie the entire table together.

Easy Outdoor Dining

How to Create This Outdoor Dining Table

For years I have acquired dishware and glassware at flea markets, estate sales, and on sale at large home goods stores. So when it comes time to create a table, I head into our butler’s pantry and start pulling out items that I think will lend to a very fun table and dinner party.

This table was especially fun to create.

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As you can see, I used a lot of different items on this table. It’s the perfect combination of old and new.

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My favorite part in creating this table is what I call the scatter … the numerous fruits that are in the vintage compote bowls and decorating the tabletop. The Scatter is all of the fun stuff that brings the table alive!

Setting the Table

I took photos of the table each time I added another item. I think this helps to show how easy it is to build a table.

I started with some wood placemats/charger plates that I made last year. They are actually cut pieces of wood that I covered with paper napkins. To see how to make these, just click here.

Then I started layering my new glass copper chargers, plates, and more. When I first started this table I didn’t know which plates I would use. I knew my color theme … pinks and oranges … but that was it, so I just started trying out different combinations of plates.

What You Need to Create This Table

My Favorite Outdoor Dining Area

Who Knew Orange and Pink Could Look So Great Together?

My Favorite Outdoor Dining Area.

Adding Place Cards to My Outdoor Dining Table

My Favorite Outdoor Dining Area

A few years ago I cut some wonderful place cards on my Cricut machine and I love to use them even now! I cut them from Foil Cardstock and I think I have probably used them at least twenty times.

To learn how to make these place cards, read the blog post here.

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  1. Leslie,
    What a gorgeous tablescape with every shade of peach pink! Love all the details.

  2. I tried to find napkins that I thought would match Christmas dishes I have but gave up. It is overwhelming to look through so many patterns. What is the best way to find napkins to look good with a particular set of dishes? The ones you made are the “perfect Match”! I loved that idea when you first posted it.

  3. Well. gorgeous as always. You are such an inspiration to all of us. Hope you have had time to rest after your wonderful trip. Thank you for sharing all your beautiful pictures with us. Love you girl

  4. Leslie,
    I would have never envisioned pink and orange together. The colors are blended so well and are so warm and inviting. Your choices are gorgeous; this table is stunning. Just when I think I know my fav you go and outdo yourself again with something else spectacular. You’re so gifted! ❤️

  5. Stunning as always Leslie. Have you thought about incorporating this color pallet at the beach house?

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