I know I don’t even need to tell you how much I love outdoor dining. Today I created a new table that has a very fun summer color palette.
There is something so special about sitting around a table outside. Fresh air, fresh food, and the way the conversation and laughter hover around the table and then float away like a balloon.
I love the color aqua, and I thought it might be fun to create a summer outdoor dining idea on our back patio. I ran to Trader Joe’s for flowers and put this table together in less than an hour.
Outdoor Dining Colors
Since I have been so focused on the beach house these past few months, I decided to bring the beach house feeling to our home and create a wonderful aqua-themed table.
I cannot believe it took me this long to realize how stunning an aqua-themed table would look in our backyard. The colors are my favorite. Wow.
Just so you know, I teamed up with some very talented bloggers today. They all shared their Outdoor Entertaining ideas so scroll down to the bottom of this post to see all of their ideas.
I love this view of my table overlooking the backyard. It’s a very simple table and as you know, simple is my favorite way to decorate.
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Arranging Flowers for My Outdoor Dining Table
I absolutely love how the flowers turned out for our outdoor dining table.
As usual, I bought them at Trader Joe’s. I knew going into it that I wouldn’t be able to use the main color in my flower arrangement. I mean, who wants aqua flowers in their arrangement, right? So when I arrived at the store, I knew I wanted predominantly green with a little bit of white.
How about that vase? It is actually a vintage battery jar and I bought it at a vintage sale. I own a few clear ones and I just love the aqua color of this battery jar!
The flowers were very easy to arrange and did not take long at all. Maybe 15 minutes total to arrange?
- one – Here are the flowers I bought at Trader Joe’s. I bought about 75% green and 25% white flowers. I didn’t have any big plans and certainly knew I wouldn’t be looking for aqua flowers, thus white and green seemed like a good idea.
- two – I filled the battery jar with water and started adding the greenery.
- three – I just kept adding greenery and loved the variety of choices I was able to find at the grocery store.
- four – Don’t laugh but this was the last photo I took of my flower arranging lesson. Sometimes I zone out and forget to stop and take photos. Oh well, all I did was keep adding green stems and then I added the white flowers at the end. It was pretty straightforward, I promise.
You can see the finished floral arrangement in the next photo.
Setting the Dining Table
I used some of my favorite vintage aqua pieces that I use to have at our beach house. The aqua spritzers are amazing and I love them. If you look closely, you can see the vintage jards filled with all of the sea glass I have collected on the Ventura beaches.
My favorite colors of sea glass to collect are white, green, and aqua. It is abundant on the beaches, and I love hunting for sea glass. It’s so relaxing.
The placemats and napkins are eight years old, but I made a few recommendations below. The dishes are Sophie Conran and I love the color so much and the polka-dot glasses are so much fun to add to any table.
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I teamed up with some amazing bloggers and here are their Outdoor Entertaining posts!
Make Simple Pizzas On The Grill // Most Lovely Things
24 Outdoor Dining and Entertaining Tips For Your Backyard // Twelve On Main
Creating An Outdoor Dining Experience // My Sweet Savannah
Summer Outdoor Dining Ideas // My 100 Year Old Home
Outdoor Entertaining Ideas For Your Backyard // Modern Glam
Easy Tips For Outdoor Entertaining // Inspiration For Moms
Fruity Sangria Recipe // Happy Happy Nester
Poolside Happy Hour Entertaining Ideas // Life Is Better At Home
Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes & Summer Entertaining Ideas // The Happy Housie
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