This summer has been wonderful. The temperatures have been fairly cool for this time of year in Arkansas and it has given us the chance to enjoy the deck a bit more than usual.
Our deck overlooks a valley filled with beautiful trees, with a wonderful view. It is a lovely place to stop and view each season.
Today we are going to enjoy a lovely summer day on the deck with a cheery red gingham tablescape.
I began by creating a centerpiece for our table using a white wooden distressed container. Wanting to add a touch of the red to the container, I chose a coordinating red patterned ribbon. I wanted something that would work with the red gingham but not match it completely so that it gave the look a bit more interest.
I simply placed a few glue dots I had in my scrapbooking materials on the container and attached the ribbon by securing it to the dots. These are easy to remove once I am finished with this look.
Once the ribbon had been attached, it added just the right amount of interest to the vase.
I then added one of my go to faux ivies to the container and tucked two faux white geranium bushes into the ivy. I didn’t even insert the bushes into foam, as this was to be an arrangement for just the day and was nothing that had to be secured permanently. If you wanted a more secure arrangement, a piece of foam could have been glued into the container and the bushes inserted into the foam.
I then covered my table for two outside with a white table cloth and placed a red gingham table topper over the white.
The geranium arrangement was placed to the back of the table. Can you call it a centerpiece if you don’t sit it in the center of the table?
The place settings were created using simple red plates topped with salads plates and bowls in pure white.
The bright red glasses add a bright coordinating touch to the table as well. They were an after Christmas purchase at 90% off. They make a great addition to many of my tablescapes.
Using the white bowls allowed us to showcase the whimsical red gingham flatware. The flatware belongs to my sister and it works perfectly with the red gingham cloth.
It’s not too hot to enjoy tea today and this cute red teapot adds the perfect touch to the table.
The teapot was a Goodwill find for just $2.99.
It was just a bit windy today as you can see by the way the hummingbird feeders are caught by the camera swaying in the wind. The feeders are attached to our fern baskets on the porch. You can find how these hangers were created HERE.
Peering through the branches of the hibiscus plant, you can view the New Guinea impatiens accenting the deck.
I love this little corner of the deck.
It is a wonderful way to spend a quiet afternoon.