Now that our graduation party is over I can finally lose myself in thick bags of garden dirt, flowers and of course, those dreamy visions of garden parties. I just can’t explain it, but during the warm weather months I become utterly captivated by images of garden parties. I don’t care whether they’re big gatherings or intimate ones, I just love to look for styling ideas for outdoor table settings.
These days I’m really loving the natural look of rustic wood for the garden table. Like this one. Isn’t this table setting gorgeous? Very simple with only linen napkins, and yet so fresh and pretty.
What do you like best about this table?
My eyes are instantly drawn to the weathered bowl filled with lush ferns…and how about those white candlesticks poking out of that yummy lime moss? The minute I saw this photo I just had to try make my own version of the moss/candlestick section and share it with you.
I already had these four items.
Just a few holes and some hot glue….
Once it’s complete, just add moss (from the bag) through the centerpiece to make it look fuller.
Since I don’t have that beautiful big bowl I had to improvise (but I’m on the look-out for that bowl!) and instead, I used little pots of greenery wrapped in linen and placed them in the middle.
My Moss and Candlestick Centerpiece
What do you think?
It’s a smaller version (without the big bowl) but I think it would look pretty at night with the candles lit, don’t you?
I added miniature clay pots with white stones and candles.
And here’s a few more ideas I’m loving.
You’ve probably seen these wood slabs all over Pinterest but I never tire of them. You can order them HERE. And I think they look absolutely stunning with these butterfly dishware.
The bride and groom actually made these dishes with a Make-a-Plate children’s kit, can you believe it?
Their wedding was unbelievably sweet, filled with tender, personal touches and you can read more about it HERE.
This rugged wood table looks amazing with simple greenery laid down the center and paired with white dinnerware and napkins.
I’ve seen similar tables with bunches of leaves from orange trees and fig.
But look how pretty asparagus ferns look against the grain of the wood.
White and green. It’s doesn’t get more classic than this.
A lovely hydrangea tucked inside a napkin….
And in case you don’t have the electrical outlets for twinkling lights like these…
How about these mason jars and candles dangling from trees? I tinted my jars blue like these and it wasn’t hard at all.
Oh my. When was the last time you made paper chains and hung them with lights? I have such fond memories of making paper chains I don’t know why I’ve never thought of hanging them outside.
Have I inspired you to sit outside with a cold drink?
to place some moss and candles on your table?
I love your visits.