Today, I styled a farmhouse inspired tablescape that is both pretty and functional! Tablescapes are one of my favorite things to decorate, because you can be creative and feel a sense of accomplishment in a short time when decorating a table. It is fun to style a table for holidays, get togethers, but also to make everyday dining feel special! This table is inspired by by a few farmhouse finds and our love for sharing a big breakfast together as a family on the weekends.
I am a big supporter of ‘use what you have’ when decorating your home! I think it is important to repurpose items that you already own or predominately buy items that are classic in style or color and transition easily between seasons. I am going to share a few items that I have used in this farmhouse inspired tablescape that are repurposed to encourage you to think outside the box, too, but also be resourceful.
Tobacco Baskets as Place Chargers
Tea Towels as Napkins
Pitchers as Vases
The centerpiece is both pretty and functional. It is mixed with white serving dishes, faux florals and pieces from the Pioneer Woman collection to add a pop of color. I started with three white pitchers and filled them with summer florals. You can add florals to just one pitcher and use the other pitchers for serving sweet tea or juice. I placed one pitcher on a floral trivet with a mini ‘coffee’ sign. I stacked up small bowls to hold fruit or condiments around the pitchers. Then I placed coffee mugs and creamers along the middle of the table. When the table isn’t in use, it looks pretty, but everything is ready for our family to enjoy breakfast!
The Place Setting
For each place setting, I used a tobacco basket as a non traditional place charger. You can turn it upside down for more height, or the other way to corral your dishes. I found these tobacco baskets for $3 at Hobby Lobby’s recent spring sale, so I snagged a few. Later, I will use them as wall decor. I used tea towels as napkins and placed them between white dinner plates and a fun floral plate. I can always find fun seasonal or patterned tea towels, and they are fun to mix and match too. Bowls and spoons are placed on top for casual dining! Forks at the back of each plate. Everyday dining doesn’t have to be boring, y’all!
Pioneer Woman Dishes
Again, I believe in buying nuetral key pieces, like white dishes that never go out of style. But when you find something you love, don’t be afraid to treat yourself! When Ree at The Pioneer Woman came out with her line of retro farmhouse serving dishes, I was in love. For months, I convinced myself that I did not need more dishes no matter how cute they were. And for a while, I resisted that urge till I saw the blue and green floral print plates and serving pieces and bought a few. I did convince myself to forego the PW dinner plates and only get the salad/dessert plates. You can always dress up a table for different seasons or holidays by changing the top salad plate. I love to mix and match my dishes to create an original style. Pioneer Woman dishes are found in Walmart or on the Pioneer Woman website!
Could you resist these ramekins in green polka dots? I couldn’t either! How about the mini pedestal tray or drink coasters in blue and yellow roses? They are great for everyday use, but also to style tables and trays. How cute did this three tier tray turn out?
Rae Dunn Dishes
I know that I am late to the Rae Dunn party, but I finally found some Rae Dunn bowls! When everyone seemed to be purchasing Rae Dunn to resale online, or to add to their growing collections, I could never find it in Waco and was not willing to pay $25 -$45 online for a mug. Yep, that’s what they were reselling for. Now that the craze is slowly dying down, collectors are selling pieces from their collections and Rae Dunn dishes are becoming easier to find. I think more chain stores, like Hobby Lobby are also carrying the Rae Dunn line. I did find ‘my unicorn’ – this ‘dream’ mug from the RD magenta line in a Dallas area Homegoods last Spring.
I found the ‘more please’ and ‘let’s eat’ Rae Dunn bowls at Marshalls recently. It was the first time that I have seen more than 3-4 pieces available in a store in years. But again, I never really hunted for it nor followed the trend because if everyone has it, it doesn’t seem quite as cool. Now that the trendiness is wearing off, I think I can hop on the Rae Dunn train. I bought these bowls, because they are a great size for cereal and ice cream, a neutral color, and I thought they would be great for everyday use and tablescapes, too! If you are looking for Rea Dunn dishes, check Amazon, Homegoods type stores like Marshalls or TJ Max, or local and online boutiques like Mercari.
I hope you found a little inspiration in my farmhouse inspired summer tablescape! It is perfect for breakfast with the family or everyday dining during these long days of summer. With a few simple touches and fun pops of color, this is one table that you can easily style.
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