I’ve been looking forward to this post for a while now. Today, I am joining 23 other bloggers to share an outdoor tablescape with you. Outdoor entertaining is one of the great pleasures of summer, and we so enjoy eating on our deck as frequently as possible. Coming from the land of ice and snow (*har har* we don’t all actually live in igloos here in Canada), I think we appreciate the good weather even more! I created this tablescape to feature my DIY block-printed napkins, so I went with a bright, global, and fresh turquoise and orange palette.

Special thanks to Chloe from Celebrate & Decorate for hosting and organizing this hop! She’s done a great job getting us all ready for this event.

My tablescape is simple and fresh, with a preppy turquoise and orange palette. I made use of pieces I already had on hand, and you might recognize the cheerful charger plates from last year’s outdoor look.

Turquoise & Orange Outdoor Table | Al Fresco Tablescape Hop | Bright, Global, Fresh Tablescape | Flourishandknot.com

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The flowers in the small centrepiece are orange day lilies from my garden. I added some greenery that I also had growing in my own backyard. One of summer’s pleasures is picking fresh flowers from the garden, no?

The little cobalt blue vase is something I’ve had for years and years (since I was a kid, in fact). I have idea where it came from, but I just love the intense colour.

Turquoise & Orange Outdoor Table | Al Fresco Tablescape Hop | Bright, Global, Fresh Tablescape | Flourishandknot.com

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The lacey votive holders are leftovers from my wedding. I can’t bear to part with them because they are just so pretty! I kept things simple for the place settings themselves, because I firmly believe that outdoor dining should be an un-fussy experience. I added a little touch of whimsy with the scattered green and turquoise glass rocks. Couldn’t resist how shiny and pretty they look!

The charger plates were a great Loblaws find last year. I’m a sucker for bright colours, especially turquoise and coral.

Turquoise & Orange Outdoor Table | Al Fresco Tablescape Hop | Bright, Global, Fresh Tablescape | Flourishandknot.com

Of course I love how my block-printed napkins get a leading role in this tablescape. They were such a fun and easy DIY!

Al Fresco Tablescape Blog Hop - coming your way in August! | flourishandknot.com

I hope you’ll take some time to peruse the other participants’ beautiful al fresco tablescapes. As we reach the mid-point of summer, there is some truly lovely inspiration to be had for your outdoor entertaining. Maybe you’ll be inspired to give your al fresco dining table a little makeover this weekend?

MONDAY
Starfish Cottage | Knock it Off Kim | Life and Linda | Southern Hospitality | Everyday Living

Tuesday
My Kentucky Living | DesignThusiasm | Simple Nature Decor |
Living With Thanksgiving

Wednesday
Red Cottage Chronicles  | The Little Yellow Corner Store | Ramblings of a Southern Girl
CoziNest  | Love of Home

Thursday
Panoply | Flourish & Knot | The Painted Apron | Dining Delight  |
Celebrate & Decorate

Friday
B. Lovely Events | Lolly Jane | A Toile Tale | Bluesky Kitchen Rattlebridge Farm

P.S. I promise to have some baby news up for you soon! For now… Off to catch some much-needed zzzzzz’s. 🙂

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46 Comments on Bright, Global, Fresh Tablescape | Al Fresco Tablescape Hop

  1. Sarah, love your use of turquoise and orange! Your table has a wonderful global feel, you captured it perfectly! I can tell you feel an ease about entertaining and that always make guests feel comfortable and welcomed! Beautiful presentation! Have a lovely Thursday, Pam @ Everyday Living

  2. Sarah, I agree with you that outdoor dining should be unfussy! Your napkins are beautiful, and so are those chargers. You & I have very similar color schemes going in this roundup. All the best to you with your latest bundle. I know rest (preferably in the form of sleep) is a precious commodity for you right now – take it when you can!
    Rita C at Panoply

  3. Great looking tablescape. I love your colors. I have serious aqua tablecloth envy. Where did you find your aqua cloth? I think you did a great job on your table. Your plates and great napkins, flowers and setting are so inviting.
    I’m amazed you have just had a baby and blog hopping with us. Congratulations.

  4. I love love the colors on your table, {being a huge lover of turquoise!} and those chargers are fabulous!! Love the cobalt and orange napkins, and of course your beautiful hand stamped napkins! Congrats on your new baby! I can’t believe you did all this and had a baby too 🙂
    Jenna

  5. What an inviting table! And it has been interesting to read the blogs by others, to see how people are “interpreting” the theme! Great use of colour, everyone!

  6. I love your combination of vibrant colors of aqua, cobalt blue and orange. Beautiful colors for an outdoor setting. Your tablescape has such a Mexican Riviera feel. It is like visiting Cancun without leaving my home.

  7. Sarah, this is so refreshing! I love your color scheme and the vase of flowers. I NEED that cobalt blue vase! The napkins are lovely, too. Great job!

  8. Your turquoise and orange tablescape is so pretty – great colour combo and I like the pop of cobalt blue with the little vase. The floral chargers add just the right amount of pattern and look great with the white plates on top. The flowers you picked for your centerpiece coordinate so well with the items on your table. Looks like you have a lovely setting to enjoy your alfresco meals with some beautiful lush trees beyond – so inviting! This blog hop has been a lot of fun participating in and “hopping” to see everyone’s outdoor tables and I’m glad I got to visit here.

  9. The tables look so Amazing! The touches of polished rock gives it a organic feel. Such a pretty post! Hope you are having a fun time with the baby, congrats again
    Maria

  10. Love the pairing of warm oranges and reds with blues–just gorgeous. The stones on the table convey such a sense of peace. You have created such beauty!

  11. Those napkins are beautiful, you are so creative! I love the color of your tablecloth, it looks like a pool of water with those precious gems tossed on it. Those chargers are beautiful! I love the floral pattern and the colors! Thank you so much for being a part of the tablescape blog hop!

  12. Sarah, I love your centerpiece blue jar. That’s so special to have had it for so long. I can’t wait to check out your block letter DIY for your napkins. I’ve never thought of using turquoise and coral. I hope that you are cooler in Canada than we are in Dallas. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful table.

  13. Your table is lovely. Loving the color of the tablecloth. Your block printed napkins are so pretty. What a great idea! Pretty little chargers too with their bright colors. The day lilies are so pretty and they make a great centerpiece. I hope you are getting some rest. It was fun hopping with you.

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