I’m baaack! Sorry that I’ve been MIA lately: it’s been a crazy couple of weeks! But, now that my school concerts are over, I can get back to doing a bit more of my other passions… like DIYing! My husband is thrilled at the prospect of the to-do list. 🙂

I have been waiting and waiting to work on styling our deck for the summer, and I am so excited to show you how it turned out! I’m starting with the table, since it really is the heart of our summer entertaining.

Styling a summery table with Flourish & Knot

The flowers I chose were the jumping-off point for the entire deckor. (See what I did there?!) I picked up a few items at our local grocery store, from their Joe Fresh line (gotta love reasonably-priced housewares), and the rest was « sourced » from our own cupboards.

Stylish and summery deck-orating from Flourish & Knot

The chair cushions are also new this year. I found three of them at our local Giant Tiger (again with the reasonably-priced housewares), and the fourth… Well, let’s just say that I spent more in gas driving to Valleyfield than I did on the actual cushion. No matter! It was worth it because they are the perfect shade of coral.

Summery table styling by Flourish & Knot

The floral charger plates, turquoise lanterns, and knobbly blue decanter are from Joe Fresh. My mom gifted us with the lanterns, and when I saw the matching plates I knew that turquoise would be our accent colour. I’m so pleased with how the decanter is exactly the shade of the blue salvia in the planters. God, I love when things match.

You might be wondering about the white table runner. Well guess what?! I made that! Yup, one evening I decided that I needed a break from prepping for school concerts, so I whipped up this table runner. Not even kidding! I thank my lucky stars that my mom has been teaching me to sew, because I finally feel that I have enough basic skills to actually pull off this sort of thing. Before, I’d try to sew something like this and it would end up a big mess and just lie, unfinished, in my fabric box. But no longer!

I’ll be posting a tutorial for making this runner really soon! Stay tuned for it.

Summery table styling by Flourish & Knot

Summery table styling by Flourish & Knot

The lily of the valley was blooming beautifully these last two weeks, so I couldn’t resist adding a touch of it into the table setting.

Summery table styling by Flourish & Knot

So now that the table is set and ready to go, it’s time to fire up the BBQ and enjoy this gorgeous, early summer! Cheers!


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