Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Cool Summer Tablescape

As summer stretches and heat waves rave on across Canada and the US, this little cozy Canadian cottage stays cool with tablescaping!

For us, this summer will be quiet.  
With daughter healing from her accident and son at summer school picking up extra credits.
Myself, I have been enjoying a slower pace summer than I can ever remember....and that's a good thing!!

I blended in blues and greens - like a cool summer breeze.

These Mayfair & Jackson dishes on loan from daughter add a summery feel to my table setting.

Instead of wine in the wineglasses, I think I will go with lemonade.
Or how about watermelon wine.....oh yum!  
Has anyone ever had homemade watermelon wine??  Heaven on a hot day!

For the centre piece I pulled together a collection of thrift store finds.

So, I will let the heat wave rave on - as I sit under the shade of a big ol' maple tree in my backyard, ice tea in one hand and good book in the other!

I love summer!


I will be cooling my heals at Susan's party at 


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  2. Beautiful table, does look cool in this heatwave! Blue and green are my favorite color combo.

  3. Lovely and light!! A wonderful lightness to your table.. a very inviting place to eat!

  4. So pretty and so creative! Love it!

  5. This is a lovely and inviting tablescape for summer. I'm happy your daughter is coming along well. Enjoy the beautiful weather! Blessings, Pamela

  6. Your table made feel cooler already! Beautiful!
    Blessings, Joanne

  7. Hi Diane,

    Your table does look very cool and restful. I love the combination of blues and greens together. Your centerpiece is very creative, and I love the table runner and your crystal candle holders. I hope you enjoy your book underneath the shady maple tree ;)

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for taking time to leave a comment. Have a great week!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  8. Lovely tablescape. I just read your profile and we have a lot in common. Too bad you aren't a little further south in Ontario. I am from the Windsor area and was just up visiting friends in Grand Bend last weekend. Nice meeting someone so close to home.

  9. Good Canadian taste! Come see my Canada Day tablescape and my latest one.

  10. Hi Diane, I am visiting from Brenda's blog, Cozy Little Home. This table is so cool,refreshing and beautiful, I think the temperature dropped at least 10 degrees! I never had watermelon wine, but I love watermelon. I will have to find some to try. xo,

  11. Visiting from Cozy Little House's Welcome Wagon Friday. I love your centerpiece and am going to see if I can copy this for my home! Your tablescape is beautiful; the colors are perfect for a refreshing summer 'scape. I love your glasses and the candlesticks, too.

    I think I could use some of that watermelon wine for my current watermelon tablescape!

  12. Beautiful table...I saw you on Cozy Little House and had to come over.....

    The watermelon wine sounds great!

  13. Hi, I'm so glad to meet you, I came over from Brenda's Cozy Little House. Love your tablescape and so glad you're enjoying a calm summer. I look forward to seeing more of your posts!

    Redo 101

  14. That DOES look cool!!! I wasn't aware that Canada was catching the same crazy heat that we are here in the states. Yikes!!! I hope it breaks for you guys soon. This has been too much! Have a good weekend!!!

  15. I'm visiting from Cozy Little House. Your cool colours and pretty dishes make for an inviting table.

  16. What a lovely table. The pretty china is lovely against the blue mats.

    Jocelyn @