An Outdoor Summer Tablescape Using Blues and Terracotta


More and more as the weather has warmed up, I have found myself setting our table out back. My latest table setting is a lovely summer tablescape using blues and terracotta and of course our gorgeous white peonies!

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Today I am so excited to be joining a summer blog hop hosted by my friend Pasha from Pasha Is Home. If you are coming over from Rachel at The Ponds Farmhouse and her beautiful neutral star wreath, welcome! I’m so happy you stopped by. And if you are a regular around here welcome back!

An Outdoor Summer Tablescape using Blues and Terracotta

Today I am not only sharing my blue and terracotta themed outdoor table setting but our lovely white peonies! This color scheme came to me as I was walking the aisles at Home Goods the other day and came across some beautiful blue and white melamine dishes perfect for outdoor dining.

I knew they would look lovely with our blooming peonies so of course I had to buy them!

These beauties are blooming directly behind our table in a long flower bed. We inherited them from the previous owners so sadly I don’t know their name.

But I can tell you that they smell amazing and have the most beautiful full and fluffy blooms.

white peonies jsut beyond our outdoor table

Because we have so many blooms, I have been using them all over throughout our home as well as outdoors. You can see how I displayed them in our summer home tour and in this lovely tortoise shell vase!

Creating a Focal Point

When it came to creating a focal point or centerpiece for this table it was a no brainer for me to use our peonies. I simply cut them and added them to my favorite Etu Home colorblock flower vase that I won in a giveaway over on Instagram.

Simple yet elegant. And did I mention they smell amazing?!

Cutting peonies and adding them directly to the table!

Beauty in the Details

Once the flowers were added I had fun adding in the blues, whites and terracotta details. I gathered everything from inside and brought it out and had fun layering and playing around.

Tori Aaker took these pictures of me at the table, and I love how they turned out.

Greenery Too

Why not add some artichokes for texture and extra greenery? We love eating artichokes in the summer! We simply boil them, peel them and dip the tips in mayonnaise or butter. I grew up eating them and introduced them to my husband and kids and now they have become a summer favorite!

Don’t they look pretty in the bowls?

Artichoke in a white bowl on top of melamine dishes and faux bamboo flatware

I pulled green in with the ivy, flowers stems and artichokes. Plus, the green in the yard plays nicely with this outdoor table setting too.

So blessed by this gorgeous space we get to call ours.

An outdoor table setting featuring blues and terracotta accents.

Enjoying Dining Outdoors

As the sun began to set, I came back outside lit the votives, turned on the string lights and soaked up the ambiance and the pretty table.

Summer in our backyard!

This, this is one of the many reasons why I just adore summer! You can see more of our backyard in my recent summer tour of it HERE!

I couldn’t resist capturing more shots of the peonies , I love the elegance they add to this rustic outdoor table. I sure am going to miss them. Luckily there is always next year.

I did create a dried peony wreath to preserve my mom’s peonies…just because we weren’t ready to let them go yet. I used the flowers from this table I set the previous week.

Peeking through the peonies to our table set for dinner!

A pretty peek at the table from the other side of the peony hedge! I love how the green and white contrast against our Peppercorn painted house. So lovely!

Enjoying Blues and Terracotta for Summer

When we looked at this home last summer this outdoor space, as well as the huge backyard was a major selling point for my husband. We were able to purchase this table and chairs from the previous owners and I am so happy we did because it has made our outdoor entertaining that much better!

An outdoor summer tablescape using blues and terracotta accents.

We were able to enjoy my dad’s birthday out here and it was wonderful. Having this outdoor dining space is what I have always dreamed of. And this is just one of many outdoor tablescapes I plan to bring to life as live here and enjoy our time outside.

Our hydrangeas and zinnias are blooming next…so be on the lookout for a table featuring them!

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Summer dining outside with white peonies and blue plates!

Summer Tablescape Using Blues and Terracotta

I really appreciate you stopping by today. This summer tablescape using blues and terracotta was so fun to put together! I hope you enjoyed it and I would love for you to hang out with me some more. You can follow me over on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and here on the blog.

Do you have an outdoor space you enjoy?

Next up on the hop is my talented friend Kristin from White Arrows Home. She is sharing 5 ways to stet an everyday summer table. Her tips are so good! Then head below to see what everyone else in the hop is sharing for summer!



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Lemon and Floral Summer Kitchen Decor // Willow Bloom Home

Five Minute Simple Summer Centerpiece // Midwest Life & Style

5 Affordable Summer Decor Ideas for a Small Front Porch // Simply 2 Moms

Seven Amazing Ways To Have A Memorable Summer // Cottage in the Mitten

DIY Star Neutral Wreath for Summer // The Pond’s Farmhouse

An Outdoor Summer Tablescape Using Blues and Terracotta // The Tattered Pew

5 Ways to Set An Everyday Summer Table // White Arrows Home

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  1. I understand why you like this space.
    I find it refreshing to do paperwork at our table as well. We have a veranda with screen, ceiling fans, tv and a couch for Sunday afternoon naps. Ha! Ha! We live here when weather permits. Looking forward to next post!

  2. Kelly,
    I love these color combinations and those terra cotta glasses are so fun. I’ve pinned for my summer entertaining ideas. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  3. Your table is beautiful, Kelly!! I LOVE the combo of white, blue and rattan together for summer. The peony flowers are just stunning and bring so much life to the table. Beautiful job of putting this all together!

  4. Home Goods for the win!! You know I’m loving all things blue, this season, and this combo is no exception! Your peonies are gorgeous! Having a few bloom next year is my goal. Beautiful friend!! xo

  5. This turned out so beautifully, Kelly! The blue and terracotta are perfect together! It reminds me of the bright blue sky against the desert rocks from our recent vacation! 😘

  6. Kelly your photos and table are amazing. Love, love, love the blue table settings with the terracotta and your table, I just love it! Gorgeous post my friend!

  7. Kelly – this space is incredible! Just another thing to love about your new home! And all those peony bushes you inherited from the previous owner?! Holy cow that’s cool!


  8. Kelly, I am in LOVE with your gorgeous summer table. Those dishes were just meant to be. They look so beautiful styled on your rustic table with the terra cotta accents. The artichokes are such a fun touch, and you know I am drooling over those stunning peonies! I hope you enjoy them. I’m so sad that mine are already done blooming for the season.

    I pinned this to my tablescape board for future inspiration. 😘 Thank you for sharing!

  9. I love this colour combination Kelly- you found the perfect plates to tie together the blue and terra cotta. Isn’t dining outdoors in summer the best? I’m sure you’ll enjoy it with this lovely set up.

  10. Can the gurgling jar hold flowers? Can you serve beverages. How do you use it?
    What is the flooring in your out door space?Thanks!

    1. Hi Nan! The gurgle pot is meant for water and makes the sweetest sound when you pour from it! I have had flowers in it too though. Oh and they have mini ones too, I have that on my wish list! Our Outdoor floor is pea gravel under the pergolas and stamped concrete everywhere else. Hope that helps!

  11. Kelly, your outdoor space looks so inviting! I love your peonies. We have pink peonies and I love them. I need to add some white ones too! Pinned!

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