3 Summer Tables As We Approach the End of Summer

Welcome to the 625th Tablescape Thursday!

With the first day of Autumn only a few weeks away, I thought this would be a great time to look back at some previous summer tables. I’m not sure why, but I’m not dreading the end of summer as much as I normally do. The next few weeks will be very busy as I prepare to return home. The new screened doors will arrive, I’ll need to arrange to have those installed, then the decks and exterior of the screened porch will be cleaned and the front porch will get a fresh coat of paint. In the midst of all that, I hope to do a bit of fall decorating and set some new fall tables to share.

Where did summer go? The holidays are just around the corner now! Before we know it, it will be Halloween followed by Thanksgiving, then Christmas. I love this time of year so much! Last year, I was in Ohio visiting family toward the end of October and it actually snowed on Halloween! It was so cold as my grandsons walked from house to house, trick-or-treating as the snow came down. In all my years living in Georgia, never once did I ever experience Halloween and trick-or-treating while it snowed! lol

Okay Susan, focus! This is Tablescape Thursday! Hope you enjoy this look back at three spring/summer settings as we say a farewell to summer and look forward to the changing colors of autumn.

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Limelight Hydrangeas, Inspiration for a Romantic Summer Table

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Table Setting with Limelight Hydrangea Centerpiece, Orchard by Syracuse China


Limelight Hydrangeas for a Summer Table Setting

Soft Summer Table on the Porch, Limelight Hydrangea Centerpiece


Please, Not Talking to the Lifeguard

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No Talking to the Lifeguard Sign


Beautiful Vintage Copeland Spode Tower in a Springtime Tablescape

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Floral Centerpiece of Roses and Daisies


Summer Table Setting Tablescape with Roses and Daisies Centerpiece




Summer Table Setting Tablescape with Floral Centerpiece of Roses and Daisies


Looking forward to all the wonderful table settings linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!

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  1. Thank you so much, Susan, for hosting this beautiful link party each and every week!

  2. Susan, Glad to link up today! Thanks for your party. Hope all is well with you.

  3. Calypso in the Country says

    Your summer table settings are beautiful! As much as I love fall, I’m always so sad to see summer go. Although, we’re still having very warm temperatures here in NJ! Thanks for hosting and enjoy your day!

    • Me, too. I wish spring/summer was about 9 months long, fall about two months long and winter about 1 month long. lol Glad you are still enjoying summer in NJ, Shelley!

  4. Lovely settings!

  5. If you ever decide to sell those green goblets from the first table, I call dibs! 😀 In fact, I call first dibs on everything.

  6. Beautiful table settings. Live floral always adds so much beauty. Are those Oak leaf hydrangea blooms? The cone shape is very attractive. Those big bursts of petals just ooze southern grace.

    • Thanks, Teresa! It really does, I should do more tables with live flowers. Those are actually blossoms from my Limelight Hydrangeas in my front yard. I hope they aren’t all dead now from lack of water.

  7. It is always a pleasure to join you and share tables. Yours are always an inspiration.

  8. There’s something about the red goblets and Spode dishes together plus the fresh bouquet…that’s my favorite. It all looks dreamy. I do like the pool sign….

  9. Susan, a nice way to end summer with these tablescapes. I really like the limelight hydrangea table styling. I’m easing into Fall this week.

  10. Lovely way to escort Summer out Susan! On to Fall! Safe travels home…

  11. Nice way to focus! 🙂 I love all three tables – I’m not quite ready to let summer fully go yet, so this was nice! Take care and see you back here on Monday!

    • Thanks, Barbara! I know, me neither. This one has really flown by for me since I’ve been away for most of it.
      Hope you have a great weekend!


    I was born in Lakewood, Ohio, raised in Parma, Strongsville & Brunswick, moved for few years to Medina & West Salem OH (and also lived some years in New Hampshire as a teen) and for the most part, consider myself a Midwestern at heart. I lived in Hawaii for 5 years, for 12 year in FL and now for 20 years in SW GA (can’t believe it will be 20 years in 3 weeks that I have been here in Albany GA !!!). And BOY do I remember pouring rain, and SNOW on several halloweens! And wearing long johns under our costumes, lol. Oh yes!!!

    • lol It was so strange trick or treating with snow falling all around us. It was kinda cool but my dil and grandsons were freezing. They were all dressed in costume. We had to stop back by the house for hot chocolate, coats and gloves about half way through.
      I’ve often heard about Albany, I think that’s where my mother-in-law grew up as a child. 🙂

  13. Thank you so much for hosting! This week I am excited to share how to make an easy homemade tic tac toe board and my end of the summer tablescape! Hope you are having a great week!

  14. Your features are beautiful this week. Thank you for hosting. I am sharing my candlelight tablescape on the deck.

    • Thanks, Kim! Looking forward to setting some new tables once I’m back home.
      Candlelight sounds wonderful, I think those are my favorite tables of all! ♥

  15. Brenda s. Lawrence says

    I’ve lived in the north and never experienced trick or treating in the snow! lol We’ve had snow before Halloween, but it usually melted before trick or treating. It’s been cold and even warm-you just never know what you will get with Central PA’s weather for Halloween! Love the summer tables, so beautiful! Hugs, Brenda

    • Thanks, Brenda! Too funny that we had it here in Ohio last year and are further south than you. It was kinda neat but sorta ruined the looked of the costumes, having to wear a coat.
      Hope this Halloween is a lot warmer!

  16. franki parde says

    Just delecTABLE!! Luv a beauriful setting!! franki

  17. Cyndi Raines says

    All the tables are so pretty. I still have my nautical tablesetting out, just can’t change it yet, but probably will this weekend or the first of next week. I started today putting my fall wreaths out and dressing the mantel. The sky is getting dark around 8 p.m. and so you know fall is on its way. Yes, I have seen snow on Halloween and do remeber where long johns under my Halloween costume and a heavy overcoat while we ran from yard to yard. Then there were times the night was balmy and just perfect! Always fun for bonfires though!

    • That’s the way I like to do it, just ease slowly into fall instead of ripping off the bandaid all at once. 🙂
      I remember some pretty cold Halloweens in Georgia, but never snow. lol Bonfires sound wonderful, though!

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