8 Whimsical, Creative Father’s Day Table Setting Ideas

Welcome to the 611th Tablescape Thursday!

Just wanted to say again, thank you SO MUCH much for all the great comments left on my recent post titled, Where Would You Like to Live for the Rest of Your Life? Comments continue to be coming in each day on that post and I appreciate each and every one because I have found them to be incredibly helpful. Hearing about your experiences has taught me so much and I truly, truly appreciate it! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

If you are trying to decide where to live and/or what lifestyle you would like in your “retirement” years (and I put “retirement” in quotes because I don’t ever want or plan to really retire) be sure to check out that previous post here: Where Would You Like to Live for the Rest of Your Life? I know I’ll be going back reading your comments over and over because I have found them invaluable!


Tablescape Thursday

Father’s Day is just a few weeks away. Though not trying to stereotype all men into the category of preferring only masculine-themed tables (because not all men do) for this week’s Tablescape Thursday I’m sharing a few tables I’ve put together over the years that have a bit more of a masculine feel in case the Dad in your life would enjoy that type table for his special Father’s Day dinner.

Some of the tables I’m sharing may be decked out for autumn because I tend to do more masculine-feeling tables in the fall. Just ignore the fall decorations and take from those tables the other elements that could make them work for your Father’s Day setting. I’ve also included a few nautical-themed tables for the ocean-loving guy.

Hope you enjoy the whimsical fun found in each of these table settings!

(Click the title link below to access that table setting in full.)


Woodland Table Setting

A Woodland Table for the guy (or gal) who love hiking, hunting, fishing, camping and being out in nature.


A Safari Themed Table Setting

For the guy who likes adventure…

Safari Table Setting with Noritake Colorwave and Alpine Toile Dinnerware


A Woodland Table Celebrating the Beauty of the Northwoods Forest

This table would work for the nature/animal lover or the guy who loves to hunt or fish.


Dining in a Country Lodge

For the guy who loves camping and being outdoors…

Candlelight Woodland Plaid Table for Autumn


Autumn Table, Plaid Woodland Tablescape


Nautical-Beach Lover’s Table

Beach Themed Table with Lighthouse Inspired Centerpiece


Dining with Seagulls

Another nautical table for the beach/ocean/sailing loving guy…


Deer-themed Candlelight Setting 

For that late evening dinner by candlelight…

Candlelight Table Setting for Winter Dining


A Mystery-Lovers Table Setting


Looking forward to all the beautiful tables linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!

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  1. Susan, I can’t decide the one to be my favorite, so I choose them all.
    Fantastic. Each one super charming.

  2. franki parde says

    Hope “that first attempt @ posting”…didn’t go..*sigh*. Your tablescapes are SO creative!! We usually do flags since hubs b’day is the 14th. I never knew “retirement” could make one so weary!! We “retired” to a 2 acre, log cabin on a 300 mile shoreline lake. We built everything ourselves. I do enjoy sitting in my gazebo swing, on the water watching the soap bubblemaker confuse the herons, etc. Then there IS the waterfall hubs made…ok, it IS pretty sweet. franki

  3. I love the safari Tablescapes! So unique and fun. I always love all your nautical Tablescapes as well. Always a fun party here on Mondays and Thursdays. Thanks for hosting each week!

  4. Oh I love your safari theme table!! Thanks you Susan!

  5. All so different! Oooh, I’d forgotten about the safari one. And that mystery-lovers tablescape is so unusual. Plus it appears that the mystery remains unsolved to this day

  6. I remember all of these from when you first posted them and I love the autumnal – masculine feel. Tartans and plaids, woodsy decor, a ‘mystery’ theme – what’s not to love? Thanks, Susan.

  7. You are so creative – these are all wonderful! I can’t wait to dive into them (especially the one with the books and duck!) 😉 Beautiful link ups today too – so much fun inspiration ahead! Thanks for the opportunity every week to see so much loveliness in one place! Happy Thursday and take care!

  8. Thank you so much for hosting! This week I am excited to share Week 4 of the One Room Challenge, an easy rustic DIY backsplash, and summer porch decor! Hope you have a great day and are staying safe and healthy!

  9. Barbara Edwards Armacost says

    The mystery table is such a unique idea!! Love them all though.

  10. Every time I thought I liked one best the following one was even better. They are all fantastic. Thanks so much for hosting. I love seeing all the different Tablescapes. Stay safe, healthy & sane during these trying times.

    XO- MaryJo

  11. Cyndi Raines says

    Great tablesscapes! Such a nice variety. Well done!

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