Dining Alfresco: Spring and Summer Table Settings

Welcome to the 143rd Tablescape Thursday!

Today I’m sharing some spring settings for this Tablescape Thursday, including some of yours!  Click on the titles of the tablescapes to view them in full.

Dining with Lord Byron

Sand and Surf

Garden Party

The Faerie Ball

A Beach Escape

Boogieboard Cottage

Words on Wheels

Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie

Lady Katherine Tea Parlor

A Toile Tale

Purple Chocolat Home

A Perfect Setting

Sailing Simply

Christine’s Home and Travel Adventures

Styling by Coty Farquhar

Among the Saguaros

(View more tablescapes by clicking on the “Tablescapes” heading at the top of this blog.)

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  1. Susan, thanks for hosting! All the outdoor tables you featured this week are inspiring. Thank goodness it's not yet too hot for outdoor tables here in Texas!

  2. Yvonne @ StoneGable says

    There is so much inspiration in each table. What is it about dining al fresco? Beauiful post!

  3. Rettabug says

    How wonderful of you to feature all the beautiful outdoor tables, Susan! I never saw half of them so I'm thrilled to get a chance to enjoy them.
    Thank you so much & thanks for doing TT every week. Can you believe its #143???


  4. Piper Maitland says

    Absolutely beautiful tablescapes (The Faeirie Ball is my fave, or Lord Byron!). Love seeing photos from around blogland–love Laurie's garden table! Thanks for letting me post my imaginary dishes today!! XX00

  5. A Perfect Setting says

    Hi Susan,
    Thanks sooo much for including A Perfect Setting in your post! You are the inspiration, and the reason I'm here! Such a great idea to include all the beautiful outdoor posts, they are all just lovely! Thanks again!!

  6. Jacqueline says

    I am so flattered that that you featured my birthday pool party for my granddaughter. What fun outdoor parties! I always love this party so much and I can tell people link up from it all week, thanks so much for hosting and for all of your inspirational tables too!

  7. The Tablescaper says

    Hello Susan:

    What a nice surpirse. As I came to participate in this week's Tablescape Thursday, much to my surprise I saw on of my tables from last summer featured in your post. Thank you so much.

    – The Tablescaper

  8. Hi Susan, thanks for sharing these wonderful outdoor tablescape ideas, they are so beautiful and inspiring. I linked up and thank you for hosting this lovely party for us each week and inspiring us.Have a lovely evening.~Poppy


  9. Splenderosa says

    I could never compete with my dear friend, Coty Farquhar, with her sumptuous tables. Today, just by accident, I did Al Fresco. I am happy to be back again, Susan. xx's

  10. Beautiful as always! Love your table for two, the light and that pretty tablecloth!

    From Virginia

  11. Lady Katherine says

    Each Tablescape is very lovely! How could you pick a favorite! There all wonderful!

  12. Thank you so much for all the inspirational outdoor table settings, Susan. And a special thanks for including my table. The weather is so nice outside and it is a shame not to take advantage of dining out….Christine

  13. A Toile Tale says

    Susan —
    Thank you so much for the beautiful surprise of posting one of my tablescapes in you outdoor feature. That particular tablescape is one of the very first that I posted and one of my favorites. I was actually thinking about it as I set the table the other night for the post that I did today. It is outdoor on the same deck, but very different in feel. Your blog party was always my inspiration to begin blogging. I wanted to come to the party!!! Thank you for the opportunity.
    Linda @ A Toile Tale

  14. AshTreeCottage says

    It's still so cold here that we are eating indoors. You have given me lots of great ideas for when it warms up though. Great party and thanks for hosting!

    Susan and Bentley

  15. Susan (My Place to Yours) says

    Thanks for the inspiration! I've made a resolution to dine on the porch more often this Summer, and this is just the boost I needed! Impossible to choose a favorite…

  16. FABBY'S LIVING says

    Each table is so inspirational and beautiful, with stunning elements, each one, that invites one to want to eat al fresco. I love them all, specially my friend's Christine, which is just gorgeous!
    Many thanks, Susan.

  17. Tess Maxey says

    Love your blog Susan. Not a day goes by that I don't run over here to see what you've posted. The tables are so inspiring.

  18. Susan, thanks for sharing all the outdoor inspiration. Dining alfresco is my favorite way to dine. It would be difficult to select a favorite. Each table offers wonderful ideas. Thanks! ~ Sarah

  19. martinealison says

    Ma chère Susan bonjour, je crois que mon agenda se complète doucement grâce à vous! Tous ces lieux magiques pour déjeuner ou dîner me paraissent si féeriques que je n'ai pas eu beaucoup d'hésitation à noter que j'étais libre les lundis, mardis etc…
    Gros bisous à vous.

  20. Coastal Blue Ocean says

    Dear Susan,

    Thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving me a comment.

    It's nice to meet you.


    Coastal Blue Ocean

  21. Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds says

    These tables are so dreamy and I am having a tough time choosing a favourite!!! Just gorgeous and so very inspiring!!! Thank you.

  22. Morning girl…loved seeing all the different tablescapes…loads of inspiration for every style…loved it!!! Hope you are have a great week girl…Picket

  23. Hi Susan, I'm joining in for the first time, well at least for the first time since I've stopped blogge more that 2 years ago and I'm so happy to se that you still have this Party going!! Your tablescapes are always so beautiful and I'm looking forward to many more 🙂
    Thank you & Have a lovely day, Jannet

  24. Miss Merry says

    The pictures you shared are so inspiring! It has rained here 45 of the last 54 days. I can't wait to eat outdoors. I only dream that my dining experience could be this amazing!

  25. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    Love all the pretty tables set for outdoor dining. Makes me want to grab my coffee cup and head outside. Thanks for your sweet visit!

  26. The Decorative Dreamer says

    Wow! Thank you so much for the feature! I love dining outside but just do not do it often enough. I will enjoy this post so much and hope it's bring me much inspiration for this coming season. Formerly known as Sailing Simply.

  27. Sherry @ No Minimalist Here says

    Hi Susan, These are all such beautiful tablescapes and I espcially loved the Sand and Surf. Thanks for hosting.

  28. Curtains In My Tree says

    I love those outdoor table settings

    I am going to that this weekend

    set my table on my patio

    what I liked best was the lamp on the table and I have an electrical plug outside yeahhhhhhhh

    love your Thursday

  29. lulumusing says

    Lovely to revisit these outdoor posts. Some I remember and some it is nice to see for the first time. These Thursdays are a joy.

  30. Anonymous says

    What i discover tough is to discover a weblog that can seize me for a minute however your blog is different. Bravo.

  31. Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) says

    Beautiful tables,full of inspiration. hugs ~lynne~

  32. Dylana Suarez says

    Super lovely blog!



  33. Lady Katherine says

    Susan, so sweet of you to add my Tea Tablescape to all these lovely outdoor Tablescapes. I am honored to be included on your website.Thank You!!! Katherine


    Hopping over from Censational Girls Outdoor Party. Hope you enjoy my 'patio time' post. (link #205)

    So fun to run across you blog in that party, since I already am a follower. Love these tablescapes. . . I would enjoy a summer meal with any of them. So creative.

    Happy summer . . . fondly,


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