{Yellow & Blue} Dining by the Sea Table

One year we decided to invite our camp staff kids (they’re actually young adults) over to our house for dinner each Sunday night for a month.  It was late Spring and we thought it would be easy to entertain a large group out on our deck.  Silly, silly us.  It rained EVERY Sunday night that month.

I’ve been gun-shy to entertain on our deck ever since…

dining by the sea words

But, this beautiful Fall weather gave me hope to give it another shot.  After we got the “China Dining Room” set up, we decided to go ahead and set up another table  on the deck.  I hadn’t initially planned on doing so, so I didn’t  have any special “accessories” purchased to build the the table around –other than the burnt orange serviettes.

table with bench ps

We borrowed the table and two benches from the camp craft shop.  Covering the benches with blankets not only made them softer, they also covered up an awful a very artistic paint job!Winking smile

table and mums

As I quickly grabbed things from my cupboards to use, it was no surprise that yellow and blue became the color scheme ~

apple table runner

I’ve always thought it is such a delightfully happy color combo.  Green apples,

yellow flowers

yellow zinnias,


and shells became the table runner…

whole table ps

Quick and easy…

{P.S.  Our party was an appetizer, soup, bun, and dessert potluck.  I made a big batch of White Chicken Chili and lots of coffee.  If I had had to prepare the whole meal for 40, I would have been having a nervous breakdown instead of decorating tables!!Winking smile}

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  1. Just love the table setting that you put together. I’ve always enjoyed yellow and blue and you’ve pulled it off beautifully. The blanket-covered benches add a nice feel. beautiful touches of yellow, green and orange. Produce – in this case the pretty green apples – always make lovely decor. (Just can’t beat God’s creation.) Very enjoyable post. Thanks!

  2. Hi Rita, My view is very similar to yours, only we are at opposite ends of the country!! I call Nova Scotia my home. I love your beautiful tablescape. Perfect as we kiss summer good buy and welcome fall!

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