Happy Summer Tablescape

Hi everyone!
So, how many of you out there snatched up some of the fun bright Dollar Tree dishes that came out this spring? I have to confess I got 4 of the green. yellow and orange as well as the matching bowls and stemware. These are the dishes we are using as our everyday dishes throughout summer. They were just too perfect and fun to pass up!
So, I thought I should use some of these DT buys in a Summer tablescape.
I chose the yellow plates for today’s table.
I used the yellow bamboo placemats (clearanced a couple of years ago at CTS for .29 cents each).
These pretty dessert plates were a clearance find this past Spring at CTS for .59 cents each. They have become part of my regular everyday plates as well. And the ruffled green chargers also clearanced at CTS for .89 cents each.
Since it is so hot and muggy, I thought an ice bucket filled with cold drinks was perfect today! (clearance 3 or 4 years ago at Home Good Stores)
Dollar Tree stems.
I didn’t think I would like using both vivid colors and pastels. But, the salad plates have both and I like the look.
I couldn’t decide between using the pink napkins or the yellow ones. So, I used both!
A couple of pale yellow and brown salt and pepper birds came out to play today.
The dessert/salad plates gave me lots of colors to use.
I thought the pretty pink depression glass dessert dishes would look nice and be fun for our mixed fruit salad.
I used the cute little white mini crocks to hold some of the last of the phlox at each setting.
So, that was my “Happy Summer” table using Dollar Tree items, new but, clearanced things and older finds.
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  1. This is so fun. I would love to have a seat at that table. Love the pop bottles and the DT for those plates. Dang I have to get over there. Thanks so much for sharing it. I'm on my way.

  2. What a fun summer tablescape! I love the ice bucket centerpiece loaded with sodas. So cute! And the mini crocks are perfect for displaying the phlox; another cute idea.

  3. This is the perfect summer tablescape and with a terrific budget - very little. I can see I need to check out DT. Ann

  4. To me this table shouts "happy". I hope that makes sense. I also have no idea how I missed these dishes at the dollar store. Very pretty Diann.

  5. This is just such a great summer table. Love all the colors. I passed on the DT stuff this spring but I wish I had bought the stems. I am just running out of space to put anything.
    I am so glad to see how beautiful they look. Love the chargers from CTS. Wish we had one in Savh,
    Hugs, Ginger

  6. The colors featured on this table makes me wish that summer would never end.

  7. What a fun, summery looking table. I love the ice bucket with the bottles of "pop".

  8. What a lovely table! The salad plates are beautiful. And...I didn't buy DT plates, and wish I had. I don't know why I don't get them when I should because I always look back and say "why". :( Love the stems too! Great table!

  9. You set a beautiful summer table!

  10. Thanks for coming by my blog.

    I really like your table scape. And to think that these beauties came from the Dollar Store. I wish we had one here. My son uses them a lot.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

  11. I love the colors - reminds me of my daughters Fiestaware. Stopped by from Sunny Simple!

  12. Your table is adorable. I love every aspect...including the Phlox and depression glass!
    thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  14. This is a perfect summer table! I love the salad plates, so many great colors to use in the table setting. The birdie salt and pepper are extra cute! I do love Dollar Tree! Hugs, Linda

  15. You set a beautiful table. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog. Nice to "meet" you! :)

  16. I love your fun summer tablescape! My kind of party! The ice bucket is adorable!!!! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  17. Delightful! I love that soft blue; thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday, Diann.

  18. I love this tablescape. It looks very pretty and summery. Blessings, Pamela

  19. Gorgeous! visiting from Blue Monday.

    My BLUE post, come and see when you get a chance.

  20. Did not see those plates at Dollar Tree. WOW. Look at what i missed. They are delightful. The pattern is so pretty. BEAUTIFUL tablescape.

  21. Your tablescape is so fun and beautiful!

    Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..


  22. What did we do before DT, in the past the one in my town had great fines. I do not know what happen it has been slim pickens. Love your table you did a great job with DT finds.

    Cathy <;)

  23. What a fun table! The colors are cheerful, and I love your bucket of sodas!
    Now how much did you pay for the gingham straw placemats last year?
    I saw them on ebay for 4 for 18.99! And someone bought them! What a fool!
    Thanksmfor linking to Let's Dish!

  24. How very pretty and cheerful! Love the combination of colors! The little birds are adorable, and the bucket as the centerpiece is so creative! Thanks for sharing this fun table!

  25. You really blended all the beautiful colors together! You have a knack for color and decoration and table scaping just like my sweet friend Linda at A La Carte!
    I like how the depression glass gave the brighter colors a softness that really made the whole set pop!
    If I need some rainbows I am coming to see you!


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