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Red and White Tablescape in the Park

A red and white tablescape is the perfect choice for a summer picnic in the park. It’s easy to create a simple and festive table setting for summer entertaining.

red and white tablescape with a red geranium centerpiece, red flatware, coco cola glass bottles, wooden picnic basket and red and white buffalo check napkins

Welcome to the Summer Tablescape Blog Hop! I’m so happy to once again join my table stylist friends as we share our summer table settings. Many thanks to Rita from Panoply for putting the hop together. There are links to the other tables at the end of this post. Be sure to visit them all!

Red and White Tablescape

picnic tablescape featuring red and white linens in a garden overlooking the ocean

One of my all time favorite places is a local state park that overlooks the ocean. I feel so lucky to have access to such a beautiful place. For my summer table setting, I designed a red and white tablescape in one of the gardens at the park.

red and white tablescape with a red geranium centerpiece, red flatware, coco cola glass bottles, wooden picnic basket and red and white buffalo check napkins

I found inspiration from the table linens that were in my stash. I was thrilled that I didn’t need to buy anything new.

red and white tablescape with a red geranium centerpiece, red flatware, coco cola glass bottles, wooden picnic basket and red and white buffalo check napkins

The tablecloth is vintage, and the napkins were a thrifting score. The red handled flatware belonged to my mom. The white ironstone plates are also thrifted.

red geranium in a white ironstone chamber pot

The only thing I purchased was the red geranium. It makes a lovely centerpiece inside an ironstone chamber pot.

glass bottle of Coca Cola and a small wooden picnic basket

Nothing says picnic like a vintage picnic basket! I still had the bottles of Coca Cola that made an appearance on my Enamelware Inspired Patriotic Tablescape.

red and white tablescape with a red geranium centerpiece, red flatware, coco cola glass bottles, wooden picnic basket and red and white buffalo check napkins

The rattan chargers add texture and coordinate with the wooden folding chairs and picnic basket.

picnic tablescape featuring red and white linens in a garden facing a historic building

The park features a historic mansion and several outbuildings. This garden is behind the carriage house.

picnic tablescape featuring red and white linens set in a garden

It was a gorgeous day, and I really enjoyed styling the table in this beloved setting. I hope you liked my red and white tablescape. Until next time!

Rebecca

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Debbee’s Buzz – Botanic Garden Floral & Butterfly Summer Table

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Me and My Captain – Camping, Fishing And Summertime Fun

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My Thrift Store Addiction – Honeysuckle and Hydrangeas Summer Tablescape

The Little Yellow Corner Store – Sweet Old Summertime

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The Bookish Dilettante – Beach Reading Tablescape

The Painted Apron – Let’s Go Fishing

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22 Comments

  1. Rebecca, what a beautiful setting for a summertime tablescape. The view is gorgeous! I love the red and white color palette for summer. It looks so happy! It is always fun joining you on these hops. Wishing you a most happy summer!

  2. Hi Rebecca,

    I’m new here and found your beautiful table setting through another friend who shared as part of this hop. I’m so happy to have found your blog. I adore this pretty picnic setting. It’s perfect for a summer day.

    I’d love to share a photo and a link to your post with my readers on Sunday as part of my week in rewind post.

    Thank you for sharing such a fun and affordable idea!

  3. Your table is perfect for summer alfresco, Rebecca. I love the red and white theme. These colors always make me smile.

  4. Rebecca I love picnics and when I saw your basket…I had picnic envy. I could even taste the cokes. So pretty with all the red colors. Always fun to hop with you. Kari @ Me and My Captain

  5. Rebecca, what a great idea to use the setting of this lovely garden at a park ~ by the ocean, no less. Love your vintage items, especially the chamber pot as a vase! Red geraniums are the perfect flower for your color palette. Great to be hopping with you again.

  6. Rebecca, how lucky you are to have access to this public park that over looks the ocean. And kudos to you for transporting your tabletop things to share a perfect alfresco setting with an ocean vies. I’ve pinned this to save for inspiration. I always buy white geraniums for my garden containers when they first appear in the plant centers. I need to remember to buy a red one for use later on tables when I’m focused on red, white, and blue. Your post will be a perfect reminder. Love the Coke bottles too. I had some empty bottles saved for styling. I need to pull them out if they are still in my garage cabinet.
    Enjoyed your setting. I apologize for my late arrival. Happy Summer!

  7. I really enjoyed your picnic in the park! It brought back many happy memories of the family picnics we enjoyed in all types of parks, bringing with us everything we needed for a wonderful meal (except the picnic tables) and enjoyable outdoor games. But yours is decidedly more stylish and thoughtfully designed! And the setting is lovely.

  8. This might just be one of my favorite tables in this hop!! I would really enjoy having lunch here!! The coke bottles are a perfect addition – wonderful setting!

  9. Rebecca, what a gorgeous setting. Being so close to the park and ocean, I would take advantage of it as often as possible. It is the perfect setting for a picnic and your table makes me feel right at home. I love everything red and white gingham and I am a collector of vintage picnic baskets too. It brings back cozy feelings of family gatherings. I am glad your day was sunny and warm and you got to enjoy a day in such a lovely park. Have a great summer.

  10. This is beautiful, Rebecca!! So idyllic! With the red and white checked cloth and the coke bottles! I l love it all! The location looks fabulous. I hope you have a sun filled summer!!☀️

  11. I love this….especially that you went out on location. Red and white is my favorite color combination of all time, and the geraniums and Coca-Cola bottles are perfect. Your vintage tablecloth looks like it came from an All-American diner and I love it! Where are you, because I’d like to read more about this state park. It is so pretty!

  12. Rebecca, wonderful idea to picnic in the park and a great choice of red and white. The setting is so happy and summery. You want to sit right down and enjoy an “al fresco” setting with friends.
    Lynne

  13. Rebecca, thank you for taking us all to the park on a lovely day! Your picnic tablescape is charming, casual and fun! Love all the thrifted and vintage items come together so perfectly. The Coke bottles take me back to my childhood and happy summer memories drinking straight out of the bottle. It felt like going down memory lane! Happy summer my friend, I’ve missed our “visits.”

  14. Rebecca, this is 1,000% full of charm! I love that you loaded up your picnic and set up in this gorgeous park, and right on the ocean? Wow! I always enjoy seeing your vintage wares. I have two of those deck chairs and was thinking about painting them for my small cottage garden, still looking for a table, but I love your natural look here. This is such a cute setup with all your red & white. It reminds me of something I’d see in Country Living magazine. Thanks for joining us, and happy summer to you!

  15. What a wonderful spot for a picnic Rebecca! Red and white checks are so iconic for summer and picnicking, love your handsome vintage basket! Geraniums make the perfect centerpiece! As always it’s a treat to hop with you, Happy Summer!

  16. Rebecca, This is adorable! Such a cute idea for a tablescape with such simple idea. I know what you are talking about when you say how nice it is when you don’t have to buy anything for a tablescape! That is always a bonus, isn’t it?! I am so happy for you that you have such a wonderful place to picnic!

  17. Rebecca, your picnic style table is lovely. Love the vintage red and white gingham tablecloth and those napkins were a score. Real coke bottles add some vintage charm to the table. A vintage picnic basket is perfect for all of the goodies. It ties in nicely with your rattan chargers. Having your Mother’s red flatware is so special. A beautiful park to partake in a picnic. A pleasure joining you on this fun tablescape blog hop.

  18. So pretty, Rebecca! I love the beautiful setting for your picnic in the park…I think I know that place! The red and white gingham is so cheerful and fun! Wishing you a lovely week!

  19. Oh Rebecca, your table instantly made me smile! It is so delightful, a picnic in a park with an ocean view, how beautiful! Love your vintage picnic basket and retro coke bottles with all the red and white, and the geranium is the perfect centerpiece!

  20. Rebecca, what a beautiful place to set an outdoor table. I love the red and white theme that you used. The vintage picnic basket is fabulous. It is always a treat to blog hop with you…Happy Summer!

  21. What a festive red & white table setting, Rebecca! Such a lovely park, too–pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  22. Rebecca, You chose a lovely alfresco setting for your red and white summer tablescape. I love your check napkins and check tablecloth and real coke bottles. How special to use your mother’s red flatware. It is a cheerful and inviting table.
    Nice to bloghop again with you.

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