Pretty Pink Patio Table Setting for a Summer Breakfast

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Sunday was the official start of summer. How about a pretty pink patio table setting for a summer breakfast?

It’s so hot during the middle of the day in our backyard that the best time for outdoor dining is either early morning or in the evening. Before the sun blasts the backyard, we can enjoy this pretty pink patio table setting in the shade.

I love dining outdoors anytime ~ if I’m in the shade. There is something about eating outside that makes food taste better. We have dined on beaches, on docks, on outdoor patios, on sidewalk cafes. It just adds to the ambiance of the experience.

I have a scenario for this pink table setting that I think you will love.

Pretty Pink Patio Table Setting for a Summer Breakfast

Today is June Pinterest Challenge Day. One of my favorite days of the month. It’s always fun to challenge yourself to create new pretty settings for your home, whether inside or out.

This month, our fearless leader, Cindy of County Road 407, found a lovely outdoor setting as our inspiration. This outdoor tablescape was right up my creative alley. It’s pink and it has flowers.

If you are coming over from my friend Michelle from Thistle Key Lane, then welcome. Michelle always has such great taste.

The complete list of participating bloggers is at the end of the post.

This patio table setting comes from Karen of Sanctuary Home Decor. Her inspiration was the beautiful peonies from her garden.

table setting pink peonies in glass bottles

Karen set her pretty table under her covered patio which did provide shade. Here is what she included:

  • glass bottles filled with pretty pink flowers
  • placemats and clothe napkins
  • white and pink dishes
  • pretty glasses with gold trim

Alas, our peony had great foliage, but not a single bloom this year. I would have to find another flower. Fortunately, I had plenty of bottles.

MY PRETTY PINK DINING SCENARIO

Even if a tablescape is done just for fun, I like to have a “pretend” event in my head.

Everyone in my neighborhood walks. Some with dogs and some without. For this pink table setting, I envisioned having a few neighbors over after an early morning breakfast after our walk.

(We would all still be in our walking gear and be hot and sweaty.)

This gathering would be a very casual light breakfast on our patio.

BEFORE SETTING THE PINK TABLE

A couple of things had to happen before I could start designing this summer table:

  • find pretty pink flowers
  • get out my glass bottles for the flowers
  • buy pink dishes and napkins
  • move our patio table and umbrella
  • gather my placemats, silverware, and glassware

So, let’s get started.

PINK DISHES, NAPKINS, AND FLOWERS

Target is only three minutes from our house (Are you jealous?) so that was my first destination for finding pink dishes and napkins. Since my table setting would be very casual, I wanted paper products. I found pretty pinks ones.

As I was walking to check out, I passed a display of flowers. DId you know that Target has fresh flowers. It was my lucky day.

A beautiful bouquet of white roses with pink tips would be just right for my pink table setting. This saved me a trip to the grocery store for flowers.

Since we would be out of town on Thursday and Friday (my birthday trip to McKinney, Texas), I gathered all my tablescape ingredients on our breakfast room table before we left town.

I’ll tell you about each item as I show you how I set the table.

pink roses in bottles, pnk check tablecloth, pink plates, silverware, pink napkins

MOVING THE PATIO TABLE

I mentioned in my post last week about our new patio items that we are in the process of designing and choosing contractors for some major updates to our backyard. Until then . . .

One simple change I’ve wanted to make is to move our patio table and umbrella from the middle of the patio over to the fence overlooking our greenbelt.

Sounds easy, uh? Except a month ago, Sweet Shark fell from our attic ladder and broke his right wrist. His arm is in a cast and he is not supposed to lift anything.

I finally found someone to come over and move several things inside and outside our home (You’ll see another major new thing soon.) So last Saturday morning the table and umbrella were moved. I can’t believe what a different this made.

Here is where the table is now.

Moving the table from the center of the patio really opened up so much space.

Our flowers are looking so pretty right now ~ we are watering twice a day ~ that I wanted to share them with my friends.

Our mandevilla, angelonia, periwinkles, petunias and impatiens add more pink to the gathering.

I had to get a few pictures of Nola. She loves the backyard. We hope to teach her to get in and out of the pool soon.

SETTING THE PINK TABLE SETTING

As soon as the table was moved (about 9:00 on Saturday morning), I started bringing out the ingredients. You will be able to see the changing sun and shadows as the morning progressed.

First was my pink and white buffalo check “tablecloth”. This is actually two yards of fabric that I bought at Spoonflower a few years ago. I have been waiting to use it for something special.

The first item I added was the pink~tipped roses. I had trimmed them and removed any wilting petals before adding two roses to each of my six Kombucha bottles. I love these bottles.

pink and white table cloth with pink roses in bottles
pink check tablecloth with pink roses in glass bottles

For a frilly, girly look, I used these cut lace placemats. I bought them at an estate sale several years ago. 12 for $12.

pink and white table cloth with white placemat

Next came my white World Market plates. On top I set the pink paper plates with a white rim.

pink roses in bottles on pink table setting
pink check tablecloth with pink roses in glass bottles and pink plates

I gave the matching pink napkins a simple fold. A silver spoon would be all we needed for our breakfast.

pink roses in bottles on pink table setting

I knew that I would use my pink cut glass sherbet glasses. I bought them at one of our local antique malls years ago.

pink roses in bottles on pink table setting

For our beverage, I added champagne glasses. We keep the glasses in our garage freezer. They were ice cold until I brought them outside. I used paper doilies as little place cards.

pink roses in bottles on pink table setting

We knew we would want lots of cold water. I used my favorite pink and white stripe pitcher from World Market. The cut glass water glasses belonged to Sweet Shark’s mother.

pink roses in bottles on pink table setting

GOOD EATS FOR BREAKFAST

Now for our light breakfast.

I would serve Greek yogurt topped with fresh chopped strawberries and blueberries in the pink sherbet glasses. A mini~scone would complete our little morning bite.

I would fill the sherbet glasses with yogurt and fruit before leaving for our morning walk. They would stay cold in the refrigerator. The same thing for the pitcher of ice water.

bowl with yogurt and strawberries and blueberries

This is a special little after~morning~walk party. Mimosas for toasting to good neighbors and friends would add a festive touch ~ and be healthy.

pink roses in bottles on pink table setting

TIP: Don’t bring out the glasses and champagne until the last minute when you are ready to serve.

pink table with bowl with yogurt and strawberries and blueberries

It took me about 30 minutes to assemble the table. I had to make several trips to bring out all the pieces from our breakfast table and the refrigerator.

pink roses in bottles on pink table setting

Would you come to an after~morning~walk party?

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Before you leave, please visit the next blogger on the tablescape list, Kim of Shiplap and Shells. I love Kim’s coastal and very colorful home.

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23 Comments

  1. HI Carol, I love the pink. The location of the table is so cozy-great job. Hope Sweet Shark is on the mend. It’s fun to see other angles of your backyard and pool. Very cozy! Love it! laura

  2. Your tablescape is so perfectly pretty in pink Carol! I love the pink tipped rosebuds in the glass bottles that set off the rest of the pinks in the tablescape. And I love the lace placemats and drink coasters!

  3. Love your pretty in pink breakfast party table, Carol. And you have the most beautiful setting for it, too. Your flowers and plants are gorgeous. I do think that everyone will want to take a dip in the pool after;)

  4. Your pink patio table is so pretty Carol. I love the pink-tipped roses and they look incredible in the glass bottles. Using cut lace placemats for your table is perfect, they are such a special touch. And yes, I am completely jealous that Target is only 3 minutes from your house!

  5. Oh my gosh Carol, this table in all its glorious pink is so perfectly summer and girly! I’d love to be one of your early morning guests for breakfast after a walk (with my dog). I can see all the dogs running around your pool now. Some drinking it and some standing on the steps cooling off. What a fun idea. Hope you do it one day. And set the table exactly the way you have it now. Love it! Thanks for joining in. I know you were busy celebrating so it means a lot you’d take the time. Pinned

  6. Your patio is just as pretty in pink with all the flowers as your tablescape and what a beautiful spot for brunch. I would love to sit here and sip a mimosa or two and admire all the little details of each place setting! Pinning!

  7. Carol, what a lovely place to dine outdoors poolside! The pink theme is so feminine and pretty! I enjoyed your little scenario about breakfast after walking with the dogs… maybe a dip in the pool could happen too 😉

  8. It’s a good thing Maine is so far from Texas; I’d show up on your doorstep! I love pink; your tablescape is so pretty!

  9. Carol, it’s such a brilliant idea to think of the occasion when putting together your tablescape. The end result is absolutely beautiful! I love the pink and feminine theme, from that great piece of fabric from Spoonflower to the gorgeous lace placemats. Sorry to hear about Sweet Shark’s accident, but I’m glad you were able to find friends to help you move things around. Pinned!

  10. What fun to host breakfast after a morning walk with friends. I love your pink gingham tablecloth and those gorgeous placemats. Using doilies as place cards is a super idea! I know your friends enjoyed this!

  11. I love roses and the pink color scheme is beautiful, Carol. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s.

  12. Of course I’d come over after a good 2 – 3 mile walk! Breakfast looks lovely out by the pool and you’ve used my favorite color: pink!! Happily shared a bunch of photos for you. <3 I love the paper plates with the pink and white striped water pitcher… Really a beautiful setting here in your backyard!!!

    Enjoy more dining out by the pool,
    Hugs,
    Barb 🙂

  13. The morning walk party with the light breakfast afterwards sounds lovely! And your pretty pink table is the perfect setting!

    Niky @ The House on Silverado

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