Backyard entertaining is back and it’s best in the summer. Relish in these awe-inspiring outdoor dining tables and elevate your next gathering.

Dining Al Fresco: My Favorite Things I Use

If you are all about dining al fresco, here’s a list of essentials to make dining outdoors a little more fun and relaxing shared by my friend KariAnne over at Thistlewood Farms.

How to Create an Outdoor Dining Oasis

How To Set An Outdoor Dinner Table

Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse shares an outdoor dinner party as part of a monthly “Supper Club” with a group of gals. So many great ideas here!

Outdoor Dinner Party

How to Create a Simply Stunning Summer Tablescape

Kim at Shiplap and Shells shares her summer table decorating ideas from her porch overlooking the Puget Sound at her 100-year-old-cottage.


A Charming and Simple Summertime Tablescape Using a Quilt

I just adore how Cindy from County Road 407 used a vintage quilt on her picnic table to create this amazingly cozy and romantic outdoor dining vibe.


A Surprise Luncheon from Emily Weis

If there’s anything better than a luncheon, it’s throwing a surprise luncheon to show appreciation for the women you love. Jacquelyn from Style Me Pretty shares all the beautiful details from turquoise chairs to the turquoise cake.

A Surprise Luncheon from Emily Weis

Alfresco Dining Farmhouse Tablescape

Kelli and Kristi of Lolly Jane are twin sisters who designed this adorable outdoor dining space. Vintage chairs, old books, mason jars, and all the trimmings!

Alfresco Dining Farmhouse Tablescape

A Breakfast Patriotic Alfresco Table

This outdoor dining table I arranged using my mother’s collected and vintage dishwares at our home in Coastal Maine. Join me here for breakfast.

A Breakfast Patriotic Alfresco Table

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5 Easy Tips for Setting a Perfect Summer Table

Courtney from French Country Cottage is sharing a few simple and easy tips for setting a beautiful table for summer and creating that warm inviting atmosphere for guests to enjoy.

5 easy tips for setting a perfect summer table

Alfresco Dining – The Romance Edition

How about “truck dining” from Rhonda over at Ramblings of a Southern Girl? I totally need to try this with our old Ford truck this summer. I can’t wait!

Alfresco Dining - The Romance Edition

Summer Dinner

De Alma e Coração shares this out-of-the-way summer dinner. I believe this is something we should all try this summer…

Summer Dinner

Pink Peony Summertime Tablescape

Holly from Home with Holly J shares all about mixing the old with the new. These antique pink rosebud plates and her beautiful peonies steal the show on this outdoor dining table.


Canoe Beverage Station

Sally and Christian’s Rustic Outdoor Rehearsal Dinner at Blackberry Farm was shared here with Martha Stewart. And I adore this canoe beverage station idea.

My mother did this same thing at an outdoor gathering after we were married at our home in Coastal Maine over 24 years ago. I wish I had a photo of it to share:(

Canoe Beverage Station

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The Cutest Little Outdoor Beverage Table

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Picturesque Table Setting with Autumn Mountain Views

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  1. Ann,
    I love outdoor dinning spaces and you captured the essence of alfresco dinning on this post. Thanks for including my pier table. I’ll share a link on Sunday.