A peach harvest summer tablescape with an easy DIY flower arrangement centerpiece its perfect for entertaining with French vintage charm.
Two of my favorite things about summer are garden roses and peaches, and I thought I would pull them together for a fun little tablescape.
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DIY Peach Harvest Tablescape
I went to college where there was a lot of neighboring peach orchards and every year I would buy a box and savor each one. Just like pomegranates at Christmastime, or peonies in the spring, there is just something exciting and special about the smell and taste of perfectly ripe peaches in the summer. I just love that there are things to look forward to all year around. So, as they say, "when in Rome." I wanted to incorporate peaches in a tablescape, along with a harvest blanket, yard clippings, and other things that make summer special.
Add a Tablecloth or Runner
To start my tablescape, I layered a vintage orchard blanket, which was once used for gathering fruit. I have had this one for years, and I love all of the yummy vintage texture it has. I have put together many tables in the past without a tablecloth or table runner, but I always feel like it is better with one. It can anchor the whole table and add a softness to all of the hard shapes and textures of the dishes and flatware.
Layer Neutral Dishes and Flatware
To pull together my tablescapes easily and quickly, I always use neutral plates, flatware, and serveware. I have collected pieces over time and find that I love to have neutrals and whites so that they always match without having to think about it too much. I then add personality through flowers and linens.
DIY Garden Clippings Centerpiece
I put together a very quick and simple flower arrangement for the centerpiece of my peach harvest tablescape using mostly things you can find in your yard or garden. If you would like to recreate this centerpiece, I promise it is very easy! Just follow these basic steps and adapt it to what you have on hand.
- First, fill up a bucket with garden greens. I used a small vintage wash basin, filled to the top with fresh water. I pulled this basin of my hubby's grandma's shed after she passed away and it has become one of my ver favorite things I own. I filled it with clippings from my lilac bush and my honeysuckle vines in my backyard. Many types of containers or greens will work if you just look around your home and yard.
- Second, clip some flowers or roses from the garden or even purchase some extras from the market. Most of my flowers aren't quite blooming yet, so I used the white roses from my garden and the peach ones from the market. Later in the summer and into the fall, it won't be necessary to buy them as we will have a bunch ready to clip.
- Third, clip each rose stem at an angle evenly stick the roses here and there into the greens. I like to add interest by making sure some roses are higher and some are lower.
- Fourth, stuff extra greens here and there to fill in any empty spots.
The beautiful thing about these stems and roses is that they are so hardy and last a long time. You can also make this same type of arrangement with any number of flowers you can find in your yard. There are so many possibilities.
Add Unique Touches and Ambiance
Since my dishes, etc., are all neutral, I like to add personality through linens and flowers and sometimes additional little unique touches to make it feel extra special. For this table, I added a mini bread board at each table setting with a beautiful peach on top. Some other ideas are place cards, sprigs of herbs, or even pretty napkin rings on a napkin.
Adding candlelight always makes the table cozy and inviting as well. It creates such an intimate atmosphere, and is a very inexpensive way to make the table feel special.
I love creating tables that are homey and inviting for my friends and family. The simplest things can have such a big impact.
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