Honeysuckle and Hydrangeas Summer Tablescape

Happy Tuesday, Friends! Welcome to the Summer Tablescape blog hop hosted by Rita from Panoply! Pull up a chair to my table where I am mixing a soothing pastel color palette with the bountiful summer blooms of honeysuckle and hydrangeas...

honeysuckle and hydrangeas summer tablescape

If you hopped over after visiting Lynne at Thrifting Wonderland, wasn't her butterfly garden theme lovely? Speaking of gardens, there is nothing like the fragrant scent of honeysuckle and it conjures nostalgic memories of my southern upbringing and tasting the nectar with childhood friends. 

honeysuckle and hydrangeas summer tablescape

Gorgeous hydrangeas will always be one of my summer favorites. 

honeysuckle and hydrangeas summer tablescape

To create a blooming centerpiece, I started by layering a vintage hankie and pale pink linen runner. 

honeysuckle and hydrangeas summer tablescape

Since I wanted to bring the fragrant honeysuckle indoors and it tends to drop petals after it blooms, I folded long sheets of wax paper on top as a protective base before adding layers of the cut vines. 

honeysuckle and hydrangeas summer tablescape



I  layered them with vintage dishes from my collection...

honeysuckle and hydrangeas summer tablescape

...to create pastel place settings. 

honeysuckle and hydrangeas summer tablescape


honeysuckle and hydrangeas summer tablescape

Then I  placed  repurposed egg cup mini bouquets at each place setting. 

honeysuckle and hydrangeas summer tablescape

honeysuckle and hydrangeas summer tablescape


honeysuckle and hydrangeas summer tablescape

Here's a birds-eye view! 

honeysuckle and hydrangeas summer tablescape

Because I so often feature sweet treats with my tablescapes, this time I decided to share a simple summer charcuterie board. These yummy puff pastry bites are filled with white cheddar cheese and blackberry preserves. You can find more of my savory and sweet puff pastry recipes, here! 

honeysuckle and hydrangeas summer tablescape

honeysuckle and hydrangeas summer tablescape

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honeysuckle and hydrangeas summer tablescape


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Enjoy visiting the rest of my creative blogger friends below: 

Join me tomorrow for the Vintage Charm party and then next Tuesday for the Bloggers Best Summer Home tours! 
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  1. I love your vintage collections that you put together so well, as usual I might add. Lovely flowers work so nicely with your flower plates, and those pastel plaid plates are the perfect accent.

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  2. Oh my, I feel like I can smell the heavenly fragrance from the sweet honeysuckle! How smart of you to use wax paper beneath the vines to protect your linens! I love the idea of the egg cups used as pretty little vases for the delicate individual bouquets!

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  3. Hi Cecilia, what a beautiful summer table! Blue hydrangeas are the perfect summer centerpiece and look so pretty with trails of honeysuckle on each side. The colorful plates look so pretty accented with the individual flower vases and wonderful napkins holding the flatware at each place. Your teacup candle creations are sooo cute, and the charcuterie board is full of tempting treats, puff pastry is hard to resist!
    Jenna

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  4. Cecilia, I love the scent of honeysuckle and I know your room must smell heavenly. Your pastel table is so pretty and I love the blue hydrangeas. The charcuterie looks delicious. It is always a treat to blog hop with you…Happy Summer!

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  5. Cecilia, Your hydrangeas make a beautiful centerpiece and I love how you used the honeysuckle as a fragrant table runner! Your vintage dishes are so pretty framed by your clearance pastel plaid plates and I adore the flatware pockets you created! As always it’s a treat to join you at the table and hop with you. Happy Summer ♥

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  6. Cecilia,How heavenly your room must be from the fragrant honeysuckle. Clever to use it as a runner. It looks pretty with your hydrangeas. You do a great job of layering a plate stack . The pockets for flatware are very neat addition to your table.
    Nice to blog hop with you again.

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  7. Honeysuckle is one of those fragrances that immediately transports me to my youth! We had neighbors who grew it (or maybe is was already considered invasive back then, I don't know, but I loved it then and now), and Avon even had a fragrance line of Honeysuckle, do you remember that? This table is a beautiful rendition of summer blooms and celebrating light eating on days when it's too hot to cook a full meal. I love how you combined all the plates and layered your textiles (didn't even notice the wax paper you mentioned). I think we either had or currently have a tablecloth or topper in that same pattern as your napkins in our booth right now. It's so fun to see the vintage patterns at work. Thank you for bringing your thrift store style to the hop, Cecilia. Happy summer!

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  8. Honeysuckle is tricky to work with. I've yet to try and work some into vases or decor. You did a great job, with useful tip about the wax paper. I am still trying to turn my hydrangeas to blue! Your blue ones are so pretty. The summer charcuterie board is just enough for an appetizer and looks so nice on the table with the other vintage items.

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  9. Lovely table Cecilia. Honeysuckle brings back memories.a lovely idea to use as a table runner. Your hydrangeas are beautiful. Love the pocket for your flatware. A charcuterie board is so yummy and great for snacking. Those pastel plates were a great fun and look wonderful for a summer table. A pleasure joining you on this fun blog hop.

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  10. Blue hydrangeas are my absolutely favorite flower, and I love the scent of honeysuckle. Such a wonderful combination for your centerpiece and color palette for the table.

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  11. Simply beautiful. I love everything. So inviting and pretty.

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  12. Love your vintage linens, Cecelia. It's such a pleasure to see them in a table setting especially one that combines old and new so well. The vintage plates are so sweet and pair well with the checked, modern plates. Love the hydrangea and the pops of pink provided by the garden flowers. Lovely touches throughout. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week.
    Lynne

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  13. Absolutely STUNNING, Cecilia!!! I LOVE those pastel colors you chose for the dishes and the linens. The flowers look so beautiful with it all. Amazing job!

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  14. I love pastels, and your tablescape is bringing me joy today! Your plate stacks are so pretty, and I love the floral plates. The hydrangeas are so full and pretty, and the honeysuckle table runner is inspiring. I love the idea!

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  15. So delicate and sweet. I am so amazed by the selection of florals for your table. The blue hydrangeas are always the perfect choice for a summer time table and the blue is incredibly tranquil. Adding the greenery really shows off your lovely floral salad plates. Such a lovely table to honor the delicateness of nature. Happy Summer!

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  16. I love the vintage notes you've used on this lovely summer tablescape. Cool pastel shades will help keep the heat at bay while your guests enjoy the scent of the flowers. The hanky is a lovely choice atop the linen runner, as is the vintage stemware. The mini bouquets are sweet. I liked how you repurposed a tablecloth for the flatware pockets, but I admit to wondering what the original pattern was like.

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  17. Such a pretty colorful table - I love the idea of using a handkerchief under a centerpiece, clever! Who wouldn't enjoy sitting here?

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  18. Cecilia I love your pastel plates...and I have a set just like them from years go. but I have to admit I am envious of your honeysuckle vines. I love the beautiful fragrance of them and thanks for the tip of the waxed paper. It is always a pleasure to table hop with you as you always have such beautiful bargains. Kari @ Me and My Captain

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  19. Cecilia, your table is so feminine and pretty! I love how you paired the pastel check plates with the vintage floral salad plates. I bet it smells heavenly with the honeysuckle! I just recently taught my daughter how to get a drop of nectar from a honeysuckle blossom. I love the DIY silverware pockets, too. What a great way to repurpose a stained vintage tablecloth! It's always a pleasure to hop with you. Happy Summer!
    Rebecca (Zucchini Sisters)

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  20. Cecilia, your blue hydrangeas are gorgeous. The perfect summer flower for a summer tablescape. Love your pretty plaid pastel plates.

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  21. Cecilia, your table is just beautiful! Your centerpiece anchored with the sweet vintage handkerchief is stunning. What could be a better combination than hydrangeas and honeysuckle. I can almost smell the fragrance of the honeysuckle. Your plate stack is so pretty, and I love the colors you chose. Wishing you a most happy summer!

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