Sharing a dog-friendly summer patio table for this month’s Pinterest Challenge.
Hi everybody! Are you ready for a little casual summer patio table inspiration? One of my goals this summer was to create a summer patio where we could enjoy our farmhouse table
I have a love-hate relationship with our patio. Our patio is covered by an Ash tree that releases pollen dust onto our farmhouse table.
I used to tell my kids it was fairy dust from Santa’s helpers- checking up on them in July.
However, those same trees provide shade and hold a canopy of lights for Colorado nights.
Glass is tricky with our younger Bernese Mountain dog, Elliott. Our little Berner rescue is visually impaired and requires a wide turning radius.
So glass is tricky on the patio table. It’s all about the dogs at our house.
HOW TO CREATE A SUMMER PATIO TABLE
To create a casual table I skipped the flowers, but add potted lavender to the table.
I found a roll of burlap at a garden center. It was perfect as a table runner. My red and white gingham napkins take center stage this time of year.
To add a little more green I keep a small herb container on the table during the summer.
To add a little more green where Karen used flowers I added magnolia garland from the Fig & Company in Knoxville.
I used many of the elements from my living room tablescape which made it easy.
I love these galvanized plates and wicker placemats from my new favorite store in Knoxville (where my sister and BIL live).
My favorite cloth napkins are getting a lot of use between now and Labor Day too.
I really enjoyed setting our outdoor patio table to work for our family and dogs. For those asking about the cloth napkins, you can find them here.