By Michelle Gage

Published on May 30, 2017

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There are so many things to love about summer. Warm weather is always a welcomed treat. Feeling sand between your toes is totally unbeatable. Then, there’s the food: fresh corn, juicy strawberries, and tossed greens—is there anything better?

And summery food calls for an equally delightful table setting. Here’s how to pull it all together with striped linens, brass details, and rustic wood tones. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or sitting down solo, you can’t go wrong with these table essentials.  

 
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Colorful Glassware      

 

These sweet drinking glasses add a kick of color to your outdoor table. Scatter some around your summer setting, and fill with fresh fruit cocktails to amp up the colors.

Country Cottage Tumblers by Twine (Set of 4), $10.36

 
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Nautical Tablecloth

Every cute summer table needs a great looking tablecloth. This classic blue and white beauty makes the perfect backdrop for fun tabletop pieces, and the cabana stripes will give your gathering a Nantucket vibe.

Cabana Stripe Tablecloth Cloud, $127.99

 
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Multipurpose Board

When used for serving, a cutting board adds a rustic element to your table. This piece is well designed and functional.

Classic Wide Cutting Board, $84.99

 
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Pitcher Perfect    

Upgrade your ice water with this brass pitcher that doubles as a centerpiece. It would also look great as a vase. 

Parma Cocktail Pitcher, $97.99

 
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Peppy Colander      

Pick your fresh berries, and wash them in this baby blue colander, a piece so pretty it can easily go from sink to table.

Pantry Enamel Colander by Twine, $21.24

 
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Neat Napkins

      

Colorful napkins make us smile. These pink printed ones from Bunglo are perfect for your summer soiree.

Pink Grassland Napkins (Set of 4), $19.99

 
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Super Bowl      

Pasta salad is a picnic essential. If you plan on having this summer staple at your party, you’ll want to serve it in a pretty dish.

Casual Pasta Bowl, $11.99

 
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Lighten Up   

     

If your guests tend to linger into the wee hours, this lantern will be your best friend. It can can house either pillar or votive candles, and it introduces a desert vibe to your table setting.

Marfa Lantern, $57.99

 
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Feel Good Wood    

  

Dips or guac look significantly more glamorous in this rustic wooden bowl. Plus, each one is carved from olive wood tree stumps by Kenyan farmers who are paid through a fair trade program—so you can feel good about your purchase.

African Bowl, $19.99

 
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Hand Plated

These sky blue beauties are sure to set your table apart from the rest. Each plate is handmade, adding something unique summer dishes.

Pistachio Cilla Plate, $23.99

 
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Geo Planters

Lush greenery makes great table decor, and this pair of vases will help you get the look with a modern twist.

Trigg Vase – Set of 2, $39.99