Watermelon Time

One of the favorite parts of summer for many people is watermelon. There is just something about biting into a slice of watermelon that brings a flood of summertime memories. Here is my homage to those watermelon days of summer.

When I saw these Vera dishtowels at Marshalls this year, I knew they would work into the watermelon tablescape I was planning. Since they had only three I knew they couldn’t serve as placemats or napkins. They did fit just perfectly on my table as a runner.

I pulled out the watermelon mugs I found last year new in the box at a thrift shop. These could easily be used to serve a cold soup, perhaps gazpacho.

I added the green Indiana Glass Whitehall goblets from my collection; they will be perfect for serving some sweet tea. Let’s add some mint for additional summer flavor.

The watermelon napkin rings were a yard sale or thrift find. I layered napkins to represent the colors of watermelon slices.

I used flatware I purchased at the Fortessa outlet. I liked the whimsical look the circular design added to the table.

I layered my white Gibson dinner plate on top of rattan chargers. Next I placed the Mesa lime green plate with white polka dots. These Mesa dishes I originally purchased for my daughter and one day she can have them. Probably. Maybe. Just not yet. 😉

Topping off the dish stack is a watermelon slice plate. I think it really completes the setting. Now, who’s ready for some watermelon?

The details:

Rattan chargers, Wal-Mart

Gibson dinner plate, HomeGoods

Mesa lime green white polka dotted plate, HomeGoods

Watermelon slice plates, Pier1 (gifted)

Vera dishtowels, Marshalls

Green Indiana Glass Whitehall glasses, thrift shop

Watermelon mugs, thrift shop

Watermelon napkin rings, thrift shop or yard sale

Napkins, from napkin collection

Flatware, Fortessa

I hope to join parties at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday, and Thrifty Tablescape at The Thrifty Groove.

Thanks for stopping by.



About tammylovesdishes

I love searching for dishes for tablescaping. That leads me to yard sales and thrift shops and fun, fun, fun.
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33 Responses to Watermelon Time

  1. Cute tablescape! I love watermelon as it just screams summertime! Those cute watermelon slice plates are the best!!

  2. Barbara F. says:

    So cool and summery. I would enjoy a slice right now. xo,

  3. Janice says:

    Such a refreshing table! I love the green glasses.

  4. Kathleen says:

    That looks just great! I love the watermelon plates. Looks very cool and refreshing!

  5. I haven’t had any at all this year. What the heck am I waiting for??!??!!

  6. Pinky says:

    I have the same watermelon slice dishes and am planning a watermelon table too! Love the napkin idea, can I steal that???? I actually thought you found watermelon napkins!!!!! The mugs are great too! I also have the napkin rings:):) XO, Pinky

  7. Christine says:

    This is so pretty, so refreshing and so summery….Christine

  8. Wendy says:

    OH WHY did I not pick up those exact glasses when I saw them the other day?
    They look beautiful on your table…..just beautiful! The idea of the runner, Brilliant…see we learn from each other no matter how long we do this!

    The table is delicious! Looks just like summer!


  9. Oh I love how watermelons just shout summer! What a charming table and it’s always so fun to hear how a table is brought together from such different elements.

  10. shelia says:

    Hi Tammy! Oh, what a darling table! I love all of your watermelon pieces. The little triangle watermelon plates are so cute! I love how you layered your napkins in watermelon colors! I had some gold glasses like your green ones in the late 70s! I think my children broke them all.
    Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  11. just darling, and love your napkin combo too~

  12. Charo says:

    So fresh and delicious setting, love your watermelon dishes!!!

  13. Okay, this is the cutest table I’ve seen this week! The dishtowels-as-runner are fabulous, and layering the napkins was pure genius! SO clever! I love the watermelon wedge plates atop the dotted ones, too. Loved this!

  14. This table setting made me smile…it has a vintage vibe and yet is fresh and new…I love it!!

  15. Patricia says:

    I love how you did the napkins to imitate a slice of watermelon. Very creative.

  16. Marigene says:

    Cute, cute table, Tammy!

  17. We just finished a big serving of fresh watermelon with our dinner this evening. So summer…so good. You’ve created a animated, darling tablescape. I love the green Whitehall tumbler. I have it in the blue, but that is an outstanding shade of green. Thank you for sharing your wonderful design. Cherry Kay

  18. Perfect for watermelon season — love this cheerful setting.

  19. Dianne says:

    so cute! Just love the colors. Dianne

  20. I just adore your watermelon theme. So great for summer. Thank you for sharing your ideas and great finds!


  21. Taunnie says:

    Adorable! I can’t believe how many watermellon inspired pieces you have found. I especially love those polka dot plates, too cute!

  22. Leslie says:

    I love it all. The polka dots and the melon pieces are perfect together. My kids call me the queen of polka dots.. they say that I would dot them if I could. I say.. only If I can add a little glitter!
    Have a great weekend.

  23. Maria says:

    Love it! I just did a watermelon tablescape a couple of weeks ago, so I was very curious to see yours! The watermelon slice plates are wonderful! Now I’m going to have to go to Pier1 and check them out in person. It wouldn’t be summer without wonderful watermelon. Your table is just great!

  24. shyllinski says:

    Hi, I love your watermelon tablescape, and it is great that it didn’t take a huge bite out of your budget!

  25. Watermelon is definitely a summer favorite for many! Your table captures the essence of Summer, and it’s very inviting. Red and green are such a festive color combination!

    Stop by if you get a chance and check out my Vintage Linen & Dish Auction — going on now! I’m celebrating my first year of blogging.

  26. Betsy says:

    Wow, what a festive table you created. I love those little watermelon slice plates. With this heat, we could all use a whole watermelon right now. Very nice!!

  27. Ceekay says:

    This tablescape is absolutely adorable. Love the colors…those glasses are amazing!

  28. Kelly says:

    Love it! So cute and summery!!!

  29. Tammy, you really have an eye for design! I never would have thought about using towels as a runner. Thanks for sharing such clever ideas.

  30. marlis says:

    A great table.. so refreshing! Love all the watermelon accessories you found. Great ideas everywhere. xo marlis

  31. Jess says:

    Oh how cute!!

  32. poindextr says:

    your little watermelon plates are so adorable and I just love your green glassware too 🙂 makes me smile! ~diane

  33. How cute, it’s making me hungry for watermelon too. :o)

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