Do y’all ever get something completely random stuck in your head on repeat?  Right now, I’ve got a song in brain and its been there since I started planning out my late summer harvest tablescape. I’ve been humming “Summer Nights” from the movie Grease for about two weeks now.

“Summer lovin’ had me a blast

Summer lovin’ happened so fast

I met a girl crazy for me

Met a boy cute as can be

Summer days driftin’ away

To ah, oh, those summer nights”

I am about to lose my mind. I need a new song……hopefully that is not dated.

The Details Of My Tablescape……

butterfly napkin votives and sunflowers
First up, I made my centerpiece using grocery store cut flowers. You can never go wrong with sunflowers and zinnias. I trimmed them and then placed them in a set of vases I found at Home Goods.
sunflowers and summer vegetable tablescape - J Dub By Design
I used square cane placemats and a cement charger. I topped the charger with a chartreuse napkin in the shape of a butterfly. The tutorial for the butterfly is below.
Sunflowers and fresh garden vegetables - J Dub By Design
On one end of the table, I piled yellow squash, green and red bell pepper, and fresh garden tomatoes in a large cement bowl.
tomatoes sunflowers and votives on table - J Dub By Design
Here’s another view of the summer vegetables.
red peppers and squash on table - J Dub By Design
The colors are very vibrant and perfect for summer.
sunflower centerpiece with votives - J Dub By Design
To set the mood, I sprinkled small glass votives around the table.

garden vegetables sunflowers and zinnias - J Dub By Design
Here is an overhead view of my summer harvest tablescape.
sunflowers and fresh vegetables on table - J Dub By Design
The colors in these sunflowers are amazing.
sunflowers and fresh vegetables on table - J Dub By Design
To provide some height at the end of the table, I used a white pitcher and an antique Turkish teapot to hold large sunflowers.
butterfly napkin on cement charger - J Dub By Design
Click here to see my simple step by step tutorial for creating these butterfly napkins.

Recipe Options

What should you do with all that summer bounty you just harvested? You absolutely must try your hand at canning with my squash relish recipe.

This recipe is not hard and will definitely build your confidence with the canning process.  Best of all, my recipe for squash relish also makes an excellent gift.

pint size jars of squash relish stacked - J Dub By Design

If you are looking for something to do with all your fresh tomatoes, I’ve got you covered. As a matter of fact, my tangy Monterey Jack Salsa will be gone in a flash.

monterey jack salsa in white bowl on pedestal - J Dub By Design

And, let’s not forget about my roasted vegetable pie.

Pin fo Later!

Although I am ready for the temperatures to start dropping just a bit, it looks like summer is hanging around a few more months. So, lets do what we can to enjoy the of these summer’s nights! 

Don’t forget to drop me a comment to let me know what you think of my late summer harvest tablescape. Also, follow me on Instagram and Pinterest for more inspiration.

Meanwhile, I’m off to scour my closet for some black leather pants so I can channel my inner Sandy ?


Cane placements and napkins  –

Cement chargers –

Wooden vase centerpiece – @homegoods

Flowers – HEB Grocery

fresh cut flowers and vegetables on table - J Dub By Design