Summer Fresh Table Setting with Napkin Folding Tutorial

Even though summer is a busy season, I do love summer dinner parties. Whether it’s here in my home, at a friend’s house, or even at a local restaurant … there’s just something about gathering with friends and family to break bread and enjoy a little vino. Today is the second Wednesday of the month which means I’m joining my tablescape friends to bring you a variety of table settings with “It’s All Set.” Today’s summer fresh table setting includes a napkin-folding tutorial at the end of the post … and be sure to visit my friend’s links at the end, too.

Summer Table Setting in White and Aqua

White and aqua set the theme for today’s tablescape, along with fresh flowers from my garden. White snapdragons fill each bowl and creamy zinnias are tucked inside vintage bottles from my collection.


Creamy White Zinnia


Summer Table Setting with Pyramid Napkins

Each place setting includes a pyramid napkin over the fork.


Summer Table Setting with Pyramid Napkins

I’ve always loved the art of napkin folding; I think it adds a special touch at the table.


White Mis-Matched Dishes

I have lots of white dishes, and mixed them up to create interesting texture. I really need to get rid of some of my dishes as we’re running out of room to store them all. I love white on white and chose white snapdragons to add a bit of softness against the cool porcelain.


Summer Table Setting in Farmhouse Dining Room

Summer breezes float through the window screen to freshen the indoors. I’m not a fan of air conditioning and leave my windows open for as long as possible. I only turn the air on when it’s really hot and humid. I’ve always been a summer kind of girl.


Summer Table Setting in White and Aqua

My white hydrangea bush is overgrown and spilling over with white, fluffy blooms. I always bring hydrangeas indoors during the summer. I think they help create a summer fresh table setting.


Summer Table Setting in White and Aqua

We recently enjoyed a family spaghetti dinner with pasta piled inside these white bowls. I also served a fresh salad with my grandmother’s vinaigrette salad dressing that everyone loves.

To create your own pyramid napkins, follow this easy tutorial:

Pyramid Napkin Folding Tutorial

1 – Start with a square napkin.

2 – Fold over into a triangle, matching corners and sides.

3 – With folded end at bottom, lift lower right corner up and fold over to meet top corner.


Pyramid Napkin Folding Tutorial

4 – Repeat and lift lower left corner to top corner so you have a square.

5 – Flip the folded napkin over so folded edges are toward the top.

6 – Fold top corner down to meet bottom corner


Pyramid Folded Napkin

Prop your napkin up into a pyramid. You can place it over silverware, or directly onto your plate. I mixed napkin fabrics for my summer fresh table setting, just to add a bit of fun and whimsy.

Be sure to join the other bloggers below to see their inspiration in today’s summer tablescape series.

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Lilacs and Longhorns

blue hydrangeas and chocoloate chip cookies



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The Enchanted Home

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Stone Gable

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  1. Jennifer, This is just the sweetest tables! It has that charming farmhouse quality I love so much! Thanks for the napkin folding diy. I’d love to sit at your kitchen table!

  2. Thanks for the wonderful napkin tutorial…this is beautiful and I love these colors for summer, perfect!!

  3. This is so fresh and pretty, Jennifer! I adore blues in all hues paired with white — gorgeous!!

  4. Jennifer, I just love the relaxed vibe of this table setting! The cool soft palette makes me feel calm and peaceful and appears as if it would take the heat out of the room… 🙂 Love love love the white snapdragons in the bowl!! Such a nice touch…

  5. Mary Baldwin says:

    Dollar Tree has water goblets that would match your place-mats and color theme perfectly!

  6. Love this, Jennfer! I love to entertain. Lots of good ideas in this post and those of your friends. Thanks so much.

  7. So very pretty and summer fresh looking. Im like you…… too many plates, I need to weed mine out too. Hope you’re having a wonderful summer so far 🙂

  8. That is a lovely table setting, Jennifer. I really like the way you mixed the patterns of the napkins. Thanks for sharing your tutorial on napkin folding!

  9. I love this bright, summer, refreshing setting for the tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing this and many other ideas.

  10. I love your pretty folded napkins, especially in those lovely colors. Your summer table is just perfect.

  11. Fresh and inviting tablescape! Where did you purchase the napkins?

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