Happy Summer Table

If you’ve been reading this blog for longer than 5 minutes, then you know this place setting is likely to never happen around my house. As much as I can appreciate a calm and serene vibe, I’m just too drawn to color to ever stick with an all-white palette.

Hi Sugarplum | Cheery Outdoor Table

Tablescape inspiration can come from virtually anywhere…and this time, I found mine from Crystal Light Liquid!

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We are serious Crystal Light drinkers around here…in fact, we probably mix a new pitcher every other day. (So basically my colon is red dye #7.) The problem is, we each have our own favorite flavor, and no two are the same. The dilemma is now solved, since Crystal Light Liquid allows us to mix our own individual glass or bottle.

Hi Sugarplum | Cheery Outdoor Table

I took inspiration from my favorite flavor, Strawberry Lemonade, and created a happy table of red, pink and yellow.

Hi Sugarplum | Cheery Outdoor Table


I added Crystal Light Liquid to a glass of Fresca, with a squeeze of fresh lemon, for the perfect Summertime drink. Doesn’t this say, ‘afternoon by the pool’ to you?! Don’t mind if I do!

Hi Sugarplum | Cheery Outdoor Table

Hi Sugarplum | Cheery Outdoor <br>Table

Hi Sugarplum | Cheery Outdoor Table

Hi Sugarplum | Cheery Outdoor Table

The kids each mixed their favorite flavors, then we made custom popsicles!

Hi Sugarplum | Cheery Outdoor Table

I’d do just about anything to see these faces!

Hi Sugarplum | Cheery Outdoor Table

Hi Sugarplum | Cheery Outdoor Table

While I can appreciate a clean, all-white place setting,

Hi Sugarplum | Cheery Outdoor Table

We much prefer the jazzed up version!

Hi Sugarplum | Cheery Outdoor Table

 Where do you find color inspiration for your tables, outfits, or decor?
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179 Comments

  1. I love your vibe! The mix of colors and patterns is so fun! And this post makes me thirsty…I never would've thought of mixing the flavoring with a carbonated beverage. Yummy!

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  2. Rebekah wrote:

    Love the colorful place setting you put together! My outfits are usually inspired by what I'm seeing on Pinterest. 🙂

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  3. Amy S. wrote:

    I find my inspiration on blogs & pinterest.

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  4. future mrs wrote:

    I like to look at pics of houses/rooms I can't afford then scale them back (or DIY) and make them mine 🙂

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  5. I don't really find inspiration anywhere… at least not that I'm aware of. Maybe I should? It would probably make my outfits a lot more interesting.

    Oh, by the way, your photos in this post are fantastic! Especially that one with the flowers, Crystal Light, and cut up lemons. I just stared at it for a full minute. The colors are so vibrant. Hey, maybe I'll take inspiration from your blog from now on. 🙂

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  6. E. wrote:

    Whatever random things I have on hand!

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  7. Okay..so add vodka to your drink….and you've got my Summer Drink! The one that I drink at the ranch allllllllll the time. I also like to add a little fresh lemon or lime. You're welcome.
    p.s. Your pics today are BEAUTIFUL!

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  8. Becky wrote:

    I tend to do my tables along with whatever season or holiday it is. And I usually repeat table settings! LOL

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  9. Mary wrote:

    I just bought my first Crystal Light water enhancer this week. I am trying to give up soda, so this is helping me get through the work day.

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  10. Oh I'm with you, sister, the whole "white out" setting just doesn't ring my bell like all the bold COLOR! Blogs are definitely one of my maj forms of tablescape inspiration, but dang it if all those fun Crystal Light colors aren't just begging to be copied! (c; And I seriously want to steal that fabric from your table covering, it's all kinds of yummy (c:

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  11. Karen wrote:

    I never would have thought to mix Crystal Light water enhancer with Fresca. That sounds yummy!

    I love color… bright, bold color. Your blog is always an inspiration for that. Love the table setting.

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  12. Simply LKJ wrote:

    While I love white dishes for their versatility, I am not a fan of an all white table. I tend to pull my inspiration from the seasons, the flowers and produce that are in season.

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  13. Recently purchased the crystal light liquid and love it.!!! Trying to give up soda. Love your table setting!
    Gorgeous!!!

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  14. Sarah wrote:

    Definitely from fabrics and wall paper and work and most recently from the fishies I saw in the Great Barrier Reef.

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  15. The seasons! Each one has its unique colors and by bringing them indoors it allows me to embrace the current season before it flitters away!! Helps me 'be in the now"…which I tend to need help with!

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  16. Kandace wrote:

    I get color inspiration from pretty magazine layouts and scrap booking paper

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  17. Lisa Brown wrote:

    I find inspiration from all kings of magazines, and my moods 🙂
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  18. Lisa Brown wrote:

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  19. Rhonda wrote:

    I find color inspiration from nature… So many perfect color combos can be found in the outdoors!

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  20. flowers! love yours btw!

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  21. Leigh wrote:

    I love your fun table setting! I am a color lover myself and draw inspiration from everywhere – magazines, blogs, Pinterest, a pool float (I am so not kidding).

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  22. Kathleen wrote:

    Love the table setting. I'm usually inspired by nature. But I really think all colors go together!

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  23. Celeste wrote:

    Pinterest!! So much inspiration!

    email:
    celeste@mail4me.com

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  24. Homespun wrote:

    I find my inspiration from pinterest, blogs and catalogs.

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  25. love your tablescape – so bright and pretty. for inspiration, i tend to stick with the seasons. i like something darker and moodier in the winter and something bright and pretty in the summer!
    — jackie @ jade and oak
    $50 shabby apple giveaway

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  26. Love your table setting! It's so bright and gorgeous! I definitely get my inspiration from other bloggers and Pinterest!

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  27. I was fixin' to say – that all white ain't you! and the drink you made looks like a good thing to mix with some Absolute ;0)

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  28. Alyssa wrote:

    So summery! Pinterest, blogs, & color combos in nature! 🙂

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  29. Mami2jcn wrote:

    I find color inspiration from home & gardening magazines.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  30. Mami2jcn wrote:
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  31. kellyr78 wrote:

    I find my color inspiration from the bright colors of spring time like flowers, as well as from fashion and decor segments featured on t.v. If I see a color I like I try to find it in the store.

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  32. kellyr78 wrote:
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  33. Elena wrote:

    I find color inspiration on Pinterest

    elena150980@yahoo.com

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  34. Love your setting. I tend to find inspiration from outdoors or whatever season it is.

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  35. Justine wrote:

    Surprisingly, from company logos!

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  36. Elizabeth wrote:

    My inspiration comes from the seasons and colors outside in nature!

    Posted 6.6.13 Reply
  37. Your very own blog is a fantastic source of color inspiration, actually!

    Posted 6.6.13 Reply
  38. apanda wrote:

    I love bright colors too! Most of my crazy colorful outfit or home decor choices are inspired by pinterest images 🙂

    Posted 6.6.13 Reply
  39. I love the guts that you have! I live through your pictures with all of your fun colors and bold statements. I could never paint my dining room the way you did (I couldn't pull it off), but I LOVE it in your home. I love loud colors and fun patterns, but I'm never as successful as you are mixing many of them together!

    Posted 6.6.13 Reply
  40. Laura wrote:

    I am an avid magazine "freak" and thats where I get alot of inspiration along with blogs and Pinterest!!

    Posted 6.6.13 Reply
  41. Susan M. wrote:

    Generally fabric – although I did once do a nursery for a friend based on the children's clothing section at Target!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Posted 6.6.13 Reply
  42. Stephanie wrote:

    I love to get table inspiration from flowers–either from the cut blooms at the grocery store or potted plants at my favorite nursery.

    Posted 6.6.13 Reply
  43. Brenda wrote:

    Crystal Light, my favorite summer time drink! I draw a lot of inspiration from the ocean. The different shades of blue and green are endless!

    Posted 6.6.13 Reply
  44. Believe it or not but I find inspiration from clothing stores window dressings…they always put fabby colors together and it inspires me in my art and my decor!

    hugz,
    Suzanne

    Posted 6.6.13 Reply
  45. I find inspiration in nature
    cooladam1 at live dot com

    Posted 6.6.13 Reply
  46. Terry wrote:

    I find my inspiration for the table from beautiful flowers, the season, or the menu I. Preparing.

    Posted 6.7.13 Reply
  47. Sara wrote:

    I love these plates I have that have a pretty flower on them, so when you are done eating, you can see it!

    Posted 6.7.13 Reply
  48. susan1215 wrote:

    I find my inspiration from Pinterest, blogs and magazines

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

    Posted 6.8.13 Reply
  49. susan1215 wrote:
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  50. OliviaKyle wrote:

    I find all sorts of inspiration on pinterest, it's sort of addictive!

    Posted 6.9.13 Reply
  51. rachel wrote:

    I like looking at magazines…they have fun color combos.

    Posted 6.11.13 Reply
  52. First this tablescape is amazing! Second I usually find my color inspiration from fashion. I was loving on pink and gold this Christmas because of outfits I liked with pink accents and gold jewelry!

    Posted 6.11.13 Reply
  53. jakiesmom wrote:

    i find inspiration from blogs…i have been leaning towards a turquoise wall after seeing how nice it looks on some blogs

    Posted 6.12.13 Reply
  54. cw wrote:

    HGTV inspires me for home ideas and my friend Kris inspires me to add color to my waredrobe

    Posted 6.12.13 Reply
  55. Noel wrote:

    I find my inspiration through lots of different blogs. I love variety.

    Posted 6.12.13 Reply
  56. Ummm…pinterest! I am not creative at all so most of my ideas come from what I see other people pinning. Your Fresca and Crystal Light drink looks amazing! sonyadmorris@gmail.com

    Posted 6.13.13 Reply
  57. JC wrote:

    Pinterest inspires me the most recently, so many great and doable ideas to find. I also love home decor ideas from Restoration Hardware stores.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

    Posted 6.14.13 Reply
  58. Shelley wrote:

    I find inspiration in magazines or on Pinterest!

    seashell210 at gmail dot com

    Posted 6.16.13 Reply
  59. Shelley wrote:

    tweeted! https://twitter.com/BoutiqueOfLuck/status/346089312267431936

    seashell210 at gmail dot com

    Posted 6.16.13 Reply
  60. I find my inspiration in the colors of nature and the changing seasons.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

    Posted 6.16.13 Reply
  61. tweet–https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/346401222594527232

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

    Posted 6.16.13 Reply
  62. I get lots of inspiration from magazines or shows–mostly home improvement shows!

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

    Posted 6.18.13 Reply
  63. Heather wrote:

    I get lots of inspiration from magazines and blogs, but also Pinterest!

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

    Posted 6.19.13 Reply
  64. Heather wrote:
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  65. Robin M. wrote:

    Pinterest!!

    Posted 6.19.13 Reply
  66. peg42 wrote:

    I like to find inspiration from magazines, store displays and blogs. I love home decor magazines to get most of my ideas from.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

    Posted 6.19.13 Reply
  67. peg42 wrote:

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/347419696154431489
    Thanks again
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

    Posted 6.19.13 Reply
  68. Tam wrote:

    That drink looks so tasty! I'm going to make it this weekend for the pool.
    I find inspiration in fashion magazines!

    Posted 6.21.13 Reply
  69. Tam wrote:

    That drink looks so tasty! I'm going to make it this weekend for the pool.
    I find inspiration in fashion magazines!

    Posted 6.21.13 Reply
  70. Love it! I look for inspirations on Pinterest and Blogs.

    Thanks

    Posted 6.21.13 Reply
  71. E. wrote:

    I find inspiration in what we are eating!!

    Posted 6.21.13 Reply
  72. Sarah wrote:

    I get my inspiration from blogs and Pinterest. Love all the polka-dots and bright colors!

    Posted 6.21.13 Reply
  73. Tara wrote:

    I get my inspiration from the beautiful colors of the fruits and veggies we eat!

    Posted 6.21.13 Reply
  74. I think I already commented, but in case I didn't…I find inspiration from cute note & thank you cards.

    Posted 6.21.13 Reply
  75. Wendy wrote:

    I find most of my color inspiration from my favorite blogs & pinterest. Right now I am in love with hot pink!

    Posted 6.21.13 Reply
  76. Kelly wrote:

    My inspiration comes from living with 2 little girlies and pets and my hunky husband! Decorating our house is what keeps me sane!

    Posted 6.21.13 Reply
  77. After studying art history in college, I love to get my color inspiration from the art world! My favorite paintings inspire me to try new combinations and patterns.

    Posted 6.21.13 Reply
  78. Kendall K wrote:

    I find inspiration in fabric and paper! Once I find one of those I love, then I just run with it. I love how you have jazzed up this white place setting 🙂

    Posted 6.21.13 Reply
  79. I get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest. But also lots color inspiration from people's gardens I see on runs!

    Posted 6.21.13 Reply
  80. Tara M. wrote:

    I love the bright colors paired with the classic white plates!

    Posted 6.21.13 Reply
  81. Erin P wrote:

    I love the color scheme!

    Posted 6.21.13 Reply
  82. I love fun colors! I get inspiration from blogs. I'm trying to go for more neutral backgrounds in my new house that I can accent with pops of color instead of committing myself long term to a large or more permanent piece; it's a work in progress! Also, I was really sad to not find the strawberry lemonade at my grocery store in time for my camping trip this weekend!

    Posted 6.21.13 Reply
  83. Kesha wrote:

    I love your table setting! I get inspiration from blogs, or from the fresh flowers that are growing in my yard at the time. Or even from Target! 🙂

    Posted 6.21.13 Reply
  84. love your table setting! i like to draw inspiration from nature:o) -Amanda

    Posted 6.21.13 Reply
  85. Christine wrote:

    I love the lemons. They're one of my favorite accessories!

    Posted 6.21.13 Reply
  86. Kim wrote:

    I like to look through home mags and blogs, but my favorite color combos come from nature. Spring green leaves and sky blue have always made me happy!

    Posted 6.21.13 Reply
  87. alwaysamy wrote:

    I like to use animals (colorful birds, fur patterns, etc) for my color inspirations!

    Posted 6.22.13 Reply
  88. I'm always drawn to orange and yellow!

    Posted 6.22.13 Reply
  89. Of course pinterest, but also just watching other people, things, magazines, sales ads, to see what's new, or something outside of my box!

    Posted 6.22.13 Reply
  90. Courtney wrote:

    I love it!

    Posted 6.22.13 Reply
  91. Heather C wrote:

    Love the polka dots! I'm usually most inspired by blogs like yours…keep 'em coming!

    Posted 6.22.13 Reply
  92. Brenda wrote:

    Love love love Crystal Light! I find inspiration all around me…nature, seasons, magazines, pinterest, blogs!

    Posted 6.22.13 Reply
  93. Holly Wert wrote:

    the colors of the flowers in my yard
    pry.school.1@gmail.com

    Posted 6.22.13 Reply
  94. Kenzie wrote:

    I am in love with this tablescape! You have changed a skeptic's mind… I never thought red and yellow could work together (Mcdonald's, ha), but you have certainly made me a believer! What a cute summery vibe. And who can go wrong with strawberry lemonade?!

    Posted 6.22.13 Reply
  95. Heather wrote:

    I find inspiration from Pinterest.

    Posted 6.22.13 Reply
  96. Ashley T. wrote:

    I like to find inspiration from Pinterest
    ajoy1332 at yahoo dot com

    Posted 6.23.13 Reply
  97. Ashley T. wrote:
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  98. I get inspiration from pinterest and blogs. Thanks for the ideas!

    Posted 6.24.13 Reply
  99. I find color inspiration from my surroundings and moods. I like to try to incorporate a lot of pastels for tranquility. I recently had to redesign my son's room and literally worked all of the decor around one item, his pastel green crib!
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

    Posted 6.24.13 Reply
  100. Dee wrote:

    I find color inspiration at the beach, which is less than 10 miles from my house!

    Dbyrne1[at]gmail[dot]com

    Posted 6.24.13 Reply
  101. Darianella wrote:

    The "jazzed" version of your summer table is so fun! Totally cheer me up. The color scheme is vibrant and happy 🙂

    Posted 6.25.13 Reply
  102. Kerry wrote:

    I love looking at the fabric store to find color inspiration!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

    Posted 6.25.13 Reply
  103. Kerry wrote:

    tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/349522545734717441
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

    Posted 6.25.13 Reply
  104. I get my inspiration from Pinterest.

    Posted 6.25.13 Reply
  105. flowers! Thanks for a chance to win, too! kmassman gmail

    Posted 6.26.13 Reply
  106. Allison B. wrote:

    I find my color inspiration from blogs, Pinterest, and Instagram. I could look at pretty photos for hours on end and get lost in all the fabulousness out there. 🙂 I used to love chocolate brown and red as a color scheme for my home but after discovering blogs over the past 18 months I am all about color color color!!!

    Posted 6.26.13 Reply
  107. Karla wrote:

    I find color inspiration on Pinterest. So many creative things there!

    Email in Blogger profile

    Posted 6.27.13 Reply
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  109. wigget wrote:

    whatever catches my eye in the store

    Posted 6.27.13 Reply
  110. chadro wrote:

    I get color inspiration from nature and of course my kitties

    Posted 6.28.13 Reply
  111. sharlene wrote:

    I get inspiration from websites and books as well as the change of seasons.

    Posted 6.28.13 Reply
  112. ellie wrote:

    For decorating inspiration, it's blog posts like this that inspire me.

    Posted 6.28.13 Reply
  113. danw78704 wrote:

    twitted this today, 27/06
    http://www.twitter.com/myspotme

    Posted 6.28.13 Reply
  114. Stephanie wrote:

    wild flowers in our mountains!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

    Posted 6.28.13 Reply
  115. Betty C wrote:

    Inspiration is everywhere! A lot depends on my mood. Some days it's a book or magazine photo, other times it's an outfit I see someone wearing or a look outside to see the flowers blooming.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

    Posted 6.28.13 Reply
  116. Betty C wrote:

    Tweet – https://twitter.com/willitara/status/350519444663054336

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

    Posted 6.28.13 Reply
  117. clc408 wrote:

    I find color inspiration from nature, especially fruits and flowers.

    Posted 6.28.13 Reply
  118. Kim Hardy wrote:

    My husband inspires me with his artistic visions!! ky_grandma40@yahoo.com

    Posted 6.28.13 Reply
  119. With my outfits I add Jewerly and a belt

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  120. Diane52 wrote:

    I find my color inspiration from nature-ocean blue..
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

    Posted 6.28.13 Reply
  121. Emaisgr8 wrote:

    I love using Pinterest for inspiration.

    Posted 6.28.13 Reply
  122. Tamar wrote:

    I use Pinterest and Google Image search!
    tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com