A Simple Summer Centerpiece

When it comes to summer I like everything quick and easy. Summer is a time to sit back and relax.Let the summer season be simple and easy, from grilling out with simple meals to entertaining with simple center pieces, everything should be low stress and low maintenance. In Michigan summer is such a short gift, that every minute of it needs to be enjoyed and cherished.

We are currently in the process of selling our house and that means LOTS and LOTS of showings. I always like my dining table to be welcoming and make a statement. I want potential buyers to see all of the potential our dining room offers and that the time that could be spent in this space. The open concept of our house is by far one of its best selling features. We have hosted numerous large family gatherings, extending our table out to seat 8-10 ppl and setting up another 6 seat table in the living room or one in our breakfast nook. The best way to showcase this feature is to set a simple table setting.

When I walk into a potential home I want to know is my dining room table going to fit, is this my forever home that I can host large Thanksgivings and Christmases?

Flowers are of course the first thing that comes to mind when you are thinking of decorating a table however we have limited access to fresh florals in our location and buying new week to week just doesn't make sense, assuming they stay fresh looking for a whole week.

I was inspired by the simple natural greenery that is bountiful all over our property....the fern. I only needed one maybe two to break into smaller sections and to my surprise they survived a whole week without wilting or losing leaves!!