How To Set A Summer Table Bursting with Sweetness

Saffron Marigold - Updated: August 9, 2019

Summer entertaining can go beyond the basic backyard barbecue. To host a party that bursts with summer sweetness, think warm and tropical! From the pineapple fields of Hawaii to the orange groves of the Mediterranean, the ripe sweetness of summer abounds in luminous orange and golden citrus. Entertain the easy way by gathering a few of your favorite people for after-work cocktails, poolside snacks, or a weekend afternoon tea that feature the sweet flavors of summer.


The Juicy fruits, glowing sunshine, and abundant gardens provide ample sources for your summer table. A floral tablecloth in a sunny shade sets the right tone for a summer tabletop. Our Orange Blossom collection features elegant tablecloths infused with the that nod to long, warm summer days. In glowing citrus tones on a creamy cotton background, they take the guesswork out of setting the table for a summer party: simply put one of our floral print tablecloths or table runners in place and voila—instant summery goodness!


Elegant, cotton dinner napkins are a smart, eco-friendly choice—and nothing says style better than setting your table with cloth napkins and gorgeous napkin rings

Summer table settings
Saffron Marigold

Tropical Garden Dinner Napkins

A floral pattern in cheery colors keeps these dinner napkins from feeling fussy.

Summer table settings
Saffron Marigold

Orange Blossom Napkin

Vintage, bohemian, sophisticated—whatever your preferred style, these bright cotton napkins bring color, personality, and elegance to your table.

Summer table settings
The Cozy Nest Shop

Beaded Wooden Napkin Rings

Hand-beaded tassels suggest natural, casual elegance.

Little Timber House

Walnut Napkin Rings

Warm walnut wood handcrafted into rings are perfect for the summer table.

Colorful Tableware

The primary palette and patterns for this party emerge from your table linens, so choose china, vases, and silverware in unifying colors.


Moroccan Earthenware Bowl in Orange

Traditional Moroccan zouaq patterns adorn this gorgeous piece of handmade pottery. Fill yours with lemons or clementines as a decoration or use it to serve a fresh fruit salad.


White Sprigs Terracotta Vase

Earthy terracotta lends warmth and hand-painted white blossoms reinforce the theme behind the tablescape.

Summery Centerpieces

A summer orange blossom party wouldn’t be complete without flowers! Snip a few blooms from your own garden or try one of these forever-lasting bouquets.

Allie and Camille Studio

Flowering Quince Blossom Branch

A multitude of coral blooms gathered together creates a natural, organic arrangement.

Nearly Natural

Camellia and Maiden Hair Arrangement

To add a touch of orange to a more formal centerpiece, choose a cluster of peach-colored camellias.

Fresh Treats

It doesn’t matter what time of day you choose to entertain: no party is complete without sweet treats! A summer orange table calls for pleasant conversation and citrus flavors.


Khidri Dates with Candied Orange Peel

Fruit can indeed be decadent—just try one of these large, de-seeded dates stuffed with natural candied orange peel.

 A summer treat for a summer table
Caroline’s Cakes

7- Layer Orange Dream Cake

If a creamsicle became a cake, this would be the one: seven layers of orange sponge cake are filled with fresh orange curd buttercream and topped off with in homemade vanilla buttercream icing.

Welcome to our Summer series. Here you will find many ideas to use Saffron Marigold linens to dazzle and cheer up your bedrooms, dining rooms, living spaces and baths!