How To Create A Rustic Garden Theme Tablescape


Hi friends, hope you are well. I haven’t done a tablescape since Easter and have been wanting to do a garden style table. Recently I’ve been doing a lot of gardening and one day I was inspired to put this look together. It may be one of my most favorite table settings. This theme can be used for so many occasions but I think it would be fun for Mother’s Day because it’s so different from the usual flower themes. This year you may not be entertaining like you usually do but save this idea for a fun dinner party idea.

I think one of the reasons I love this table so much is the variety of color and texture that succulents give to a space. the combination of succulents mixed with the warm woods for some rustic touches and little pops of creamy white. 



For the centerpiece I used a long galvanized tray and tucked in a variety of succulents and candles for ambiance.  The secret is to place different varieties, colors and textures in the container. Other options could be trays and baskets . You could also use a collection of bowls in various sizes and heights.



For the place settings, instead of a place mat I used these fun boards my husband made. He just cut some scrap boards and then to give some character to them burned the edges and added a monogram letter. You could also get this effect with stain. 

Next I added our every day dinner plate. I purchased these from Hobby Lobby a few years ago but will link some similar styles at the end of this post. 



Then to add some character I added these cute mini cutting boards, a wreath and tucked in these tiny flower pots filled with a succulent. This would make a fun party favor/gift to give your guests to take home. Another ideas would be to write each persons name on the pot to personalize it.


For the napkins, I used a casual cream colored napkin and a straw napkin ring and tucked in more greenery. You could also used jute twine or a pretty ribbon with some fresh herbs.



For the most part it really is a simple set up but the variety of all the textures makes it look like so much more. The different shades of green  mix well with the wood tones and that’s what gives it the rustic feel. If you wanted this to be more formal, you could change out the wood place mats with pretty chargers or place mats.



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I hope you like this simple table as much as I do. I love how it can be used for so many different occasions. I’d love to know what you think and of course if you have any questions let me know. I love to hear from my followers and be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any posts. I’ll be sharing some Mother’s Day ideas soon. If you are looking for more ideas for Mother’s Day you can visit this post How To Make A Pretty And Easy Mother’s Day Gift With Homemade essential oil products

If you want another fun place setting that is a bit more formal you can check out this post on a tea I recently hosted How To Create A Beautiful Galentine’s Day Tea




Happy Decorating

April 28, 2020

  1. Karen says:

    I just love your house.

  2. Rita says:

    What size are the placemat boards and how thick. Love them what wood?

    • says:

      Hi Rita,

      They are 1″ thick and I believe we cut them to the average placemat size of 18″. We used pine boards.

      Thanks for following,


  3. dot usdt says:

    Reading your article helped me a lot and I agree with you. But I still have some doubts, can you clarify for me? I’ll keep an eye out for your answers.

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