A Simple Texas Backyard Barbeque Tablescape

overhead view of tan cowboy boots with daisies and baby's breath inside one boot sitting on top of tan vintage boot on top of tan/white cowhide rug on top of farmtable

Howdy friends!! It’s tablescape day for my monthly dinner club group and this month we’re hosting a barbeque and you’re invited. Follow along and see how I created a simple Texas backyard barbeque tablescape.

If you’re coming over from Stacy at Bricks N Blooms, welcome! Wasn’t her table so pretty and creative?? And did you see that beautiful flower arrangement?

Also, I want to welcome Kim at Shiplap and Shells as our guest host this month.

If you’ve missed the past few tablescapes, you can see them by clicking the link at the bottom of each photo.

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inspiration for a backyard barbeque tablescape

side view of simple backyard barbeque place setting white dinner plate with wicker plate holder on top and white enamelware plate inside tan/black bandana tied around fork and knife sitting on top of plate mason jar of baby's breath and daisies to right of plate clear glass of water with lemon wedge on side to left of plate

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My inspiration for this table was a small cowhide rug and some neutral bandanas I found recently.

I purchased the cowhide rug a few years ago to use on my large round dining table as an anchor for centerpieces occasionally.

The cowhide was a perfect addition to a Texas backyard barbeque themed tablescape.

From there, I began gathering other things I had on hand that I thought would work well with my inspiration pieces and set the tone for a simple Texas backyard barbeque tablescape.

It was fun getting creative with this table trying to keep my usual neutral color scheme.

backyard barbeque centerpiece

overhead view of tan cowboy boots with daisies and baby's breath inside one boot sitting on top of tan vintage boot on top of tan/white cowhide rug on top of farmtable

The cowhide rug was used in the center of my patio farmhouse table to set the stage for a barbeque theme tablescape.

A pair of neutral cowboy boots was the perfect centerpiece.

I put a glass vase inside one of the boots and filled it with grocery store daisies and baby’s breath.

tan cowboy boots with daisies and baby's breath inside one boot sitting on top of tan vintage boot on top of tan/white cowhide rug on top of farmtable and small mason jar with daisies and baby's breath beside boots



The boot arrangement was placed on a neutral color vintage book just to give a little variation of height between the two boots.

A variety of sizes of mason jars tied with twine also held small bouquets of daisies and baby’s breath.

They were placed down the center of the table on either side of the boots.

Baby’s breath is a very inexpensive filler for flower arrangements and a bundle goes a long way.

simple backyard barbeque place setting white dinner plate with wicker plate holder on top and white enamelware plate inside tan/black bandana tied around fork and knife sitting on top of plate mason jar of baby's breath and daisies at top of plate clear glass of water with lemon wedge on side to right of plate



Lastly, I placed large tealight candles inside mini mason jars and sprinkled them throughout the table. The size of the tealights fit perfectly inside the small jars.

Candlelight is always a great addition to a dinner party table, and helps create a nice atmosphere.

If you are looking for a creative way to add candles to a centerpiece, take a look at this reclaimed wood candleholder DIY.

backyard barbeque place settings

I was super excited to run across a set of enamelware plates at a thrift store right before I started working on this tablescape.

It was a set of 8 dinner plates and 8 salad plates. 4 black and 4 white of each size and all for only $10.

I used my really large white ironstone plates as the base, and layered it with an enamelware salad plate inside wicker plate holders.

These are made to hold paper plates, but I love to use them with a real plate tucked in sometimes.

Those cute neutral bandanas came in handy as a napkin. I folded them long and narrow, wrapped them around the silverware and tied in a knot.

They were the perfect topper to my plate stack.

Clear glass vintage goblets were the drinking glasses, but mason jars would be super cute too.

over head view of 2 simple backyard barbeque place settings one with white dinner plate with wicker plate holder on top and white enamelware plate inside one setting and black enamelware plate inside other place setting tan/black bandana tied around fork and knife sitting on top of plate mason jar of baby's breath and daisies between the place settings clear glass of water with lemon wedge to right of plates cowhid rug is under place settings tan cowboy boots in cente of table

over head view of 4 simple backyard barbeque place settings with white dinner plate with wicker plate holder on top and white enamelware plate inside two settings and black enamelware plate inside the two other place settings tan/black bandana tied around fork and knife sitting on top of plates 4 mason jars of baby's breath and daisies down center of table and tan cowboy boots with daisies and baby's breath inside one of the boots in the center of table each place setting has clear glass of ice water with lemon wedge beside it the place settings cowhid rug is under place settings as a tablecloth tiny clear glass mason jars holding large tealights are randomly placed along the center of table

finishing touch to my Texas barbeque tablescape

For a little extra touch to my tablescapes, I sometimes like to embellish the chairs somehow.

For example, I have added sweaters to the chairs for a holiday or winter theme table.

ivory thrifted sweater over a chair back as a slip cover and arms pulled around back and tied together two chairs side by side



Witches brooms on the backs of chairs was really fun for this Halloween table.

handmade witches brooms with dried grasses tied to an old yard tool handle hanging on back of white slipcovered chair



And I’ve even used football jerseys for a game day table.

football jerseys over the back of chairs for slipcovers to go with my football themed tablescape



For this Texas backyard barbeque theme, I added straw western style hats to the chairs at each end of the table.

They definitely say “Texas barbeque” don’t you think??

I hope you’ve enjoyed see how to create a simple Texas backyard barbeque tablescape!

It truly was a very quick and easy table to put together using mostly things I already had.

Be sure and check out all of my dinner club friends tables to see lots of inspiration and creativity. Just click the link at the bottom of each photo to go right to the post.

Next up is Jen from Midwest Life and Style. Jen always has a beautiful tablescape!!


blessings.

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18 thoughts on “A Simple Texas Backyard Barbeque Tablescape

  1. Michele that is the cutest centerpiece idea! I love the boots!!!!

    1. Thanks Stacy! It was a fun table to put together. I was scrambling for ideas and figured my neutral color boots were as good as anything for a centerpiece for a Texas barbeque theme.

  2. Michele,
    Your cowboy boots centerpiece is genius. I love the creativity you bring to every table. You inspire me to think outside the box. Great job.

    1. Thanks so much Rachel! I really love creating these tablescapes and so happy to be a part of this very talented group!

  3. Oh my gosh, Michele. This is so dang cute. Those boots totally say Texas and are perfect for a fun and casual BBQ theme.

    1. Thank you Jen, I really appreciate that! This was a fun theme!

  4. I love this ! Your centerpiece is so beautiful. I love the boots. Hugs and blessings to you.

    1. Thank you sweet friend! I appreciate your kind words, and hope you are feeling better very soon!

  5. This is adorable, Michele!! SO clever to use those cowboy boots…I never would have thought to stick a vase in them for flowers!! What a steal for that set of enamel plates, too!! I love this…pinned!

    1. Thank you, and I’m so glad you enjoyed it and found some inspiration! Have a wonderful week!

  6. You always have the best tablescapes, Michele. You inspire me so much! I just love the cowboy boots as the centerpiece and the hats hanging off the chairs. Your details are perfect. So happy to be joining you all this month.

    1. Thanks so much Kim! I really appreciate the kind words and so happy to have you join us this month!

  7. Girlfriend, you are the tablescape queen! Love the boots ( I have them too) and now I’m looking for a day to invite some friends over! How do you hang things on your chairs without it falling off? Thanks so much! pinned

    1. Aww, thats so sweet for you to say Cindy! Most of the time, I just tie things on to make it stay.
      I didn’t tie the hats this time, so it was just for a prop.
      When I did the witches brooms, I used and “S” hook on the back of the chairs, and of course the sweaters and jerseys just slipped
      over the back of the chairs.

  8. Debra Matcovich says:

    Such fun. Loved all, especially the sweater idea.

    1. So glad you liked it and found inspiration here! Thanks so much for following along and commenting!

  9. Michele, you have the best tables! I love your creativity. The cowboy boots and bandanas are such excellent ideas. I loved everything about it. So fun!

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words! I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

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