Summer’s End Tablescape: Rosé Sangria Recipe

Welcome friends! That’s just about a wrap on summer 2018. I go back to work next week and the kids after Labor Day. We spend so much time outdoors during July and August that it’s always sad to see it come to an end. That’s why I’m squeezing in one last outdoor tablescape, since eating on our patio by the pool is one of my favourite things about summer! Just in case you’re not quite ready for sweaters and pumpkins yet, here’s a little summer’s end tablescape and a yummy rosê sangria recipe that’s perfect for sipping, even after Labor Day ☺️


My inspiration started with these round blush pink placemats and gold pineapple napkin rings. I added black napkins to pair with my furniture and my tablescape was born!

These black and white plaid salad plates add a touch of fall glam to this summer tablescape and I think you’ll be seeing a lot more of them!

Since I wanted my table to be a mix of late summer and early fall, I knew I wanted mums on my table. Unfortunately after several stops at my favourite flower shops, there were no small potted mums to be had.  I hadn’t envisioned cut flowers, but when I spotted these white and soft pink mums, I knew they were perfect! Sometimes we get caught up in what our vision for a tablescape or space should be. Keep an open mind to different possibilities because it may lead you to an even better outcome!


Are you ready for that yummy sangria recipe?!? It’s so easy and just a little more special than serving wine 🍷

rosé sangria recipe


1/2 cup sugar
1/2 water
1 lemon sliced
1 orange sliced
1 cup blackberries
1 bottle dry rosé (750 ml)
2 cups club soda
2 tbsp. triple sec
mint for garnish


  1. Combine sugar and water and bring to a boil until sugar dissolves. Cool.
  2. Mix all ingredients in pitcher and chill.
  3. Makes 5 servings so double or triple depending on size of group.
  4. Recipe can easily be adapted using white or red wine and different berries or fruit.




I’m so glad you stopped by today! Fingers crossed our hot weather continues into September and we get to enjoy more time on our patio sipping sangria. Give me a few weeks and I’ll be ready to embrace fall 😉 How about you, are you ready for fall yet? I’ll be sharing the first peek at my fall decor next time, so hope you’ll join me back here!

Judy xo




  1. August 26, 2018 / 8:49 am

    Beautiful tablescape:-)))
    Thanks for sharing sangria recipe, it must be perfect for end of summer parties:-)

    • lifeisbetterathome
      August 26, 2018 / 3:17 pm

      Thank you so much and yes it is!!

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