My weekend as seen through my iphone…..

?REMINDER- Last day to enter the giveaway from The Enchanted Home over at Art by Karena. Click here to enter!

This is a short fun post. Hope you are having a wonderful and enjoyable weekend. Ours is going well…..my son ended up not going to his tournament ?which secretly was kind of amazing to me so it allowed me a little extra free downtime, always a huge treat! We enjoyed having friends over, a beautiful dinner out, a trip to a favorite garden center,? a visit to a local farmstand that just opened and today we are going to a few more garden centers and then a graduation party later in the day.

?Since my poor camera (heavily abused) is now officially “in retirement”? I have to rely on my iphone. Just got the new iPhone 5 a few days ago and will concede that the camera is much better than the 4. I did not like the quality of the pictures from my old phone so this one is a step up. Anywho….as I love to take pictures of just about anything and can rival any Japanese tourist I took various pictures that kind of tell a story of my happenings in the last few days. Thought it would make a fun and “quickie” post (quick by my standards). Ready? Here we go…..

A wonderful event at Safavieh…a table too pretty to not take a picture of, love the crudite “trunk”…

?My local farm stand finally opened….what a treat!
Fresh bread getting sliced up for crostinis I am making for appetizers……….
?Basil, parsley and fresh tomatoes….doesn’t get better!

?Fresh strawberries..yum!

?Baby carrots….

Cut up bellpepper in half to serve as “bowls” for my dip

Add a little lighting for some ambiance…..

Light the candles outside on the loggia……
Loving my pillows!! A post on this to come in the next week or two…..

Adding my finishing touches, love the look of baby carrots and a yummy healthy spinach dip made with Greek yogurt…..

?Aren’t these glasses beautiful? Bought them at an antique shop in CT. a while back……

I bought a large lot of them….it was like a crystal glass jackpot, love them!

And of course every get together in my home must include some kind of crostini (we were having friends over)….could easily make a meal of these plus they are so pretty!

?And I got the best fresh figs with the fresh strawberries…they were soooo good.

Bought five of these very large white “Annabelle” ?hydrangea flower bushes….going to have them planted today

Spent a little time by the pool……

This was the original pool house which we have done nothing to other than clean it up, it still has a lot of charm but eventually hope to give it a “facelift”

This extra large lattice planter, (think playhouse size) over 4′ x 4′ x 4′ is getting planted on Sunday

?So excited! These gardenia topiaries that were dying I was able to bring back to life and they just sprouted their very first blooms in months!! This was a thrill:)

?And hydrangeas are bloomimg in my yard, not to say this is my favorite color but they are pretty

?Visited a local nursery………..

?This darling scultpure is of a girl and boy swinging to be hung from a tree….so cute!

?Aren’t these pretty? The beautiful flowers our friends brought us over when they came over last night

?Raised my window treatment in my bathroom to make it a little fuller and I like it!

Finally finished the floor of the small powder room off the library….now waiting for the wallpaper…..

This paper I have had in that little bathroom for nearly a year! I am finally taking the plunge…still love it as much as the day I found it!
? So that’s a wrap of my weekend as seen through my trusty iPhone. Today we have a graduation party and hoping it doesn’t rain! Hope you are enjoying a wonderful and relaxing weekend…hard to believe next week is July 4th! Summer is flying…….

My weekend as seen through my iphone…..

 REMINDER- Last day to enter the giveaway from The Enchanted Home over at Art by Karena. Click here to enter!

This is a short fun post. Hope you are having a wonderful and enjoyable weekend. Ours is going well…..my son ended up not going to his tournament  which secretly was kind of amazing to me so it allowed me a little extra free downtime, always a huge treat! We enjoyed having friends over, a beautiful dinner out, a trip to a favorite garden center,  a visit to a local farmstand that just opened and today we are going to a few more garden centers and then a graduation party later in the day.

 Since my poor camera (heavily abused) is now officially “in retirement”  I have to rely on my iphone. Just got the new iPhone 5 a few days ago and will concede that the camera is much better than the 4. I did not like the quality of the pictures from my old phone so this one is a step up. Anywho….as I love to take pictures of just about anything and can rival any Japanese tourist I took various pictures that kind of tell a story of my happenings in the last few days. Thought it would make a fun and “quickie” post (quick by my standards). Ready? Here we go…..

A wonderful event at Safavieh…a table too pretty to not take a picture of, love the crudite “trunk”…

 My local farm stand finally opened….what a treat!
Fresh bread getting sliced up for crostinis I am making for appetizers……….
 Basil, parsley and fresh tomatoes….doesn’t get better!

 Fresh strawberries..yum!

 Baby carrots….

Cut up bellpepper in half to serve as “bowls” for my dip

Add a little lighting for some ambiance…..

Light the candles outside on the loggia……
Loving my pillows!! A post on this to come in the next week or two…..

Adding my finishing touches, love the look of baby carrots and a yummy healthy spinach dip made with Greek yogurt…..

 Aren’t these glasses beautiful? Bought them at an antique shop in CT. a while back……

I bought a large lot of them….it was like a crystal glass jackpot, love them!

And of course every get together in my home must include some kind of crostini (we were having friends over)….could easily make a meal of these plus they are so pretty!

 And I got the best fresh figs with the fresh strawberries…they were soooo good.

Bought five of these very large white “Annabelle”  hydrangea flower bushes….going to have them planted today

Spent a little time by the pool……

This was the original pool house which we have done nothing to other than clean it up, it still has a lot of charm but eventually hope to give it a “facelift”

This extra large lattice planter, (think playhouse size) over 4′ x 4′ x 4′ is getting planted on Sunday

 So excited! These gardenia topiaries that were dying I was able to bring back to life and they just sprouted their very first blooms in months!! This was a thrill:)

 And hydrangeas are bloomimg in my yard, not to say this is my favorite color but they are pretty

 Visited a local nursery………..

 This darling scultpure is of a girl and boy swinging to be hung from a tree….so cute!

 Aren’t these pretty? The beautiful flowers our friends brought us over when they came over last night

 Raised my window treatment in my bathroom to make it a little fuller and I like it!

Finally finished the floor of the small powder room off the library….now waiting for the wallpaper…..

This paper I have had in that little bathroom for nearly a year! I am finally taking the plunge…still love it as much as the day I found it!
  So that’s a wrap of my weekend as seen through my trusty iPhone. Today we have a graduation party and hoping it doesn’t rain! Hope you are enjoying a wonderful and relaxing weekend…hard to believe next week is July 4th! Summer is flying…….

Summer entertaining, party ideas and a fabulous entertaining giveaway!!

Hello there dear readers. First order of business is to announce the lucky winner of the beautiful new Betty Lou Phillips book, congratulations goes to……


Happy Saturday Tina,
Love your random post and you introduced me to a new designer, always love finding new designers to read about!! We just had fish tacos here the other night, we love them. We like to go to Half Moon Bay here in Calif. to the Flying Fish to get them when we are visiting the ocean. Someday I am going to make it to the Hamptons and I will be trying fish tacos!!
Great giveaway, would love another design book to add to my collection, one can never have enough design books!!
Kathysue

Congrats! Please contact me here with your shipping information so this can get on its way to you!

If you didn’t win but want to order it, click here to be taken to Amazon. Its a fabulous how to, and a priceless guide for anyone who needs guidance, direction and insiders tips on decorating!

?Today’s post is so appropriate because today incidentally I am hosting a birthday luncheon for one my dearest friends in the entire world. I am having about 14 girls over for lunch (you know pictures will be forthcoming). I always make a point to add one or two new recipes with every party I have, big or small. So am adding a Greek/baby spinach/pasta to my repertoire (fingers crossed). Peach Sangria is a given and the perfect light drink choice! So I will be busy with that today and I am in official party mode. Have 40 coming over on Sunday for a Fathers Day get together.

So the official summer party season is upon us! Don’t you love a good summer party? Or sipping a chilled glass of rose outside on the patio? A family BBQ or a simple dinner for two al fresco? There are so many joys when you combine summer and eating! Today’s post is dedicated to all the things that inspire me for entertaining for the summer as well as many party ideas. Hope you get some good ideas too! Have any favorite tips or advice you care to share? Would love to hear it!
With my two things this week, my wheels are turning and I am getting busy with details, nothing over the top but you know me, Miss OCD I want it to be pretty!! It’s a little trickier with almost 40 people!

As one door closes another opens. Though the contest for the gorgeous new Betty Lou Phillips book ends today with a lucky winner, I have a new book giveaway book for an incredible party/entertaining book by Danielle Rollins…..Soiree. It is amazingly gorgeous. All details on bottom of the post!

?Summer has arrived! Love this, the idea of flanking a burlap covered buffet table surrounded by clusters of flowers in rustic galvanized tins….inexpensive and just gorgeous! S Kaye

Now this speaks to me….how about you? Wine, cheese and a little bread is all I need:)
?Sunflowers on an outside table to me signify summers arrival…love this. Sara Kaye
?The soft candlelight and the reflections off the blue and white porcelains filled with summer blooms is spellbindingly beautiful!!? Number Four Eleven
?Isn’t this dreamy? And so easy to replicate. A sprig of lavender and/or herbs tied with raffia….S.Kaye
Spectacular white setting by super talented Sharon from My French Country Home….bravo!
?Don’t? you love this? It’s so elegant but not fussy, very simple, and European feeling! See….proves you can have the simplest setting but if its done with flair…its always a home run!
Oh yes..these look good! Lavender Collins…..I will take one!
?You know I loooooove this. Elegant florals in a cluster of blue and whites, oh yea!!

Gorgeous pink peonies are a wonderful way to set a summer table, one of my faves! Sara Kaye

?No one said you need a fancy holder for your wines and champagnes, the charm of this rusty old red wagon is too cute for words! PB

Candlelight preferably in the form of large hurricanes is a must for any summer table, such an easy way to add gorgeous ambiance!

?Who said a table set for a BBQ can’t be fabulous! This one is just gorgeous…..Pottery Barn

?Love this too. The most complicated part is the flowers, otherwise its quite simple but oh so elegant! Wandering the Good

?Sharon proves that there is nothing a monogrammed linen napkin and twinkling lights in elegant votives can’t make just magical, My French Country Home

?Have you ever seen tomatoes looks so elegant! Why not put them in an urn as a centerpiece, they are plentiful, inexpensive and gorgeous! Best part is you can grab some salt and olive oil and enjoy them at the end of the night:) Lovlie Greenie

?Don’t underestimate the power and beauty of a beautiful late day summer sky, a picnic table and a few lanterns..this is dreamy!

?OK to me no summer gathering whether for 2 or 200 is complete without a wonderful antipasta display!

?Such a pretty table, amazing what impact the blue and white with flowers has on the table! A Perfect Peacock

?I am going to need to copy this…LOVE the idea of the baguette with herbs tied with twine, so charming! Inhisgrip (via Tumblr)

A big tall ice cold pitcher of Sangria filled with fruit is the ultimate summer drink, as tasty as it is pretty!? Miss Buttercup

?Sunflowers are inexpensive, offer such great colorful impact and last so long! Sara Kaye

Love the idea of all the yellow against the white…summer perfect! The City Sage

If you are lucky enough to be able to entertain on the beach, its hard to beat such a beautiful setting…the blue and is perfect with the backdrop of the ocean and sky! Pepper Weddings

I could dive right in, love the idea of displaying the fruit and cheese on things like rustic trivets, and pretty vintage pans…gorgeous!

Love this rustic but elegant table set for two…a little imagination goes a? long long way!

?Touches of blue against all white is truly spectacular! Sara Kaye

Lemons and sunflowers are like summers poster child…a great way to add a punch of beautiful happiness to any summer table! Everyday Celebrating

?This is so beautiful….a bottle of rose against the beautiful dusk light and candlelight….scrumptious!My French Country Home

An inexpensive tin filled with a farmers bouquet is a perfect way to dress up any summer table

?Stunning! I love the freshness of this spectacular setting. Tory Burch

?And lets not forget summer is all about seafood! Even if you don’t have such a lavish display even a small bowl of shrimp cocktail or claws is a perfect party food! Style Me Pretty

?No matter what you do..by all means take full advantage of all the great fresh product this season has to offer! Simple is often best, Yummy Mummy kitchen

White dishes, a white tablecloth, inexpensive white chairs..just add great food and you are set! Layla Grace

?I have done this many times, fruit kebobs….so easy and makes for a pretty display!

The elegant simplicity of this setting is just gorgeous, reminds me of a perfect summer evening, being surrounded by good friends and several bottles of wine:) Salt Water wishes

Now it’s ? time for the really fun part…the giveaway and its a giveaway by none other than the uber talented hostess with the mostess, Danielle Rollins, the Atlanta based party and entertaining guru. This new book, Soiree- Entertaining with style? is soooo fabulous, every page a divine treat for every one of your senses. Only problem is that it will have you brainstorming about planning a party…really gets you in the mood! Danielle was generous enough to kindly offer a signed book to one lucky enchanted reader! Here is the lowdown on how to be in the running-

1. Leave a comment on this post
2. Second chance leave a comment on Danielle’s Facebook by clicking here
3. Third chance leave a comment or like me on Facebook by clicking here
4. Throw me a party for my next birthday ( just kidding but if you want to I am in)

I will announce one lucky winner next Tuesday, so be sure to check back to see if you are the lucky winner! And if you still want to buy the book anyway because it really is that good….then click here to be taken away to Amazon to purchase Soiree!

Here is the book, lovely Danielle and a few pictures of her elegant style from the book……..

Talented lady don’t you think? Are you hungry yet or feeling in the mood to throw a parry…or both? That’s a wrap. Hope you enjoyed the post. Are you planning any parties or summer bashes this season? What is your favorite way to entertain? As always love to hear about what you are up and your ideas. Thanks for stopping in and wishing you a fabulous day!

Summer entertaining, party ideas and a fabulous entertaining giveaway!!

Hello there dear readers. First order of business is to announce the lucky winner of the beautiful new Betty Lou Phillips book, congratulations goes to……


Happy Saturday Tina,
Love your random post and you introduced me to a new designer, always love finding new designers to read about!! We just had fish tacos here the other night, we love them. We like to go to Half Moon Bay here in Calif. to the Flying Fish to get them when we are visiting the ocean. Someday I am going to make it to the Hamptons and I will be trying fish tacos!!
Great giveaway, would love another design book to add to my collection, one can never have enough design books!!
Kathysue

Congrats! Please contact me here with your shipping information so this can get on its way to you!

If you didn’t win but want to order it, click here to be taken to Amazon. Its a fabulous how to, and a priceless guide for anyone who needs guidance, direction and insiders tips on decorating!

 Today’s post is so appropriate because today incidentally I am hosting a birthday luncheon for one my dearest friends in the entire world. I am having about 14 girls over for lunch (you know pictures will be forthcoming). I always make a point to add one or two new recipes with every party I have, big or small. So am adding a Greek/baby spinach/pasta to my repertoire (fingers crossed). Peach Sangria is a given and the perfect light drink choice! So I will be busy with that today and I am in official party mode. Have 40 coming over on Sunday for a Fathers Day get together.

So the official summer party season is upon us! Don’t you love a good summer party? Or sipping a chilled glass of rose outside on the patio? A family BBQ or a simple dinner for two al fresco? There are so many joys when you combine summer and eating! Today’s post is dedicated to all the things that inspire me for entertaining for the summer as well as many party ideas. Hope you get some good ideas too! Have any favorite tips or advice you care to share? Would love to hear it!
With my two things this week, my wheels are turning and I am getting busy with details, nothing over the top but you know me, Miss OCD I want it to be pretty!! It’s a little trickier with almost 40 people!

As one door closes another opens. Though the contest for the gorgeous new Betty Lou Phillips book ends today with a lucky winner, I have a new book giveaway book for an incredible party/entertaining book by Danielle Rollins…..Soiree. It is amazingly gorgeous. All details on bottom of the post!

 Summer has arrived! Love this, the idea of flanking a burlap covered buffet table surrounded by clusters of flowers in rustic galvanized tins….inexpensive and just gorgeous! S Kaye

Now this speaks to me….how about you? Wine, cheese and a little bread is all I need:)
 Sunflowers on an outside table to me signify summers arrival…love this. Sara Kaye
 The soft candlelight and the reflections off the blue and white porcelains filled with summer blooms is spellbindingly beautiful!!  Number Four Eleven
 Isn’t this dreamy? And so easy to replicate. A sprig of lavender and/or herbs tied with raffia….S.Kaye
Spectacular white setting by super talented Sharon from My French Country Home….bravo!
 Don’t  you love this? It’s so elegant but not fussy, very simple, and European feeling! See….proves you can have the simplest setting but if its done with flair…its always a home run!
Oh yes..these look good! Lavender Collins…..I will take one!
 You know I loooooove this. Elegant florals in a cluster of blue and whites, oh yea!!

Gorgeous pink peonies are a wonderful way to set a summer table, one of my faves! Sara Kaye

 No one said you need a fancy holder for your wines and champagnes, the charm of this rusty old red wagon is too cute for words! PB

Candlelight preferably in the form of large hurricanes is a must for any summer table, such an easy way to add gorgeous ambiance!

 Who said a table set for a BBQ can’t be fabulous! This one is just gorgeous…..Pottery Barn

 Love this too. The most complicated part is the flowers, otherwise its quite simple but oh so elegant! Wandering the Good

 Sharon proves that there is nothing a monogrammed linen napkin and twinkling lights in elegant votives can’t make just magical, My French Country Home

 Have you ever seen tomatoes looks so elegant! Why not put them in an urn as a centerpiece, they are plentiful, inexpensive and gorgeous! Best part is you can grab some salt and olive oil and enjoy them at the end of the night:) Lovlie Greenie

 Don’t underestimate the power and beauty of a beautiful late day summer sky, a picnic table and a few lanterns..this is dreamy!

 OK to me no summer gathering whether for 2 or 200 is complete without a wonderful antipasta display!

 Such a pretty table, amazing what impact the blue and white with flowers has on the table! A Perfect Peacock

 I am going to need to copy this…LOVE the idea of the baguette with herbs tied with twine, so charming! Inhisgrip (via Tumblr)

A big tall ice cold pitcher of Sangria filled with fruit is the ultimate summer drink, as tasty as it is pretty!  Miss Buttercup

 Sunflowers are inexpensive, offer such great colorful impact and last so long! Sara Kaye

Love the idea of all the yellow against the white…summer perfect! The City Sage

If you are lucky enough to be able to entertain on the beach, its hard to beat such a beautiful setting…the blue and is perfect with the backdrop of the ocean and sky! Pepper Weddings

I could dive right in, love the idea of displaying the fruit and cheese on things like rustic trivets, and pretty vintage pans…gorgeous!

Love this rustic but elegant table set for two…a little imagination goes a  long long way!

 Touches of blue against all white is truly spectacular! Sara Kaye

Lemons and sunflowers are like summers poster child…a great way to add a punch of beautiful happiness to any summer table! Everyday Celebrating

 This is so beautiful….a bottle of rose against the beautiful dusk light and candlelight….scrumptious!My French Country Home

An inexpensive tin filled with a farmers bouquet is a perfect way to dress up any summer table

 Stunning! I love the freshness of this spectacular setting. Tory Burch

 And lets not forget summer is all about seafood! Even if you don’t have such a lavish display even a small bowl of shrimp cocktail or claws is a perfect party food! Style Me Pretty

 No matter what you do..by all means take full advantage of all the great fresh product this season has to offer! Simple is often best, Yummy Mummy kitchen

White dishes, a white tablecloth, inexpensive white chairs..just add great food and you are set! Layla Grace

 I have done this many times, fruit kebobs….so easy and makes for a pretty display!

The elegant simplicity of this setting is just gorgeous, reminds me of a perfect summer evening, being surrounded by good friends and several bottles of wine:) Salt Water wishes

Now it’s   time for the really fun part…the giveaway and its a giveaway by none other than the uber talented hostess with the mostess, Danielle Rollins, the Atlanta based party and entertaining guru. This new book, Soiree- Entertaining with style  is soooo fabulous, every page a divine treat for every one of your senses. Only problem is that it will have you brainstorming about planning a party…really gets you in the mood! Danielle was generous enough to kindly offer a signed book to one lucky enchanted reader! Here is the lowdown on how to be in the running-

1. Leave a comment on this post
2. Second chance leave a comment on Danielle’s Facebook by clicking here
3. Third chance leave a comment or like me on Facebook by clicking here
4. Throw me a party for my next birthday ( just kidding but if you want to I am in)

I will announce one lucky winner next Tuesday, so be sure to check back to see if you are the lucky winner! And if you still want to buy the book anyway because it really is that good….then click here to be taken away to Amazon to purchase Soiree!

Here is the book, lovely Danielle and a few pictures of her elegant style from the book……..

Talented lady don’t you think? Are you hungry yet or feeling in the mood to throw a parry…or both? That’s a wrap. Hope you enjoyed the post. Are you planning any parties or summer bashes this season? What is your favorite way to entertain? As always love to hear about what you are up and your ideas. Thanks for stopping in and wishing you a fabulous day!

Setting the perfect summer table…..and a tabletop giveaway!

Hello there! Have you gotten your summer party groove on? Whether its a table for two or a party for 20…….there is no denying that summer dining is one of the perks of the summer season. Yep, the season of al fresco eating is upon us! I love nothing more than eating outdoors and the only thing that makes it better is sitting down to a beautiful tablescape. And the beauty of summer entertaining is that it need not be expensive, actually a beautiful table can be created with very little, imagination is the only “must have”. Add a few candles as the crowning touch and you are ready…….

So I have gathered a collection of wonderful and inspirational tablescapes that reflect elegant effortless summer entertaining. I love summer entertaining,? love setting a pretty table and am crazy for flowers, table linens, beautiful china, sterling flatware, and pretty much anything that has to do with setting a beautiful table! What do you like to do when you set up a summer table? Any special tips you want to share? Do tell!

Finally a summer tablescape giveaway to get your party groove on….all details at bottom. In the? meantime, sit back, enjoy and take in all the beautiful details of these gorgeous summer tables!

Lots of pictures and details to take in……so get those Pinterest fingers and notepads ready!

?To me this says “the perfect summer table”. It’s as inviting and pretty as it is fun and partylike. Love the touches from the tiny and inexpensive American flags, and french fries served in mini boats….love it all! Pottery Barn

I do love the idea of mixing elements, metals and woods, flowers and greens…..gorgeous!

The blues are always a beautiful inspiration in setting a gorgeous summer table, so crisp and clean, Centsational Girl
Rustic, simple and totally charming……. French by Design

Sunflowers are like summers flower poster child….they always add so much life to a summer table

?Love the idea of layering rustic elements, the greenery, the wicker chargers against the white plates, and adding a sprig of lavender….all so stunning, Julia Usher
This to me says its not about how fancy the accoutrements are at the table but how they are displayed, this is simple yet so pretty and inviting and festive! Pottery Barn

Love everything about this from the white ginger jars to the gorgeous peaches and pinks that make this a beautiful summer setting, Barbara and Jo

?Love the elegant simplicity of this, a beautiful orange tree against the blue and white……perfection,
Carolyne Roehm

White china and? simple greenery or white flower can be so pretty…….Chelsea Fuss

?Should be no surprise how much I love this inspiration for a tablescape….blue and white with an oversized? hurricane and a bowl of green fruit…..perfection! The party dress

?Ahhhh….the serenity of the all white table, never ceases to amaze and inspire, Lstylebylisa

?This is so beautiful…..love the pink and green theme, spectacular!

?Green and white looks so fresh, add a few pots of greenery and you are done, Mary Carol Garrity

Sunflowers are always a good idea! Carolyne Roehm has shown us once again, just how stunning they can be, love the pewter and antler additions

?Love how vivid and warm this is, and little is required…..bright linens, an urn of fruit, and colored glasses….voila! Media Cache
?Another great example of how you do not need to invest a lot to create a beautiful table. Love the idea of individual potted plants for everyone to take home……
This is great looking and so affordable..adding cord or tie as a napkin ring holder to your blue and white summer table!
Gorgeous!! Love the? mix of colors….and of course the stunning summer flowers. Southern Living

Adding even a bowl of lemons and limes is a quick easy way to create a summer feeling centerpiece!

Simple, rustic and so beautiful….the lemon and limes still on their branches with leaves makes a stunning centerpiece against the blue and white
?Shells and ocean themed tabletops are beautiful and so appropriate for summertime entertaining, Between Naps on the porch
Love this eclectic setting, different chairs, all kinds of interesting tidbits as centerpieces…this illustrates beautifully that your imagination is your only limitation! Brandon Kidd Photography

How pretty is this? Love the idea of a vintage crate filled with beautiful colored fruit against sherbert colored flowers…..add white plates and you have yourself one beautiful table! Picture perfect for you

Do not underestimate the power of a big bunch of sunflowers, a stack of white plates, a simple table linen and a pretty tray holding some goodies. Case in point is shown here!
?For a casual yet beautiful setting, patriotic napkins, wicker chargers, red and white flowers and cute touches like beer in Mason jars are a wonderful way to jazz up a casual summer table, PB
?Love the simple idea of gingham napkins with a sprig of rosemary (never underestimate the power of using an herb or greenery as a decorative element)! Mimi Coco Poppy
Blue, white and hydrangeas are a trio made in heaven! Stonegable
Wow! The power of the almighty monogrammed napkin…..fabulous! Southern Living
?Beautiful rustic elements, like wicker chargers, a linen table runner, a bit of greenery are always sure things for a summer table, Pottery Barn
?There is nothing that a cluster of soft pink peonies cannot cure…..so so beautiful! Wedding Illusions

Gorgeous idea for? a summer centerpiece….this is an old trough would work great with a dough bowl too, Nina Foutch

Here is a simple and easy idea…fill a bunch of glass containers with lemons and limes, perfect for summer, adds a pop of color and so simple!

And if you really don’t want to bother with china and fancy glasses….you can always go for the gorgeous new melamine that looks like the real deal! These are all from the newest line I am carrying and I absolutely cannot wait to set up my first tablescape, you can be sure I will be sharing it with you!

?YES….all of it really is plastic! Heavy too…people are so surprised when they pick it up, its amazing!


Here is a look at all the patterns/colors, click here to visit the line at my online shop.….

Finally the giveaway, one lucky winner will receive 8 of the fleur de lis plastic unbreakable dishwasher safe high ball glasses to get your summer party mood started……..

To be eligible…..

Just leave a comment here telling me your favorite pattern from my online selection of summer tabletop patterns. Click here to go to to my online shop. Want a second chance? Visit The Enchanted home on Facebook and tell me your favorite pattern.

Winner to be announced Saturday morning. Good luck and remember all anonymous commenters, you must leave your name and last name initial in the body of the comment. Good luck and thanks as always for stopping in!

Setting the perfect summer table…..and a tabletop giveaway!

Hello there! Have you gotten your summer party groove on? Whether its a table for two or a party for 20…….there is no denying that summer dining is one of the perks of the summer season. Yep, the season of al fresco eating is upon us! I love nothing more than eating outdoors and the only thing that makes it better is sitting down to a beautiful tablescape. And the beauty of summer entertaining is that it need not be expensive, actually a beautiful table can be created with very little, imagination is the only “must have”. Add a few candles as the crowning touch and you are ready…….

So I have gathered a collection of wonderful and inspirational tablescapes that reflect elegant effortless summer entertaining. I love summer entertaining,  love setting a pretty table and am crazy for flowers, table linens, beautiful china, sterling flatware, and pretty much anything that has to do with setting a beautiful table! What do you like to do when you set up a summer table? Any special tips you want to share? Do tell!

Finally a summer tablescape giveaway to get your party groove on….all details at bottom. In the  meantime, sit back, enjoy and take in all the beautiful details of these gorgeous summer tables!

Lots of pictures and details to take in……so get those Pinterest fingers and notepads ready!

 To me this says “the perfect summer table”. It’s as inviting and pretty as it is fun and partylike. Love the touches from the tiny and inexpensive American flags, and french fries served in mini boats….love it all! Pottery Barn

I do love the idea of mixing elements, metals and woods, flowers and greens…..gorgeous!

The blues are always a beautiful inspiration in setting a gorgeous summer table, so crisp and clean, Centsational Girl
Rustic, simple and totally charming……. French by Design

Sunflowers are like summers flower poster child….they always add so much life to a summer table

 Love the idea of layering rustic elements, the greenery, the wicker chargers against the white plates, and adding a sprig of lavender….all so stunning, Julia Usher
This to me says its not about how fancy the accoutrements are at the table but how they are displayed, this is simple yet so pretty and inviting and festive! Pottery Barn

Love everything about this from the white ginger jars to the gorgeous peaches and pinks that make this a beautiful summer setting, Barbara and Jo

 Love the elegant simplicity of this, a beautiful orange tree against the blue and white……perfection,
Carolyne Roehm

White china and  simple greenery or white flower can be so pretty…….Chelsea Fuss

 Should be no surprise how much I love this inspiration for a tablescape….blue and white with an oversized  hurricane and a bowl of green fruit…..perfection! The party dress

 Ahhhh….the serenity of the all white table, never ceases to amaze and inspire, Lstylebylisa

 This is so beautiful…..love the pink and green theme, spectacular!

 Green and white looks so fresh, add a few pots of greenery and you are done, Mary Carol Garrity

Sunflowers are always a good idea! Carolyne Roehm has shown us once again, just how stunning they can be, love the pewter and antler additions

 Love how vivid and warm this is, and little is required…..bright linens, an urn of fruit, and colored glasses….voila! Media Cache
 Another great example of how you do not need to invest a lot to create a beautiful table. Love the idea of individual potted plants for everyone to take home……
This is great looking and so affordable..adding cord or tie as a napkin ring holder to your blue and white summer table!
Gorgeous!! Love the  mix of colors….and of course the stunning summer flowers. Southern Living

Adding even a bowl of lemons and limes is a quick easy way to create a summer feeling centerpiece!

Simple, rustic and so beautiful….the lemon and limes still on their branches with leaves makes a stunning centerpiece against the blue and white
 Shells and ocean themed tabletops are beautiful and so appropriate for summertime entertaining, Between Naps on the porch
Love this eclectic setting, different chairs, all kinds of interesting tidbits as centerpieces…this illustrates beautifully that your imagination is your only limitation! Brandon Kidd Photography

How pretty is this? Love the idea of a vintage crate filled with beautiful colored fruit against sherbert colored flowers…..add white plates and you have yourself one beautiful table! Picture perfect for you

Do not underestimate the power of a big bunch of sunflowers, a stack of white plates, a simple table linen and a pretty tray holding some goodies. Case in point is shown here!
 For a casual yet beautiful setting, patriotic napkins, wicker chargers, red and white flowers and cute touches like beer in Mason jars are a wonderful way to jazz up a casual summer table, PB
 Love the simple idea of gingham napkins with a sprig of rosemary (never underestimate the power of using an herb or greenery as a decorative element)! Mimi Coco Poppy
Blue, white and hydrangeas are a trio made in heaven! Stonegable
Wow! The power of the almighty monogrammed napkin…..fabulous! Southern Living
 Beautiful rustic elements, like wicker chargers, a linen table runner, a bit of greenery are always sure things for a summer table, Pottery Barn
 There is nothing that a cluster of soft pink peonies cannot cure…..so so beautiful! Wedding Illusions

Gorgeous idea for  a summer centerpiece….this is an old trough would work great with a dough bowl too, Nina Foutch

Here is a simple and easy idea…fill a bunch of glass containers with lemons and limes, perfect for summer, adds a pop of color and so simple!

And if you really don’t want to bother with china and fancy glasses….you can always go for the gorgeous new melamine that looks like the real deal! These are all from the newest line I am carrying and I absolutely cannot wait to set up my first tablescape, you can be sure I will be sharing it with you!

 YES….all of it really is plastic! Heavy too…people are so surprised when they pick it up, its amazing!

Here is a look at all the patterns/colors, click here to visit the line at my online shop.….

Finally the giveaway, one lucky winner will receive 8 of the fleur de lis plastic unbreakable dishwasher safe high ball glasses to get your summer party mood started……..

To be eligible…..

Just leave a comment here telling me your favorite pattern from my online selection of summer tabletop patterns. Click here to go to to my online shop. Want a second chance? Visit The Enchanted home on Facebook and tell me your favorite pattern.

Winner to be announced Saturday morning. Good luck and remember all anonymous commenters, you must leave your name and last name initial in the body of the comment. Good luck and thanks as always for stopping in!