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!

A prayer for Newtown and my birthday recap…..


I start this post by saying my heart is heavy over the unspeakable tragedy in Newtown, and asking everyone to keep those affected in their prayers.?? Absolutely devastating and frankly hard to wrap my head around. For those families left behind dealing with the most unimaginable grief, I hope God will protect, bless and guide them during this dark time and in the difficult days ahead. My heart breaks for each of them. All we can do is keep them in our prayers, which I will continue to do.?

LAST DAY TO SUBMIT YOUR HOLIDAY PICTURES…….IT CAN BE OF YOUR TREE, YOUR HOME, YOUR GIFT WRAP, AS LONG AS ITS HOLIDAY RELATED! I WILL BE POSTING MY READERS SPECTACULAR IMAGES TOMORROW! YOU ARE IN FOR A ROYAL TREAT……SEND ME YOUR PICTURES TO THEENCHANTEDHOME@GMAIL.COM

As you know Friday was my birthday as well. I am glad I didn’t know about it beforehand, admittedly it would have been difficult to get into a celebratory mood knowing what was going on just a state away.? I first want to say thanks so much for the wonderful and warm birthday wishes and was so touched by your comments, emails and even a few E-cards!? I really had a wonderful day. It meant so much to have a “day off”, no pressure to run around, play mama elf and do a million things in a day, do anything other than allow myself to be wined and dined by those I love and who thankfully love me back:) My dear friend made a beautiful luncheon for me and five of my closest friends. It is more than apparent that she put a lot of love and care into this special day as these pictures will attest.

The food was amazing, the atmosphere picture perfect and holiday ready and the company bar none….being surrounded by my closest friends, who could ask for anything more! I gave out nutcracker ornaments as favors and then she showered each of us with a beautiful Ralph Lauren candle and giant gingerbread cookie! It was like Christmas 11 days early! Besides feeling very loved and cared for, it was fun to be in her stunning home all decked out for the holidays! So you know I love to share with you my comings and goings and I thought you would all enjoy seeing highlights from this special day…..

?Such a beautiful and elegant holiday/birthday tablescape!

?Her dining room is absolutely beautiful and you know I love that paper (and those jars)!
?Killer view…….
?Her 15 foot tree, its a stunner and could give Rockefeller Center a run for its money!
This is a beautiful vignette in browns and greens…love it!
?A peek into the kitchen
?Another angle of that amazing view….
This is such a pretty picture, don’t you think?

?Her elegant and warm butlers pantry…..
And for all you Gracie wallpaper fans……this is one stunning powder room!

?Coffee was served in these darling nutcracker mugs….
?How about this darling pair of lab fireplace fenders for her two labs, love this!

?Her beautiful new mohair chairs…….love the color!
?The pooches are partied out….they are ready for an afternoon siesta!
?Looking from the family room into the kitchen and breakfast room, such a pretty shot.
?My “favors” for each of my friends, a trio of nutcracker ornaments

?The ornaments that I gave out as favors….love nutcrackers!

?And the second favor! A beautiful Ralph Lauren candle and giant gingerbread cookie!

?The beautiful table setting, love the plaid, the gold and of course those darling napkin rings!

?There are the “party animals”
?Part of the spread to start….yummy cheese and a crudite

?A wonderful rose champagne, that just kept on flowing…I certainly didn’t say no!
?Pretty!

?Nutcrackers are everywhere….
I am getting hungry all over again!
?A wonderful really yummy pasta with fresh lemon and olive oil…soooooo good!
?And this lemon sole was heavenly!

?The colors are so pretty and warm
?Time for the “goodies”!
?My friend putting her last minute touches on her wonderful cooking!
This green tea ice cream was sooooo good, love the peppermint topping she put in for a little holiday cheer!
?And my special birthday cupcake….yum!

?And my beautiful gift, it was almost too pretty to open. I said almost, but I was able to oblige:)

Her beautiful welcoming family room…….pretty!

With a view like this, it was hard to get up and get back to our schedules…mesmerizing!

?

?

What a fabulous day!! Thank you so much for making me feel like one special lady! This was such a nice break from the chaotic days that I have had, and the perfect remedy to a crazy busy last few weeks. I feel recharged and ready to carry on with the holiday hustle bustle! Thanks for stopping by, hope you are getting through the holiday craziness OK……..I am taking it easy today, wrapping gifts but not even thinking of venturing into stores, supposed to stop by a holiday party a friend is having, and just catching my breath before I begin what will be a super busy week (I am determined to finish all my shopping no later than Wednesday)! Have a wonderful Sunday……


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A prayer for Newtown and my birthday recap…..

I start this post by saying my heart is heavy over the unspeakable tragedy in Newtown, and asking everyone to keep those affected in their prayers.   Absolutely devastating and frankly hard to wrap my head around. For those families left behind dealing with the most unimaginable grief, I hope God will protect, bless and guide them during this dark time and in the difficult days ahead. My heart breaks for each of them. All we can do is keep them in our prayers, which I will continue to do. 

LAST DAY TO SUBMIT YOUR HOLIDAY PICTURES…….IT CAN BE OF YOUR TREE, YOUR HOME, YOUR GIFT WRAP, AS LONG AS ITS HOLIDAY RELATED! I WILL BE POSTING MY READERS SPECTACULAR IMAGES TOMORROW! YOU ARE IN FOR A ROYAL TREAT……SEND ME YOUR PICTURES TO THEENCHANTEDHOME@GMAIL.COM

As you know Friday was my birthday as well. I am glad I didn’t know about it beforehand, admittedly it would have been difficult to get into a celebratory mood knowing what was going on just a state away.  I first want to say thanks so much for the wonderful and warm birthday wishes and was so touched by your comments, emails and even a few E-cards!  I really had a wonderful day. It meant so much to have a “day off”, no pressure to run around, play mama elf and do a million things in a day, do anything other than allow myself to be wined and dined by those I love and who thankfully love me back:) My dear friend made a beautiful luncheon for me and five of my closest friends. It is more than apparent that she put a lot of love and care into this special day as these pictures will attest.

The food was amazing, the atmosphere picture perfect and holiday ready and the company bar none….being surrounded by my closest friends, who could ask for anything more! I gave out nutcracker ornaments as favors and then she showered each of us with a beautiful Ralph Lauren candle and giant gingerbread cookie! It was like Christmas 11 days early! Besides feeling very loved and cared for, it was fun to be in her stunning home all decked out for the holidays! So you know I love to share with you my comings and goings and I thought you would all enjoy seeing highlights from this special day…..

 Such a beautiful and elegant holiday/birthday tablescape!

 Her dining room is absolutely beautiful and you know I love that paper (and those jars)!
 Killer view…….
 Her 15 foot tree, its a stunner and could give Rockefeller Center a run for its money!
This is a beautiful vignette in browns and greens…love it!
 A peek into the kitchen
 Another angle of that amazing view….
This is such a pretty picture, don’t you think?

 Her elegant and warm butlers pantry…..
And for all you Gracie wallpaper fans……this is one stunning powder room!

 Coffee was served in these darling nutcracker mugs….
 How about this darling pair of lab fireplace fenders for her two labs, love this!

 Her beautiful new mohair chairs…….love the color!
 The pooches are partied out….they are ready for an afternoon siesta!
 Looking from the family room into the kitchen and breakfast room, such a pretty shot.
 My “favors” for each of my friends, a trio of nutcracker ornaments

 The ornaments that I gave out as favors….love nutcrackers!

 And the second favor! A beautiful Ralph Lauren candle and giant gingerbread cookie!

 The beautiful table setting, love the plaid, the gold and of course those darling napkin rings!

 There are the “party animals”
 Part of the spread to start….yummy cheese and a crudite

 A wonderful rose champagne, that just kept on flowing…I certainly didn’t say no!
 Pretty!

 Nutcrackers are everywhere….
I am getting hungry all over again!
 A wonderful really yummy pasta with fresh lemon and olive oil…soooooo good!
 And this lemon sole was heavenly!

 The colors are so pretty and warm
 Time for the “goodies”!
 My friend putting her last minute touches on her wonderful cooking!
This green tea ice cream was sooooo good, love the peppermint topping she put in for a little holiday cheer!
 And my special birthday cupcake….yum!

 And my beautiful gift, it was almost too pretty to open. I said almost, but I was able to oblige:)

Her beautiful welcoming family room…….pretty!

With a view like this, it was hard to get up and get back to our schedules…mesmerizing!

 

 
What a fabulous day!! Thank you so much for making me feel like one special lady! This was such a nice break from the chaotic days that I have had, and the perfect remedy to a crazy busy last few weeks. I feel recharged and ready to carry on with the holiday hustle bustle! Thanks for stopping by, hope you are getting through the holiday craziness OK……..I am taking it easy today, wrapping gifts but not even thinking of venturing into stores, supposed to stop by a holiday party a friend is having, and just catching my breath before I begin what will be a super busy week (I am determined to finish all my shopping no later than Wednesday)! Have a wonderful Sunday……
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Which would you choose?

Happy Monday morning! How was your weekend? I hope wonderful….hard to believe it but I actually felt a little fall in the air. I woke up to needing a sweater and I have to say…I like it! We went for a long long walk past the horse farms and through the forest yesterday, it was wonderful. There is nothing like a long walk as the weather starts to turn. ?Hope you found some time to enjoy the great outdoors too!

Its no secret how much I am in awe of the glorious season of fall. I started thinking about a fall dinner party…what prettier season with all the rich jewel tones and fabulous decorative motifs, like acorns and pumpkins and artichokes and pine cones to decorate with. So today’s let just?imagine you are planning a fall fete……here’s the question, which fall setting would most says “you”? Feast your eyes on these gorgeous tablescapes and let me know…..I cannot wait to hear!
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

? ? ? CHOICE 1
Camille Maurice
CHOICE 2
Country Living
CHOICE 3
CHOICE 4
The perfect palette
CHOICE 5
Songbird
CHOICE 6
Southern Accents
CHOICE 7
BHG
CHOICE 8
Home Ideas
CHOICE 9
CHOICE 10
Nancy;s daily dish
CHOICE 11
HB
CHOICE 12
Stone Gable
CHOICE 13
Pottery Barn
CHOICE 14
Williams Sonoma
They are all so spectacular!! I could be very happy sitting at any one of these but I do tend to love the ones that have the rich browns, any motif with birds or pheasants and that gorgeous tortoise or sterling flatware does it every time! What about you? Which one speaks to your inner gobble gobble? Can’t wait to hear.?
And in case you were wondering about the results from last weeks Which would you choose in which I featured the magnificent creations of Zuhair Murad, here’s the top four picks. Did yours make it? What can I say….you, my dear readers have exquisite taste!!?

On this beautiful note…wishing you an enchanted day!

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Which would you choose?

Happy Monday morning! How was your weekend? I hope wonderful….hard to believe it but I actually felt a little fall in the air. I woke up to needing a sweater and I have to say…I like it! We went for a long long walk past the horse farms and through the forest yesterday, it was wonderful. There is nothing like a long walk as the weather starts to turn.  Hope you found some time to enjoy the great outdoors too!

Its no secret how much I am in awe of the glorious season of fall. I started thinking about a fall dinner party…what prettier season with all the rich jewel tones and fabulous decorative motifs, like acorns and pumpkins and artichokes and pine cones to decorate with. So today’s let just imagine you are planning a fall fete……here’s the question, which fall setting would most says “you”? Feast your eyes on these gorgeous tablescapes and let me know…..I cannot wait to hear!
                                                                       

      CHOICE 1
Camille Maurice
CHOICE 2
Country Living
CHOICE 3
CHOICE 4
The perfect palette
CHOICE 5
Songbird
CHOICE 6
Southern Accents
CHOICE 7
BHG
CHOICE 8
Home Ideas
CHOICE 9
CHOICE 10
Nancy;s daily dish
CHOICE 11
HB
CHOICE 12
Stone Gable
CHOICE 13
Pottery Barn
CHOICE 14
Williams Sonoma
They are all so spectacular!! I could be very happy sitting at any one of these but I do tend to love the ones that have the rich browns, any motif with birds or pheasants and that gorgeous tortoise or sterling flatware does it every time! What about you? Which one speaks to your inner gobble gobble? Can’t wait to hear. 
And in case you were wondering about the results from last weeks Which would you choose in which I featured the magnificent creations of Zuhair Murad, here’s the top four picks. Did yours make it? What can I say….you, my dear readers have exquisite taste!! 

On this beautiful note…wishing you an enchanted day!

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