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Good Tuesday morning to you,  I first want to announce the name of the winner of the beautiful silver pitcher. Congratulations goes to-

#111 CHERYL

Please contact me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com to claim your prize.

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So a few weeks ago I hosted a very special birthday luncheon for a dear and special friend. I wanted to create a pretty summery vibe, to take advantage of the last few summer days.  I decided that I  would let the gorgeous rich purple hydrangeas that I found in the flower market be my starting point. Go figure…I never have liked purple but when paired with blue and white, it is without question a winning combination!

So then the ideas started coming together. I really wanted to have my beautiful Bali Hai fabric from Quadrille made into a tablecloth but there was not time so I managed to make it work (as long as you weren’t looking too closely) LOL. This is very “me”. I get an idea in my head and will not budge so seams, cutting the fabric on the spot and all….I made it work:)

I decided to divide this into two posts, one on the meal and prep plus a few recipes I think you will want to have.  But today is all about the fluff…that would be the pretty table:)

I took some pictures with my Nikon and included those at the bottom, so here is how it all went down-

 

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You know all great get togethers start with beautiful flowers right? In this case, these purple beauties caught my eye and were the starting point for a rich vibrant summer table.

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And soon enough after fresh cuts and putting them in very hot water (a secret to them lasting longer) I made this pretty centerpiece arrangements and started putting all the other elements together

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And then I made more smaller arrangements and added little clusters to mini mint juelps which were the take home party favor

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Onto to the covered patio where I decided to set up the luncheon table, important to take advantage of the great weather while we have it! When I am planning anything small or big, I always start with some kind of color scheme.

No surprise blue and white was a big part of this. I was “trying out” different tablecloths to use underneath my make shift topper.

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The not so glamorous side to setting things up, yes that is a hole in the middle of the tablecloth, glad it was going to be hidden:)

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It was tricky trying to using the fabric as a topper but I managed somehow someway..perseverance is my middle name:)

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Adding the flowers is starting to make it all  happen:)

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Well, well well look who decided to show up and help out, my assistant aka the canine cleaner (he eats everything that drops:)

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Have a few 6 foot folding tables on hand which come in handy, I like to use them for serving food

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Love using blue and white planters as beverage holders!

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Fluffed up the pillows outside and added some fresh flowers

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One of my dishes was this super yummy baby arugula and artichoke salad

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Tah dah! It’s all set and exactly as I had hoped!

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And here are the pictures taken with my good camera, the Nikon, definitely great for close up shots as it really picks up the details-

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Since I often get emails when I do these types of posts about sources of things here is a rundown-

Blue and white china- Blue Willow

Chargers and bamboo flatware- Juliska

All porcelains- from my shop

Fabric on table- Bali Hai by Quadrille

Monogrammed napkins and silver mint juleps – my shop

All blue and white pillows- Studio Tullia

 

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So there you have the recap on this fun day…..it was honestly a labor of love. We were blessed with a gorgeous day and being surrounded by dear friends who are like sisters made me feel like the lucky one.

I will be back on Thursday with part 2 which will feature the food, recipes and entertaining ideas! Thank you as always for stopping in, wishing you a wonderful day and start to your week.

besttina

Don’t forget-

A NEW CONTEST-

It’s time for the Enchanted Fall Love contest! As the temps start to drop and the leaves begin to fall, capture those special moments that best capture the essence of autumn!

Whether its your decorated pumpkins, flower arrangements, front door fallscape,your darling kids playing in fall leaves,  whatever…as long as it has to do with fall and you think it’s a winning shot, plesae send it in!

  • There is a cap of 70 pictures, so once 70 are received the contest is closed.
  • Accepting submissions as of today through Oct. 19th
  • Up to 2 pictures per person (please be sure they are not copied from internet and not of same exact thing)
  • Please email your winning shot(s) to theenchantedhome@gmail.com and on subject line put “Enchanted Fall Love” or “contest” (get lots of email so need to separate those)
  • You will get an acknowledgement email stating that we have received your pictures
  • The winner will win one of these amazing statuary fiberglass pumpkins in their color choice-

 

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Marie Taylor on

GOOD MORNING TINA,

WE ARE WATCHING “MATTHEW’S” PROGRESS AND HOPING IT DOESNT MAKE LANDFALL IN FL.
I LIVE 6 MILES INLAND NORTH OF ST AUGUSTINE, WE STILL DON’T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT. AT ANY RATE YOUR POST TODAY CHEERED ME TO NO END! THANK YOU FOR THE BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS AND IDEAS!! WHAT WAS THE CRYSTAL PATTERN THAT YOU USED? SO PRETTY.
WISHING YOU A GREAT DAY,
MARIE TAYLOR

Design chic on

What a beautiful luncheon for a lucky friend, Tina. As always, your tables look stunning, and the hydrangeas…gorgeous! Happy Tuesday!

Taste of france on

Hydrangeas always look so voluptuous, and that shade of purple just adds to it. Purple works really well with that deep blue.

Carolyn on

Wow just when I think you cannot create a prettier table you do! This is spectacular. The color combination is so elegant and vibrant.

Your friend is unbelievably lucky as were the guests. Everything you do with such class and style Tina, I am waiting for your book! You must publish one, you will have them lining up. Thank you for your wonderful blog my favorite of all.

Marsha swift on

Hi Tina,

Gorgeous hydrangeas!! Lucky birthday pal!

Glassware pattern and supplier?

Susan Minahan on

What a wonderful friend you are to do something so special for your friend’s birthday! You are also a wonderful friend to all of us lucky enough to get your blog! I love the hydrangeas in the mint julep cups!

Ruth graff on

You are a wonderfully creative individual!!!!!! I am 84 now and for many years collected blue and white dishes, especially blue willow as my father used to tell me a story about that particular plate. My collection made, what I thought, a lovely table with every plate different in blue and white and even different blue and white napkins. Also, even with my more elegant China, I had every crystal goblet a different cut glass, some of it orrefors, Waterford, , , other high end brands and some from marshalls. It made a BEAUTUFUL,table, or so I thought, with a napkin in every glass. What a pleasure it is for me to view your website. I hope you reap many rewards from it!! Ruth Graff. I too would buy fabric and have made into table cloths. This is very weird!!!!

evelyn on

Beautiful post as usual! We nicknamed our beagle (real name Sneakers) Hoover. He would “suck” up any food that landed on the floor. LOL

Always loved the combination of blue, white and purple together. Looking forward to Part 2 of this post. Thank you!

Piper B on

Such a beautiful environment, Tina. Your patio is just gorgeous. What a beautiful day too..We haven’t seen one of those in a while..And those hydrangea! I know you work so hard and are always on the go. I’m happy you could find some time to be queen of your castle ( once the table was set and food was prepared, of course!!).

Looking forward to your recipes!:)

elizabeth@pineconesandacornsblog on

Tina, you cannot go wrong with blue and white and purple! I love the combination and all of your little arrangements. I am sure that your friends loved the party!

Marie Taylor on

Tina, Are the napkins still available? I didn’t see them in you shop. Just LOVE them!!!!
Best, Marie

Colleen Hunt on

What is your source for the pumpkins? There will be only one winner of the contest, but many might like to buy the pumpkins.

franki on

“Blue Willow” has never looked better!! franki

Fran on

Gorgeous! Love your assistant too!

Lea on

Beautiful, fresh and classic! What a fortunate lady to have you as her friend. Your assistant multi tasks well. I have a Russian Blue cat who loves to assist me by twisting around my legs as I set a table. The hydrangeas are gorgeous and the silver is stunning.

Thanks for sharing, Tina!

Katie Clooney on

WOWZA!!!! Now that’s what I call a gorgeous luncheon. Always love all your attention to detail. Love your tablecloth. I will be spending the rest of my week in search of purple hydrangeas!! Have a great week, dear Tina!

The Buzz Blog on

So pretty! We know how lovely your luncheons can be, Tina, since we’ve been lucky enough to have come to one. The birthday girl must have been thrilled!
xxoo
C + C

sheryl on

Hi Tina,
Everything looked beautiful! Could you tell me where your furniture on the right side of your food/beverage table came from?
Thank You
Sheryl

Lisa on

Hi Tina, so happy I did not miss this. You helped solve my problem. I am planning a spring time bridal shower for my niece and you gave me great ideas here, a blue and white them- why didn’t I think of that!
I love the accent of the purple, it really brings this to life. Your friend is so lucky- she must be a very special person to have gotten the royal treatment:-)
Love it all.

Mo at Mocadeaux on

Hydrangeas are lovely! And the variety of shades complements the blue and white motif so beautifully! I can’t wait to see what was on the menu for your party!

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