Good morning all. Hope you re having a wonderful week. Cannot believe July 4th has come and gone…..crazy! Sumner is starting to fly by and over here there are faint whispers of holiday. Lots of beautiful things coming:) I have always wanted to set up a table when the hydrangea hedge is in full bloom. I mean really, could there be a prettier backdrop! So that is exactly what I did, I set up an impromptu table for a small alfresco dinner on a steamy summer evening. Thankfully by the time we actually sat down the sun had gone down and I lit a few candles for a beautiful soft light. It was a simple dinner of fish, risotto and a salad. Had left my phone inside so didn’t get to snap pics. It all started when I had gone to a farm stand in search for peonies but the peony season was cut very short due to a burst of very warm weather in June. So instead, I got a few bunches of mixed farm flowers which were striking in how vibrant they were. They really added a beautiful starting point and a great punch of color to the table. One thing lead to another and before I knew it, I had set up a table for 6 that was too pretty to not actually enjoy a meal out. Dining next to the hydrangeas felt like I was dining in a small enchanted garden. I love the way ti came out and wanted to share…. _____________________________________________________ Have no fear, the intense humidity eventually took care of those wrinkles on the tablecloth like nobody’s business The next day, took the flowers inside as it was far too hot and repurposed them in our fabulous new wicker urn (now in stock)! These are the chairs I have about 50 of which are so amazing to keep on hand for parties, dinners, when you need a few extra seats, etc.. and best part they go with everything! Stay tuned might be doing something with these for my shop:) ______________________________________________ This was a lot of fun to put together as it had been a while since I have set a table for actual guests, having just gone through the year of Covid. I hope this is the first of many more to come! It certainly reminded me of how much joy entertaining at home gives me and reminded me of how cathartic it can be to do simple things like setting up a pretty table. It just makes you feel good and let’s face it, everything tastes prettier when seated at a beautiful table! Because many of you like to know where I have gotten things here and there, here are the sources. Sources- Plates (Sadek Sevres) have had them for a long time (can still be purchased through Replacements Ltd click here Chargers ours exclusively click here Glasses Williams Sonoma click here Wicker urn click here Pagoda flatware, ours exclusively Silver wine holder ours exclusively click here Etched glass hurricane/vase ours exclusively click here Basic white tablecloth (I keep several on hand) and green linen napkins from many years ago ____________________________________________ That’s a wrap. Hope you enjoyed my table nestled in the hydrangea hedge. It was a very muggy night but it all worked out just fine. Thanks for stopping in, wishing everyone a fantastic day and hope your summer is going well. Until next time…….. UPCOMING THIS WEEK- Our fabulous porcelain sale (new container arriving next week). Definitely one you don’t want to miss!