Thursday, June 20, 2019

Summer Pool Party!

Welcome and thanks for stopping by!
Today I am sharing the setup I did for 
a Girls Night Swim I hosted, but this would be a great
setup for any pool theme party this summer.
We used all paper here to cut down
on the clean up and the end of the evening
as it was a week night.
 I used plastic glasses from Target so the girls
could take them out to the pool.
Flip flop theme paper napkins, green paper dinner plates
stir sticks from Oriental Trading add fun!

Sunglass picks were super fun for fruit and cheese
selections from the blue and white tray.
 Along with multi colored spreaders
setup on blue and white plates
where I placed an assortment
of sandwich spreads from our
local Pauls Deli.
 For fun I added flip flop keychains
to match the paper napkins
as take home favors for the girls.
 I also added these beach ball picks to match
I scattered around the table, both
are from Oriental Trading.

 After working a full day
I made it easy for myself by getting
pre cut fruit for the fruit tray from Pauls Deli.
 And fresh baked buns for the sandwiches 
from the bakery.
 Here is a 'high" shot of the buffet table
in the kitchen. I setup everything the night
before so after work the night of the party all I had to do
was plate the food and enjoy!

My florist did a beautiful job of 
creating a tropical theme arrangement
for the centerpiece.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Spring Tulip Dinner

Welcome in to our Spring Tulip Dinner Table!
 While Spring is not technically beginning
until next week, I could not wait to share this table!
 Starting with a base layer of blue and white check table runner
and these magnificent floral placemats.
 Then added the tulips purchased at Whole Foods
on Sunday which were in the blue and white vase
from my own collection. This is four bunches of ten tulips
if you are counting~at $5/bunch I still thought it was a great deal.
 Next I added the paper plates, napkins and coasters
from our blue and white collection at the store.
 Picking up on the yellow tulips in the centerpiece
I used yellow flatware, which I had bought
online at One Kings Lane a few years ago.
There is a similar set available 
on Amazon here.

 I used my blue and white spode butter dish
and salt and pepper in the center of the table.
 When grabbing those out of the china cabinet,
I saw my blue and white frog place card holders
and thought -let's have them join the party!
They are holding paper place cards
from the blue and white collection.
You can find this Spode blue willow pattern
in antique shops, but it's also still available
new online and at Bed, Bath and Beyond.
 My vintage set of Indiana glasses seemed
to mix in well with all the shades of blue
and frankly are always such a great touch
I reach for them again and again.
 I tired a new method for my tulips
and arranged them only in a few inches of water
as I'd seen on a Ina Garten post.
They really did not spread out like they typically do
and I have been very happy with them this week.
 Below is a few close up shots of our frog friend.

  You can also see the detail on the paper collection
The colors and pattern mix so well together!

 The details on the vase and frog match the pattern
detail on the placemat and place cards perfectly.

 The best thing about this table setting
is that it is all paper except
the glasses and flatware!

This makes for easy and elegant entertaining.
I hope you are enjoying the extra hours of daylight
and will plan to celebrate with your family
and friends soon!
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Next week is Nesting -a great theme for Spring entertaining
whether you are hosting a luncheon, baby or bridal shower
or book club!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Hogs and Kisses Valentine Grandson Date Night

When it's Valentines Day but you
have all grandsons, the usual
pink lace hearts and floral cards won't due
so it's the year of pig & I knew they boys
would be in hog heaven with this table!
 As usual I used all paper for this setting,
keeping it simple and easy for cleanup.
A red and white check runner was used for 
the base of the tablescape.
 Then I layered pink dinner plates and heart napkins.
For the napkins I used a traditional fold on the plate
and then a diagonal fold underneath.
 Sweet little white, pink and red heart
embroidered pigs are scattered around the table.
 Normally I don't use floral centerpieces 
for the boys tables, but I took the liberty
since it is Valentine's Day.
I thought the roses matched the napkins and
pigs in color and theme quite well!
 A final few fun touches I couldn't resist.
"Splat" pig balls and pig noses will sure
add some fun the our dinner!
 These splat balls are rather sticky and
rolled around but I'm sure if you
are a young man it's going to be the 
first thing they pick up!
 Followed second by the pig noses.
Not really liking the look of them, but
it will be fun sure on date night!
 No glasses on the table yet
mostly because we always use mini cans or bottles
for the boys and let them pick what they want to drink.
 How are you spending your Valentine's weekend? 
I hope you are celebrating with family & friends.
Here are the sources for the table:
Paper runner, plates and napkins from 
Beeutiful by Design
32 E Main Street Taylorsville KY
Embroidered pigs, splat balls and noses from

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Winters Garden Table

Thanks for stopping by today 
Today I'm sharing
my Winters Garden table.
 I started planning this table with the black background
placemats and paper napkins as the focus.
But as I put elements together I feel like the bee 
salad plate and green glassware may have stole the show!
 I just love the way the Fitz and Floyd napkin rings with berries
pickup the berries in the placemat!
 The lavender and green plaid silk napkins mirror the 
lavender and green in the roses centerpiece and 
the yellow roses pickup the yellow bees on the salad plates
and lemon napkin rings.
 I am in love with the Lenox Tikaa gingham dinner plates.
They go with everything and make a great neutral.
 A bird's eye view shows the 
Napoleon bee flatware from Wallace Silversmiths.

 The Indiana glassware set of five was a great find at an
antique store years ago.  

 The beeutiful gold border of the placemat and napkin
really pop off the black background.

 I was in love with the floral centerpiece.
I first thought the yellow and lavender would not 
match but I was delighted with the result!

 I put my dessert set of brass fork and spoon
above the place setting and was delighted with the match
against the napkins!
Here are the sources for the table:

Placemats and Paper Napkins -Beeutiful by Design
Dinner Plate -Lenox
Salad Plate -Anthropologie 
Flatware -Horchow
Linen Napkins, Fruit Napkin Rings, 
Dessert Set and Glassware all vintage.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Roses Tea Party

Welcome to the roses tea party!
I combined my love for blue and white along
with roses and tea parties for this tablescape.

From the grocery store I purchased a mix of roses
and arranged them in my blue and white bee teapot for the centerpiece.
 Then I started adding my blue and white pieces
of teacups, dinner plates
and the matching sugar and creamer set.
 I found these adorable
miniature tea cup and tea pot
place card holders, which
just happened to come with rose
place cards!
 I layered brightly colored paper
teacup napkins with navy
linen napkins with teal and lime tassels
and then slipped on the Spode blue and white
napkin rings.
 Chinz tea bag holders were
used as a bread and butter plate for whimsy.
 My final touch was a mixed set of chinzy flatware,
which came with a fork, knife and two spoons so
breaking with tradition I placed
the fork and knife together for company.

I really enjoyed putting these elements
together to share with you
and want to thank you for stopping by!

Here are the sources for the table:
Place mats -gift but I found similar at Macy's
Dinnerware, tea cup cream & sugar and napkin ring -
Vintage but I found similar online at Macy's
Napkins -Blue linen & tea cup paper -Beeutiful by Design
Bee Teapot -Replacements LTD
Tea bag plate -Amazon
Flatware - Amazon
Tea placecard holder & cards - Amazon