Hey Friends. As usual I am just now posting my Easter Table. I always have good intentions to try and set the table in advance to a holiday, but alas it sneaks up on me and I end up posting after. That is life!
So this was the first year I had the privilege of hosting my extended family for brunch. So of course I had to set a fun table. I used a mix of vintage and new to create a fun unexpected table.
The table runner I originally made for this years New Year’s Eve to mix with my new Spode Christmas Plates. See that tablescape here.
I used my grandmother’s china dinner plates, mixed with my wedding china tea cups. I love how they compliment each other. I also used some vintage crystal water goblets from Replacements.com
Have you ever been on replacements.com? it’s a great place to fine old stuff either for a real replacement, or buying a whole set. These water goblets I got cost less than buying a new glass at crate and barrel and look how pretty they are!
I was in love with my flowers I pulled together. Flowers in cake platters or footed goblets are my favorite! And I love love filling low profile flowers all the way down the table. That way you can still have great conversation but you get the fullness!
Another great holiday, another great table.
Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the next round of #dinnerpartyinabox giveaway!!!
The Holidays have come and gone, but I wanted to share our NYE Dinner Table.
I have always wanted Christmas plates, but never really found the right ones. And, I never wanted to spend that much on them since you only use them a couple times a year. Well you can imagine how over the moon I was I found a full set of vintage Spode at a local consignment shop for $125. Not too bad.
As always I like to print mix with my tables. So I bought this toile in chartreuse and blue that I thought made the dishes rather updated and fun! Then I used some old West Elm napkins (from two years ago) to add additional prints!
Thought I would pull together some past table to draw inspiration for fall dinner parties coming up!
This table was from last year. I just loved the flowers – I incorporated fruit. See the full post here.
Loved the pop of orange here. See full post here.
These two were from a friends giving my good friend Mary Hosted. Love the way she playfully mixed the fabrics! See the post here.
How are you adorning your table this fall?
This weekend I had the pleasure of hosting my new co-workers and their husbands for dinner.
I always wonder what new friends think when they walk into one of my dinner parties, as I have a tendency to go a little over the top. Saturday Morning, I was so excited to set the dinner table I woke at 4:30 am and was able to fall back asleep. I had to get up and set the table.
I love making bouquets during the fall. I used a pedestal vase with roses, greens, and mini kale. I mixed my wedding china with my grandmother’s china.
I also had to pull out my candelabras. I know they are over the top, but I just love them. $10 for the set score at a local flee market. They make the table feel extra cozy in the fall.
I also loved all the little gourds!
Table Runner: the thing that was keeping me up early Sat AM was the table runner. I wanted something fun and fresh that I hadn’t used, but didn’t anticipate that early enough to find fabric and sew a new option. So instead I remembered I had this wallpaper laying around. I had bought it on a flash website one day, and never ended up using it. I thought it laid a nice groundwork for the table!
Appetizer: Cheese Plate
Signature Cocktail: Grapefruit Gin Martini
Salad: Arugula, Balsamic, Roasted Beets, Blue Cheese, Walnuts
Entree: Roasted Beef Tenderloin with a horseradish cream sauce, twice baked potatoes, roasted asparagus
Dessert: Mini Lemon Meringue Pies and Mini Chocolate Lavender Mousse Pies
I love a good pop up party. I have hosted a couple ( lake michigan, bachelorette, city scape), and over labor day I had the pleasure of hosting another.
Funny Story: the party evolved from my sisters friends seeing all my posts for parties and wanting to co-host one. So over labor day we went to my sister’s friend’s house which had the best backdrop for an amazing party.
As you know flowers are always top of mind the it comes to a good party. So we bought some from the grocery store and mixed with the most amazing dahlias from the farmers market.
Isn’t the backdrop just amazing! It was overlooking the most beautiful ravine that goes down to the river.
I just loved the fabric I found to make the table runner. The moody floral was the perfect backdrop for a late summer party.
Now this pop up was a little different from some, since we did it at someone’s house we didn’t have to haul all of the stuff to a remote location. So we were able to set the table a little more elaborate.
I just love outdoor dinner parties! Do you want help planning an event! Shoot me an email!!!
I love a good pop up party, and a good dinner party in general so I was pumped when my mother in law got me some outdoor chairs for my birthday. Outdoor furniture has been on my mind all summer, but with all our other projects and expenses it was on the back burner. So it was a nice surprise that they went on sale and I got them for my birthday!
Our dinner was very last minute, and we don’t officially have a table yet. So I just used a folding table with a white splatter painted table cloth I used for the Valentines Day Brunch Shown Here.
I just love the green chairs! they come in black too, but I love a pop of color and they look so amazing against the green backdrop.
I still just love these buffalo check napkins. And the best part – they are so cheap. They are from a Wholesale Linen Website. Find them here. I think I eventually need them in every color. And they wash beautifully!
The dogs had fun too!
Do you ever do fancy dinner parties outside? I highly recommend them! they are so fun!