My dear friends Mary and Megan hosted a beautiful Boho Glamour Chic Bash this weekend and I was lucky enough to help with the flowers and setting the tables (the best part of a party in my opinion).
I love all the print mixing we did. The girls both brought any fabric sample, scarf and table cloth they had so we could add interest with mix and match prints!
We set up the tables low to the ground and piled pillows all over for people to sit. We propped the tables up on cinder blocks to get them a nice height – genius!
We did the party on a screened in porch which was perfect to be outside a bit, but protected us from bugs!
We used Mary’s vintage blue willow plates, which I love. They always end up matching any table she puts together. You can see a pick of her Friendsgiving table here.
We first made flower crowns because every good boho bash needs them and then we used the left over flowers for table arrangements. I made the big one first and then used the extra flowers to make the wild whimsical little bouquets in mason jars. I added a feather because why not?
Here I am in my flower crown (instagram pic sadly however I am pretty much that pale)- It was so much fun making them and fun wearing them!
We had a great night – and it will certainly be remembered! I will be sharing more details on the flowers this week!
On Friday it was finally a really nice summer night. We haven’t really been able to take advantage of eating outside and enjoying great weather so my husband and I got home from work and pulled together a last minute picnic and ran down to the beach.
We first laid down a blanket and then for a fun bit of pattern added a scarf. I have been loving scarves as fun table toppers. This one I got on clearance at Uniqulo while visiting NYC. If you keep your eye open scarves are a fun way to add spice to your table without the price tag!
Every picnic needs flowers. I thought these sunflowers were perfect – I love the bright contrast to the navy.
We made steaks and lobster tails at home, then packed them up and quickly ran to the beach. We didn’t feel like busting out the whole grill so this was a nice way to enjoy the outside without the fuss.
This was the same beach we did our Lake Michigan Pop Up Party. See it here.
It was such a beautiful night for a last minute picnic. We need to get in more before the summer is out!
Good Morning! This weekend I had the pleasure of hosting a mother’s day dinner with my in-laws and my brother in law’s family. As always my favorite part is setting the table. I usually make my own floral bouquet but this time I picked one up from our local grocery store, they do an amazing job, and usually I find if you are making just one bouquet you can buy one cheaper there than picking up a number of different flowers for a nice assortment.
I love playing with pattern and color at my table. I used my grandmother’s china, west elm napkins, a table runner I originally made for a dinner party here, but also used in my lake Michigan pop up party shown here, and I busted out my vintage gold flatware that my husband graciously polished up perfectly for me. We had a lovely day. I will share my recipes later this week.
We all know I love a good dinner party. We are fortunate that both our parents get along, so several times throughout the year we have them over for a little dinner party (see my last party with them here). I often think to myself that having a dinner party is my adult equivalent of playing house (BTW my favorite pastime as a child). I love planning the menu and setting the table. Each time I try to vary what my table looks like – it’s like a game to me.
This time I chose to mix a couple different sets to get a unique table. I got these fun new Ikat napkins from Pottery Barn for Christmas – aren’t they cute (and so updated for PB?). So I knew I wanted to incorporate them. Then I pulled out my wedding china as the dinner plate, and mixed in my Grandmother’s bowl for our soup course.
I also received these fun Crate and Barrel wine goblets for Christmas – I thought the hint of light pink added just an extra bit of fun to the table.
As for the flowers, since I had so many fun colors already on the table I went to Whole Foods to create a fun whimsical centerpiece incorporating all the same colors. I just love these fun little green fillers – don’t you (don’t know what they are called but I thought they added a nice touch of whimsy).
Before our guests arrived my sweet adorable husband mentioned “where are the candle sticks?” so at the last minute we added my crystal set from our wedding for the final touch.
For dessert I busted out my Mikasa Chevron side plates – aren’t they s fun? I just love a mess after party pic – still so beautiful. Tomorrow I will share my menu!
As I am thinking about my Christmas Table this year I keep thinking of my table from last year! I had to pull up old pictures!
Over the last couple weeks I have taken some fun pics of my dinner tables and haven’t shown them off yet! First group is from a “friendsgiving” dinner party that my friend thru. She did an amazing job on the tables. It was her first time hosting so many people at once but she pulled all her dinnerware together. Mixed it all up and the outcome was beautiful!
In a couple cases Mary used scrap fabric from around her house for table runners and just folded them to hide the edges! No one would have even known!
I love how she added the berry branches to the fall table – made it seem so cozy and added beautiful texture to the table!
I was excited she also pulled out her blue willow plates, since I bought some for her wedding!
This was my absotule FAVORITE table of the night. She layed a scarf over the top of the table as a little drop cloth! How creative! Loved all the print mixing she did with the napkins, plates and scarf. Such a traditional China setting changed into such an updated display. I obviously nabbed a spot at this table right from the beginning!
Next I have some pics from a date night at home.
Pulled out the Ralph Lauren China and mixed with some fun casual printed napkins!
I love setting a good table. this past weekend we also did our first Christmas dinner party. I will be sure to share pics coming up soon!