Nov 16 2016

Fall Dinner Party Inspiration

Lianna

Thought I would pull together some past table to draw inspiration for fall dinner parties coming up!

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This table was from last year. I just loved the flowers – I incorporated fruit. See the full post here.

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Loved the pop of orange here. See full post here.

Friendsgiving Dinner Party

Friendsgiving Dinner Party

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?


Nov 7 2016

Fall Dinner Party

Lianna

This weekend I had the pleasure of hosting my new co-workers and their husbands for dinner.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Menu:

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


Nov 2 2016

Late Summer Pop Up Party

Lianna

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.

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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.

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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.

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Isn’t the backdrop just amazing! It was overlooking the most beautiful ravine that goes down to the river.

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I just loved the fabric I found to make the table runner. The moody floral was the perfect backdrop for a late summer party.

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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.

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I just love outdoor dinner parties! Do you want help planning an event! Shoot me an email!!!


Jul 7 2016

Impromptu Pop Up

Lianna

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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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The dogs had fun too!

Do you ever do fancy dinner parties outside? I highly recommend them! they are so fun!


Apr 18 2016

Spring Dinner Party

Lianna

We had a fun dinner party this weekend so I wanted to share the pics.

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Buffalo Check Dinner Party

White and Green Flowers

Buffalo Check Dinner Party

I loved mixing my buffalo check napkins with the floral table runners that I have used for many tables. I have also been loving simple white and green florals! So happy it’s finally getting a little warmer out!


Feb 25 2016

Lavender Valentine’s Brunch

Lianna

I am so excited to share my Valentine’s Day Brunch today with you all! So my girlfriends and I decided to co-host for all of our friends. Brunch is so fun and the easiest meal to throw! We all made different dishes to pass and I was in charge of the fun table!

So instead of going with the traditional pink and red, I went with Lavender since it would match so nicely with my living room (and that is where we set up the table for 12!).

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In order to jazz up the table a bit I first made some table runners. I love how they ended up. I sewed them extra wide and long so they would just take over the whole table. And since I went with white table cloths (I couldn’t find Lavender to purchase online at a good price) I decided to splatter paint them in silver which I had so much fun with! Can you see the splatter?

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As you can see our house is still a work in progress. The mantle is looking good, which I shared here. But the hallway needs work and there is still all over carpet, which I hope to pull up soon after I find a good (and big area rug)!

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But over all I love the big windows in the house, they add such nice light (I love them even more now that I am done painting them white).

Anyway back to the table. I used my Vera Wang for Waterford water goblets which I love love! And do you see those little ginger jar vases. My husband found those on the side of the road, someone was throwing them away – husband of the year! And I love the little swan salt and pepper shakers. Aren’t they like little figurines! I love them!

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For the rest of the dinner ware I used my wedding china tea cups, my grandmother’s dinner plates, and some vintage gold flatware I found at a local consignment shop ($20 for the whole set!!)

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Again, you can see all the work that needs to be done in the background – but that is life! It will all get done in time!

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I set up my dinning table with a fun Mimosa Bar and Bloody Mary Bar. ps don’t you love that big copper champagne bucket! so fun!

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This pic shows a sneak peek of how the dinning table is turning out. Ignore that brown door on the right side, that will get demo’ed with our new kitchen layout! But I am loving the curtains. I have been sewing like mad on each of the sections. And as you can see we used a copper pipe at the time. Soon I will share details of how we put together the rod and all the hardware we used. I still have more to sew!

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So anyway we had a great time, and it was a wonderful excuse to get together with all our amazing friends!