Jul 24 2014

Summer Floral Dinner Party Table

Lianna

I am so excited to share my table with you today! I wanted to mix all sorts of beautiful floral prints to make it bright and cheery. I used my grandmothers china dinner plates, mixed with my wedding china salad plates. I found the floral fabric a couple weeks ago and sewed simple table runners.

TNPLH: Summer Floral Dinner Party

I picked up flowers from local grocery stores. I wanted to mix all sorts of colors and textures.

TNPLH: Summer Floral Dinner Party

TNPLH: Floral Dinner Party

TNPLH: Floral Dinner Party

TNPLH: Floral Dinner Party

TNPLH: Floral Dinner Party

TNPLH: Floral Dinner Party Flowers

TNPLH: Floral Dinner Party

TNPLH: Floral Dinner Party

Didn’t it turn out nice? We had such a lovely evening. I love how all the floral layers played off each other. What do you think?


Jul 18 2014

Flower Inspiration: Sunflowers

Lianna

I love sunflowers. When I was a little girl every year my dad and I would plant them together and watch them grow. They are beautiful and I love mixing them with other bright fun colors. I think they will be perfect for my table this weekend.

Here is a sneak peak at what I am thinking…I picked up the below fabric a week or so ago and this past weekend I sewed them into dual table runners.

TNPLH: Summery Dinner Party

This is what I mean by the unexpected way for table runners….this is from my first pop up party a couple years ago see the post here.

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see? I like table runners the wide way not the length of the table. Anyway back to flowers…

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I think something like these options would bring out all the fun bright colors of the table and be so pretty! Stay tuned next week to see how it all turns out!

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Jul 7 2014

Summer Picnic

Lianna

 I love summer picnics and my goal this summer was to take more advantage of them since we live in a condo and don’t have our own outdoor space. I was really excited to get some new picnic gear for my birthday, I posted about my inspiration here. I also pulled out the table coverlet I sewed from our Christmas dinner you can see here. I think it was  a perfect drop cloth for our picnic!

TNPLH: Milwaukee Picnic Basket

TNPLH: Milwaukee Black and White PIcnic

TNPLH: Milwaukee Black and White PIcnic

TNPLH: Milwukee Black and White PIcnic

TNPLH: Milwaukee Black and White PIcnic

TNPLH: Milwaukee Black and White PIcnic

We brought our mini weber grill and grilled steaks and vegtables in tin foil. It was a lovley evening!


Jul 1 2014

Fancy Brunch

Lianna

Sometimes on a Saturday morning I randomly decide to set a really pretty table (or in this case island counter). I think it is so fun to start the day with a beautiful tablescape over eggs. This is from a couple weeks ago, but the pictures were so fun I had to share. I used my grandma’s china. Underneath is just a peice of black and white fabric. It isn’t even sew together. I used them for an outdoor picnic a long time ago and I found that I liked them so much I randomly use them all the time. It would probably be good if I actually sewed them properly, but they seem to work just fine.

TNPLH: Print Mixing Floral Brunch

TNPLH: Print Mixing Floral Brunch

TNPLH: Peonies

TNPLH: Floral Print Mixing Table Setting


May 19 2014

Blue and White Table

Lianna

This weekend was my graduation from my MBA which was super exciting. But the more exciting thing was dinner after. We decided to do it at my parents house (since when I tried booking all the good restaurants even in January were booked). But it ended up being even better than if we had gone out. I made the table runner. I posted about my inspiration here. I also bought flowers from Whole Foods to create a center floral arrangement. I think it looked just perfect!

TNPLH:  Blue and White Table Seting

I mixed my mothers Ralph Lauren Salad Plates with plain square plates she found a while back at TJMax. I love the way the printed plates off set the table runner I made.

TNPLH: Hydragea Bouquet in Soup Tourine

I also just love how the Hydrangea/Rose bouquet looked in the vintage soup tureen I got for my wedding shower. I also use the same vase on my Christmas Table shown here.

TNPLH: Blue and White Table

THPLH: Blue and White Table

TNPLH: Blue and White Table

TNPLH: Blue and White Table Setting


Apr 22 2014

Ginger Jars and Pink Roses

Lianna

I love the look of ginger jars and pink roses.

Ginger Jars and Pink Roses

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So I was at my mom’s house for Easter and she has ginger jars all over the place, she is a bit obsessed which is so fun. So I decided to make our Easter table bouquet with one of the short ones….

TNPLH: Giner Jars and Pink Roses

Aren’t they pretty? I like the way it turned out. Sorry the pic isn’t great. I need to get better and not taking pictures in a rush before guests come!