Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summer Series with Lindsay & Courtney: Outdoor Decor

Lovelies! Today is the day. Today is the kickoff of the Summer Series with myself and Court from A Little Glass Box! As you can see, we are starting with Outdoor Decor. It is no surprise to any of you that I could not be less shy about using color. I am bout it bout it. My ideal summer soiree would be equipped with none other than loud patterns, bright colors, anything gold, colorful refreshments and fresh flowers. Phew. Did I get it all? The best way to accessorize a table is with functional pieces ie lovely bottles of Pellegrino and flavored sodas. Trust me. Summer, summer, summertime. Summertime. Just a little Will Smith for you on this Tuesday morning. Thank me later. 
A close up of the place setting. Layers of solids mixed with patterns gives you that built, textured look we are all looking to achieve. 
I love to decorate any soiree with refreshments and colorful produce. Totally multipurpose for aesthetics and also to suit your guests needs. Duh. How about several colors of fancy schmancy soda and Pellegrino? Done. What is that lovely pitcher filled with scrumptious produce you ask? You may find out on Friday.  
My go to for any party that we host, my copper bucket. This thing is an absolute lifesaver and a chic one at that. Not one of those narsty orange flotation devices. This baby has style. 

Peonies are my one and only true love. They make an appearance at any and every occasion in my home. 

Summer Decor Dining Sources
Gold Melamine Chargers: Old Time Pottery
Scalloped Kaleidobug Melamine Plate: Anthropologie
Turquoise Rimmed Plates: Z Gallerie
Tablecloth: Artee Fabrics
Copper Bucket: Target
Lantern: Pottery Barn (spray painted gold)
Glasses: Home Goods

And I know we are all DYING to know what Court with A Little Glass Box came up with. Girl has so much talent and creativity that it nauseates me. Love you Court! Here is a little sneak peek of her evil genius. 

Here is the line up for the coming weeks ahead. I must be held to a schedule. 
We hope you all have gained some inspiration for your next outdoor soiree! Next up on the agenda: Summer Cocktail/Food. I bet you all can venture a guess as to which I will be presenting. It rhymes with socktrail. Yes. Socktrail. 


  1. Beautiful! I can't wait to see more.. I love table settings plus it makes me excited for summer entertaining!

  2. When I can I come over? I love peonies too, my favorite! Your tablescape rocks.

  3. I adore this tablescape. Especially the tablecloth and plates. Divine! I will coming over asap to drink up some of your pellegrino as well.

  4. Love this! What a beautiful and colorful table.....sooo pretty. Lots of great ideas here, going to bookmark this. I always leave your blog feeling thirsty and hungry:)

  5. This makes me want to have an outdoor party in such a HUGE way- LOVE what you put together!!!

  6. These table settings are so beautiful! I love that blue table cloth too!!

  7. cute stuff - - love the table cloth fabric, darling!

  8. Great ideas here, love how colorful the table is, makes for a festive feeling.

  9. Lovely. I adore the place settings - those blue trimmed plates are the b diggity.

  10. What a perfect setting. I love all the layers.

  11. What a beautiful outdoor setting. Love the tablecloth and gorgeous plates and the peonies add the perfect touch!!


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