Fun and Chic ~ As we enjoy these last weeks of summer…let’s enjoy dining outdoors!
Casual or elegant…the beauty of being and dining outside is so invigorating. Whether we are at the beach, by the pool, in our garden…visiting friends on another coast or across the world in another country! The air smells of summer!
Who can deny the smell of Hawaii, the moment you get off the plane!!
Today, Marlene is sharing outdoor dining beauty
Summer flowers and more---Marlene is showing us how to set beautiful tablescapes for Summer
Is your table filled with lovely, blue hydrangeas from your garden with a French Country theme of charming gingham checks and white pique linen? Summer’s natural raffia, rattan, wicker, and seagrass can lend an air of casualness in an array of accessories from mats, to trays, seating, stools…and even surrounding glassware and vases to be filled with fresh cut green leaves! Love!!
Gingham Tablecloth | Serena and Lily Gingham Napkins | Serena and Lily Wave Napkins | Serena and Lily Cayman Glasses (Set of 4) | Serena and Lily Outdoor Riviera Dining Chair | Serena and Lily Nito Round Placemat | Williams Sonoma (williams-sonoma.com) Clayton Natural Placemat Set | Tableware | Simon Pearce
Weddings and parties love venues outdoors too! So romantic and charming, nature adds so much beauty as the backdrop to our lives and special photographs to remember for many years to come!
I am in love with Garden Green and of course, it is gorgeous with accents of blue and white, brilliant yellow, pastels or brights. It is really perfect with any colors that make you happy!
Lettuce Ware Covered Tureen: Women's Designer Tabletop & Drinkware | Tory Burch Lettuce Ware Dinner Plate, Set of 2: Women's Designer Tabletop & Drinkware | Tory Burch Raffia Placemat, Set of 4: Women's Designer Linens | Tory Burch Spring Meadow Water Glass, Set of 2: Women's Designer Tabletop & Drinkware | Tory Burch Raffia Fringe Placemats, Set of 4 | Mark and Graham Juliska Provence Rattan Natural Placemat | Neiman Marcus
Setting tables is such creative fun…
It is one of my very favorite things in life!! Expressing oneself for others to enjoy is a lovely way to share passions and your history through the items you choose to enhance your table decor!
Selecting a color theme from your dinnerware or linens…is a nice starting point.
Of course, the theme of a country, the menu or occasion could be great, as well. Maybe you are reliving a vacation or theming one you plan to take… Maybe the color of the shutters or awnings on your home become the outdoor table setting inspiration! Possiblities are endless!!
In France, there is a special celebration around Blanc!! White!! “Le Dîner en Blanc started as a small party in Paris more than 30 years ago and has since grown to a global phenomenon.” White tablecloths, delicate glassware, fine champagne, coordinated sparklers, and a formal five-course meal are just a few of the intriguing details accompanying a most curious event that takes over a public space in Paris!!
Seems all the world is now enjoying “Le Dîner en Blanc” - 120 cities! What happy fun!! I have included special white dinnerware links for favorites from around the world that could be joyous, every day or for your own version of Le Dîner en Blanc!!
Vera Wang Wedgwood Jardin Dinnerware Collection - Macy's (macys.com) Bernardaud Ecume White Dinnerware Collection | Bloomingdale's (bloomingdales.com) Villeroy & Boch Artesano Dinnerware | Bloomingdale's (bloomingdales.com) L'Objet Perlee White Dinnerware | Bloomingdale's (bloomingdales.com) Vera Wang Wedgwood Venato Imperial Dinnerware Collection - Macy's (macys.com) Wedgwood Nantucket Basket 16-Piece Dinnerware Set | Bloomingdale's (bloomingdales.com) Amazon.com: Qualatex 11" White Latex Balloons (100ct) : Home & Kitchen