Jun 14, 2021

Summertime Table Settings

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

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Well it’s been a minute and what a weekend it was…I hope you had a relaxing and fun filled Saturday and Sunday.

My weekend was filled spending hours on end with…the cable guy. Yes ,THE CABLE Guy, and although he was a very nice gentlemen- let me say that without phone, internet and TV including Wi Fi-one might feel that they have been sent to another planet. Don’t get me wrong, I do appreciate some major down time filled with silence to collect my thoughts and decompress  however, being devoid of any and all methods available to communicate (without the use of technology)  to reach another human being on Earth is challenging to say the least.

This turn of events got me to thinking. “What did we do before technology-I’m talking ALL of it. Cell phones, text, computers, Wi Fi? Oh, that’s right- we actually spoke to each other in person.  I often wonder if  talking in person or phone has become obsolete- because more times than not, I find people prefer to text rather than pick up a phone.

So here’s a little suggestion for this upcoming Summer: Make a plan /or plans to get out and be with other people . Converse aka TALK and hold a conversation (not text) , share a meal ,reach out and do something with a group of friends.  Savor every moment that you can because we are long overdue (about 15 months overdue). I hope this Summer is filled with wonderful moments that bring beautiful memories for you and your family.

Now if you thought I was just going to yammer on about bringing people together without some stylish inspo..that would be  a NO. I thought you might enjoy a bevy of beautiful Summertime table settings  to get you in the mood and invite and entertain family and friends.  Enjoy!!!

Image Courtesy of Tory Burch.com

Tips for Setting the perfect Summer Table

  1. Pick a theme
  2. Pick a color scheme
  3. Think about items you already have in your home to decorate:
    1. Bowls  or glass containers filled with fresh fruit
    2. Bowls of  glass containers filled with colorful vegetables
    3. Candles, candles and more candles
    4. Flowers are ALWAYS a good idea
    5. Seashells
    6. Rocks in various colors
    7. Greenery
    8. Woven wicker baskets/placemats/bowls
  4. Have fun and don’t overthink things. If you don’t have enough seating -roll out numerous blankets/pillows and set up your party picnic style !

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Jun 16, 2016

Pretty Pattern Play

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

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Dec 29, 2013

Setting Up for New Year’s Eve…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Looking for some inspiration on how to dress your New Year’s Eve Table?  You can go as easy or as elegant as you wish. Take an entire theme or just some basic components  from the ideas below to make your table extra special this year….P.S. The thin candles in beaded filled glass takes less than a minute..

 

 

 

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Dec 17, 2012

Table Top Tips….

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

 

Nine times out of ten you will be setting at least on formal table this holiday season. If you have any doubt on the correct way to set it-just refer back to these easy table top tips.

Table setting courtesy of Colin Cowie.

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Nov 19, 2012

Table Top Inspiration

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and there’s no better time to dress a table than now..(and by now I mean today and no later than Wednesday). Trust me, you will be so glad you did this ahead of time when you are racing around on Tuesday and Wednesday for last minute menu items.

 Now back to setting the perfect Thanksgiving table…..

 There are oodles of ways to set a gorgeous  Thanksgiving  table and it needn’t be difficult or time consuming.  I promise that you don’t have to have Martha Stewart on speed dial-(she wouldn’t answer anyway) and you don’t need to spend gobs of cash to have a luxe looking table. Think easy peasy. For example: 

1. Gather some autumnal leaves and press them between wax paper. You can then put them around the table/write names on them for place cards or put them in see through glass containers as decor. 

2. Take construction paper and print out name tags with a beautiful font from your printer. You can then attach name tags to pine cones, small pumpkins, tiny gourds or fruit. 

 

3.Take the leftover pumpkins from Halloween and use them as a vessel to hold flowers or an assortment of colorful vegetables.  Whatever you decide-have fun with it and keep it simple.

The “Ultimate” Thanksgiving  table/ by Preston Bailey 

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