It is that time of year again.
Whether you are in the midst of summer or dreaming about it
you will at some point be planning a special table.
Do you have an entertaining style?
How do you put together your table?
Do you dress it up for everyday meals or just special occasions?
Are you ever like me and sometimes just stare at an empty table
as if it is the first time you have ever seen one?
I need a boost every now and again.
Here are a few that I have added to my entertaining repertoire.
Thank you Martha!
What a great way to spend an afternoon and evening.
As the sunsets, I think I would fill the space around the table
with large candles and probably hang a few lanterns from the branches too.
Moonlight and candlelight on a summer night...heaven :)
The picture on the left has been around for a while but I still love it.
The view, the stripe fabric, the chairs, the lanterns...it all works.
I love the lanterns hanging from the umbrella here as well.
This reminds me of all the lovely french blogs we read.
Very clever slip covers for the chairs here.
Looks easy...I like that :)
My daughters have these flower fairy lights in their bedrooms.
I like the idea of using them outdoors too.
Red, white and blue themes are always fun.
I am dying to tackle this cherry bundle.
I especially like the smore bundle packs
and marshmallow sticks with the star handles.
Fresh cut flower from the garden just look beautiful
whenever and wherever you use them.
I am intrigued by the twine that has been twirled around the vases above.
I think I could do that :)
I would be quite happy to pull up to this setting
with an espresso, croissant and jar of homemade jam.
For those of you planning 4th of July festivities...
I don't think it get any easier than this!
I hope that you have captured a little inspiration from these as well.
You can find more at www.marthastewart.com
Go to 'Crafts'.
Have you met Melissa over at The Inspired Room ?
I link up with her on Friday's.
Lot's of great ideas over at her place.
Today she is inspired by Funky Junk and Other Beautiful Things