Holiday Entertaining for Summer

Hello friends! Welcome today as I join some sweet and talented friends for the Styled + Set Summer Entertaining Blog Tour hosted by Lory at Designthusiasm… If you are visiting from Kelly at My Soulful Home, I am thrilled to have you here! Thanks so much for visiting.

I am sharing some easy entertaining tips for this beautiful summer season…

Most of which involve market fresh flowers, dollar store wine glasses and twinkle lights.

I wanted to switch things up and show how we entertain outside…

And even more, in a way that is budget friendly as well!

To get the this jewel toned inspired table it cost me around 20 dollars for the florals and the blue glasses.

From there, I used all my favorite dining pieces that I hand on hand – such as the bee embossed water glasses, red wine glasses, melamine plates, linen napkins, candles and my golden flatware.

Of course, I added some light knit blankets and lots of throw pillows for comfort.

You may have seen our outdoor patio before, but I made a small simple change for this set up. Since we have the sofa in an L-shape I moved the dining table to the sofa area. I originally had envisioned this patio being flexible and used this very way, so I was excited to actually try it out! For extra seating I then added our bistro chairs.

Eating outside in the summer time is such a treat, surrounded by flowers, greenery, golden sunlight and chirping birds.

As the sun goes down candlelight makes such a pretty scene.

Twinkle lights left over from the Christmas season make the perfect addition for nighttime conversation.

Paired with summer salads, ripened fruit and chilled drinks they all create a lovely evening for entertaining.

Simple can be beautiful and elegant all the same.

Moving some furniture around, adding pops of colorful glassware and using flowers to set the table make easy entertaining for the warm months ahead.

I hope you enjoyed our little spot today and make sure to go and enjoy Janet’s lovely post over at Shabbyfufu… she is so very talented and I know you will leave inspired!

Here is the entire group listed below from today’s tour as well…




Randi Garrett Design

Easy ice cream sundae bar for the fourth of july Randi Garrett

Maison de Cinq

Maison de Cinq

My Soulful Home

My Soulful Home porch-decor-tour-400

Zevy Joy

 Zevy Joy SummerHolidayEntertaining

Monday’s Posts

Monday summer

Shabbyfufu | Randi Garrett Design | Maison de Cinq | My Soulful Home | Zevy Joy

Tuesday’s Posts

Summer Blog Tour Tuesday

Life on Virginia Street | Town and Country Living | Celebrating Everyday Life
So Much Better With Age | Decor Gold Designs | French Country Cottage

Wednesday’s Posts

Designthusiasm | Citrine Living | Bless’er House
StoneGable | On Sutton Place | French Garden House

Thursday’s Posts

Becky CunninghamThe Wood Grain Cottage | Eleven Gables

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  1. Your patio and backyard are absolutely charming, Annie. Who wouldn’t want to join you there? Cheers, Ardith

  2. Annie your patio is beyond charming! I wish I could come and sit there with you! You have such a gift for making spaces feel inviting. xo

  3. Annie, I absolutely love the idea of using a dining table with the sectional. I, too, use my patio for multi uses and this particular idea would work perfectly for us. How lovely and welcoming your table looks with beautiful flowers and all those lush pillows!!

  4. I just love your whole outdoor setup Annie! The pillows, the flowers, and those lights make it all so inviting! I could see spending a whole evening here.

    Your outdoor space is the perfect combination of rustic and elegant – so pretty!


  5. Annie, I’m in love with your outdoor space! Such a beautiful setting, you have inspired me!!


  6. Annie, this is such an warm, welcoming place to gather with family and friends! Love it. I’m excited to be part of the Styled + Set Tour with you. I hope you and your adorable family are enjoying wonderful summer! xo Lidy

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