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…