*first published July 13th 2017
For this tablescape I wanted to do something graphic but also summery, and I wanted an occasion to use all my stunning florals. Over the past year I’ve accumulated quite the nice assortment of buds from Afloral. View my Fall Floral Centrepiece // 6 tips for the perfect Christmas Party // Eclectic Christmas Tablescape // Martha Stewart Inspired Easter Basket Centrepiece // & // Easter Tablescape //.
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The backyard, which we redid for the Spring One Room Challenge // here // is the perfect place to host a summer dinner party, and the pergola provides added privacy when the white curtains are drawn. They also provide a stunning backdrop against which all the colours and pattern can shine.
You just can’t get better than this. I shared a quick video of the scene on my Instagram stories and many of you reacted with awe and wonderment at the scene, which tells me I’m doing something good. You really had to be there to take it all in, but I think the photos have done a lovely job.
The place setting is simple. I added a contrasting blue patterned placemat, a pink chargers and cutlery, and blue linens and plates to provided contrast and balance. I think the scene was sheer perfection – or dare I say “pear-faction” 😉
My DIY colouring page dinner invite postcard // here //
Don’t forget to circle back tomorrow to catch the recipe for this week’s TGIF cocktail! Hint: it involves peaches. Although my Blackberry Mint Julep would // here // or cocktail freezies // here // would go beautifully as well.