Tag Archives: tabletop decor
25 Jun

This 4th of July I will be throwing a very non-red, white & blue rustic rehearsal day BBQ for my bride in upstate New York. However, if I were home to celebrate Independence day I would be doing so in a very non-traditional way. The 4th of July is definitely one of those holidays that can be tacky and overdone, but here are a few items to help create a classy, yet understated July 4th.

4th of July

Blue & white stripped tablecloth via Style Me Pretty

Nautical napkin rings via Martha Stewart Living

Gold star paper straws via Etsy

Lemon tabletop decor via Marie Claire

Golden Stripe highball glasses via C. Wonder

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Votive Inspired

6 Jun

With all the events and weddings that come with the Summer season, I’ve been thinking a lot about votives. The simple clear glass votives used at most events are just fine, but in my opinion, not dressing up your votives is a missed opportunity. These small vessels of light not only provide your table with ambience, but can be a great way to add something  unique to your tablescape. Here are some votives that inspire me. Screen Shot 2013-06-05 at 10.13.54 PM{Etsy Birch Votives}

DIYCandles5 {Sugar & Charm’s DIY Terracotta Votives}

Screen Shot 2013-06-05 at 10.13.17 PM {The Olive Tree’s Pink Neon Votives}

concrete-votives1 {Monsterscirus DIY Concrete Votives}

Screen Shot 2013-06-05 at 10.13.41 PM{BHLDN’s Strawberry Nectar Votives}

Cheese Platter Essentials

31 May

cheese plateAny display that includes bread and cheese is delicious, but when a cheese plate is done well, oh my is it good! Here are my essentials for the perfect cheese plate.

1. Cheese: Depending on the size of your party always provide 3-4 cheeses for your guests to assure that there is something that everyone will like. You’ll have your bases covered if you go with a smooth cheese (a goat or mozzarella), a buttery cheese (brie) and a hard cheese (manchego,  gruyere or parmesan) . I know not everyone enjoys blue cheese, but I happen to love a crumbly cheese with a nice bite so I think it’s nice to throw a gorgonzola or stilton into the mix.

2. Carbs are obviously an essential so I typically go with some french bread toasted that I toast in the oven with  some olive oil and an assortment of crackers.

3. Fruits like grapes, apples and dried apricots are perfect pairings for your cheese. I love a big chunk of brie spread on top of a green apple slice. Berries are also a great choice. Check out my blackberry brie crostinis here.

4. Nowadays you can’t go into a supermarket without seeing some sort of fig jam and it’s the perfect condiment for a cheese plate. A  savory jam, like a roasted garlic and onion is also delicious.

5. I always put some sort of trail mix or assortment of nuts out in order to provide my guests with some protein and some crunch.

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15 May

In My Shopping Cart 4

1. Essie’s Tart-Deco Nail Polish

2. West Elm’s Kamal Snow Dots Dinnerware

3. Sugar Paper’s Lobster Card

4. Open Wide Eco-Friendly Wooden Forks

5. Kate Spade’s Bow Terrace Leigh

30 Apr

In My Shopping Cart 3

Yumi Kim Liz Romper

Sur la Table Fish Serving Bowl

Seychelle’s Thyme Rose Gold Sandals 

Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler Striped Ceramic Vase

Container Store Brocade Desk Supplies

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