Summer Entertaining

As the 4th approaches, my thoughts always turn towards summer entertaining. Who doesn't love a well-designed fete! We threw our first bbq at the new house last week...the food {and company!} was magnifique...but in my opinion, the party decor and overall vibe were a little lacking. A little to inspire my dream bbq...

{A colorful, pattern-filled table}

{paper streamers blowing in the wind}

{the glow of lanterns for when the sun goes down}

{uncomplicated food presented in a gourmet sort of way}

{touches of gold throughout} 

I'm seeing something like this coming to life at my house in the very near future...

placemat // ikat napkin // cocktail napkin // charger // dinner plate // salad plate // bowl 

flatware // s&p shakers // margarita glass // champagne // patio lights