When my sister and I were growing up, two of our chores were to set and clear the table. Unsurprisingly, setting the table was always my preferred task (and I still hate loading the dish washer). Well, it’s November, so that means it’s almost time for the ultimate day of table setting: Thanksgiving.
This year I’m all about warm, woodsy accents glammed up with gold flatware and a healthy dose of blue and white for tradition’s sake. I got so excited when I recently unearthed these feather napkins I bought last year (last seen here). The pattern is just too good. I think they’d be especially great with these faux bois plates.
I’ll let you in on another secret as you’re getting prepped for the feast: World Market. I had never been to one prior to moving to DC, but they are fantastic for stocking up on entertaining basics like these hemstitch linens, or these extra large serving platters (I served our turkey on this exact one a few years ago).
I’m headed home to the Cape for the holiday so I won’t be in charge this year, but I’d love to know what your planning for your table if you’re hosting!
I’ve been on the edge of my seat waiting to share this invitation with you! Next week, September 5th, I’ll be in Charlottesville, VA hosting an event with kate spade new york and InStyle. This is a pinch me moment for sure, so I hope you’ll join me for sips, snacks, and some shopping (with 20% off!) I’d really love to meet you, so if you can make it please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, September 4th.
P.S I’m planning to drive up early so if you have any recommendations for things I can’t miss while in the Charlottesville area I’d love to hear them.
It might be a little early to start drinking–yes, even for a Friday–so until the clock strikes 5:00 (or maybe 1:00 for those of you with summer Fridays) let’s chat about bars and mixing a drink.
The little bar area we have set up in our apartment is in need of re-stocking and I’m curious, what are your essentials? This gorgeous set-up by Pheobe Howard accompanied this Southern Living article: “How to Stock the Bar“.
I’m always interested in how other people entertain so I’d love to know how you stock your bar. Do you have a signature drink you mix for parties?
P.S my re-stock will definitely include these neon bordered cocktail napkins, and pineapple drink stirrers. Maybe this neon lucite serving tray too because it’s just too fab!
Wedgwood Chinoiserie Dinnerware | Pomegranate Inc. Raffia Placemat | Echo Design Dinnerware | Kim Seybert Seersucker Napkins | Glassybaby Elise Drinker | Pomegranate Inc. Floral Placemat | Juliska Bamboo Flatware
Hosting a holiday brunch this weekend? How about a little springtime table setting inspiration. If I had gotten my act together and actually planned something for this weekend (Easter creep up on anyone else this year?) this is what I’d want my table to look like. Fresh, pastel, and a little preppy. It’s what springtime’s all about, right?
1. Olive Wood Paddle Board 2. Bon Appetit Napkin 3. Horn Salad Serving Set 4. Striped Towel Set 5. Savon De Marseille Extra Pur Hand Soap 6. Le Creuset French Oven
After sharing my first food post on the blog this morning, I thought I’d share some of my all-time favorite kitchens with you. You know, the places I daydreamed about while making that meal. Places far far away from the tiny galley sized kitchen with Formica counters I’m actually working with. Oh the joys of apartment living…
You might notice a few themes here: 1. I’m clearly obsessed with white cabinetry and 2. I love subway tile in any shade. Any one of these kitchens would be lovely, but I think my ultimate dream kitchen would be the love child of Tommy Smythe’s killer black and white kitchen in photo three and the beautifully styled open shelves in photo one. Wouldn’t that be a looker?
Since kitchens and cookware are obviously consuming my thoughts these days, you can also check out my suggestions for stylish kitchen accessories over on Houzz. I may have to live with my Formica counters for awhile, but that doesn’t mean I can’t dress them up with a monogrammed olive wood cutting board! Do you have your dream kitchen yet or are you still fighting against Formica like me?