Independence Day Into Night Party Plan Objective

The Places In The Home Independence Day into night party plan objective is all about a cozy at home celebration.

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Slow and easy is the theme accentuated by pops of patio and patriotic color, farm to table delights, and staying cool while celebrating Independence Day.

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Let me share with you what my it’s not rocket science Independence Day into night party plan objective is all about.

Teenager Suzie Slattery Dancing with Boyfriend Ted Sten

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Well of course music and perhaps a twirl around the patio will be involved.

This photo tells illustrates a belief of mine which is fashions and music may change, but gathering together to enjoy summer patio fun is a timeless tradition that never will.

While we’re on the subject of blast from the past fun…

Let’s put on our dancing shoes and boogie down to the cornerstone of the any party playlist.

Macramé is making a comeback, and this macramé swing chair is a comfortable and fashionable flashback to the swingin’ late 60s into the mid 70s and pure patio party fun.

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ZENSTYLE Beige Hanging Cotton Rope Macramé Hammock Chair Swing

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House Beautiful

Setting a cozy party scene is not a complicated process.

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Comfortable seating is a necessity, and options range from modern to vintage chairs, settees, swings, rockers, and sit-upons (remember, Girl Scouts?).

Natural Woven Wicker Antalya Outdoor Chair

Natural Woven Wicker Antalya Outdoor Chair

Just add a red, white, and/or blue decorative pillow to keep with the holiday festivities, a refreshing beverage, and good company and you’ve got yourself a stylish rest and relaxation haven for unwinding on the 4th of July.

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More super cute outdoor throw pillows in colors and patterns 4th of July adjacent afford an all summer long vibe.

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Mainstays Outdoor Pillows

Shop what’s in home for accents and accessories.

Houndstooth Throw - Design Imports

Houndstooth Throw – Design Imports

Throw blankets, for example, in party palette colors, patterns, and textures serve their intended purpose, but also make a handsome tablecloth.

mainstays plaid red white and blue throw blanket

Mainstays Plaid Throw Blanket

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Isadora Floral Quilted Throw Blue – Levtex Home

Yes, I’m well aware this next party idea is an oldie but a goodie suggestion, and with good reason.

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One Kings Lane

Distinctive candle holders and battery-operated votive candles continue to be the ideal choice of party lighting.

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For the sake of flicker to flame safety, select outdoor LED battery -operated votive or pillar candles, pop in a hanging candle holder or ten, and prepare to be entranced by the affordable, simple, and positively elegant look created.

Another reason I love to use and suggest battery-operated candles is the convenience involved.

Turn the candle(s) on and forget about it until time to call it a night.

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Our star-spangled celebration menu takes a celebratory cue from the best part of the summertime bounty- fresh from the farmers market fruits and vegetables.

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Southern Living – Photo by Beth Dreiling Hontzas

This Berry Splash recipe from Southern Living is summer celebration delicious and family friendly.

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Peaches for eating, peaches for drinking.

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Summer Fruit Daiquiri Recipe

A star-spangled theme is instantly recognizable as the traditional theme of 4th of July celebrations.

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In keeping with tradition, the American flag meets and greets neighbors and friends.

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Decorating with items such as fabric and serveware in a broader range of holiday patterns and colors gives you a more than one use option.

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Red Beaded Melamine Dinner Plate

Royal Norfolk Blue Floral Dinner PlateRoyal Norfolk Blue Floral Dinner Plate

You can never go wrong with the versatile red plastic party cup.

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Patterns, activities, colors and celebrations generally associated with the summer months give great inspiration.

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Pick a favorite as your 4th of July party ideas theme foundation and go 4th from there.

Dottie Clear Acrylic 17 oz. Drink Glass

Dottie Clear Acrylic 17 oz. Drink Glass

Preparing a charcuterie board paired with party accessories with red, white, and blue fruits, meats, and cheeses is a taste of America winner.

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Cherry tomatoes, blueberries, red grapes, deli meats, white cheeses and nuts- you get the idea.

Totally Bamboo State Shaped Bamboo Cutting Board

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Serving in style.

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Addison 3-shelf Multi-use Cart by Greyson Living

Fabric closeouts are a great source for affordable and stylish patterns to use as tablecloths, table runners, napkins, basket and serving dish liners.

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For those who like to get your money’s worth out of accents and party accessories, the white palm leaf tassel napkin ring from Hobby Lobby fits well with most summer occasions.

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Tassel napkin ring not your thing?

Go with a decorative braided rope ribbon in your choice of color.

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Premium Floral Collection Harper & Violet Hydrangea 15oz 2-Wick Candle, Ivory

Premium Floral Collection Harper & Violet Hydrangea 2-Wick Candle

Blooming blue hydrangeas from the yard of a very generous and giving neighbor star in the centerpiece arrangement along with small American flags.

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Ramekins filled with popcorn and garnished with Nestle Crunch bars (red, white, and blue wrapper inspired) is about as easy as it gets.

Simple.

Affordable.

Appropriate.

Keeping it super summer simple, baby!

Desserts & Recipes

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Williams-Sonoma

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you about a dessert I made for Father’s Day that was a crowd pleaser.

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Two go-to fluff salads, Watergate and Orange Pineapple, fall off the summer salad season rotation because by the time Thanksgiving into Christmas holidays roll past I’ve pretty much had my fill of these two.

Banana pudding or a delicious improved variation of it is summer dessert perfect.

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Banana Pudding Fluff

Ingredients

1  3.4 ounce package instant vanilla pudding

1½ cups milk

1  8 ounce container whipped topping

3  bananas, peeled and sliced

1-2 cups mini marshmallows

20 vanilla wafers, crushed

1  teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

Whisk pudding mix, milk, and ground cinnamon in a large bowl.  Let mixture stand a couple of minutes in order to firm up.

Fold in whipped topping.

Add mini marshmallows, crushed vanilla wafers, and sliced bananas.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Ice Cream Cupcakes Recipe

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Lemon Icebox Pie Ice Cream 

Ingredients

3 to 4 lemons

2 cups half-and-half

1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

3/4 cup coarsely crushed graham crackers

Directions

Grate zest from lemons to equal 1 Tbsp. Cut lemons in half; squeeze juice from lemons into a measuring cup to equal 1/2 cup.

Whisk together half-and-half, sweetened condensed milk, and lemon juice. Pour mixture into freezer container of a 1 1/2-qt. electric ice-cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. (Instructions and times may vary.)

Stir in graham cracker crumbs and lemon zest; transfer to an airtight container.  Freeze 2 hours before serving.

-Southern Living via My Recipes

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Royal Norfolk Lemon-Printed Stoneware Salad Plates

I knew I would find the right opportunity to order the Royal Norfolk Lemon-Printed Stoneware salad plates, and the lemon icebox pie ice cream waffle cone sandwiches is it.

Serving this summer approved dessert on these melamine lemon salad plates (first cousin to the appetizer/dessert plate) is keeping with the theme of fresh ways to make a presentation.

After all, we do eat with our eyes first.

America Buffalo Check Table Runner

America Buffalo Check Table Runner

An easy Independence Day into night party plan objective works in concert with summer fun, delicious dishes, and stylish accessories that won’t break the bank.

Outdoor living spaces furnished to the hilt in summer style with creature comforts in mind deliver just that- summer style.

That’s how we snap, crackle and pop a 4th of July party in the USA at Places In The Home.

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By the Sea Table Setting Ideas

This decorista is feeling the by the sea table setting ideas vibe.

For those of us who look for any opportunity to show off our tablescape chops, the summer entertaining season is opportunity supreme.

There’s something about the combination of a summer day into afternoon or evening, good friends, great food, and a table set in by the sea style.

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Yes, social distancing will guide the guest list and seating arrangement, but hosting a summer soiree we will be.

This post has become packed like a beach bag with sources and suggestions, requiring it to be split into two by the sea place setting ideas parts.

If summer entertaining in coastal style is your thing, grab a cool beverage, get comfy, and settle in.

Before we set the table, let me set the scene:

An interesting article in Better Homes & Gardens highlights findings from the book Blue Mind by author and marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols.

Blue mind is the reflective and peaceful state experienced as result of being on, in, or by a body of water.  Research backs up the author’s theory of proving how being on, in, or by a body of water as in lake, river, sea or ocean bolsters happiness.

Replicating a day or evening at the coast, beach or seashore in the form of tablescape set with striking place settings and tablewares engages the senses of sight, touch, taste, and sound, promotes visual happiness, and gives those who love to set a gorgeous table a stylish dose of vitamin sea.

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Architectural Digest

By the sea table setting ideas, indoor or alfresco, serve as a passport to dining adventures where the dining table top becomes an inspired canvas.

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Elle

Visually interesting, unexpected, and conversation worthy pieces in colors and patterns not typically associated with the tablescape theme at hand is a fun and fresh way to approach place settings and serving pieces.

From coastal casual to elegantly formal to whatever floats your by the sea boat, well-appointed table setting options remain the best friend of the entertaining decorista.

Mary Hannah Interiors beach style dining room

Mary Hannah Interiors

Let’s by the sea table set, shall we?

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Placemats and chargers made of natural materials such as wicker, water hyacinth, sisal and seagrass are decorating chameleons, and by that I mean they adapt beautifully to the style situation they are in.

Woven Design Water Hyacinth Placemat SetRomilly Woven Everyday 19″ Placemat (Set of 4)

Sisal Leaf Placemat in Natural

Sisal Leaf Placemat in Natural

Petal Fiber Flower-Shaped Placemat

Petal Fiber Flower-Shaped Placemat

Round Capiz Periwinkle Placemat

Round Capiz Periwinkle Placemat

Food Network™ Resin Wicker Charger PlateFood Network Resin Wicker Charger

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Faux Wood Charger Plates

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The Pottery Barn Shell-Rimmed Charger is a shell of a good charger inspiration for a by the sea place setting accent.

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Shell-Rimmed Charger Plate – Pottery Barn

Pier 1 has this Shell Border Natural Charger ($17.99 + tax), however, still somewhat pricey when you need several to set the table.

Shell Border Natural Charger Plate

Shell Border Natural Charger Plate

I’m thinking a knock your sandals off knockoff DIY project option may be a stylish alternative.

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Woven chargers as well as plastic chargers in your choice of color create the canvas.

Lay out your choice of seashells to get the pattern and sizing right.

You may prefer the look of the shells placed at the edge of the charger, in one concentrated area of the charger, or covering the entire rim in an impressive mix and pattern.

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Once you get the placement and look to your liking, go ahead and place a dinner plate on the charger to make sure there is another clearance between the edge of the plate and the shells.

Stack a salad plate atop the dinner plate to make sure it too clears the shells.

**A hot glue gun is just that, hot.  Use caution and protect your fingers.**

Using a hot glue gun, glue each shell to the charger.

Prepare to impress.

After all, isn’t that the point?

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Pier 1 stores will be closing soon, and their Going Out of Business Sale is currently underway.

There’s no time like the present to add dinnerware, placemats, napkins, and chargers from the sale to your place settings inventory.

Blue & White Capiz Shell Charger Plate

Blue & White Capiz Shell Charger Plate

Beaded Aqua Round PlacematBeaded Aqua Round Placemat

Glitz Beaded Silver Placemat

Glitz Beaded Silver Placemat

Blue Embroidered PlacematBlue Embroidered Placemat

Food Network™ Solid Round Placemat 4-packFood Network™ Solid Round Placemat 4-pack

braided flower placematBraided Flower Placemat

Frank Pitman Designs coastal dining room

Frank Pitman Designs

Not all residential dining rooms or outdoor areas are lucky enough to come with an authentic by the sea view, but don’t let that detail impede the by the sea details.

Lacquer Square Charger Plate, Set of 6, Silver

Lacquer Square Charger Plate, Set of 6, Silver

Seashells are brimming with by the sea color, texture and pattern inspiration.

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The distinctive colors, textures, and pattern play of the conch shell horn.

Tales and truths of lustrous pearls found at sea.

Casafina Dinner PlateCasafina Dinner Plate

Conch shell decorative

Amina Dinner PlateAmina Dinner Plate

Reactive Gray Dinnerware

Reactive Gray Dinnerware

I love the colors in the Amina dinner plate from Crate & Barrel as the palette is reminiscent of the colors found in seashells by the seashore.

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by the sea shell

You can spend a pretty penny on dinner plates, and understandably so in some settings, but when a stylish pattern or color is available on the shelves of the dollar store and gives a good look, why would you?

Royal Norfolk Turquoise Swirl Stoneware Dinner Plates

Royal Norfolk Turquoise Swirl Stoneware Dinner Plates

Affordable options such as the Royal Norfolk Turquoise Swirl Stoneware dinner plate make a solid style base to build your by the sea place setting upon.

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Taormina Aqua Dinner Plate (Set of 6)by CASAFINA

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Coastal Home Small Sea Urchin BowlCoastal Home Small Sea Urchin Bowl

Color choices need not be too matchy-matchy.

Contrast keeps things visually interesting.

Hand Painted Coral Embossed Glass Side Plate, Aqua, Set of 2Hand Painted Coral Embossed Glass Side Plate, Aqua, Set of 2

I like to color, texture, and pattern outside the lines of what traditionally identifies the coastal look.

Chapp Exotic Jungle 11" Dinner Plate (Set of 4)Chapp Exotic 11″ Dinner Plate (Set of 4)

Tinsley Scallop Shell 8" Salad or Dessert Plate (Set of 2)Tinsley Scallop Shell 8″ Salad or Dessert Plate (Set of 2)

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VIETRI earth glass dinner plate

Vietri Earth Glass Dinner Plate

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Struthers 10.5" Glass Dinner Plate (Set of 12)Struthers 10.5″ Glass Dinner Plate (Set of 12)

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Ruffled Gold Rim Salad Plates, Set of 4

Place setting accents and accessories in Louisiana Gulf Coast fashion incorporate the style of home.

Snowcreek 9" Salad Plate (Set of 4)Snowcreek 9″ Salad Plate (Set of 4)

Giant Sea Turtle Fruit BowlGiant Sea Turtle Fruit Bowl

Cronk Duch Architecture beach style Jacksonville dining room

Cronk Duch Architecture

Blue and white with shades of gray.

Need I say more?

Royal Norfolk Classic White Round Stoneware Dinner Plates, 10.5 in.

Royal Norfolk Classic White Round Stoneware Dinner Plates, 10.5 in.

 IMPULSE! Fantasy Crystal Clear Small Salad Plates - Set of 6 IMPULSE! Fantasy Crystal Clear Small Salad Plates – Set of 6

Larissa Dessert PlateLarissa Plate

Round Deniz Flower Silver Glass Charger Plate

Round Deniz Flower Silver Glass Charger Plate

Maliyah 12 Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 4

Maliyah 12 Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 4

Mercer Grey Round Appetizer Plates, Set of 8Mercer Grey Round Appetizer Plates, Set of 8

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When I was sourcing items for this post, I could not get immediately happy with the placemat selections in the coastal category.

Much to my delight, I came across this Oisin Sea Creature placemat which set into motion a sourcing session with not your average by the sea place setting options in mind.

Oisin Sea Creature 19" Cotton Placemat (Set of 4)Oisin Sea Creature 19″ Cotton Placemat (Set of 4)

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Royal Norfolk Classic Black Stoneware Dinner Plate, 10.5 in.

Nippon Black Dessert Plate - LinesNippon Black Dessert Plate – Lines

Amari Ceramic PlateAmari Ceramic Plate

Graffiata Grey Dinnerware

Graffiata Grey Dinnerware

Backus 8" Salad Plate (Set of 4)

Backus 8″ Salad Plate (Set of 4)

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Luxe Interiors +Design

Reef Gold Charger Plates Set of 4-1

Sea Sponge 4 Piece Charger Set

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Penzo Dinner Plate Feathers with gold rimPenzo Dinner Plate Feathers with Gold Rim

Rimmed Dinner Plate

Denby Dinnerware, Halo Wide Rimmed Dinner Plate

Julo Blue and White Dinner Plate

Julo Blue and White Dinner Plate

By the Sea Table Setting Ideas

Seaside Small Oyster 6.5″ Bread Plate (Set of 4)

Although a red, white, and blue palette is more closely associated with a nautical theme, it is 4th of July appropriate for a by the sea table setting.

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Dansk Belgium & Parisian Dinner Plate

Porto-plates-Williams-Sonoma

Porto Plates in Ribeira Pattern

Noritake® Hanabi Salad Plates (Set of 4)

Hanabi 12 Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 4

Kiaan 4 Piece Dinner Plate Set

Kiaan 4 Piece Dinner Plate Set

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Decorative Tortoise Shell Metal Plates -Blue

Blue Organic Ceramic Handle Jug Vase

Blue Organic Ceramic Handle Jug Vase

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Gold leaf oyster shell salt and pepper cellars add a touch of unique by the sea elegance to the tabletop.

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Gold Leaf Oyster Shell Salt and Pepper Cellars

Seaside 8" Appetizer PlateSeaside 8″ Appetizer Plate

As far as flatware patterns go, I’ve sourced several color, texture and pattern selections in various price points and styles.

Reed & Barton® Gloucester Shell 5-Piece Flatware Place Setting

Reed & Barton® Gloucester Shell 5-Piece Flatware Place Setting

Towle Living Abbott Gold Plated Forged 16-Piece Flatware Set

Towle Living Abbott Gold Plated Forged 16-Piece Flatware Set

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20-Piece Bamboo-Style Flatware Service

Handmade Twist N Shout 20 Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set Service 4Handmade Twist N Shout 20 Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set Service 4

Espinoza 5 Piece Flatware SetEspinoza 5 Piece Flatware Set

Skandia Birch Mirror - 20 Piece Flatware Set, Service For 4Skandia Birch Mirror – 20 Piece Flatware Set, Service For 4

by the sea table setting ideasHouse Beautiful – Photo Björn Wallander

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384 Cosmos Water Bottle

  Blenko 384 Cosmos Water Bottle

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Montauk Sand Highball Tumbler, Set of 4
Bormioli Rocco Sorgente Water 10.25oz Set of 4 – Clear
Vidivi Diva Highball Glasses (Set of 6)

Libbey® Cobalt Blue Goblets 8 pc BoxLibbey® Cobalt Blue Goblets 8 pc Box

Vintage Glass Goblet Set of Six

Handmade Glass Tall Tortoise Shell Drinking Glasses (Set of 6)

Handmade Glass Tall Tortoise Shell Drinking Glasses (Set of 6)

Hive LA Home coastal beach dining roomHive LA Home

Bridgette Oval Capiz Shell bowll

Bridgette Oval Capiz Shell Bowls

Organic Teak Wood Decorative Bowl

Organic Teak Wood Decorative Bowl

Threshold Ashwood Round Serving Bowl Set 2-pc.

Threshold Ashwood Round Serving Bowl

STILL TEAK WOOD AND BLACK RESIN BOWL

Still Teak Wood and Black Resin BowlTamarind Wood Server

2-PIECE SADYE RESIN SALAD SERVER SET2-Piece Sadye Resin Salad Server Set

Crofton Round Wood Coffee Table TrayCrofton Round Wood Tray

 

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Seafood Shell Baking Dish

Acacia Wood 4-Piece Calabash Bowl SetAcacia Wood 4-Piece Calabash Bowl Set

Planters and urns make super chic additions to your coastal tablescape or themed home bar.

Guava Outdoor Urn

Guava Outdoor Urn

Vintage fish plate sets, platters, and cutlery sets make such a pretty place setting.

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Martha Stewart

On one of our treasure hunting trips over to Houston, Dave and I lucked up on an antiques shop specializing in English smalls (china, silver, decorative accessories).

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Etsy

I bought a divine service for 12 fish service with platter and a set of fish knives and forks for a phenomenal price.

We were big eBay sellers at the time, so listed they were.

Dave tried to convince me to keep the service, but I reasoned we would come across more of the same in our hunts.

We have, but not of the quality or the fabulous price.

Live and learn.

Limoges Fish Plates Vintage French Plate SetLimoges Fish Plates Set

Variegated colors.

Patterns and textures created by nature’s wonder.

Salt kissed air.

A symphony of sea waves.

Place settings, serveware, and tabletop accessories in a by the sea theme set a coastal scene and seen.

Next up in this By the Sea Table Setting Ideas series is serving pieces, table linens, a simple DIY project idea, and tabletop accessories.

Sea you then.

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Super Bowl Get Together Ideas

Super Bowl get together ideas buzz is all around.

Regardless if your favorite team is in or is out, as tradition dictates most of us will be joining in on the Super Bowl merriment from the comfort of home- the favorite party zone.

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Super Bowl get together ideas drive the ultimate game day excitement down the field.

Fan favorite food.

Halftime show performance showcases.

Commercials dripping in social media buzz and advertising gold.

My tried-and-true Super Bowl get together ideas entertaining formula consists of four quarter basic components:

Casual.

Comfortable.

Easy.

Inexpensive.

 

Samsung - 2.1-Channel 300W Soundbar System with 6-1/2" Wireless Subwoofer - Black

Samsung 2.1 Soundbar with 320W Wireless Sub 

The next best thing to experiencing the sounds of the Super Bowl live and in person is watching the game in enhanced audio quality.

Samsung - Wireless Rear LoudspeakersSamsung – Wireless Rear Loudspeakers

 

Winston Wine Red Stationary Chair and Ottoman by Home Styles

Winston Wine Red Stationary Chair and Ottoman by Home Styles

Comfort factors into the game day experience, and comfortable seating options score big points with the crowd.

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Greendale Home Fashions Ribbed Microfiber 20-inch Buff Square Floor PillowGreendale Home Fashions Ribbed Microfiber Square Floor Pillows

Safavieh Manchester Antiqued Brown Tufted Club ChairSafavieh Manchester Antiqued Brown Tufted Club Chair

 

counter-stools

Carlisle Wood Seat Backed Counter Stool
Kendall Metal Counter Height Stool with Wood Black/Cocoa Brown

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Faux-Fur Saucer Chair

 

Pasargad Home Genuine Leather Paris Club ChairPasargad Home Genuine Leather Paris Club Chair

I’d rather spend my Super Bowl Sunday knee deep in the fun rather than in a stream of spilled food and drink.

Manila Cylinder Drum Accent Table - Project 62™

Manila Cylinder Drum Accent Table Gold – Project 62™

Cylinder drum accent tables placed in strategic areas in and around Dave the Builder’s man cave serve a stylish purpose by offering a place to sit one’s food and drink.

Defense Football Player

Defense Football Player

These bronze finish resin figurines from Hobby Lobby (don’t forget the 40% coupon) can be used over and over again which makes it a super affordable Super Bowl decorative accent.

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In this neck of the woods where mild winters allow magnolia trees, ligustrums, and your basic garden variety greenery to maintain color and growth, cuttings and clippings are readily available for  centerpiece arrangements.

Football Ceramic Sports Planter

Football Ceramic Sports Planter

The cuttings and clippings make a nice showing on their own, but really kick the look up a notch when mixed with a couple of fresh bouquets from the supermarket floral department.

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A DIY Lombardi Trophy is a simple project to do with an equally simple item list.

Football.

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Tapered bud vase.

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Glue sticks and glue gun.

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Silver spray paint.

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Glue the football (angled) to the vase.  Allow to dry for at least one(1) hour.

Once the football is completely adhered to vase, spray paint your championship masterpiece with silver spray paint.

clear glass cylinder vase

Another inexpensive decoration involves glass cylinder container(s) from the dollar store.

Red Glitter Ball Filler

kraft Crinkle Cut Decorative Paper Shred

Fill the containers/vases with glitter balls and crinkle paper shreds in team-inspired colors.

red crinkle cut shredded paperTop it off with a football and there you go.

Wilson NFL Super Grip Composite Leather Game Football

Wilson NFL Super Grip Composite Leather Game Football

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It’s not how much it costs, but the wow factor it creates.

 

Black & White Striped Bottle Labels 24ctBlack & White Striped Bottle Labels 24ct

Black and white stripes bring to mind a referee uniform and make a great theme to decorate with.

 

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Dress up beverage bottles with these black and white striped bottle labels.

 

black and white ribbonBlack & White Ribbon

Pick up a pack of coaches/referee whistles for this next idea.

Black and White Variegated Polyester Cotton Blend Baker's TwineBlack and White Variegated Polyester Cotton Blend Baker’s Twine

Feed black and white striped ribbon or baker’s twine through the whistle ring and tie around the neck of the bottle.

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Black and White Striped Popcorn Boxes

Black and white striped popcorn boxes and treat bags are a good call for serving popcorn, nuts, and party mixes.

Black White Stripes Party Favors Cello Bags

Dave the Builder and I love In-N-Out Burger.

In-N-Out Burger is always on the where to eat list when we go to Las Vegas or Dallas.

We go with the eating in the car option complete with lap mats and paper trays.

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What better time copy the eating in the car concept than a Super Bowl party.paper food trays

Scrapbook paper is just the right size and design for lap mats, placemats and coasters.

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Football Field Scrapbook Paper – 12″ x 12″

Football Textured Scrapbook PaperFootball Textured Scrapbook Paper

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Footballs Scrapbook Paper – 12″ x 12″

I like to buy items that easily fit with other occasions and themes.

Football Helmet Bottle Carrier

wine bottle carrier football helmet

Football Helmet Wine Bottle Carrier

Novelty Wall-Mounted Bottle Opener, Bulldog

Novelty Wall-Mounted Bottle Opener, Bulldog

Igloo 5-Gallon Heavy-Duty Beverage Cooler, OrangeIgloo 5-Gallon Heavy-Duty Beverage Cooler, Orange

Spiked the Ball Tea

Ingredients

1 gallon iced tea

1 gallon lemonade

1 750mL bottle honey whiskey

ice

Directions

Combine the iced tea, lemonade, and whiskey in cooler and stir.  Add ice.

Always drink responsibly.

 

Big Party Pack Festive Green Paper Coffee Cups 40ctBig Party Pack Festive Green Paper Coffee Cups 40ct

This beauty fits in with the I love of all things copper theme.  I’m seriously considering adding it to the cart as a hostess gift to myself.

2gal Glass Modern Beverage Dispenser - Threshold™2gal Glass Modern Beverage Dispenser – Threshold™

These Dollar Tree party ware beverage glass solutions aka football shaped glass tumblers will carry you through the entire season.

Football-Shaped Glass TumblersFootball-Shaped Glass Tumblers

An artificial grass table runner can be used on Super Bowl Sunday as well as  springtime gatherings, Easter eggstravaganzas, and bridal showers.

Artificial Grass Table RunnerArtificial Grass Table Runner

From a drop by the supermarket spread made for good times and gathering friends to an instant pot-slow cooker feast, easy yet impressive dishes make a taste touchdown.

Instant-Pot-Shrimp-Boil

The recipe for Instant Pot shrimp boil from Damn Delicious is what

Click here for the recipe.

The idea behind the Super Bowl party nosh is to pair good times with good eats.

Jalapeño Popper Football Cheese BallJalapeño Popper Football Cheese Ball Recipe from Peas and Crayons

Clocking time in the kitchen preparing complicated snacks takes you away from the play-by-play action.

Easy is the game plan, so let’s take a look at easy recipes.

Top Shelf Living Missouri Slate Cheese BoardTop Shelf Living Missouri Slate Cheese Board

The ever popular cheese platter and charcuterie board goes into the Super Bowl snack hall of fame.

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Variety is the spice of life and the rule of the cheese charcuterie board.  Work with what is available, on sale, and in season.

Here’s the items that make the tray.

One sharp, one mild, one soft, and one blue cheese.

Next, I select a trio of in season fresh fruits such as grapes, dates, berries, and apples.  Dried apricots and dried cranberries round out the category.

If I have good olives on hand I’ll add them to the tray.  Pepperoncinis complement well, too.

Creole pecans and mixed nuts bring the kick and the crunch.

Fig preserves, honey, and bacon pepper jam are my jam.

An assortment of crackers and breads of your preference.

Prosciutto and smoked turkey (house favorites).

Wood Cow 2 Piece Cheese Board & Platter Set

Wood Cow 2 Piece Cheese Board & Platter Set

Oversized Carved Wood Tray - Hearth & Hand™ with MagnoliaOversized Carved Wood Tray – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia

Dip is the official unofficial food of the Super Bowl soiree.

Four quarters.

Four dip recipes.

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Copycat Chili’s Queso (Slow Cooker Version) from Creme de la Crumb is a Super Bowl appetizer tour de force.

This baby is easy, slow cooker easy, and a crowd pleaser.

Click here for the recipe.

Best Ever Cheesy Pizza Dip

Football and pizza is a natural pairing, and this Best Ever Cheesy Pizza dip from Jen at Yummy Healthy Easy is exactly that.

Recipe is here.

Super Bread Bowl Dip

A football shaped bread bowl full of dip.

Need I say more?

Click on the link for the how to make instructions and Kale-Artichoke Dip recipe.

Baked Kale Artichoke Dip Recipe from Delish

Slow-Cooker Boursin Spinach-Artichoke Dip

If one is good, two is better.

Spinach and artichoke star in this Slow-Cooker Boursin Spinach-Artichoke Dip making it a 5 star-4 quarters dip champion.

Click on the link for the recipe.

Slow-Cooker Boursin Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Did someone say wings?

Big Boss 16 Quart 1300-Watt Oil-less Air Fryer & Tabletop Convection Oven

Air fryer madness is sweeping the kitchen nation, and if you’ve got one you know why.

I call cooking/frying food in an air fryer a healthy compromise without any compromise at all.

Food cooks with less fat, faster than traditional methods, is not limited to frying (grills, roasts, bakes), and the best feature- no oil!

This alternative to traditional frying takes countertop kitchen appliance must have to the next super easy to use with super delicious results level.

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Delish – Photo by Parker Feierbach 

Our niece swears by this Best Air Fryer Fried Chicken recipe from Delish.

Upon her rave review and Super Bowl get-together ideas suggestion, I’m including it for your recipes consideration.  Click the link for the recipe.

Best Air Fryer Fried Chicken

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It’s not a Super Bowl party in Louisiana without a pot of Chicken and Sausage Gumbo.

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It’s Mardi Gras season here in Louisiana, and King Cakes are everywhere.

We’re loaded up on them for Super Bowl I could go for something sweet Sunday.

Wild Sports Football Field Tailgate Toss Cornhole SetWild Sports Football Field Tailgate Toss Cornhole Set

The games people play pre and post game keep the party going.

Super Bowl squares is our favorite!

football brackets score game

Described as a family game for anyone that has ever seen a movie, the Blockbuster Party Game looks like fun.

The Blockbuster Party GameThe Blockbuster Party Game

Who doesn’t love the how many chocolate footballs in the jar game.

palmer footballs

Palmer Chocolate Footballs 450ct

Whatever works for you works best for your Super Bowl get together.

That’s the winning point of these Super Bowl get together ideas.

love your style

 

Home Bar Styling Ideas

Home bar styling ideas serve up a concoction of chic and stylish options for accessorizing a bar cart, accent cabinet or table, bookshelf, countertop, media cabinet,  tailgate, antique armoire, or atop a mid-century modern credenza.

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Better Homes & Gardens

Styling a home bar works off the same principle applied to styling a coffee table.

Silverwing Interiors

Silverwing Interiors

Monkey Bar Tool Set

Monkey Bar Tool Set

monkey bottle opener

Monkey Cocktail Shaker

Monkey Cocktail Shaker

StyleCraft-Ravena-Standing-Antique-Brass-Monkey-Table-Lamp-with-Shade-Around-Body (2)

StyleCraft Ravena Standing Monkey Table Lamp 

Gold Monkey & Leaf

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The mix and the marvel is in details, proportion, and placement.

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X marks the center spot which is the prime location for a medium or low height object placement.

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Blakely Interior Design

The outer areas balance the method with graduated heights to continue the flow and engage the eye.

havilande whitcomb design

Havilande Whitcomb Design

Thornbill 2 Shelf Serving Cart Black

Thornbill 2 Shelf Serving Cart Black

Diamond Decanter with Glass Stopper

Diamond Decanter with Glass Stopper

Punk Whiskey Decanter and Double Old Fashioned Set

Punk Whiskey Decanter and Double Old Fashioned Set

Cheers to the home team.

LaRochere Fleur de Lys tall tumblersLa Rochere Fleur de Lys Tall Tumblers, Set of 6


NFL New Orleans Saints Commissioner Glass Set of 2 NFL New Orleans Saints Commissioner Glass Set of 2

Antique Brass and Glass Ice Bucket

Antique Brass and Glass Ice Bucket

Perley Traditional Glass Bar Cart with Shelves by Christopher Knight Home - Gold

Perley Traditional Glass Bar Cart with Shelves by Christopher Knight Home

It’s all in the bar cart accessories details.

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Polished French Pastry Table With Marble Top and Metal Finials

Polished French Pastry Table With Marble Top and Metal Finials

Vera White Marble Top 36 in. High Bar Table

Vera White Marble Top 36 in. High Bar Table

Banda 14 oz. Acrylic Whiskey Glass (Set of 4)

Whiskey Glass (Set of 4)

Fostoria-fleur-de-lis-dish

Accessorizing the bar cart, cabinet, tray, or tabletop proves an entertaining and easy endeavor when you have a theme to build upon.

artistic designs for living

Artistic Designs for Living

Qualia Artisan Highball Glasses in Black (Set of 4)

Qualia Artisan Highball Glasses in Black (Set of 4)

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Appetizers, anyone?

Easy Gravlax appetizer

Easy Gravlax Appetizer

Play up your cocktail corner of the world by introducing whimsical finds and unique additions.

Ginger Barber Interior DesignGinger Barber Interior Design

West Natural Cane Bar Cabinet

West Natural Cane Bar Cabinet

Tudor Rattan Ice Bucket

Rattan Ice Bucket

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Victoria Magazine – Photography by Stephanie Welbourne Steele
Styling by Jan Ware

Vintage Pewter Goblets and Serving Tray - Set of 5

Vintage Pewter Goblets and Serving Tray – Set of 5

Vintage Hand-Made Hammered Brass 3 Leg Cachepot

Vintage Hand-Made Hammered Brass 3 Leg Cachepot

black-agate-ice-bucket

Dark Agate Ice Bucket

Cocktails and conversation pieces make for a visually interesting mix.

Achieve a smooth and stylish blend by mingling classic barware tools and essentials with accents and accessories of various time periods and decorating styles to create contrast, conversation, and home bar banter.

Antoine vintage creamer

I use my vintage Antoine’s creamer as a jigger which never fails to start the “where did you get this?” conversation.

Eclectic Home Bar, New York

Nicole Forina Home

Dorsette Captains and Ships Wine Decanter

Dublin 5-Piece Wine Set

Dublin 5-Piece Wine Set

John-Derian-home-Provincetown-Domino

Domino

Decorative items steeped in whimsy garnish the home bar with a splash of fun.

transitional home bar

Davenport+Resin+Rhino+Sculpture

vintage-english-beefeater-yoeman-ceramic-gin-decanter

Chairish

Set of 4 Double Old-Fashioned Glasses

Set of 4 Double Old-Fashioned Glasses

Houston Bottle Opener

Houston Bottle Opener

rabbit-ice-bucket

Rabbit Head Ice Bucket

a priest, a rabbit, and a minister

Cocktail stirrers, straws, mixology tools and accessories house well in  candy dishes.

Cillian Rabbit Dish, Pink

Cillian Rabbit Dish, Pink

old-man-by-the-sea-home-barDomino

Take the party and the home bar styling ideas outside.

a-weathered-sea-captainA Weathered Sea Captain Oil Painting Reproduction Print

 

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Hammered Stainless Steel Party Tub with Carrying Handles

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Godinger Whiskey Decanter

McKenzie Anchor Ice Bucket

porthole ice bucket

Theme decorating is a Bahama breeze when it comes to coming up with decorative touches to bring the look together.

White and Gray Clam shell

Consider using a decorative clam shell for housing cocktail garnishes, stirrers, or salt/sugar rimmers.

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Tugboat Bar Tool Set

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Addison 3 Shelf Cart 

Seaside Moby Whale Bottle Opener

Seaside Moby Whale Bottle Opener

Reimagine the purpose of a dresser, chest or console as a distinctive home bar piece.

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Martha Stewart – Photo by Pieter Estersohn

Drawers become excellent housing options for barware, tools, linens, and glassware.

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House Beautiful

Italian Walnut Chest Or Commode

Italian Walnut Chest

Spode Kinglsey Wine Glass-Set of 4

Spode Kingsley Wine Glass-Set of 4

Glassware and decanters cut heavy in color, pattern and texture introduce a curated quality.

cranberry glass decanters

EBTHInverted Thistle Glass Pitcher, Amethyst

Inverted Thistle Glass Pitcher, Amethyst

bar-cart-on-patio-cocktails

Better Homes & Gardens

Vintage Etched Goblets

Vintage Etched Goblets

Vintage Etched Wine Decanter

Vintage Etched Wine Decanter

Godinger Dublin wine decanter

Godinger Dublin Wine Decanter

Transitional Home Bar, Richmond

Bella Designs Studio

Pour, mix, and mingle in modern style.

Tall-Arched-Antique-Gold-Metal-Framed-3-Tier-Mirrored-Shelf

Tall Arched Antique Gold Metal Framed 3-Tier Mirrored Shelf

Bar shelves- love it!

Amanda Reynal Interiors

Amanda Reynal Interiors

Handmade Blown Glass Blue Blossoms Glasses Set of 6 Handmade Blown Glass Blue Blossoms Glasses Set of 6

Godinger-Dublin-goblet

Godinger Dublin Goblet – Set of 4

You’ll never make a decor misstep with classic blue and white porcelain vases and accents.

Plum Blossom Ginger Jar Plum Blossom Ginger Jar

Jennifer 25.25" Ceramic LED Table Lamp, Blue (Set of 2) by JONATHAN Y

Jennifer 25.25″ Ceramic LED Table Lamp, Blue (Set of 2) by JONATHAN Y

round-sterling-silver-bar-tray

 AGK Design Studio

Top Shelf 12.5-Inch Double Wall Round Bar Tray

Top Shelf 12.5-Inch Double Wall Round Bar Tray

The secret to successful entertaining is creating ambiance.

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 Zoe Feldman Design

A space drenched in simple yet elegant ambiance is festive, comfortable, cozy, and inviting- an entertaining cocktail hour/party win.

foyer-bar Martha Stewart – Photography by Paul Costello

This image exemplifies just that as the simple yet elegant touches set the tone and the style for an evening of sips and toasts.

Dorset Toasting Flutes, Set of 2

Dorset Toasting Flutes, Set of 2

Aluminum Stand-alone Wine Cooler

Aluminum Stand-Alone Wine Cooler

Etched Floral Coupe Glasses, Set of 4

Etched Floral Coupe Glasses, Set of 4

barware-glass-collection

DesignStyles-Acrylic-Folding-Tray-Table (1)

DesignStyles Acrylic Folding Tray Table

chinoiserie-home-barHouse Beautiful

Faron Console - Distressed Copper Base

Faron Console – Distressed Copper Base

Ellis Art Print 23 Beautiful Antique Sea Ocean Red Coral Ellis Art Print 23 Beautiful Antique Sea Ocean Red Coral

Murano Cranberry Blown Glass Bowl

Murano Cranberry Blown Glass Bowl

 

Viv-all-purpose-big-wine-glass

Viv All Purpose Big Wine Glasses, Set of 8

Palm Beach Tray Red - Johar Furniture

Palm Beach Tray Red – Johar Furniture

Console, cabinet, chest, or cart- cheers to the glamorously chic home bar, stylish and responsible entertaining and the holiday sip and social season.

Gabor Gold Bar Cart with Lower Shelf 1

Gabor Gold Bar Cart with Lower Shelf 

dorset-martini-mixer

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Dorset Martini Mixer

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Real Simple

Rondo Crystal Whiskey/Liquor Rectangular 25 oz. DecanterMajestic Gifts Inc. Crystal Decanter

DIY-ice-bucket

DIY Ice Bucket Project Perfection from Rachel Hollis

Pryce Gold Rocks GlassPryce Gold Glassware

vintage-heisey-gold-accent-candy-dishVintage Heisey Paneled 22 kt Gold Accent Candy Dish

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angelo:HOME Alcott 3-Tier Gold Metal Bar Cart

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Hand Cut and Polished Orson Decanter

Hand Cut and Polished Orson Decanter

Ceska Century Whiskey Decanter

Godinger Ceska Century Whiskey Decanter

Antique Dudson Dancing Hours Pitcher

Antique Dudson Dancing Hours Pitcher

Anchor Hocking Fairfield Green Glass Pedestal Bowl

Anchor Hocking Fairfield Green Glass Pedestal Bowl

Making spirits bright this holiday social season starts with the well-appointed home bar.

Holiday-Happy-Hour-Bar-cartHouse & Home

For the holiday season, entertain replacing decanter tops with glass ornaments for a festive touch.

Christmas-ball-ornaments

Melania 9 oz. Stemmed Wine Glass

Melania 9 oz. Stemmed Wine Glass

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Marilyn-Monroe-whiskey-decanter

EBTH

bottle-brush-pink-Christmas-tree-snow-globe

Bottle Brush Trees Water Globe

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pemberly-row-modern-glass-metal-bar-cart

Pemberly Row Modern 3-Shelf Glass and Metal Bar Cart in Satin Gold

Set of 6 Exquisite Bohemian Crystal Style Cut Czech Drinking Rock Glass Cups Tumbler SetSet of 6 Bohemian Crystal Style Cut Czech Tumbler Set

The essential pop of color welcomes style home.

gentlemens bar cartSouthern Living

boxwood-wreath-ribbon

antler=decorative

8x10 Oil Painting of a Rooster

8×10 Oil Painting of a Rooster

rooster-table-lamp

Rooster Table Lamp

vintage-rooster-tole-tray

Vintage Rooster Tole Tray

Poulan Tray Bar Cart

Frisco Tray Table in Slate

Old Colony Furniture Co. Faux Bamboo Butlers bar cart

Old Colony Furniture Co. Faux Bamboo Butler’s Bar Cart

Light Woven Oval Tray

Light Woven Oval Tray

Rattan Rectangular Tray with Rounded Corners and Cutout Handles

Rattan Scallop Deep Ottoman Tray

Rattan Scallop Deep Ottoman Tray

S/6 Whiskey Neat Note CardsSet of 6 Whiskey Neat Note Cards – Lana’s Shop

In Spirits of the Holiday Style-

Bar-Cart-Tray-Photography-by-Cassandra-Monroe

Domino – Photography by Cassandra Monroe

Handcarved Land & Sky Buffet By Anthropologie in Grey

Handcarved Land & Sky Buffet By Anthropologie in Grey

White Stoneware Plates with Gold Rims, 8 in.

White Stoneware Plates with Gold Rims, 8 in.

Large Gold Hammered Serving TrayLarge Gold Hammered Serving Tray

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOSH YÖUNG DESIGN HOUSE

Domino- Photography by Josh Yöung Design House

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Altered Vintage Oil Portrait

Dublin Triangle Decanter

Dublin Triangle Decanter

Early 20th Century Williamsport Furniture Company Chinese Chippendale Dresser

Early 20th Century Williamsport Furniture Chinese Chippendale Dresser

Preserved Cedar Foliage

Preserved Cedar Foliage

DIY chic is always in old-fashioned fashion for a curated home bar cart, cabinet or corner.

pink champagne brush strokes DIY ice buckets

DIY Painted Abstract Brushstroke Ice Bucket 

Majestic Gifts Inc. S/6 Glass Highball TumblersMajestic Gifts Inc. S/6 Glass Highball Tumblers

Thorold 2 Door Square Accent CabinetThorold 2 Door Square Accent Cabinet

Dublin 5-Piece Wine Set

Dublin 5-Piece Wine Set

red-pinecone-cut-glassware-collection

 

Red Pinecone Cut Goblets

Qualia Bling Martini Glasses (Set of 2)

Qualia Bling Martini Glasses (Set of 2)

cocktails-on-dining-table-holidays-HG-photo-DEAN HEARNE

House & Garden – Photo by Dean Hearne 

Wilshire Decanter, Red

Wilshire Decanter, Red

santa mini espresso mug

Small his and hers Santa mugs become super cute shot glasses.

pink santa claus face mug 1

Winter Wonderland-

winter-wonderland-theme-bar-accessories

Snacks go well with seasonal cocktails, and the clear candy kiss dishes house nuts, pretzels, etc… in holiday fashion.

bar mix

Snacks go well with seasonal cocktails, and the clear candy kiss dishes house nuts, pretzels, etc… in holiday fashion.

 Candy Dish Collection from Godinger Candy Dish Collection from Godinger

festive bar cartSouthern Living – Photography by Kat Teutsch / Big Leo

dark magnolia wreath

brass-finish-novogratz-bar-carts

Stud decanter

Stud Decanter

Holiday Gatherings Tartan Plaid Appetizer Plates Set of 4   4pk Porcelain Wexford Dinner Plates

Letters+Snack+3+Piece+Nut+Bowl+Set

Haglund Bar/Letters Snack 3 Piece Nut Bowl Set

mint julep cups set

Acopa Alchemy Hammered Stainless Steel Mint Julep Cup- Set of 4

bar menu mirror Southern Living

faux boxwood garlandBoxwood Garland

Hudson Grace Double Champagne Bucket

Hudson Grace Double Champagne Bucket

Luttrell Indoor Aluminum Handcrafted Champagne Cooler

Luttrell Indoor Aluminum Handcrafted Champagne Cooler

home bar styling ideas

Viv Champagne Glasses, Set of 8

HomArt - Long Match Box Set of 2 - Oh, Christmas Tree - Gold Foil - GreenHomArt – Long Match Box Set of 2 – Oh, Christmas Tree 

3 Gallon Dispenser

3 Gallon Dispenser

Britta Optic 3-Gallon Punch Bowl

Britta Optic 3-Gallon Punch Bowl

Dollar store nickel-plated serving trays make a lovely presentation and prove budget-friendly.

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I use these trays for everything from serving trays to cocktail napkin holders to coasters.

waiting-on-martha-bar-trayWaiting on Martha

Queen+Anne+Small+Oblong+Gallery+Tray

Cyan Design Roscoe Tray Roscoe 18.5" Diameter Metal Tray Made in India - Nickel

Cyan Design Roscoe Tray Roscoe 18.5″ Diameter Metal Tray – Nickel

crystal-cut-glass-bowl-honeysuckleRoyal Brierley Honeysuckle Crystal Bowl

The art of farmhouse style courtesy of casually elegant pieces.

Henriksen Coastal Inspired 2 Door Bar CabinetWeathered  2 Door Bar Cabinet

Saluti II Black Metal Frame Cage with 3-Wood Shelves Oval Bar Cart

Saluti II Black Metal Frame Cage with 3-Wood Shelves Oval Bar Cart

Vintage Seltzer Bottles

Vintage Seltzer Bottles

American Icon Buffalo Sculpture

American Icon Buffalo Sculpture

cow-oil-on-canvas
Clear Dark Leather Strap Wine Cooler

Clear Dark Leather Strap Wine Cooler

Standing Squirrel Nut Bowl

Squirrel Candy – Nut Bowl

Squirrel Wood Bowl

Pumpkin Wood Bowl

Pumpkin Wood Bowl

Caballero horse spoon rest

Caballero Horse Spoon Rest

Thoughtful bar accessories include accents to set the tone for home bar styling ideas.

Antiqued Copper-Finish Shaker & JiggerAntiqued Copper-Finish Shaker & Jigger

Acopa Alchemy 14 oz. Straight Sided Hammered Copper Moscow Mule Mug - 12/Pack

Acopa Alchemy 14 oz. Straight Sided Hammered Copper Moscow Mule Mug 

Tuscany Classics - Whiskey 3pc SetTuscany Classics – Whiskey 3pc Set

This cow cheese board with rooster knife covers the cut, slice, or spread of farmhouse, garnishes, and cocktail bites.

Godinger Cow Cheese Board with Rooster Knife

Brushed Buffalo Plaid Plates, Set of 4

Brushed Buffalo Plaid Plates, Set of 4

Super cute idea for a farmhouse style home bar shot glass or jigger.

Pewter Cow Creamer

Pewter Cow Creamer

Home Bar FYI:

Shot glasses range in size from 1 to 1¼  to 1½ ounces.

A pony shot equals 1 fluid ounce.

A jigger equals 1½ fluid ounces.

Tom Beckbe

Tom Beckbe

Olive Wood Lemon Reamer

Olive Wood Lemon Reamer

industrial style home barSlesinski Design Group, Inc.

Icy Pine Clear Champagne Ice Bucket

pinecone-base-lucite-lampPine Cone and Crystal Table Lamp

silver-12-Diameter-Aluminum-Ice-Bucket-with-Scoop

12″ Diameter Aluminum Ice Bucket with Scoop

antler-tongs

stag-cocktail-shakerStag Cocktail Shaker

antler-bar-set

Handcrafted Silvertone Duck Decanter

home-bar-ideas-hb-Douglas-Friedman

House Beautiful – Photo by Douglas Friedman

Lodge+Pewter+Elk+Wine+Charm

Lodge Whiskey Glass

Lodge Whiskey Glass

Forest Elk Head Nut Bowl

 

horn+handled+Ice+Scoop

Horn Handled Ice Scoop

Fashioned after a classic.

2 Door Accent Chest with Molded Rectangular Accents, White and Black

2 Door Accent Chest with Molded Rectangular Accents, White and Black

Lismore Black Collection

Lismore Black Collection

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Accents by Jay Square Tray with Handles

Accents by Jay Square Tray with Handles

Cheer Collection Luxurious Highball Cocktail Sparkling"Diamond" Studded Glasses

Luxurious Highball Cocktail Sparkling”Diamond” Studded Glasses

Chanel-Jean-Leymaire

LIFVER-Ceramic-Coaster-Set-with-Holder

bar-cart-lucite-chair-leopardBliss at Home – Bloglovin’

Regency-eagle-convex-mirror

Regency Eagle Bevel Mirror

acorn finial glass top cart on wheels

Brass and Glass Bar Cart with Acorn Finials

Voyager Pink Turntable

Voyager Pink Turntable

Elyx Copper Gnome Cocktail Shaker

Elyx Copper Gnome Cocktail Shaker

Leopard Accent Plates - Set of 4Leopard Accent Plates – Set of 4

Emma J Shipley Des Animaux Coaster

2xhome Designer Transparent Dining Chairs

2xhome Designer Transparent Dining Chairs

leopard lumbar pillow coverLeopard Lumbar Pillow Cover

oil-portrait

Round Brass Decorative BoxPlanter

Round Brass Decorative Box/ Planter

brass-bar-cart-stockedBetter Homes and Gardens

Whetzel Bar Cart

Whetzel Bar Cart

decorative-head

Drinking-with-Chickens

Drinking with Chickens:  Free-Range Cocktails For The Happiest Hour

Jax Double Old Fashion - Set of 4Jax Double Old Fashion – Set of 4

S/6 Las Flores Coaster Set, Ivory/Multi

S/6 Las Flores Coaster Set, Ivory/Multi

Fred Press 22K Gold Curtain Tassel Rope Design Mid Century Highball Tumblers

Fred Press 22K Gold Curtain Tassel Rope Design Mid Century Highball Tumblers

Bohemian Crystal Colored Glasses, 6-pc Vintage PINK Brandy Cognac Snifters

Bohemian Crystal Colored Glasses, 6-pc Vintage PINK Brandy Cognac Snifters

hand clip

Large Brass Hand Clip

Victorian chic at the cocktail hour- this large brass hand clip will be clever and chic as a cocktail napkin holder.

American Brilliant Period Water Wine Liquor Decanter CarafeAmerican Brilliant Period Water Wine Liquor Decanter Carafe

 

Ellipse Decanter

Ellipse Decanter

 

Badash Crystal Chelsea Ice BucketBadash Crystal Chelsea Ice Bucket

Dublin Ice Bucket

Dublin Ice Bucket

Badash Hemmingway Pitcher

Badash Hemmingway Pitcher

Glam meets old Hollywood meets modern day must have.

Carson Carrington Ullnasnoret Scalloped Velvet Arm Chair

Carson Carrington Ullnasnoret Scalloped Velvet Arm Chair

Oliver Gal Press For Cocktails Decorative Throw Pillow

Oliver Gal Press For Cocktails Decorative Throw Pillow

Louisiana lagniappe reflects a sense of home state home which reflects a sense of my personal style.

StyleCraft Grey with Whitewash Wooden Cabinet with Mirror Design

StyleCraft Grey with Whitewash Wooden Cabinet with Mirror Design

Alligator Bottle Opener

Alligator Bottle Opener

arthur-court-ice-scoopArthur Court Alligator Ice Scoop

alligator-Pilsner-glasses

Arthur Court Alligator Pilsner Glasses

High Chancellor Crocwell portrait Serving Tray

High Chancellor Crocwell portrait Serving Tray

Crocodile+Bookends

Crocodile Bookends

croco ice bucket

Southern entertaining and the home bar go together like Tabasco and tomato juice.

holiday-home-bar-outdoor-entertainingSouthern Living

Take the home bar styling ideas outdoors.

Cocktails on the front or the back porch strike a chord of Southern charm.

I love how a bit of imagine results in an outdoor grill becoming a Bloody Mary bar accessorized with vintage serving pieces of silver, crystal, pottery, and porcelain.

rattan-wrapped-carafe

Bali Collection Glass Carafe,  All Natural Handwoven Rattan Wrapping

Sea Grass Sleeve Tumblers

Sea Grass Sleeve Tumblers

Magnolia+Foliage+in+Glass+Vase

 

Arthur Court Designs Magnolia Ice Measuring Scoop

Arthur Court Designs Magnolia Ice Measuring Scoop

Libbey Southern Comfort Set of Four 22K Gold and Aqua Riverboat Highball Tumblers circa 1968

Southern Comfort Set of Four 22K Gold and Aqua Riverboat Highball Tumblers

Libbey-bloody-mary-set-hurricane-glasses-pitcher

smoked bloody mary cocktail mix (1)

Southern Living Idea House - Crane Island

Southern Living Idea House – Crane Island

Trolly Rattan Wicker Serving Cart Handmade Woven w/Wheels, Colonial

Trolly Rattan Wicker Serving Cart Handmade Woven w/Wheels, Colonial

rattan-bar-serving-cart

Global Caravan™ Marari Rattan Bar Cart in Natural

Cane Mixing Bowl by Mason Cash

Cane Mixing Bowl by Mason Cash

 

Gold+Accent+Tray

table-top-bar-Caitlin-Moran

Glitter Guide

A Mardi Gras mambo always adds Louisiana style to the mix and the mingle.

Macdougal Gold Accent Tray

Giada Acrylic Wine Glass - Green - Large

Giada Acrylic Wine Glass – Green – Large

Vintage Culver Mardi Gras Jester Glasses

Vintage Culver Mardi Gras Jester Glasses 

Banda 14 oz. Acrylic Whiskey Glass (Set of 4)

Whiskey Glass (Set of 4)

elixir-bottle-clear

Glass “Elixir” Bottle

French Pierrot Jewelry Box, Ceramic Sad Clown Figure Trinket Dish

French Pierrot Jewelry Box, Ceramic Sad Clown Figure Trinket Dish

Swint+Appetizer+Plate Swint 6.5″ Appetizer Plate (Set of 4)

Mitchell-Gold-apartment-home-bar

Domino

Everything old is new and in style again.

Ryker-Chestnut-Brown-Stain-and-Pale-Satin-Gold-Panels-Two-Door-Cabinet

Ryker Chestnut Brown Stain and Pale Satin Gold Panels Two-Door Cabinet

Nourison 17" Sleek Modern Iron Mushroom Table Lamp - Silver

Nourison 17″ Sleek Modern Iron Mushroom Table Lamp – Silver

Jack Nicholson @ China Town Framed PrintJack Nicholson @ China Town Framed Print

 Nambé Barware Collection

Furniture-of-America-Sene-Contemporary-Rolling-Buffet (1)

Furniture of America Sene Contemporary Rolling Buffet

race car cocktail shaker

Race Car Cocktail Shaker

tortoishell-look-resin-wine-cooler (1)

Tortoiseshell Resin Wine Cooler

Marq burl wood trays

Marq Burl Wood Trays 

Man Walks Coasters

Man Walks Coasters

Jaxson-barware

Jaxson Barware

burl-wood-rectangular-trayBurl Wood Rectangular Tray

Multiwood Serving Board

Multiwood Serving Board

Mid Century Orange Party Bowl

Mid Century Orange Party Bowl

franklin-double-old-fashioned-glassFranklin Double Old-Fashioned Glass

Cocktails and conversation take place around unique home bar pieces.

Steven Sclaroff

Steven Sclaroff

Accents mix well together to create ambiance and flow.

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Simple Designs Mini Ceramic Globe Table Lamp, Black

A small accent lamp layers a enhanced soft light, and a chic set of appetizer plates (salad plates work well, too) frame a tasty nip and nosh.

Thyme & Table Dinnerware Black & White Medallion Stoneware Salad Round Plates, 4 Pack.

Black & White Medallion Stoneware Salad Round Plates, 4 Pack

Radius Barware Collection

 

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Radius Decanter

Hendrick+InteriorsHendrick Interiors

Gemmill 2 Door Accent Cabinet

Serge 2 Door Accent Cabinet

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Godinger Airplane Glasses

Airplane 5 Piece Bartool Set

Airplane 5 Piece Bartool Set

 

Brixton 12-Ounce Rocks Glass

Brixton 12-Ounce Rocks Glass

Arzola+Cocktail+Stirrer

Arzola Cocktail Stirrer

Harrison Round TrayHarrison Round Tray

Hip Vintage Rod Hand Cut and Polished Glass Decanter

Hip Vintage Rod Hand Cut and Polished Glass Decanter

Hollywood Cocktails - by Cider Mill Press (Hardcover)

Hollywood Cocktails – by Cider Mill Press (Hardcover)

Hollywood cocktails Top Gun

Airplanes and hotels go together like…

Luggage Cart Winerack Gold

Luggage Cart Winerack Gold

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Steady-Temp 8 oz. Martini GlassSteady-Temp 8 oz. Martini Glass

Stainless Steel Martini Picks (Set of 6)

Stainless Steel Martini Picks (Set of 6)

Degroff silver cocktail shaker

Degroff Silver Cocktail Shaker

Before many of us became smarter and healthier and the laws of the land changed, the ash tray was part of the cocktail bar landscape.

Mid Century Ceramic Shoe Ashtray

Mid Century Ceramic Shoe Ashtray

A vintage ash tray repurposed as a cocktail spoon or stirrer holder makes a great conversation piece.

Home Brew At Bat Baseball Player Wine Holder Bottle Display

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Antique Silver Sentiment PitcherAntique Silver Sentiment Pitcher

Hammered Candy Nut BowlHammered Candy / Nut Bowl

stovetop sugar free candied nuts Stovetop Sugar Free Candied Nuts 

Entertain these home bar styling ideas for a finished result that’s one part glamour, one part personal style, and one part fabulous now being served.

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A Gouda Idea: Fall Entertaining

Those of you who are in fall entertaining, pumpkin, color, sweater, and comfy throw heaven, please do share, show, and tell with us what fall looks like in your corner of the world.

hey there pumpkin welcome mat

Hey There Pumpkin Welcome Mat

Our Canadian snowbird son called home this past Saturday to show and tell what fall looks like in his corner of the world.

He and his lovely wife were welcoming several friends in for an evening of fall entertaining featuring fireside cocktails and fall themed food and drink.

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We discussed what cocktails and dishes would be served, the fall decor touches his bride was adding to the mantel, how good of an idea it was for his mom to suggest a first fire of the season to warm up both home and hearth, and at the moment it just happened to be snowing.

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Louisiana temperatures can’t see fit to drop below 83 degrees with 98% humidity.

Meanwhile, the Canadian snowbird is not only enjoying fall, but winter to boot (or should I say aboot).

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Cool, crisp, and cold weather signals it’s time to pull out the blankets and throws, start a fire in the fireplace, bedeck the abode to fit the season, and invite friends over to gather together for a it’s fall y’all celebration.

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Part of the fun of entertaining is coming up with festive and creative ways to put a festive spin on the presentation of drinks, snacks, entrées, sides, and desserts.

all-party-pumpkin-chip-holderBetter Homes & Gardens

Better Homes & Gardens shows how using a hallowed-out pumpkin lined with a fall themed kitchen towel as a serving bowl for chips brings the fall harvest serving A game to the table.

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Better Homes & Gardens

Apples and cheese make tasty pairing partners, and these appetizing apple-shape cheese are so simple to make.

Begin by rolling your favorite choice of soft cheese into a ball.

Coat the cheese in smoky paprika, finely crushed pecans or walnuts, minced fresh herbs, or crushed gingersnaps.

Press the top of the ball to create a spot for the stem.

Finish the “apple” by inserting a branch with leaves or a pretzel, bread, or cinnamon stick paired with a bay leaf to create a stem completing the apple look.

Silea Cheese Markers - Set of 6

Vintage Silver Plated French Silea Cheese Markers

 Rustic Farmhouse: Rounded Cheese Board & Knife Set

Fall, winter, spring or summer- farmhouse chic is a Gouda look.

It’s Pumpkin Time

pumpkins fall arrangment

My daughter-in-law is a loyal Michaels Stores shopper whereas her mother-in-law spreads the loyalty around in the name of the best deal.

This past Sunday, I lucked up on a super Sunday sale at our local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.

Wooden Slice Cake Stand

Place & Time Fall Harvest Wooden Slice Cake Stand

I’m stocked and ready to fall to Thanksgiving tablescape.

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Several fall decorating-entertaining-tablescapes show and tell emails between the two of us garnered ideas and inspiration across the miles.

She suggested I take a look at the fall into Thanksgiving themed pillow covers available from Wish.com.

The grateful and the autumn pillow covers are on the way, and I can’t wait to see how the pillow covers in real fall decorating time will complete the look I have in mind.

I suggested she print and frame this lovely colorful fall printable from Refresh Restyle as fall favors for her guests.

The link to the free printable is provided under the image.

Colorful-Fall-Printable

Colorful Fall Printable from Refresh Restyle

Our favorite time of the year season easily inspires a celebration.

Fall entertaining is a crisp breeze when good ideas, finds, and friends come together.

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State Dinner at the White House (Now with Updated Videos)

Company’s coming to a State Dinner at the White House.

As the White House welcomes President Emmanuel Macron and Mrs. Brigitte Macron of France for the first state visit of the Trump administration, the dining, dishes (china and cuisine) and decorating details intrigue me.

The White House released the details of the State Dinner complete with china settings, color scheme, and menu selections, and I do color myself impressed by it all.

Let me assure you this post is apolitical in nature, opinion and content.  Trump, Obama, Bush and Clinton will be referenced, but only in terms of presidential china patterns, a State Dining Room renovation and the present First Lady’s attention to detail selections for the State Dinner.

Months of preparation, tasting, placing, selecting, and practice makes perfect pays off in a grand and regal way.

Dinner (see menu below) will be served in the State Dining Room.  Former First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the renovated State Dining Room in 2015, and the room is well-appointed in an updated color palette of light and peacock blue, ecru and various shades of white.

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Gold accents and accessories lend  a new traditional tone while the look of the dining armchairs and side chairs emulate similar design traits of dining chairs designed by Georgetown cabinetmaker William King, Jr. in 1818 for President James Monroe.

The dining table and chairs will be removed and replaced with skirted round tables and gold Napoleon Chiavari chairs- ten to the table.

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A color scheme of cream and gold takes the predominant palette lead.

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Lenox on Pinterest

Spring colors of green and white will be represented by the green color palette detailed in the Bush china and spring green and white flower centerpieces and arrangements placed on the fireplace mantle flanking the portrait of Abraham Lincoln.

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American Silver from the White House Collection and pieces from the Vermeil collection from Tiffany & Co. and S. Kirk & Sons will complete the place setting and tabletop presentation.

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Tiffany & Co. 18K Gold Flatware Set

Rosenthal Meets Versace Gala Prestige White Wine Glass

Rosenthal Meets Versace Gala Prestige White Wine Glass

I would love to show actual sneak peek images of the place settings for the state dinner, but those pesky copyright laws do get in the way of that idea.  For that reason some of the images in this posting are in the style of interpretations of the actual pieces.

clinton china pattern

Southern Living

The large gold rimmed plate from the Clinton Service will serve as the baseplate.  Pieces from both the Bush and Clinton service will complete the dinner service.

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Tiffany & Co. Gold Over Sterling Silver Candlesticks, Reproduction After Fenton & Creswick, Sheffield, 1762 – 12″

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A trio of gold candlesticks will be placed on most of the guest tables while the tables towards the front of the State Dining Room will have a centerpiece candelabra carrying the desired look of elegance that is befitting such a stately occasion throughout the State Dining Room.

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The Bush Service ~ Architectural Digest

Cherry blossom branches grown in the United States and placed in black urns atop pedestals will line The Cross Hall.

Cherry-Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms ~ Washington, D.C. 

Decorative urn

Gorgeous!

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First Lady Melania Trump ~ Facebook

More than 2,500 white sweet peas stems will share the fragrant spotlight with approximately 1,000 stems of white lilac in the State Dining Room.

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Sweet Pea White Supreme

Stephanotis vines from California along with a variety of mixed garden flowers will be featured in the parlors.

Manet, Edouard - Lilacs In A Vase, c.1882

Edouard Manet ~ Lilacs In A Vase, c.1882

The menu for the State Dinner is a mélange of America’s dishes and traditions deliciously seasoned with flavor hints of French influences.

First Course:

Goat Cheese Gateau
Tomato Jam
Buttermilk Biscuit Crumbles
Young Variegated Lettuces

Main Course:

Rack of Spring Lamb
Burnt Cipollini Soubise
Carolina Gold Rice Jambalaya

Dessert:

Nectarine Tart
Crème Fraîche Ice Cream

UPDATE****

USA Today has shared the following video on their Facebook page.  I am thrilled to share it with you all, and may I just say the room is stunning!

New Orleans celebrates its Tricentennial this year.  New Orleans was founded in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, and remained a French ruled city until 1763, when the city was taken over by the Spanish.  In 1803 the French took back control of New Orleans, and in the same year sold it to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase.

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The French influence runs deep throughout the city of New Orleans as well as the whole of Louisiana as seen in its historic homes, notable architecture, and regional dishes.

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The c’est si bon taste of Louisiana and the French-infused heritage of New Orleans will be  well represented at tonight’s State Dinner.  Buttermilk Biscuit Crumbles, Tomato Jam, and Carolina Gold Rice Jambalaya tempt the Southern, French and Creole taste of Louisiana.   White House Executive Chef, Christeta Comerford, will prepare the main course of Rack of Spring Lamb and Carolina Gold Rice Jambalaya in a true New Orleans seasoning tradition.  The dishes will feature the spice trio Cajun trinity of celery, peppers, and onions, and will be spiced with herbs from the South Lawn.

C’est si bon!

Domaine Serene Chardonnay “Evenstad Reserve” 2015, Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir “Laurène” 2014, and  Schramsberg Demi-Sec “Crémant” will be served.  Selected to complement, these wines emphasize tradition, provenance and the historic friendship between the United States and France will pair well with the menu.

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The White House

From a state dinner at the White House to a dinner soirée at your house, attention to detail and good taste influence the selections we make when we entertain.   An impressive presentation with the accent mark on attention to detail never fails to make a lasting impression.

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Chinoiserie Themed Tablescape

The first four letters of the word epicurean spell epic, and epic is what this Chinoiserie themed tablescape feature has turned out to be.

Color, pattern and texture sets quite the impressive Chinoiserie themed tablescape.

Believing and adhering to the notion we eat first with our eyes, the visual appetizer is the tasteful first course of a palatable dining experience.

Chinoiserie

sheen-wah-zuhreez

noun, plural chinoiseries

1.  a style of ornamentation current chiefly in the 18th century in Europe,
characterized by intricate patterns and an extensive use of motifs identified as Chinese.

2.  an object decorated in this style or an example of this style: The clock was an interesting chinoiserie.

Chinoiserie themed tablescape

Veranda

The lines and color palette of Chinese and East Asian influenced dinnerware and decorative accessories create beautifully Chinoiserie themed tablescapes.

The retail selections available make it easy to set your table as Chinoiserie chic casual or formal as you wish.

Rosser+1222+Charger

Rosser 12″ Charger – Set of 4

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Bordallo Pinheiro Vista Alegre Tropical Charger Plates (Set of 2)

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Bordallo Pinheiro Cabbage Dinner Plates in Beige – Set of 4

Jacqueline-dinnerware Jacqueline Salad Plate~ Set of 4

Si- Kiang-Cocktail-Plate

Si Kiang Cocktail Plate

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Aveline Double Old Fashioned Glass

Three Star Cristalleria Fratelli Fumo Wine Glasses in Amber (Set of 6)

Three Star Cristalleria Fratelli Fumo Wine Glasses in Amber (Set of 6)

Color, Pattern, Texture Options:

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Echo Design Parvani 52-Inch Square Tablecloth

I own this table runner and I love it!  The design is versatile and the quality is exceptional.

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Sherry Kline China Art Table Runner 

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Options make the decorating world go round.

East of the Moon Cinnabar

East of the Moon Cinnabar

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Bed Bath & Beyond Beaded Placemat in Jute/Coral

gold-square-placemat

Matte Golden Beaded Square Placemat

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Chinese Bowl on Teakwood Stand

Cambridge Silversmiths 20-Piece Bamboo-Style Flatware Service

Cambridge Silversmiths 20-Piece Bamboo-Style Flatware Service

Leopard love it and the Chinoiserie themed tablescape – an excellent pull from one to complement another choice.

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Desert Leopard Plate (Set of 4)

martini-glass

Animal Print 8 oz Martini Glass

geometric print napkin

Geometric Design Dinner Napkin

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Traditional Home

Gien Set of 4 Jardins Canape Plates

Gien Set of 4 Jardins Canape Plates

Christian Lacroix Sol y Sombra Dessert Plate

Christian Lacroix Sol y Sombra Dessert Plate

Ricci Argentieri Bamboo 5-Piece Place Setting

Ricci Argentieri Ricci Bamboo 5-Piece Place Setting

cabbage-serving-bowlFigural Cabbage Bowl

Michael-Aram-servers

Michael Aram 2-Pc. Palm Serving Set

Petrus-Regout-Maastricht-Platter

Petrus Regout Maastricht Platter

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Meakin “Jamaica” Octagonal Plates – Set of 6

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Thibaut Gazebo Collection ~ Masquerade

Thibaut Gazebo Masquerade marks the genesis of my decorating fascination with the colors, patterns and textures of Chinoiserie finery.




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Aliza Teal Dinner Plate Set of 4

Lenox Pleated Colors Aqua Salad Plate

Lenox Pleated Colors Aqua Salad Plate

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Vintage Mismatched Fine China Luncheon Plates – Set of 4

Hybrid Cloe Porcelain Fruit Bowl design by Seletti

Classic Touch Tumblers with 24K Gold Artwork in Assorted Colors (Set of 6)

Classic Touch Tumblers with 24K Gold Artwork in Assorted Colors (Set of 6)

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Byzantine 24 Karat 5 Piece Flatware Set

Osaka Bamboo Trellis / Tea

Osaka Bamboo Trellis / Teal

Safavieh Lighting Serenity Teal Buddha LampSafavieh Lighting Serenity Teal Buddha Lamp

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Havana Jacquard Napkins

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Julie Accent Plate – Set of 4

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Modern Chinese Porcelain Bowl w/Hand Painted Iris

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Rose Medallion Bowl

vintage-chinoiserie-foo-dog-dragon-ceramic-platter-hand-paintedVintage Chinoiserie Foo Dog Ceramic Platter

Foo-Dogs-Lion-Statues

Foo Dog Lion Statues

Mix patterns and textures while incorporating whimsical details.

Selecting pieces and accents in complementary colors creates visual flow and ensures continuity.

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Apple Green Monogrammed Check Chinoiserie Napkins

pink-charger-plate

Vietri Pastel Glass Collection Pink Salad Plate

red-dinner-plate

Lenox® Pleated Colors Dinner Plate in Red

Pip Studio - Spring To Life Side Plate - Pink

Pip Studio – Spring To Life Side Plate – Pink

Elephant Theme Thai Celadon Ceramic Plate

Elephant Theme Celadon Salad Plate

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Resler 5 Piece 18/10 Stainless Steel Flatware Set

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Pretty In Pink Napkin

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English Staffordshire Style Poodles

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Elegant Covered Vegetable Server

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Bamboo Chinoiserie Lattice in Pink + Bubblegum Pink Serving Tray

 

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Chinoiserie chic meets On the Lanai.

Home decor pieces and fabrics and Dual purpose similar aesthetic characteristics

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Bamboo Lattice in Peach Fizz

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Gladys Glover Vintage Bamboo-Style Chopstick Rests, S/5

Juliette-pink-wine-glass

cranberry-high-ball-glassesQ Squared Aurora Ruby Double Old-Fashioned Tumblers, Set of 4

Coordinates+19+oz.+Drinkware+Set+with+Cherry+Blossom+Design

Coordinates Drinkware Set with Cherry Blossom Design

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Jusalpha Fine China Tea Cup and Saucer Set

Pip Studio - Spring To Life Teapot - Pink

Pip Studio – Spring To Life Teapot

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Dana Gibson Ming Tray Table 

Art & Artifact Buddha Drinking Glasses - Set of 4Art & Artifact Buddha Drinking Glasses – Set of 4

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Madcap-Cottage-Windy-Corner-Rhubarb

Madcap Cottage Windy Corner Rhubarb

vintage-hollywood-regency-chinoiserie-ginger-jarsVintage Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie Ginger Jars – A Pair

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Veranda

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La Gallina Matta Parentesi Placemat

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Staffordshire Red Old Willow Chinoiserie Dinner Plates

Siam-salad-plate

Juliska Siam Dessert/Salad Plate

Loveramics - Willow Love Story Salad Plates - Set of 4

Loveramics – Willow Love Story Salad Plates – Set of 4

 

blue-white-flower-dinner-napkins

Classic Blue and White Dinner Napkins

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Chinese Pagoda Embroidered Linen Hemstitched Cocktail Napkins

Argent Orfevres Orava 5-Piece Flatware Place Setting

Argent Orfevres Orava 5-Piece Flatware Place Setting

blue-white-chinoiserie-glasses-set-of-3

Blue & White Chinoiserie Glasses

VIETRI Accordion Tall Tumbler

VIETRI Accordion Marine Tall Tumbler

Churchill Blue Willow Round Vegetable Serving Bowl

Churchill Blue Willow Round Vegetable Serving Bowl

NORITAKE BLEUFLEUR OVAL VEGETABLE SERVING BOWL

Noritake Bleufleur Oval Vegetable Serving Bowl

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Indigold 13″ Serving Bowl

Chinese-five-claw-dragon-bowl

Chinese Five-Claw Dragon Bowl

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Vintage Blue Willow Steak Knifes – Set of 6

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Handled Willow Platter   –    Willow Platter

Vivid colors, rococo styling, and sumptuous patterns are the hallmarks of the Chinoiserie themed tablescape.

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Tobacco Leaf Tin Plate 10″ Set (4)

Portmeirion-Sara-Miller-Gold-Plated-Assorted-Plates

Portmeirion Sara Miller Gold Plated Assorted Plates

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Thirstystone Jewel-Tone Salt & Pepper Shaker Set

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East of the Moon Porcelain

Williamsburg OD Dunmore Dragons Cobalt

Williamsburg Dunmore Dragons Cobalt

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Ralph Lauren Home

Atmosphere is an important aspect of the memorable dining experience.  A table lamp(s) on the dining table promotes soft lighting beneficial to mood and tone.  The height of the  East Enterprises LPBFW088N Table Lamp, Multicolored  is dining tabletop friendly at 19.5 inches tall.

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East Enterprises LPBFW088N Table Lamp, Multicolored

Classic blue and white porcelain accessories instill the all important touch of elegance.  Use decorative picture frames and easels with a bamboo motif for displaying a printable menu or place card.

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Charlotte-Moss-tablescape

Charlotte Moss ~ Architectural Digest

Charlotte-Moss-Mougin-Linen-Coral-fabric

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Benzara 57519 Pagoda Lanterns

orchids

Accessories

Shepardson 2 Piece Sitting Foo Dog Statue SetShepardson 2 Piece Sitting Foo Dog Statue Set

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Oriental Furniture Rosewood Carved Pedestal Stand 

sandalwood-fan

Sandalwood Fan

Italian-Ceramic-tureen

White Ceramic Tureen

Decorative Picture This Chinoiserie

Decorative Picture This Chinoiserie Decorative Wall Art

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newport-mansions-chelsea-bird-mug

Newport Mansions Chelsea Bird Mug

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Foo Dog Salt and Pepper Shakers

As previously stated, destination decorating creates a passport to dining adventures, where the dining table top becomes an inspired canvas.

From place setting to ambiance to gracious detail, a Chinoiserie themed tablescape travels well.

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Southern Hospitality: Please Join Us For A Bridal Shower

Happy midweek all!  Today, because I am a proud mama and weddings are all around, I thought I would bring you into The Places In The Home fold by sharing with you this photo gallery from the please join us for a bridal shower we hosted for our son and his lovely fiancée when they were home for our nephew’s wedding in May.  Seeing that the happy couple live in Canada, it is difficult to be live and in person for the showers and luncheons celebrating the couple.  Skype and FaceTime amaze me, but pales in comparison to actually being in attendance in the moment.  It didn’t take long for me to come up with the idea of throwing the couple a surprise bridal shower.

bridal shower

The future Mrs. is not only taken with our son, but with Fixer Upper, Waco, Chip and Joanna Gaines and Magnolia Market.  What better way to surprise a Southern farmhouse chic girl at heart than with an afternoon Southern farmhouse chic-Southern charm-Southern hospitality eat, drink and we’re getting married bridal shower.

Magnolia Market

Clear glass jars brimming with fragrant magnolias captured the farmhouse feel and lent a simple yet elegant touch.  When entertaining, I find it helpful to know your audience and to play to their taste.  The thought is in the decorating and entertaining details, and it’s that attention to detail that brings about a rave review.

southern magnolia flower

Faux flowers have their place, and in the bridal/wedding weekend celebration that place was inside an antique porcelain pitcher placed in the center of the dining room table.   I’ve been known to pre plan the s*%! out of a soiree or celebration.  Pre planning affords me the opportunity to find theme appropriate decor pieces and impressive dinner and drinkware at a price point that makes me very happy.

I always like that theme!

It also gives me time to shop sales and order items with plenty of shipping time to spare.  A case in point is the tulip bundles found on eBay.  You must allow at least three weeks for arrival when ordering from China, but the price savings makes it an appealing option.  The quality is apple to apple when comparing the faux tulip bunches to the ones I see in my retail rounds.

pink tulips

The bride-to-be admired the tulips several times over the course of their visit which pleased me to no end.  It was obvious the tulip bundles captured the essence of her preferred decorating style, and that signaled decorating success.

antique porcelain pitcher

Crochet doilies and lace napkins dressed the table in vintage style.

vintage crochet

Tulle is my gift wrap ribbon and bow material of choice.

blue tulle

Tying the knot in white wedding and something blue tones is simple in theory, beautiful in delivery.

bridal shower gift

wedding gifts

Gifts for a newlywed kitchen filled with love.

vintage ladies handkerchiefBride

Vintage handkerchiefs make lovely wedding and bridal gifts, and my almost daily Etsy search for just the right one for each recipient became second nature.  I purchased vintage monogrammed handkerchiefs for the bride and groom-to-be, her mother, and each member of the bridal party- a to/from gift from me and Dave the Builder.  I also purchased vintage monogrammed handkerchiefs for my nephew, his bride, his brother who was his best man, and for my brother- the father of the groom.  Did I forget anyone?

mens handkerchiefGroom

We began the bridal shower nibble and nosh with a cheese board featuring several cheeses, fresh Louisiana strawberries, blueberries, fruit dip, mixed nuts, dried cranberries, dates and figs.  The future groom loves my chicken salad so chicken salad it is.  I served the chicken salad with a tropical fruit salad garnished with avocado slices, Greek yogurt and a drizzle of honey.  We also dined on a true Southern favorite, buttermilk biscuits and honey ham sandwiches.  I made a mayonnaise and Dijon mustard dressing to go with the sandwiches.  The beverage station featured water with lemon slices, raspberry tea, almond peach tea, Riesling and Merlot wine.

white wedding cake

For dessert, we decided to surprise the couple with a cake in true bridal shower fashion.  The cake decorator and I got together and came up with an abbreviated version of the above wedding cake.  The icing color was a soft shade of ivory and the cake decorator suggested a “bouquet” of roses to top it off.  Dave the Builder thought the silver wedding bands added a nice touch, and the monogrammed cake topper was an on trend accent.

cutting cake

It’s become somewhat of a tradition to give each bride and groom in the Places In The Home family a heirloom silver sugar spoon as a wedding gift.  To this we added a silver-plated wedding cake server set and the monogram wedding cake topper to complete the gift package.

wedding cake server set

The bridal shower was a big surprise and a big hit.  Our son finally figured out why I kept insisting he bring an extra suitcase with him. The extra baggage fee charge is a bargain compared to what it cost to ship items from the US to Canada.  I was informed the Kate Spade cutting boards were used the night they arrived back to Canada.

That’s all the thank you needed.

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