Stunning, simple chic table decor courtesy of my talented pal Mary. Her husband hosted an outdoor dinner party last weekend in honor of her 30th birthday and Mary styled the table.
Long tables covered in white twin sheets, kraft paper table runner and cream candles from Ikea in jam jars.
Place setting of white china and assorted sea themed china from the couples’ collection from Anthropologie. White folded place cards add an elegant touch to casual decor.
Water bottle with stopper and water/wine glasses from Ikea. Wine and water was placed on the table during dinner for easy refills during dinner!
White china from Martha Stewart Collection for Macy’s and the napkin is the famed 49 cent Ikea dishtowel tied with a twine.
The table glowed with warmth from candles, good food and loving friends. Happy Birthday Mary!
By Sarah Lagrotteria
Friends, what are you up to this weekend?
Lydia is heading to Napa so her hometown friends and family can shower our bride-to-be with love, attention and good wine.
The literary ladies are coming to my place Sunday morning to discuss Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast. We’ll drink sweet mint tea and iced coffee and snack on summer berries and whole-grain zucchini bread with mint and basil from Kim Boyce‘s Good to the Grain.
I hope to take my new deck towel to the beach. The man behind these eco-chic throwbacks to a happier, more effortlessly elegant time is none other than Lydia’s baby brother Buck! Talent runs deep in the Ellison clan.
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Enjoy the beautiful weather!