Posts Tagged ‘Ikea’

The Weekend Dish


cheryl- summer bounty

My talented friend Cheryl sent me this picture of her bounty from the Farmer’s Market. Stunning! Nourishing food LOCALLY grown in a responsible, healthy way. Make a pledge to shop at your local Farmer’s Market this weekend or this coming week. Summer produce won’t last much longer, take advantage.


Summer is the best time for rereading your favorite novels don’t you think? I’m currently rereading The Great Gatsby. How beautiful are the covers of this new set of The Fitzgerald Collection by Coralie Brickford-Smith?


Next I might dive into an Austen circuit. Up first for me will be P & P to visit my favorite characters E. Bennet and Mr. Darcy.

clothbound books

Sarah just reread The Odyssey which is one of her favorite rereads.

clothbound books

Off to Ikea this weekend for…

Ikea glass bottle

so I can make…

water bottle table number

for the table numbers at my wedding thanks to this creative couple! Thank you Ikea for helping to make entertaining affordable. Happy weekend all!

Table Decor- Craft Paper + Candles


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.

craft paper and candles table

Long tables covered in white twin sheets, kraft paper table runner and cream candles from Ikea in jam jars.

Mary place setting

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.

Mary ship plate

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!

ikea dish towel napkin

White china from Martha Stewart Collection for Macy’s and the napkin is the famed 49 cent Ikea dishtowel tied with a twine.

Mary table dark

The table glowed with warmth from candles, good food and loving friends. Happy Birthday Mary!