What does a Chef Salad, bottle of Chardonnay, and girlfriends all have in common? A Good Time!
When you gather a group of girlfriends together the laughter, love, friendship flows into one beautiful summer evening! Raising a glass of wine to toast in the official start of summer in the mist of giving and loving hearts, what could be better?
Let’s begin with the thought process of this tablescapes! One of my favorite stores in the Salt Lake City valley is the Basket Loft. With two locations, I’m often at the Cottonwood store, where I chat it up with Erin, the store manager and Karen, her mother. Look for them when you visit and tell them that Linda sent you!
Anyway that is where I find lots of my square tablecloths, why square if my table is round? It’s hard to find nice, fun 90” round tablecloths. So often I use a cream color round tablecloth that I picked up at Bed Bath and Beyond and top it with a square print, in this case 55 x 55. It’s all in the layering effect that helps with the visual interest! Today’s table cloth by NOW Designs, called Rosette Jacquard Habanero, is stunning with the turquoise, burnt orange, butter yellow to lush golden yellow and cream, plus varying shades of those colors as they criss-cross over each other! Woven into this summer plaid are flowers and leaves adding another layer of interest!
I also buy many of my cloth napkins at the Basket Loft, as you can see the orange-yellow looks charming with the dragonfly napkins ring, purchased several years ago from Southern Living at HOME!
I added by recent purchase of two candlesticks that I purchased at Randee and Company along with three wire birds.
Only two of the birds made the table and I am thinking that I really needed a third candlestick! Which I hope to buy another short one!
The floral Daisy Balls are leftovers from my Bees and Daisy Bunco party. True they are starting to look a bit faded but nonetheless I chose to use them on top of the candlesticks!
I love salt cellars and I found these Martha Stewart at Macy’s last fall! The color and shape works perfectly with this tablecloth! The spoons I picked up on my travels in Texas.
Adding the Willow House Villa Stoneware, with a cream color and perfect pearl beading, finished off by a warm brown rubbed glazed, has to be one of my all-time favorite dish to work with. I love that it doesn’t compete with the tablecloth, but rather accentuates, giving me the ability to bounce off colorful salad plates, along with many other options. Willow House Gallery Flatware added to each side of the plate and the Emerson Stemware completes the place setting.
How perfect is the small plate of freshly baked baby cake donuts that Mary brought to share? I will tell you that I enjoyed her tasty treat very much so!
Well there you have it, a no fuss, simple summertime table, where the focus is on the friendships that circle the table!
Willow House for dishes, flatware and stemware
Basket Loft for tableclothes and napkins
Macy’s for Martha Stewart salt cellar floral bowl
Randee and Company for candlesticks and wire birds