From the Archives: Tablescaping for summer

This week is my birthday week, so I am taking it easy and making some time for myself to enjoy NOT sitting behind a computer all day long. I will be back next week, but in the meantime, enjoy some posts From the Archives. I dug this post up from July 2010. Do you remember it?

“I’ve been wanting to share a tablescape post with you for a while now, especially since it’s summertime and summer means entertaining to me. The weather is nice, it stays light until 9pm, there’s fresh flowers + foods to highlight and all sorts of reasons to get family & friends together for indoor and al fresco dinner parties.

Now to be honest, most of the time I have company, I throw the food out on the bar buffet-style with plastic cups and paper napkins, but there are those times that call for a little more finesse.  So, I’ve put together (along with Lucy the intern’s help) a series of posts on tablescaping ideas. We will be presenting a bunch of themes and sharing a collection of images for each theme as inspiration for your (& my) dinner parties.

The first theme is burlap…

Burlap 1: Jodie Miller Photography

Burlap 2: Snippet & Ink

Burlap 3: Sunday Suppers

Burlap 4: The Sweetest Occasion

The 2nd theme is Kraft paper…

Paper 1: 100 Layer Cake

Paper 2: Green Wedding Shoes

Paper 3: Sunday Suppers

Paper 4: Emerson Made (via Ruffled)”