Wednesday, June 11, 2014

white peonies and seagrass . . . easy Summer entertaining



My favorite seasons to use baskets when entertaining are Summer and Fall. 

They add a kind of charm to your table, whether you use traditional baskets for bread, dishes, or silverware  . . . or beautifully weaved chargers or glass caddies . . . they give a 'warm' welcome to any setting. 




I love using my seagrass chargers, vases, and baskets when entertaining during the Summer months.

Seagrass is usually a thicker, chunkier weave; and it's blonde color is beautiful paired with fresh Summer colors, like pinks, red, blues, and greens. Seagrass can easily be 'dressed up' or 'dressed down' . . . and that's one of the big reasons that I love bringing my pieces out during the Summer months. They'll fit just about any occasion.








For me, I like keeping our home casual through the Summer months. 

Casual entertaining and light menus mean I can spend more time with my family and friends, which is what celebrating Summer is all about, right!?


celebrating Summer in our home
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seagrass
garden flowers in bud vases
casual linens
cool colors ~ blues & greens
berries! berries! berries!
vegetables
Summer vegetable frittatas
light & flavorful pasta dishes
family style meals
fresh lemonades
garden tomatoes
and backyard picnics!
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20 comments:

  1. Simply beautiful! Your lucky, lucky summer guests ;)

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  2. Your photographs are gorgeous! Do you mind telling what kind of camera you are using? I'm looking at upgrading, so I'm just asking around. Thanks!
    judypimperl.blogspot.com

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  3. Beyond beautiful photos, as always.

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  4. Gorgeous photos, Suzanne! You've made simple items so elegant!!

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  5. Beautiful entertaining tips!! I never entertained anyone at my home. I rather be a guest of other's party, particularly someone who can set up such beautiful party foods and decor like you:) Have a great weekends.

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  6. Absolutely stunning, Suazanne! I love your styling! And all the beauty you put together!

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  7. Your flowers are breathtaking.

    Madonna
    MakeMineLemon

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  8. Everything looks so beautiful! I love it all...thanks for sharing!

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  9. I love the freshness of summer, and these photos are bright and breezy. Absolutely delightful!

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning

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  10. You take such great pictures. I love peonies...they are one of my favorites. If I could, I would decorate my whole house with them. I would love it if you linked this up to my Motivate Me Monday linky party at IT'S A ginger SNAP

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  11. What a beautiful summery post Suzanne! I love the peonies and roses and all the delectable delights you teased us with, too!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos with us at Project Inspire{d}!

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  12. Such a stunning post! I was blessed to stop by...thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!

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  13. These photos are gorgeous, Suzanne! What a beautiful set up for a summer gathering.

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  14. I like light meals for summer too Suzanne. The pasta with asparagus and yellow squash looks simply divine! The gorgeous Peonies add a wonderful touch. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  15. Peonies are one of my favourite flowers, beautiful photos. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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  16. Absolutely stunning....I love WHAT you take pictures of,.... and HOW you take pictures!!!

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  17. Your photos are stunning and are inspirational. They make me want to cook and to garden. Love, love, love the simplicity of the peony photos.

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  18. Beautiful peonies. I can't grow them here, but I love to see them. Thanks,for sharing your tips at WhYd You Do this Weekend. I hope you have a great week and a wonderful 4th.

    Linda

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  19. You did a great job of documenting all the different textures. Thank you for sharing.

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  20. FABULOUS! Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for linking up at Wonderful Wed Blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

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