Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tablescape Tuesday: Glamping

Although I enjoy the outdoors, I have to admit I am just not a camper. Glamping, however....I can get into that! So, when I came across this tablescape for a glamping dinner party, I immediately fell in love. As you've heard me say many times, I love to entertain outdoors during the fall season. In the South, when the sweltering summer days come to a close and the crisp fall air descends, its the perfect time to gather outside with friends for dinner or just cocktails. This party has me wanting to style my own glamping tablescape for fall. My favorite part just might be the gold dripped mason jars.....









Want to create your own glamping tablescape? Here are my tips for achieving this look...


3. Placemats...I had to throw some gold in there:)





Monday, September 29, 2014

Autumn

Autumn seems to be slowly descending on the South (finally!!) and I couldn't be more excited. This is my absolute favorite time of year. Cool weather, pumpkins, changing leaves, roasting marshmallows, football...you name it, it all makes me happy! Here are just a few images I'm loving that capture the beauty of autumn...


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pear Thyme Mimosa

My husband and I are hosting a lunch in honor of our sweet baby's baptism this Sunday, and I just can't host a party without a fun cocktail! I discovered the recipe for a Pear Thyme Mimosa on Glitter Guide awhile back, and decided to serve it at a friend's baby shower. It was part of a mimosa bar where I also had o.j. and cranberry juice. I thought for sure the pear mimosa would be the least popular of the three but to my surprise it was the one everyone wanted to drink. And, I do have to say it was delish!! SO, it didn't take me but about 30 seconds to decide that it will be the perfect drink for our lunch this Sunday. 

{Image via The Glitter Guide}

PEAR THYME MIMOSA
1 chilled bottle of Prosecco or Champagne
12 oz. pear nectar
4-6 sprigs of Thyme

Fill each glass with 3 ounces of peach nectar and a sprig of Thyme. Top with Prosecco or Champagne and add an additional sprig of Thyme to garnish. For entertaining, combine chilled wine and pear nectar in a pitcher with 6 sprigs of Thyme. Cheers!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tablescape Tuesday: Dinner in the Woods

Fall is probably my most favorite season of the year, and I think, the most perfect time to entertain outdoors (for those of you who live in the South!). While fall temperatures haven't quite hit here in the South, I feel like its getting close and I CANNOT wait!! This gorgeous tablescape has me day dreaming about fall, its beautiful colors and textures and hopefully cooler weather that is just around the corner...







{Images via Flowerwild Designs}

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tablescape Tuesday: Moroccan Flair

I just love this bright and colorful Moroccan table that was featured recently on Camille Styles' blog. The mix of patterns and color make for a bold statement that will surely have your guests feeling the itch to travel to an exotic destination!





{Images via Camille Styles}

Monday, September 8, 2014

Floral Inspiration for James' Baptism

My sweet baby James is going to be baptized in a couple of weeks, and we've planned to have family, and a few close friends over to our house for lunch after the church service. I've started to compile inspiration for the flowers I want to have around the house and I'm loving the idea of a very organic/natural design. I feel the need to incorporate some blue, but am thinking I will stay with a mainly white and green color scheme...
{Images clockwise 1,2,3,5 via Rosegolden Flowers, 4 via Martha Stewart, 6 via Jose Villa}

I haven't done much flower arranging since James was born, so it will be fun to dive back in with this special project!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Calypso St. Barth

I am beyond excited that Calypso St. Barth opened up a boutique in my hometown last week (insert squeals, clapping and me jumping up and down). I'm pretty crazy about this luxury lifestyle brand, so I decided to pull together a collection of a few of my favorite pieces for Fall...