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"A Summer Table for Friends"......

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Last Thursday, I had my group of dearest friends over for one of our "get-together" evenings! .....We have been doing this for some time now, getting together each month for dinner, chatting & getting caught up with each of our busy lives!....
It works well, with everyone contributing to the meal & the hostess having the fun of setting a pretty table & creating a "warm & inviting atmosphere" for her guests!

Since I was hostessing this month, I decided to have us dine on my patio!.....So I began putting my table together.
It all started with these clamp-lid glass bottles from IKEA.....& 2 bunches of long stemmed "poppy-like" flowers from Trader Joe's ( they have a great selection of afforable blooms!)

I added a few stems in each bottle, each half-filled with water....
( looks much more interesting
than entirely filled!).....
& placed them down the middle of the table, casually winding them around a pair of glass cylinder vases,...... where I had placed pure white pillar candles on top of a bed of pea gravel.
Also scattered a few more tiny votive candles throughout.....for a bit more sparkle!

Amazing what happens when you combine the following....
1- Walmart folding table (6 foot)
1- very gathered, home-made burlap tablecloth
9- everyday white diner plates
9- soft, checkered dishtowels for napkins ( these are just used as napkins for the time being!)
9- K-Mart Martha Stewart glass water goblets
"my collection" of mis-matched thrift store silverware

As the clouds rolled in.....We all enjoyed a dinner of grilled salmon, corn pudding, Greek salad, fresh berries & warm sourdough bread!....(Along with a delicious appetizer of hummus & pita bread & amazing cupcakes for dessert!)

Such evenings are what summer is all about!

"Good friends....Good food....Good conversation"
Make some summer memories of your own!

Love, Heidi XO


Sherri June 18, 2010 at 6:08 PM  

Sounds like a perfect evening and what wonderful decorating! It looked simply beautiful!

Debbie @ June 18, 2010 at 6:44 PM  

Heidi! I love your table. And that burlap tablecloth looks pretty wonderful my dear. Great job. But you always set beautiful tables! I love it. Glad you had a meaningful evening with friends!

Preppy Mama June 19, 2010 at 1:57 PM  

Looks amazing! I am in LOVE with your tablecloth!!! It is gorgeous!

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