Welcome if you’re coming from Town & Country Living blog! Today I’m partnering with several blogging friends as part of the Styled + Set Summer Entertaining Blog Tour hosted by Designthusiasm. Come back each day for updated links at the bottom of this post so you can take in all the inspiration. I can’t wait to see everyone’s tables. When planning mine I followed my heart. It’s no secret that I love Blue & White, so what could be more fun than a lush and fresh Summer Blue & White Luncheon?
For this setting, I gathered up a large group of my ever growing blue & white collection and moved them temporarily outside. Since we are in the thick of summer, I thought it would be fun to give this table a bit of a nautical blue & white entertaining spin.
I have sourced most of my collection via eBay, antique shops, Home Goods, and a couple of pieces are from Pier 1 Imports. I’ve been slowly gathering them over time.
For a little, personalized touch, I made custom place cards that feature a watery background and coral accents.
Isn’t it fun? I filled the menu with a few of my favorite summery recipes. You can find my Star Spangled Spritzer here, Mediterranean Bruschetta here, my Asian Salad with Grilled Shrimp on Rosemary Skewers here, and my Raspberry & Champagne Meringue Cups here.
I wanted this table to feel luxurious, like a treasure trove, so I purposely over-filled it so that it is a Blue & White feast for the eyes! There are times when I want simplicity, and then others when I want to feel like I’ve stumbled into a Mermaid’s grotto of nautical niceties!
I hope you enjoyed my Al Fresco Luncheon in Blue & White! Now let’s get some more Summer entertaining inspiration, shall we?! Below is a list of all the blogs in the tour. If you’re following in order, next up is So Much Better With Age!
Designthusiasm | Citrine Living | Bless’er House
StoneGable | On Sutton Place | French Garden House
Design Dining and Diapers | Becky Cunningham
The Wood Grain Cottage | Eleven Gables