Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Coral summer tablescape

coral summer tablescape

**This giveaway and comments are now closed! Winners have been contacted via email.

Hello there! How are ya?

Well, it’s July, and I gotta be honest, usually July means I start thinking of the f.a.l.l. word. But the older I get, the more I try to embrace summer. I’m starting to dig it. When it’s not 105 degrees. ;)

We do have at least a few more weeks of summer, and I’m determined to bear hug it and make the most of it! (And then I can think about fall.)

The lovely folks at Target are helping me (and a few of you) to keep celebrating summer with their FUN coral stripe outdoor dinnerware. They sent me a set so I could create a summer-inspired vignette, and I gotta tell you…it was FUN.

I don’t often create tablescapes and it was a treat to take these bright colors and do something pretty and summery with them!

I set up a little coral shindig on our outdoor DIY table I showed you last summer. It sits under the pergola on our deck and we often find ourselves sitting on the carpet out there at the table.

I tried to use what I already had to create this vignette (other than flowers!) and I luuuuurve how it turned out! I started with my rattan chargers and added the plates, bowls and cups from Target:

coral striped dishes target

The idea of sitting down to tea has always sounded so lovely to me, but I don’t like tea, darn it. Same goes with coffee by the way – a morning cup of Joe sounds so nice and relaxing, but I don’t like that either. ;)

So I created our own little (pink) lemonade party. I found a yummy recipe in one of the Bub’s Mickey Mouse books of all places! It called for maraschino cherries and juice and it. is. yummy!

It doesn’t hurt that the colors worked pretty darn perfectly with the dishes. I used the dip bowls for sugar, lemon slices and extra cherries:

pink lemonade cherriesstriped beverage dispenser 

I’ve been looking ALL summer for a beverage dispenser with a handle – and there. you. go. I love this one – beyond the handy handle (har), it’s sturdy and the spout actually works.

I dressed up the table with one of my favorite flowers, gerbera daises, and simple babies breath in my mason jars:

summer tablescape

Babies breath all by itself is SO beautiful!

Altogether it made for a lovely, intimate little table setting that I LOVE!:

striped target dinnerware

Isn’t that so perfect for summer? I had so much fun doing this!

It is so totally girly and bright and pretty!:

     summer outdoor tablescape 

In celebration of Target’s Big Honkin’ Summer campaign, they are offering THREE of you the coral themed items for your own summer party! Three lucky chicks (or dudes?) will receive all of these outdoor items in a coral theme:

- Beverage dispenser with coral stripes
- Coral stripe dinner plate (4) 
- Coral stripe cereal bowl (4) 
- Coral Stripe tumblers (4) 
- Coral dip bowls with bamboo serving tray

WHOO! How cool is that?

All you have to do is leave a comment here. Easy peasy. :) What’s your favorite part of summer?

*Remember if you comment anonymously or you have a private blog, please include your email address, and spell it out with “at” and “dot” to avoid any spammy emails coming your way.

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will be open for a week – till Friday July 13 (oooooohh!) at noon EST.

612 comments:

  1. I LOVE outdoor summer parties with the twinkle of candlelight, and the cool refreshing taste of mint lemonade with lots of ice!

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  2. My favorite part of summer is NO WORK! I'm a teacher so being off of work is delightful! And I a-doreee Target! Your tablescape is beautiful!

    chrissyjohnson86[at]gmail[dot]com

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  3. Favorite part of summer - the shining sun! It puts me in a good mood. Love your tablescape!

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  4. My favorite part of summer is when it ends! It is too freaking hot! Granted - I find myself 8 months pregnant and it's 105 degrees, but sometimes we go to Target for a drink and to wander in the air conditioning :)

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  5. Totally love the late summer nights. The sounds and smells hanging out with my boys are amazing!

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  6. Summer movies rock! Can't wait for Batman.

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  7. My favorite part of summer is air conditioning! :)

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  8. LOVE bbq's, days at the beach, s'mores by the fire, NO HOMEWORK! ♥

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  9. Beautiful! I would love to do something similar!

    Jody.Amundson(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. I love spending the day in the water with the kids and coming home to an easy, grilled dinner at the picnic table. Then we lay out on blankets and watch movies with the projector on the side of the house...summer's a great time to spend with family and friends! angelique(dot)cordes(at)gmail(dot) com

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  11. My favorite part of summer is spending time with my children. I love pajama days, catching fireflies, making homemade ice cream and just relaxing because the school year seems so busy. And how could I forget smore's. Thanks for this fabulous giveaway. Coral is my favorite color.

    martinsinva@gmail.com

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  12. My favorite part of Summer is the warm weather and being able to get out of the house without a jacket!!! I live in Cleveland and it is cold here most of the year!!!

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  13. love it - that turned out very cute! those little dip bowls are to die for :)

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  14. Spending time with the kiddos.....pool...movies...parks...snow cones!

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  15. My favorite thing about summer... nice lazy days in the pool! Target's wonderful set would look great on my deck! :) Love the mason jars.. you have inspired me... now please send me some energy! :)
    Tangel4atwwwdotrrdotcom

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  16. To not be a tablescaper, you did a great job. The colors seem to work well w/ your outdoor area. My favorite part of summer is July 4th and the beach. Not a fan of August b/c that means summer is almost over.

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  17. Flip flops! Oh, wait! Do those still count as my favorite part of summer when I wear them almost year-round? ;)

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  18. My favorite part of summer is pool parties and BBQs.

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  19. Flip flops! Oh, wait! Do those still count as my favorite part of summer when I wear them almost year-round? ;)

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  20. My favorite part of summer is playing with my 2 year old little boy at the pool :)

    amyobrien14(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. my favorite part is swimming in the pool when the sun is setting and the cicadas are chirping :)

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  22. My favorite part of summer is fresh homemade limonade! I luv the way it looks in this peachy serveware, luv the ambience, enjoy!

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  23. My favorite part of summer? Sweet corn on the cob, s'mores w/ my guys, and sleeping in!

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  24. I love those colors! Favorite parts of summer are swimming and beachcombing in the Atlantic Ocean and any opportunity to share my love of the ocean with my grandson!

    Ciao!
    Guerrina
    waters7989(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. My favorite part of summer is sitting by the fire pit with my children and grandchildren and watch them getting so excited making smores. The simple things of life bring such happiness.

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  26. My favorite part of summer is the early morning and evening "haze" we have here in Indiana. To me, it screams summer and the humid day/night to come!!!

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  27. I LOVE summer because I get to cherish the time spent with my nine year old more when she is out of school. I love planning little parties with her to celebrate the 'tiny moments' where we just stop, have fun & act like kids together. Love this set - we were actually admiring this set because I am totally loving on the color coral right now. It is just so fresh & you really don't see it that often. Thanks so much for the chance! laura ~ laura{at}eyecandyeventdetails{dot}com

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  28. Such a lovely tablescape you created...so colorful and birght..perfect for summers... the best part about summers is wearing skirts..frocks..frills and being all girly... having a flower in your hair and flaunting it all.... absolutely love it when its bright and shining..

    http://www.nicksnacksbyme.blogspot.com/

    drshaz82[at]gmail[dot]com

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  29. I can see a trip to Target in the near future. The colors are so bright and summery......my deck would love to have them visit!

    Cathy's Cupboard Calamity <;)
    cathy.farquhar@gamil.com

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  30. My favorite part of summer is the WARMTH! :)

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  31. Love how you decorated your table! My favorite part of summer is swimming, flip flops, and lazy days!

    gertiemaetrude(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. My favorite part of summer was hanging at the baseball diamond with my boys (all grown now). After the game (s), we'd go to the pool or home to the sprinkler...nothing better than a yard full of giggling kids...just being kids.

    upcyclefurniture(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  33. I love summer b/c as a teacher, I'm off work for 2 months! I've totally been stalking this coral stuff at Target since it came out. I'm patiently waiting for it to hit clearance and then I'm stocking up. Boy, this would be a dream win for me if I won all that great Target stuff! Love your tablescape!

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  34. My favorite part of this summer is the Olympics!!! But every other summer I love cookouts with friends and lazy weekend days. Love the table, it looks so pretty and inviting!

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  35. My favorite part of summer is the fresh fruits and veggies - especially homegrown tomatoes. Yum! I've been eyeing this coral set at Target but just haven't felt like I had the extra money to spend right now - it's just so cute! I've been on a serious coral kick lately.
    Thank you for a chance to win!

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  36. Your table setting is super pretty!! I love everything about it!

    My favorite part about summer is that there's a lot less rain, and it just seems like everyone is ready to have fun! Must be all the sunshine! :)

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  37. My favorite part of summer is having my son home all day! Love the extra cuddling and activities!

    Natalieclause at ymail dot com

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  38. Would love to win! LeAnn www(dot)lbegnash(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  39. I love your tablescape and that lemonade sounds heavenly.

    My favorite part of summer is the fresh fruit and veggies!

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  40. Love those colors! My most favorite part of summer EVER would have to be lazy days at the beach, salty seawater blonde hair, and some good rides on the waves. Makes me happy just thinking about it! ;)

    sarabsorensen@gmail.com

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  41. I love the energy you get from just being outside! Hiking, picnics, and wandering around my pond are my favorites. There's nothing like summer in the country :)

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  42. So adorable!
    My favorite parts of summer are picnics and lazy days!

    redheadinthepark at gmail dot com

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  43. Very cute table setting. I like late night conversations on the deck after the heat of the day has passed. I also like the happy colors of summer - although the predominant color outdoors this summer in Missouri is brown! {sigh!}

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  44. ^^ Sami (my_fat_rat@yahoo.com)

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  45. So exciting! I love Target! I love summer for late night frozen yogurt runs!

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  46. My favorite part about summer is outdoor living -- grilling, swimming, crafting, and travels!

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  47. Love how you come up with things. Just vunnderful darling!

    krmccarthyatsbcglobaldotnet

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  48. My favorite part of summer is the sounds of kids playing outside!

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  49. My favorite thing about summer is cookouts with my family. Spending time outside and enjoying the company of the ones you love is amazing.

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  50. This summer my favorite thing has been lying around reading blogs!

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  51. If there is anything better than Target, Summer, Parties and free stuff. I would like to know what it is. I love the table decor. Makes me want to have a party of my own.. Cant imagine how I would decorate, or live without Target. just say'n

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  52. I have seen this at Target and LOVE it! It is SO summery! I love summer parties, BBQs, and summer cocktails! Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I have my fingers crossed!

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  53. I love all the summer fruits and melons! I love being able to wear all my fun summer dresses and wedge sandals. I love being a complete girly-girl in the summer and sitting outside eating my meals (except, the bugs can stay away).

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  54. I'm a teacher so my favorite part of summer is 3 months off work.

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  55. My favorite part of summer is.....everything! I love the heat, the sun, the beach, kids out of school, sleeping in, and BBQ's! And I love Target summer clearance; just got a HUGE beverage tub on clearance for $9.99!
    ~Chassie
    chas826 at hotmail dot com

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  56. I love the easy rhythm of summertime. everything just seems to slow a little even though it's usually pretty busy. Not quite sure how that works, but I like it!

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  57. My favorite part is that I am able to grow my own herbs, and vegetables! Here in Seattle there are alot of farmer markets, but to know you can just grow your own tomatoes, peppers or herbs is a treat! (also i love all the yummy homemade popcicles after a BBQ!)

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  58. The warm weather!debz87[at]comcast[dot]net

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  59. Hi, I am Anjana and my favorite summer things are:
    1)To be able to move about without bulky sweaters and jackets. I have a two year old and it is absolutely tiresome to get him dressed for outings in winter.
    2)I love love love iced lemon tea...yummm...
    3)The trees are in full bloom and there are birds and bees outside. I also love browsing the garden sections at the store.
    4)Summer means more daylight and that means more time to do the things we love,right?!!
    -Anjana
    anjanadev(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. I love that summer means bicycling around the city with cool sunnies and shorts!
    Love this giveaway. Hope I win!

    XO
    Vidhya
    thedailysequin@gmail.com

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  61. I love the warmth of summer - being on the patio, kids running around, the scent of sunscreen, the beautiful summer sunsets and the lovely flowers in bloom! :)

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  62. My favorite part of summer is being able to get good fruit! I stalk the farmers market until white nectarines come out, and buy them by the dozen. Thanks for the great contest, and also for not requiring me to like a billion Facebook pages and follow six people on twitter to enter. :)

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  63. My favorite part of summer is sitting in a boat enjoying the breeze and the waves...and the fishing. :) Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  64. Ohhh I love your party decor! it's so relaxing! my favorite part of the summer is having out in the patio and catching a nice tab :0)


    Thanks for the chance to win


    Catarina
    Docerela@gmail.com

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  65. One of my favorite things about summer is garden fresh tomatoes. SO yummy :)

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  66. Our thriving (first!) garden, eating on the back patio, fresh tomatoes, BLT's and lots of salads.

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  67. My favorite part is all the fresh Basil I can grow in my garden !

    pummymohanty at gmail dot com

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  68. My favorite things about summer are fun outings with the kids and sitting outside with my husband at night talking and looking at the stars with a fire and some icy beverages.

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  69. Since I live in Phoenix, my summer plans revolve around staying inside and getting the heck out of town. I already got to go to the beach in June so now it's all about going to the movies, bowling, and shopping!

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  70. I actually love every.single.second of summer. ;) And I love this set from Target!!

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  71. I love the smell of sunscreen and wet cement when my girls are playing outside in our blow up pool!

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  72. I love the smell of sunscreen and wet cement when my girls are playing outside in our blow up pool!

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  73. I love the smell of sunscreen and wet cement when my girls are playing outside in our blow up pool!

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  74. Oh my goodness how great would this set be?! It looks darling on your table, totally. My favorite part of summer is not working! I'm a college professor so I don't have to go into work, which means more time for projects! And BBQs of course :)

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  75. price underscore pam at yahoo dotc omJuly 12, 2012 at 1:00 AM

    My favorite part of summer is just being able to enjoy all the wonderful sights~ smells and activities before winter comes and all is silenced in slumber and we are trapped indoors. Bahahaha! I love all the seasons but the best part of this summer would be winning this Target give away =)

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  76. I love swimming in my pool and lounging on a floating chair and reading.

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  77. Love this tablescape! Coral is my absolute favorite color! My favorite part of summer is the long days, sweet corn on the cob, and getting to spend time with my family!

    http://crazyaboutcoral.blogspot.com

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  78. My favorite part of summer is the end of it! I am from Texas where it's over 100 almost every day. Ick! I do however think these lovely coral items will make me love summer a whole lot more! :)

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  79. favorite part of summer is getting out of town! we take the kids and take a road trip at least once every summer and go visit friends and family, or the beach. it's a much needed break and time together with the kids.

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  80. So festive!
    Greetings from Australia♥
    ~Pernilla

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  81. My favorite part of summer being able to finally use my backyard and have friends over.

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  82. i really like the color scheme=)

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  83. My favorite part of summer - have to use a list: fresh fruits/veggies, flowers, parties, fun and traveling! :)

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  84. My favorite part of summer being a teacher is having the time to pursue my passions.

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  85. My favorite part of summer is relaxing in the sun watching the kids play outside together!! Why is it they fight less while playing outside?!

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  86. I love spending time with the kids, and making memories with them and good friends! I love summer!

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  87. I LOVE spending time at the pool or beach and soaking up the sun!

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  88. I enjoy summer days spent by the lake having a picnic and of course roasting marshmallows at night with my son. Most of all just spending it with the family and being creative...and making special memories :-) Kendra_Cantrell(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  89. Lazy days with the kids! No schedule, no wake up time, and sometimes...no bed time!

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  90. Ohemgeeeeeeee, I just saw this set yesterday and was going to try and find it at Target this weekend. Would be even better if I won it!

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  91. Honestly I'm more of fall/cool weather kind of person. But my favorite part of Summer is the shoes. I love my flip-flops and sandals. :)

    lovelycrazylife (at) gmail (dot) com

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  92. I love the time of day when the air is cooling off, a gentle breeze wafts through, and I am sitting on the swing in my backyard enjoying it all with my little white dog on my lap.

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  93. My favorite part of summer is when my tomatoes ripen! I love the fresh vegetables and fruit!

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  94. I love sitting outside in the early morning and watching my doggies play. I also enjoy an early cop o' joe!

    J_duralde (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  95. My favorite part of summer is relaxing in my teal chair listening to my kids laugh and play.
    chadewick at aol dot com

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  96. Favorite part: all the time my little girls gets running around outside in the sunshine. :)
    deborahsw @ gmail.com

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  97. I love laying in the grass... I used to love taking naps in the grass, but now the kids make sure that doesn't happen!

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  98. I love laying in the grass... I used to love taking naps in the grass, but now the kids make sure that doesn't happen!

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  99. Love your blog! My favorite part of summer is the more relaxed schedule, family time, and camping!
    fullyembracelife at gmail dot com

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  100. I love summer because my teacher hubby is home a whole lot more!!

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  101. I love the lazy days of summer, and vacation time! neldacnm at yahoo

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  102. Oh my gosh, I would love to win this to host afternoon tea in my backyard with my sorority sisters when school starts next month! My favorite thing about summer is that I have a fabulous internship at the Lifetime Television Network!

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  103. Everything looks beautiful!!

    What I love the most about summers is sleeping in, and not having a schedule like we normally do. With five kids, you can imagine the hustle and bustle during the school year!!

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  104. I love picking and eating strawberries with my daughter!

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  105. I LOVE that my husband has a modified schedule and gets an extra day off to spend with us :) seriously going to miss it when school starts up

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  106. Absolutely love your tablescape -- and your deck!!! As my son says, "the sun makes me happy." And that is my favorite thing about summer -- so much sunshine!!

    valdavis.1athotmaildotcom

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  107. I love being outside in the summer sun. The smells and the sounds remind me of childhood. A dinner party outside at night with candles and lightning bugs is lovely too and very romantic. ahwjew at bellsouth dot net

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  108. i live in hawaii whats not to love about summer!! Coral is my color and i love me some target!!
    W_R_J2005(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  109. My favorite part of summer is that I get to do a lot of outdoor things that I normally don't do as much (except as you said, when its 105 outside, lol). It just seems like I get more done in the warmer months. Love this coral set! Thanks for another great giveaway!

    readinglady16 at yahoo dot com

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  110. My favorite part of summer is a good summer storm...one that rolls in late afternoon, maybe only lasts 30-45mins, but is just enough to cool things down and also storms are pretty awesome to watch.

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  111. My favorite part is blueberry picking and being with my boys all day.
    hersheymomatfrontierdotcom

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  112. I looove the long days, warm weather to go swimming, ice cream....umm, I guess I love pretty much everything about summer!

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  113. I love your tablescape! This would be a fun ladies' night idea--just some fancy lemonade. My favorite part of summer is going to the beach; we usually go every year and I always look forward to it. This year, we're waiting until the first week of September, so I get to anticipate vacation all summer long, which is also fun!

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  114. My favorite part of summer is visiting family and swimming!

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  115. My favorite part of summer is searching for the best ice cream spot. The driving there and back is part of the fun as well, and when you find the perfect sundae, summer never tasted so good.

    claire_caputoathotmaildotcom

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  116. I love this time of year for the extra daylight!

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  117. What a wonderful tablescape! The colors are beautiful! My favorite thing about summer is the fresh berries and peaches! Love making jellies and jams to share with family and friends.

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  118. My favorite part of summer is heading to the beach. We live near the Outer Banks and it's the perfect beach!!! dlmurray92 at yahoo dot com

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  119. I love the summer dishes! I am a sucker for dishes and would love to add this collection to my existing one!

    Happy summer!

    angelamjennings at hotmail dot com

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  120. My favorite part of summer is stopping by all the local farm stands and getting fresh fruits and vegetables.

    cdtipton (at)yahoo (dot)com

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  121. Love the coral color. I decorate with pops of orange and think it is beautiful! Great job on the table.

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  122. My favorite part of summer is traveling to the beach and poconos.
    The table looks great by the way!
    jackiemccarney(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  123. Love the tablescape and I love summer. Living at the beach means lots of sand and surf!!! Love it!

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  124. My favorite part of summer is sleeping in and not being as structured schedule wise. Love the fun outdoor time.

    This tablescape is awesome!!!! Well done and thanks for the chance!

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  125. I LOVE summer! Camping, relaxing....all the fun outdoor stuff. AND I love Target and TDC!

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  126. So cute!
    I also hate the hot temps, but I love shopping for clearance perennials!
    orangecowchick at hotmail dot com

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  127. I love summer because routines slow down and more time is available to enjoy family relationships. I adore spending time outdoors and marveling at the many wonders of nature that our gracious God created.

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  128. beach..beach..beach...always looking forward for summer because of this .

    enilyn_rizon@yahoo.com

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  129. My favorite part of summer is sitting in a float on the lake and reading.

    Your tablescape is so pretty and the lemonade matches perfectly!

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  130. My fave part of summer is when it ends and turns into fall (no kidding)!! But my next fave part would have to be a toss-up btwn lightning bugs glittering the sky at dusk, and COLD refreshing iced tea :)

    ramoody77(at)gmail(dot)com

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  131. My favorite part of summer is getting up early, heading out to swim with my little girl and husband, then heading in late afternoon to shower for a late dinner on the deck. Relaxation is the best part of summer!
    maggiemay646atyahoodotcom

    blog- themidwestmom.blogspot.com

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  132. Days at the pool with my kiddos are my favorite part of summer!

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  133. I am off in the summer and I'm enjoying getting caught up on my scrapbooks and crafts! Love the coral tablescape!

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  134. My favorite part of summer is fresh fruits and veggies from the farmer's market :)

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  135. My favorite part about summer is evening Walsh with my hubby, kids, and dogs!

    Laurenkearney304(at)gmail(dot)com

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  136. I love summer clothes and flip flops. I live in MI and wish that I could wear shorts, tank top, and flip flops all year long. dana[dot]orozco[at]uwalumni[dot]com

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  137. I love going to the beach! We live about 45 minutes from Lake Michigan and we enjoy going out at night to walk the pier and watch the sunset. SO beautiful!

    sjkalsbeek (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  138. I love warm summer nights sitting on the deck doing nothing at all! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  139. My favorite part of summer is everything! The smell of fresh cut grass and outdoor grilling. The sounds of sprinklers going off and children playing and laughing in the neighborhood. School is out and there is more time to spend with friends and family. And let's not forget baseball, baseball, baseball!

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  140. Your table setting is so inviting! My favorite thing about summer is my garden. Fresh flowers and veggies all summer long!

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  141. I heart me some Target and would love a nice set of summery dishes!

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  142. My favorite part of summer is spending time with my kids! I work full time and I always make sure to take a full week off of work so I can spend time with them and do memorable things! - Niki niki(dot)dick(at)comcast(dot)net

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  143. I love all things summer, the weather, smells, vacations and of course the FOOD! You created a very lovely summer entertainment space...I just love it!

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  144. manderer6 at gmail dot comJuly 12, 2012 at 7:31 AM

    Thanks for all the great simple entertaining ideas. It's great to see inexpensive ideas to entertain.

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  145. I love summer for fair food (elephant ears!)!!!!

    chrissyraetaylor(at)gmail(dot)com

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  146. The best part of summer is the hot weather and all the time we can spend outdoors. Beach, lake, pool - so many great places to hang out w/ friends and family.

    pj dupuis at comcast dot net

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  147. Ahhh...taking garden walks in my pj's and enjoying the morning birds songs.
    sarv48 (at) yahoo (dot)com

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  148. I love the carefree days of summer - no schedules, outdoor eating and fun and beautiful sunny days.

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  149. My favorite part of summer is no work! Can you guess I'm a teacher!?

    My email is kellycanady at gmail.com

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  150. I love the kids getting to stay up a little later, catching lightening bugs, relaxing evenings sitting on the porch, as well as morning coffee on the porch. I love Target and I'm there almost every day, no matter what the season!
    Xr8ek at hotmail dot com

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  151. Summer at Lake Ere is awesome, 11 beaches, concerts on the beach, kayaking, canoeing, picnics, I'm not a sun bather though, beach glass hunting and other cool finds. Come visit....

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  152. Enter me :). My favorite part of summer is all the fairs / festivals that go one. I'm from a small, country town and I love me some county-fair action :)

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  153. My favorite part of summer is having time to declutter and do DIY projects. I homeschool my 6 children so there is very little time for either during the school year!

    Nancy B
    nancybeth97 at gmail dot com

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  154. What is it about flowers in mason jars, a screened porch, and fireflys at dusk? Summertime in the midwest is awesome!!

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  155. My fave part of summer are the fresh far stand veggies and fruits. Maybe some day I'll garden, but for now....I love the farmers markets!

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  156. My favorite thing of summer is being able to use my grill every single day! We love having people over for gatherings and sitting around after dinner talking and relaxing. I enjoy the slow pace of a southern summer!

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  157. My favorite part of summer is the looong evening hours of sun light.

    Corynn crflood at charter dot net

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  158. I'm a teacher so having my days free is my favorite part of summer! I'm lovin' the color coral lately, it's a perfect summer color in all sorts of things, including these cute Target dishes!

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  159. My favorite part of summer is getting to hang with my daughter. We have painted pottery, gone shopping (she is OBSESSED with Bath and Body), and logged lots of happy hours by the pool. Right now we are at the beach and life is good! Hate to see it end and her go back to school. :( Would love to do a pool party using that gorgeous coral tableware!!!
    Love you, love your blog...even if I don't get the stuff! :)

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  160. My favorite part of summer is enjoying time outdoors and the nice weather with my family!!
    ckupiec1 at stny dot rr dot com

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  161. My favorite part of summer is being able to spend so much time outside in the sun, on the water and in the evening.

    thanks for the giveaway!! :-)

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  162. Going to the beach! Or bbqing... when it's not 105 degrees.

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  163. I love sitting on the deck watching the sun go down as the bats flit around in the twilight (eating all those pesky mosquitoes!) Anna

    ajuganattdsdotnet

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  164. Beach vacations and time with the family! But I, too, could do without the 105 temps!
    lorraine.lawrence at hotmail dot com

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  165. My favorite part of summer is hanging out in the backyard after dinner as a family, watching our little girl play in the baby pool and our dog drink the water. :). Love this summer set. It's perfect! :)

    Stephanie80jones at hotmail dot com

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  166. Beautiful and refreshing! I would love to win.
    Momstuff1 at rocketmail dot com

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  167. My favorite thing is longer days and not freezing cold temps.
    Thanks

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  168. I love the relaxing feel of summertime! Also love the table setting you created- looks very fun and funky :)
    kiki_745(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  169. I love the time off of work to enjoy with my family (working in a school is awesome)!

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  170. I love summer because as hot as it is, there is 0 chance of snow! And the sunshine :)

    megan.d.mcginty(at)gmail(dot)com

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  171. Beautiful tablescape! My favorite part of summer used to be having time to work on projects and play with the kids more. Now that I'm retired from education, every day is summer!

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  172. Love the coral! My mom's favorite color is coral, so it totally reminds me of her.

    I got one of those jugs with a spout from Target recently as well, and used it to hold my peachy white sangria (recipe on my blog). LOVE it!

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  173. Oh, I LOVE it!!! My favorite part of summer is getting to spend more time with my now 5.5 year old son. We're having lots of adventures!! :-)

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  174. My favorite part of summer is going to the pool with the grandkids. They love it so much.

    Your tablescape looks fantastic - I'm loving the coral!

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  175. the smell of honeysuckle....nothing better!

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  176. It's a lovely set. The colours are right up my alley. And I like your flowers too!

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  177. My favorite part of summer is the time we spend on the river!

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  178. My favorite part of summer is the ability to rest (I'm a sixth grade teacher) and be drama-free!! ;) I love Target and your blog - your backyard table looks wonderful!

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  179. So many things I'm loving about summer. My favorite this year is that we will be picking up our new 8 week old yellow lab at the end of August:) ps... Gorgeous tablescape!

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  180. I love the water...swimming, sprinkler running, whatever...love it!

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  181. My favorite part of summer is sitting on our deck while the sun is going down and also watching my 13 year old son play baseball...so much fun! kim.compton at elizabethtownky dot gov

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  182. My favorite part of summer is creating memories with my 4 yr old Daughter. I love carrying on the traditions of family vacations and exploring new places with her. I just LOVE summer!

    DeannaF00ATgmailDOTcom

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  183. That is so bright, cheery, and pink! Only wish giveaways included people in Canada more...

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  184. My favorite part of summer is the living seems easy! Pick me!!!

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  185. My favorite part of summer is the laid-back schedule!! Would love to win this! Thanks!

    Stephanie
    djsldebo (at) gmail (dot) com

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  186. My favorite part of summer is having my kids home! Except for this morning since they have been fighting non-stop! :)
    Nikki
    dmdalzell at gmail dot com

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  187. My favorite part of summer is going swimming with my kids!

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  188. So beautiful!! It just makes me happy to look at those pretty colors! How can you not smile?

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  189. Beautiful tablescape. My favorite part of summer is all the fresh fruits and vegetables available.

    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

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  190. Would love this for our pool area..jkheis at embarqmail.com

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  191. I love being able to go to the lake, beach and pool in the summer!!
    carriesummerlin at yahoo dot com

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  192. So lovely! Outdoor parties are the best part of summer...

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