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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:
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:
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:
Babies breath all by itself is SO beautiful!
Altogether it made for a lovely, intimate little table setting that I LOVE!:
Isn’t that so perfect for summer? I had so much fun doing this!
It is so totally girly and bright and pretty!:
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?
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This giveaway is open to US residents only and will be open for a week – till Friday July 13 (oooooohh!) at noon EST.