For those of you who were concerned about where our dining room table and chairs went after our dining room re-design, here is how we have been putting them to use! Backyard dinner parties! The humidity finally broke for a little while during the evenings this week, which dare I say felt a step closer to fall? I took full advantage of the evening hours with the cooler temps since I have to hibernate from the heat during the day. (Salute to all the pregnant mothers just trying to waddle their way through summer. Solidarity.) Fresh flowers and outdoor lights can go a long way when it comes to setting the atmosphere for a conversational hang out. It actually doesn’t take much to host a fun dessert and drinks hour or summer supper! Just grab a stack of your favorite dishes and string up some outdoor lights over your patio.
Vintage Candlesticks and taper candles
Thrifted lantern used as a vase (similar)
Birch wrapped vases (you can find on etsy!)
Dining Chairs – West Elm (sold out)
Pillows: One, Two, Three
Outdoor String Lights
I just used eucalyptus and peonies in a large oversized lantern I found at a flea market along with a few mini arrangements in the birch vases. You don’t have to make the table setup elaborate. Just flatware, plates, and wine glasses. Even dessert is a fun way to gather friends after the sunsets with some cheesecake and moscato wine. A good playlist doesn’t hurt either. (Currently digging The Chainsmokers new album!)
My family moved back to town this week which is only something we have been hoping and praying for since they moved away 8 years ago! Needless to say there will be many evenings in our backyard celebrating something that seems too good to be true! Wishing you all a happy hump day and hopefully a cooler week ahead.
P.S. My dress is from Rachel Pally, and isn’t maternity although there is a great amount of comfortable give which means I can wear it post baby as well! Rachel Pally also has a whole stunning maternity line.
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