Saturday, July 21, 2018

Tiered Tray with Garden Decor

You had to know that it wouldn't be long before there'd be another post about how I decorated my new tiered tray.  I have so many ideas for this new toy that I'm afraid you are going to see it often.  I hope that's okay with you!

This tray makes the perfect centerpiece at the end of our kitchen island.

Here's a look at how I added garden themed decor to my tiered tray.

This little sign was the inspiration for the decorations I rounded up by shopping the house.

I placed it center stage on the bottom tray.

Beside it, I stacked some small white bowls.

A white birdie sits on some purple napkins.

The view moving around the side of the tray.

In keeping with the garden theme, faux lavender plants in white pots were placed throughout the tray.

More white birds and greenery fill the spaces on the other side.

This birdie is perched beside a nest and egg.

Egg-shaped dishes were nestled among the items on the bottom.

I found that laying one of the pots of lavender on its side added another dimension to the tray.

The decor on the top tier of the front side adds to the garden-themed vibe... 

...with some peat moss pots and a nest of eggs.

A little silver watering can was also tucked inside.

I like decor arranged in a tray because it easy to move when Mr Delight and I want to sit at this end of the kitchen island to eat.

We still have more updates to do on our oak-to-white kitchen makeover but we're enjoying what we've done so far - especially the faux marble laminate countertops (Formica 180fx - Calacatta Marble)

Next project is taking down this track lighting and adding some pendants over the island.

In the meantime though, I'll focus on playing around with decor options like that on my tiered tray.  :)

Hope you don't get tired of seeing what I come up with for it!

Thanks for visiting!
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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Cobalt Blue & Lemon Yellow Table & Some Easy Entertaining Tips

It's always nice to have guests staying with you during the summer however it can be also take some effort to get meals ready for them. To make things easier, I like to keep the food simple but make it seem fancier by laying out the necessary tableware in a pretty manner.

Here's an example of how to make a help-yourself breakfast feel more special for your guests.

Orange juice in a beverage dispenser not only looks nice but is easy to serve.

A little embellishment in the form of a simple daisy napkin ring tied to the top of the dispenser goes a long way in dressing things up.

Some striking stemware adds to the look.

Here, I've placed some cobalt blue glasses in a metal tray ready for guests to help themselves.

A summery vibe was created by scattering faux lemons throughout the table decor.

Add height to your tabletop with the help of pedestal plates, dish stacks and a pitcher full of stems.

Cobalt blue plates coordinate with the stemware.

Blue & white striped cloth napkins were made more elegant with white daisy napkin rings.

Arranging the appropriate flatware in a cute container adds to the fun.

I used my gold-en forks for a touch of class. :)

Even in summer, candlelight adds ambiance so bring out a lantern or two. 

This table was set out on our deck just off the kitchen. 

I like to use two separate tables, one for the dishes & stemware like this one and another for the food.

Will you have overnight guests this summer? Hope I've inspired you to keep the food simple but your table fancy!

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