Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Indoor Summer Get-Together

I recently came across the pics from this little get-together I had for my aunt, mom and grandmother last summer and realized I never posted them.  Probably because it wasn't my best efforts in tablescaping (short notice!) but now, I'm thinking maybe there is some sort of inspiration you could glean from it.

By now, you know these glass hurricanes with the inserts are my "GO-TO" centerpiece especially when pressed for time.


I placed some pebbles in the bottom with one of my grass orbs.  In the top insert, I poured in some sand and added a votive in a glass votive cup.  A simple but effective summertime centerpiece in minutes!

 I added two round glass vases with more grass balls and pebbles on each side.  A couple of froggies complete the summer-time theme!
The weather, though sunny wasn't really warm enough for sitting outside so I had set this up in the dining room.  I'm not a big fan of melamine/plastic dishware but these have such a pretty pattern so I've used them lots.

What's a get-together without a few goodies?  Fortunately, I had these squares in my freezer and was able to thaw and plate them before the guests arrived. (Chocolate Brownies, Coconut Cake and Granola Bars)
 And voila, a summer indoor gathering ensued!  
I like centerpieces that run the length of the table!

To me, the green grass and the sunny yellow colour give this table a summery feel even if it is indoors.

 It was an enjoyable afternoon and I was so glad I invited my relatives over for this last minute get-together!
 Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be linking this post to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch. You'll want to head over there too!

16 comments:

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Your table is darling. I love your centerpiece candleholders. They are always fun grouped like you have them or displayed by themselves. The frog on the table is just tooooo cute for words. hugs ~lynne~

xinex said...

This is so pretty. I love your centerpiece! Love the plates too, such a pretty design....Christine

A Hint of Home said...

Very pretty tablescape! I love the centerpiece running the length of the table, too.
Pretty dishes!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

A lovely table to be sure, but I am completely enthralled with your centerpiece and those grass orbs. Wonderful!

Aledia said...

Such a lovely table! I love your centerpieces, so very nice. Thank You for sharing and I hope your evening is Plum Perfect!

Jannet said...

Absolutely beautiful, I love your centerpieces! very creative and the frogs are so cute!! I love everything about this table, even the (I couldn't tell) melamine plates!

Thanks for sharing, Jannet

Tanya@takesix said...

This is my first time visiting your blog. Your table is beautiful. I love your floral plates. I'm going to stick around for a bit to check out all the interesting posts listed on the side of your blog. Love that Canadian flag sista!!!

Beloved's Bride said...

This is a beautiful tablescape. I also like the centerpieces that run the length of the table.
Your idea of using the glass hurricane with inserts is fabulous! Thanks for letting me peak in. It is my second time cruisen in the tablescapes link up.

Miss Merry said...

So cute and cheerful. The oranges add sunshine to the table and I love the centerpieces. I wish I had those goodies at a moments notice!

afternoon tea said...

Lovely table setting. I'm glad you decided to share these.
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Marigene said...

Beautiful spring table...love the centerpiece.

Kathleen said...

Looks great,DD. iLife how you did the centerpieces! How have you been?

Kathleen said...

That would be I like... This iPad is tricky to type on!

AguaMarina said...

very nice !

Sue said...

Love what you popped into the candle holders! How clever. I have succulents that would look great in there. Fantastic idea. Oh,and your treats look delish. Thanks for visiting. :-) Sue

Anonymous said...

Where can find those centerpieces from? I have not seen them anywhere. Also, where did you get the frogs from? They are just so cute.