Although I'm hoping to give you some ideas on how to host a simple wine & cheese gathering in your backyard, I could also have titled this post "What I got for my Birthday". Many of the items I've used in the display and function of my wine and cheese set-up were recent birthday gifts and I was very happy to try them out.
First though, let's look at the setting.
I arranged two chairs on our back patio area and used our fire bowl with cover as a table.
The inspiration for the décor began with the colours in this fabulous embroidered pillow. So pretty - I just love it!
(birthday gift from my sister-in-law)
I paired it with this oh-so-soft throw that was a birthday gift from my daughter. When warm afternoons turn into cool evenings, a cozy throw is very welcome.
This gray and white birdie was part of the gift with the pillow and the colour and theme make them a great match.
Now let's look at the wine & cheese, shall we?
My other sister-in-law gave me a few items that helped with the display and function of serving both the wine and the cheese.
I love the saying on this wine bottle necklace she put in with my birthday gift.
She also gave me these terrific cheese and/or buffet markers that came with a dry erase pen.
So fun to write on and they wipe clean easily.
Yum, my favourite cheese!
I admired this cheese knife at her place and thanks to her, I now have one too!
And as if that wasn't enough, she also gave me this white tiered tray.
I put a few other snacks to go with the cheese on it.
These lovely floral napkin rings were part of a gift from Mr. Delight.
Although I've been talking a lot about my birthday presents, I hope you've picked up a few ideas on how to serve...
It is a simple snack to put together and yet, it has some sophistication to it.
Especially when served outdoors...
...and with a little wine ;)
I will be taking a bit of a blogging-break over the next while but hope you'll check back later.
Thanks for visiting!
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
A Bouquet of Talent Saturday at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Silver Pennies Sunday at Silver Pennies
Five Star Frugal at A Tray of Bliss
Weekend Retreat at AKA Design