Looking for something to wow your guests with? This yummy fruit tart should do. Perfect if you have both the time and the patience. It’s from Martha Stewart {or course}. Every time I try to recreate one of her recipes it never quite looks like “her” photo!!
Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!! It’s one of my favorite holidays.
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GET INSPIRED – Holiday Table Settings

Martha, Martha, Martha
Image: Martha Stewart
Image: Domino Magazine
Image: House Beautiful
Ahhh, The dining table, so many beautiful options…Here’s a few tips to get your creative concepts rolling..Never neglect what you already own, don’t be afraid to use your fine china and crystal, it only grows dusty in the closet.
Maybe casual dining is more your style, collect evergreens from around the yard and display your collection in similar vases or vessels…. As I’ve said in the past, just stick with a commonality. Ex, all white, glass, vintage etc. Don’t forget to mix textures, scale + height of objects
Image: Bijoukaleidoscope

Image: Carolyne Roehm

This table setting is very dramatic and sophisticated; although I do try to stay away from oversized centerpieces, they tend to block your view across the table..

Image: House and Garden, December 2007. {Aerin Lauder’s home}
Image: Better Homes and Gardens

Image: Cottage Living

Image: Domino Magazine

Image: Country Living

Image: Country Living

Image: Country Living

Image: Domino Magazine
Image: Country Living
Image: Better Homes and Gardens
Image: Country Living
{perfect for the first course, or dessert}

Kate Spade + Hermes

Images: Elle Decor
More reading on the subject….

left: From the queen of entertaining, A Passion for Parties by Carolyne Roehm
right: The New Book of Table Settings, by Chris Bryant and Paige Gilchrist
{often naturally inspired}


A beautiful pair featured in designer Chloe Warner’s home
Image: Domino Mag.
I’ve always had an affinity for furry, four legged creatures. I don’t own a farm, so I opt to decorate with my finds here and there, around my home.
Simply add some greens or berries to your year round or holiday collection for a festive flair!!
My find over the weekend {thank you Marshalls}

Carved deer, available through Botanik, 805-565-3831
Image: Domino Mag.

Basswood deer head, Roost. Similar version available here
Image: Domino Mag.

John Derian for Target, currently available online

This whimsical deer cutout adds a graphic punch to this space
Image + directions: Domino Mag.
Precious deer dish available at Venucci
Love this black rendition, it looks as if he’s just strolled out of the woods and into this living room
Image: Domino Mag.

Print: Hadley Hutton, The Twilight available at Velocity Art and Design

Deer bottle stoppers, would add a fun touch to your bar, liquor bottles, available through Rose and Radish

An elegant porcelain pair – ZGallerie