It is no secret that I love pink. But do you know what I love even more than pink? Indigo and pink!!!! Put some food and drink in the mix and it’s all kinds of good. I am thrilled to share my simple indigo and pink tablescape with you today along with 5 other fantastic bloggers (links at end). A big thank you to Mysha of Remington Avenue for organizing it. If you are here from Farm House Living with Shelby and Michelle…..Welcome!! They are just the sweetest mom and daughter duo!!!
When I started thinking about tablescape ideas for this I kept coming back to these indigo glasses and a summery brunch theme.
I have also been on the old school grapefruit diet. So I’ve been having my share of grapefruit halves and juice. They are just soo pretty!!!
In case you are wondering if you can have champagne with your grapefruit juice on this diet, the answer is NO!!
Uhm that would be the best diet ever and the whole world would be on it!!!!!
I decided to make this a Summer Brunch Series because I have too much to share for just one post.
See Part No.2 …The Perfect Mimosa Flight
Part No.3… Paleo Eggs Benedict
I will also show you what I made that perfectly pink no-sew runner out of really soon, O.K. I will tell you now, it was an old sheet.
I love to use fruit when decorating for an event.
It is just so colorful and inviting and then my family gets to enjoy it.
I make that sound whimsical, don’t I?
Darling well-behaved children plucking cherries one by one from the bowl. In reality it goes like this: “Touch it and you won’t see your computer for a month!!!!” Then when I give them the “go-ahead” it is hands flying into the bowl of cherries to get a bigger handful than brother, blueberries smashed on the tablecloth, then throwing the blueberries across the room while the other one catches it in his mouth and then my heart stops because I’m sure I will be doing the Heimlich at any moment!!!!!
Did I mention that I have two teenage boys??? I love the crazy and wouldn’t trade it for the world!!!! I just like to laugh about it!!!
I had looked for blush pink linens for a long time but I just couldn’t find any
I found this old sheet that was the perfect blush pink and I just had to use it. Indigo and pink is a winning combo, don’t you agree?
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I used dish towels for napkins. These blue ones are from IKEA and I love that they are all a little different.
I have mentioned before how I use dropcloths as tablecloths HERE The runner on my buffet is also a dropcloth.
I have mentioned in this tutorial HERE that these white dishes are my everyday dishes. They are from Pier 1 and I have had them for years. (linked below) They are still going strong. Highly recommended.
By now you must be feeling amazed at all my fancy things. LOL. Ahem…teenage boys!!
I have used an old sheet, dropcloths, everyday dishes, dish towels and cuttings from the yard.
It is just proof that simple and casual can be beautiful too.
I put a stem of my climbing roses in a carafe for the table.
Then I added bowls of fresh fruit to the runner and my favorite appetizer.
A round of brie drizzled with raw honey. It pairs beautifully with fruit and/or prosciutto, and it looks so pretty on a marble cheese board.
The only change that I made in my dining space was raising my chandelier 10 inches. It was too low before.
I had waited for my husband to help but since he didn’t have time I did it myself!! Whoot whoot!!! What a difference it has made!!!!!
OK…full disclosure. My son helped me hold it up. In between catching blueberries in the air. He is quite good, actually.
Just a little FYI…..I read that a rule of thumb is to hang your chandelier 33″-34″ above the surface of the table for an 8′ ceiling, then add 3″ of height for every foot higher that your ceiling is. Since my ceilings are 9 foot and vaulted I went with 40″ above the table.
Next up on the Summer Table Tour is…..
You will love her beautiful hydrangeas!!!
I hope you come back in a few days to see what I filled these glasses with!!
Summer Table Tour: