April 16, 2013 · 3:37 pm
I wanted to share some tablescapes this morning from summers past. I have been thinking lately about doing some entertaining this summer. I thought it would be neat to share with you some pictures of my past years of ‘Summer Entertaining.’
This picture is from last August when I had some girlfriends over to celebrate one of their birthdays. We had a fun girls’ day hanging out by the pool and eating some good food.
As you will see in many of these pictures on this post, I use the same white plates, but use different salad/dessert plates to change up the color.
Two years ago I had some friends and neighbors over that go to our church for a fun just Girls’ Night. We ate good food and just hung out together catching up with each other. It is so fun to just meet face to face and talk. So much joy in this! With social media I think we lose this part of seeing each other and keeping up with our most treasured friends and neighbors. In 2 John 1:12 it tells us~
“I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete.”
This next exciting gathering was held here last July. We had a surprise party for a dear friend who was turning 70. On the outside I put mason jars with flowers and put arrangements of flowers on the tables. I included candles for when the sun went down. The inside tables were decorated with her favorite things. Shoes, color, and purses.
Here are some random pictures of how I decorated from various events from the past two summers.
It is so much fun having people over and being able to just sit and relax with them. Hear their joys, their stories, and their sufferings their having to endure. I love sharing life with them!
This last event I will share with you was so much fun. Last year I had donated a “Garden Party” for our annual church Missions Auction. I am doing this again this year and this is why I am thinking about entertaining again for the summer. Seven women were the highest bidders and were my guests here on a hot Summer night in June and seven more will be here this year at the end of June. Two of my friends were so sweet to be able to help me serve the food for last years party. With hosting another “Garden Party” this year it makes it nice to have these pictures to reminisce. Here are some pictures from that night in early July 2012. A beautiful evening that even was with a full moon.
Ahhh….Cannot wait for some summer evenings to sit and relax with good friends again!
Remember it is not about how it looks as it is about “FACE TO FACE.” Sharing life together!
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2 Responses to Friends….Summer…Food
What beautiful tables. I love the linens. Great you have the screen porch . Summer evenings get buggy here and people don’t like to dine out, the porch would solve that!
I hope you will link a tablescape over at Let’s Dish. We meet every Wed. at 7 sharp. A great group of dedicated tablescapers!
Thank you so much Kathleen.