Entertaining with stile

6 Nov

This floral arrangement is so pretty and is serving as the inspiration behind the gathering I’m hosting this coming weekend for my brother and sister in-law’s birthdays. Plural. My sister-in-law’s birthday is two days after my brothers. If TH’s birthday was two days before mine, I’d be all, yeah, one of us needs a new birthday and I volunteer you. I was the kid who threw a fit when my birthday landed on Mother’s Day. My birthday, my birthmonth. I’m hoping to outgrow that soon.

So this weekend I’m bringing together some family to share an intimate celebration for two birthdays. And, like I said, this floral arrangement is my inspiration. And by inspiration I mean, I’m attempting to straight up copy it, which means it’ll turn out completely different.

More or less, this is the color scheme I’m attempting. Deep reds, crisp, fresh greens, hints of silver, black accents and wood for an au naturel effect.

Can you believe those are paper plates? Me neither. Silver glassware to offset that paper. A cheese server ’cause we’re so grown-up. And a dip-dye tablecloth because we’re also on trend.

Simple and chic.

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13 Responses to “Entertaining with stile”

  1. Oona November 6, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    Love the tablecloth and the glassware. Fab!

  2. {The Design Daredevil} Jessie D. Miller November 6, 2012 at 9:20 am #

    Put those floral design classes to work girl!!!!! Have fun!

    • Hank November 16, 2012 at 4:49 am #

      Awww Mr. D., because you are sooo nice to me:)! This will be my first trip to NYC alone and after about 4 or 5 years (I think) coz I had been busy going back and forth to Vegas in the last coplue years:)! Take care always. xxoo

  3. lily November 6, 2012 at 9:20 am #

    LOVE those glasses and the dip-dye tablecloth !!


  4. Aubrey November 6, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    I think what I really dig about that arrangement is the contrast of all the dark/fall colors and then those big ol’ white roses…totally awesome. And as for birthday month, seriously, nobody is allowed to share my month with me…that might be the reason that we might not have any more children…to keep it that way! ha!

  5. Samantha Penner November 6, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    Love this arrangement- that shade of red is divine.

  6. Sara Mueller November 8, 2012 at 6:08 am #

    love the wood board! Have fun this weekend with your family! I am so wishing I had family nearby. I miss the family gatherings.

  7. Erin | Holtwood Hipster November 8, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    Great color scheme! The dip dyed tablecloth is pretty swell… We actually have 3 shared birthdays in our immediate family. My husband and my sister share a birthday, my father and my husband’s sister share a birthday and my FIL and I shared a birthday (before he passed). It has made for some interesting (and busy) birthday celebrations. But tell me that it all isn’t written in the stars for us, huh?

    • Irene November 8, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

      Yes, now that I think about it. TH’s bff and I share the same birthday. They’ve been friends since birth. The person he grew up and the person he’ll spend the rest of his life with share the same birthday. Totally in the stars.

  8. Jack November 9, 2012 at 12:41 am #

    I’m jealous of anyone that gets a dinner party at your house :) Looks amazing!!!

  9. LWP November 12, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    I’ve missed your humor!

    • Irene November 12, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

      I miss your posts!

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