STYLISH ENTERTAINING AT HOME
These Summer Fab Finds are perfect for stylish entertaining at home this season! I’ve curated an incredible group of entertaining supplies that you’ll want to snatch up to use all Summer long.
I went shopping with you in mind and gathered some really cool entertaining ideas to help make your Summer a little more fabulous. So get your “shopping shoes” on, grab your wallet and let’s head to the mall!
Q SQUARED PORTSMOUTH 12-Pc DINNERWARE SET
This durable melamine dinnerware set features a beautiful blue and white nautical pattern.
- hand-polished to a high-gloss finish
- shatter resistant
- heat resistant
- dishwasher safe
- not recommended for the microwave
- set includes: 4 each – 10″ dinner plates, 8″ salad plates and 6.5″ cereal bowls
- restaurant-grade melamine
3-D FISH DINNER AND SERVEWARE COLLECTION
These cute 3-D Fish Melamine plates and serving pieces are the perfect choice for Summer indoor or outdoor eating.
With their blue and white fish design, they make a lovely presentation on buffets and dinner table scapes.
I can see this set being used for both seafood boils and Asian themed meals. The design and coloring makes them super versatile.
- Durable melamine
- Chip and break-resistant
- Dishwasher safe, top rack only
- Collection includes: dinner plates, salad plates, vegetable bowl and 2 sizes of platters
- Heat resistant – Not necessarily microwave safe
Q SQUARED ZEN LEAF PLATTER – BED, BATH & BEYOND
Totally versatile, this Zen Leaf Platter not only comes in two color choices, but in two different sizes too!
I love the shape of these platters! A long oval platter always is highly complementary to food presentations, especially salad or meat platters.
- Small platter measures 15.75″L x 7.28″ W x 1.26″ H
- large platter measures 20.47″ L x 9.84″ W x 1.57″ H
- chip resistant
- dishwasher safe
- lightweight, high-quality melamine
PALACE GRANITE ROUND TRAYS – BED, BATH & BEYOND
Add a chic touch to your outdoor entertaining with these simply sophisticated granite-look trays crafted from durable melamine.
Since the set comes with four pieces, why not make individual cheese plates for an appetizer? Or how about laying them down the center of your table with candles and flowers? Instant table scape!
- two color choices – black or white
- set of four trays
- chip and break resistant
- dishwasher safe
- not recommended for microwave use
- measures 13″ diameter
FRENCH BULL OASIS DINNER & SERVING WARE COLLECTION
You’ll enjoy dining with the fun and vibrant style of the French Bull Oasis Dinnerware Collection.
All 9 of the different pieces are made of glazed melamine, making this colorful collection fabulous for stylish casual entertaining at home.
- colorful and vibrant designs add a whimsical touch to any table
- scratch, stain and shatter resistant
- 100% glazed melamine
- dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended
- 90-day manufacturer’s warranty
- Collection consists of 9 pieces, including: Dinner Plates | Salad Plates | Round Serving Platter | 13.7″ Rectangular Serving Platters (Set of 2) | 19″ Serving Platter | Serving Bowl | 14″ Paddle Cutting Board | 11.5″ Rectangular Cutting Board
GALVANIZED METAL IS PERFECT FOR OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING
A great choice for stylish entertaining at home, galvanized metal is all the rage this Summer. With it’s stylish rustic-industrial charm, it’s extremely functional and perfect for casual outdoor entertaining.
Because I’m in love with galvanized metal, I scoured the internet to find some new items to add to my current Summer seasonal entertaining capsule.
What I found was, tons of attractive items from all kinds of retailers. Today I’m sharing a few from Wayfair and Pottery Barn that I think are perfect for entertaining at home with incredible panache!
It’s important to see collections grouped together to help with inspiration when building and creating any new “Seasonal Entertaining Capsule”.
Think of it this way. When you purchase items that work together to form a cohesive “entertaining style, theme or color palette”, isn’t it just like building a wardrobe color capsule? I can’t help but see the similarities in the two creation processes. I bet you can too!
Here you can see a few pieces from Wayfair’s Christa Metal Pomegranate Collection that I find so enchanting. The cake stands come in several different sizes, and as you can see, are fabulous when stacked!
But the piece that I love the most is this tiered stand, which is also available this season in every size, shape and type of material imaginable!
CHRISTA METAL POMEGRANATE 3 TIERED STAND
With its three-tiered silhouette and understated design, this wood and galvanized metal tray from Ophelia & Co. is a versatile addition to your home.
Its distressed details pair perfectly with the popular farm house decor and its neutral hues blend effortlessly into any monochromatic color palette.
Try adding it to the dining room tablescape to complement a farmhouse-inspired ensemble, then pair it with a burlap runner for a complementary display.
- trays are made of galvanized metal with pretty pomegranate patterns inside
- the trays nest together and the stand folds flat when not in use
- decorative use only, line these trays if you want to use to serve food
- 22” H x 16.2” W x 16” L
GALVANIZED METAL & MANGO WOOD 4 PC CHEESE KNIFE SET
How fabulous is this cheese knife set? This lovely group is exquisitely handcrafted, combining unique, mango wood blades with galvanized iron handles.
The rustic design is a stunning complement to marble or wood cheese boards, and is perfect for stylish entertaining at home, either indoors or out!
- galvanized iron handles
- mango wood blades
- hand wash with mild detergent, rinse and dry immediately, do not soak
- rust resistant
- Partial Tang Style
- BPA free
WRISLEY GALVANIZED IRON PLANTER BOX
I know this doesn’t exactly look like something you’d use for stylish entertaining at home, but it can be!
This metal planter box by Millwood Pines gets high ratings for its use in the garden. But the moment I saw it, my mind starting whirling with very different ideas.
I could see it filled with a row of single-serve milk bottles with straws, with who know’s what in them…
Or perhaps it’s got wheat grass inside, with homemade paper flowers or cake-pops “planted” from the grass…
You can see the possibilities, can’t you? That’s why I decided to include this “out-of-the-box” (excuse the pun!) choice in today’s selection of seasonal entertaining capsule components.
- divided planter/box
- antique finish
- galvanized metal material
- 3.35” H x 20.5” W x 4.7” D
GALVANIZED STAND-UP COOLER
Perfect for casual entertaining indoors or out, this fabulous beverage holder is a stylish way to entertain at home.
It keeps your beverages cold and at the ready with this smart styling and raised base. Fashioned of galvanized metal, the elevated basin has a hinged lid made of fine fir wood.
I love using placesetting chargers, especially for the Fall and Winter holidays.
But it seems that I can have them on my patio table all Summer long too, now that I’ve found these attractive galvanized iron chargers! What a find for my galvanized metal seasonal entertainment capsule!
- made of galvanized iron
- features a powder coated finish
- sold individually
GALVANIZED DRINK DISPENSER STAND
Did you buy a drink dispenser that you fell in love with? Then got it home and realized that if you want to pour a drink, it needed to be at the edge of the table or counter? Problemo, huh?
That’s where these little beauties come in! Not only will they go with all your other galvanized metal accessories, but the stand will free up valuable “table real estate”.
By elevating your beverage dispensers, it allows easy dispensing by guests as they serve themselves. Did I mention how attractive they are?
This is a serious win-win item for your Summer entertaining.
TIME TO MOVE ON TO MORE STYLISH ENTERTAINING IDEAS
Next we’ll be looking at a fabulous seasonal entertaining capsule “starter” collection from Pottery Barn that I think you’re going to love!
DEL SOL COLLECTION – Melamine at it’s finest!
With its intricate patterns, bright colors and fun shapes, the Del Sol Collection resembles authentic hand-painted earthenware.
Festive and versatile, it dresses up your table or buffet for both casual meals or more formal gatherings. Don’t you just love the footed bowl pictured above? And who wouldn’t love those salad utensils?
- made of melamine with a decal overlay
- dishwasher safe
- utensil set – one fork and one spoon
- collection has 4 different coordinating patterns
- serving bowls and platters are included in the Del Sol Collection
OYSTER MELAMINE DIP BOWL – Pottery Barn
Style served on the half shell!
This incredibly durable dip bowl is made from shatter-resistant melamine that’s worthy of outdoor lobster bakes, rooftop pool parties and casual, kid-friendly gatherings.
With its ultra-realistic design, the world really can be your oyster! I want one, don’t you?
- durable melamine
- phthalate, BPA and lead free
- dishwasher safe
- not recommended for use in microwave
CANE WRAPPED PITCHER – Pottery Barn
Wrapped in woven seagrass, the Cane Drinkware Collection was inspired by traditional pieces from 1920’s Southeast Asia.
I love the fact that you can get the pitcher in both black and natural cane colors. That makes it really easy to become a seasonal entertaining capsule component.
What a stylish addition to your Summer season accessories!
- exterior is woven seagrass
- clear blown recycled glass pitcher
BAMBOO TIERED STAND
These multi-purpose bamboo tiered stands are great for a huge variety of uses and occasions.
Use the crates as risers to present a modern take on a classic style, or flip them upside down to create crate baskets for a dynamic new look for your presentation. However you choose to use them, they’re a fabulous addition to your entertaining corral.
- 4” H x 12” W x 12” L
- plate not included
- black or natural bamboo options
CUISINART CLASSIC ENTERTAINING BUFFET SERVER-Wayfair
An easy and elegant way to keep your favorite party dishes warm when entertaining family and friends.
The buffet pan is constructed of stainless steel with an aluminum-encapsulated base. You can prepare meals in the oven or on the stove top, then transfer them to the warming stand for immediate serving.
- 2 tea light candles provide heat to keep food at proper serving temperatures
- stainless buffet pan and glass lid are dishwasher safe
- keep open flame away from flammable items
ISHA 9 PIECE ENTERTAINING CERAMIC SERVING PLATTER SET – Wayfair
One of my favorite ways to have all my entertaining accessories coordinate is to have lots of WHITE options.
In keeping with that mindset, this set of serving pieces is so versatile since it can be used as a complete set or individually. I can see using the small bowls and spoons for dip inside deeps trays of crudite.
Or as part of a lovely antipasto board presentation. The fig jam needs a bowl, right?
- dishwasher safe
- microwave safe
- utensils included
ENTERTAINER HOT AND COLD FOOD STORAGE CONTAINER – Wayfair
The Picnic Plus Entertainer Hot and Cold Casserole Carrier is perfect for transporting food anywhere! And it comes it a number of stylish patterns to choose from too.
- can hold both hot and cold foods in the 2 expandable sections
- full thermal foil insulated lower section holds up to an 11″ x 15″ (5 QT) casserole dish
- 2 large food containers (included) can be used in either the lower or upper section
- full zippered expandable top section has an insulated leak proof liner to hold containers, beverages, and condiments
- hidden pocket stores utensils
Now that’s one hard working and stylish entertaining accessory, isn’t it?
GEORGINA BOTANICAL TABLECLOTH – Wayfair
This tablecloth is perfect for holidays, Christmas parties, dinners, and is sure to make a fabulous style-statement when entertaining family and friends.
- machine washable for easy cleanup
- colorfast, wrinkle-resistant tablecloth
- can be used indoor or outside
- 100% Cotton
LUNA HANDBLOWN CROWNED ROCKS ENTERTAINING 5 PIECE CARAFE SET – Wayfair
Every moment is crafted by the scene you set.
Emitting the glow of handcrafted recycled glass, you won’t simply serve high-end steak, but also a treasured moment, uniquely handcrafted by you.
Check out the incredible detailing on the rims of the glasses! Just fab!
- lid / stopper / carafe / glasses included
- lead-free glasses and pitcher
- hand-wash to help preserve your products
- lift and carry carafe by sides and bottom, never lift from the rim
- not safe for dishwasher use
Stylish entertaining at home is a breeze with a fabulous carafe set to serve your signature cocktails in all Summer long!
WINE RESCUE FROM WALMART!
Simple Modern Spirit Wine Bundle
This Simple Modern insulated wine bundle will take your gathering to the next level.
- carrara marble pattern (there are tons of patterns/colors to choose from)
- 2 – 12 oz wine tumblers
- one 25 oz wine bottle
- vacuum insulated – double walled and vacuum insulated
- premium 18/8 Stainless Steel – food-grade 18/8 stainless steel and is coated in a durable finish
- premium copper coated insulation layer – the exterior of the inner wall, in the vacuum sealed area, is coated in a thin layer of copper for added insulation
- SIMPLE MODERN gives away a minimum of 10% of their profits (how cool is that!)
CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS ITEM AT: WALMART.COM
PREPARING YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE FOR SUMMER
Do you entertain friends and family all Summer long? Or is your space more “zen-like”, and a peaceful retreat throughout the season? Preparing your outdoor space for Summer is the first step to getting ready for the season!
Whichever ways you utilize your outdoor space, you’ll want it to be set up for a whole season of Summer fun! I’m going to give you lots of tips and great information for creating a living space that’s set up for success.
I’ve also created an Outdoor Furniture Care & Maintenance Guide PDF to help you get ready for the new season ahead.
It’s got a full section dedicated to taking special care of your teak wood furniture too! It needs a little more TLC, especially when you’re dealing with bird droppings or scratches.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE POST: Preparing Your Outdoor Space For Summer
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