Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Simple Summer Soiree and French Bee Dining Set

One of the reasons that we were drawn to our current home is the beautiful wooded view beyond our backyard.  Luckily, much of our lot extends back into the woods and the property line backs up to a private, natural buffer that cannot be developed.  It's a beautiful place to build a tree house, explore with the kids...or to have a little summertime soiree!


Most of it is very hilly, but there's perfect patch of flat ground with beautiful overhanging branches...just perfect for hanging some party decor...
Just some handmade yellow tissue poms and antique pub bottles with some greenery and flowers tucked in makes a simple statement.
Add a table and some chairs (I painted this one in ASCP French Linen with touch of dark wax)...
some fresh flowers and a few simple place settings...

and of course, some yummies and sweets!
With the summertime heat setting in, don't forget the ice cold drinks!
And there you have it...a simple summer gathering!
On another note, if you're in the market for a table and chair set for your dining room, breakfast area, or soiree :)...

43 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a gorgeous setting and the tablescape is stunning. Hugs, Marty

YONKS said...

How do you get the lemon slices to stay on the side of the jug like that? Brilliant - the setting is perfect!
Di
xoxo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Gorgeous, Kristen! I love the bee design. I just used a bee and wreath image on a pillow I did for our master recently. That is such a great spot to set up a table and chairs {and it makes for great pictures, too!}.

Bronwyn said...

What a lovely environment to dine in! And the furniture - absolutely gorgeous!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Visiting from Common ground....I could sit there all afternoon! What a pretty setting! Love the chair covers with the French Bee...one of my all time favorite graphics!
Blessings, Lorraine

Liz - Imageremix said...

I always love seeing furniture sitting outside. There is just something so comforting about it. The decorations hanging from the tree are such a sweet touch. Found your post at Stuff and Nonsense. Hope you'll stop over to Quirky Vistas and visit.
Liz

melissa @ daisymaebelle.com said...

Totally beautiful! It is amazing what paper flowers hanging from the trees can add! Good luck selling this table and chairs! I am partying with you at Common Ground!

andrea@townandprairie said...

This is a gorgeous magazine-worthy post. I love the yellow with the green backdrop. It makes for a a very romantic setting.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Oh Kristen, this setting is amazing and looks like a magazine shoot!

Schotzy said...

Wonderfully beautiful post... wish I had a place for the table... it is gorgeous!

Robin said...

What a bee-utiful setting (sorry I know that's really lame). The upholstery and finish make this dining room furniture so attractive. Did you by any chance find the burlap bee vase at Ross? I saw them there in several sizes and passed them by. Next time they were gone!

Robin
Robin Flies South

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such a beautiful setting outdoors! So romantic and serene. I enjoyed viewing your post so much. Thank you for sharing.
Nancy

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Super charming~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

julie - eab designs said...

A perfect setting to entertain! I love the pops of yellow and the charming styling. Lots of inspiration here.

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

What a lovely setting! The yellow flowers are really pretty hanging from the trees. Stopping by from A Stroll Thru Life.

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

Very beautiful setting! The table set looks marvelous!
The dessert and lemonade make my mouth water!
Lovely job! Visiting from BNOTP
Liz

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

enJOYed the beauty of your secret place in your back yard.

AshTreeCottage said...

You have such an enchanting spot and you have decorated it beautifully! I am your newest follower.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS setting! The table and chairs are so pretty, and the party decor hanging from the trees is very charming! :)

Is that Raleigh, NC you are looking to sell furniture in? My daughter goes to school there! Loves Raleigh!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

...PS...Now following you! :)

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Okay, I'm coming over to help you eat that pie in that lovely setting! The table and chairs are beautiful. The bees caught my eye. Love the bee on the crock, too! All of it is so pretty!!

Jennifer Carroll said...

Hi Kristen! This looks so pretty!! Great job - I'm praying you'll find a home for these lovelies soon :-)

Artsy VaVa said...

That is soooo beautiful! I love everything about it from the furniture to the bottles hanging from the trees! Pinning!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

the table and chairs are fabulous, of course, but i love the set up! so happy!

suzyq said...

THIS is what my dreams are made of -
Gorgeous!!!

suzyq said...

THIS is what my dreams are made of -
Gorgeous!!!

chateau chic said...

What a lovely setting for an evening soiree! Your table decor is so pretty and I love the hanging decorations.
Mary Alice

My name is Darlene Payan said...

I was drawn to the yellow when I saw your post at Savvy Southern Style. I love the color and all the fruit looks so inviting. Thanks for sharing. A new follower.

Debra from Bungalow said...

WOW! It's all so pretty!

Amanda said...

You did an amazing job on this dining set! I can only imagine how many hours you have invested in it! I am sure you will find a buyer soon! The dinner party set up is so beautiful! Well done, you! Lovely post! Thanks so much for sharing!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

The Porcelain Rose said...

Stopping by via Wow Us Wednesday.
An outdoor soiree! how fun!
Lovely painted furniture. I just did a French themed Birthday soiree. Lots of burlap, ruffles and rhinestones. I used antique French postcards as party invites and place cards.
Darling outdoor setting.
Thanks for sharing.
Elizabeth @ The Porcelain Rose

Patti said...

Lovely yard and setting - looks like a welcoming "cool spot" on a hot day. The hanging flowers are so sweet

Linda Leyble said...

Hi - That is so lovely! The setting, the accessories - the beautiful table and chairs - plus the goodies!

I have a very similar table (different chairs though)that I bought at an estate sale. The top of the table is beautiful parqueted and distressed walnut) - but it has some damage (done by the owner always keep a plastic tablecloth with the felt backing on it)...so I would want to do something with that first. But I love your use of the French Linen. I bought a can - and so maybe I will try that for the legs and apron - and for the chairs...due to your inspiration!!

Lovely project! Hope you find a buyer...shouln't be hard. I, like you, am looking for a place to sell my furniture as well. I'm on Long Island.

Linda

http://www.studioofdecorativearts.blogspot.com

Between Blue and Yellow said...

So very pretty, and wonderfully staged. I would love to sit there and have a glass of lemonade :)

Anne said...

So pretty, love the chairs. So inviting pictures, were all ready to come over for a glass of lemonade.
Anne

Judy Bigg said...

Beautiful outdoor setting your table is lovely.

Ivy and Elephants said...

This is just gorgeous, elegant and inviting. This is such an inspirational post. Thanks so much for sharing! I would love it if you would link this to our What’s It Wednesday blog party. Hope you can join us!

Paula
Ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Sherry said...

Such a pretty table and setting! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Deanna @ Sentimental Redo said...

I was just wondering what your way of getting the graphics on the fabric was? Are you using transfers of the solvent method, or some other way entirely? Please share.

Melanie said...

It is just lovely! What a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors!!!

Su said...

Oh my word!! I am coming from Brittany's Thrifting Post. Clicked on your name and ended up here. What beautiful work!! Do you have a shop here? Do you sell out of your home? I want to come shop!! I want those movie theater seats in turquoise. .wow!! I am in Raliegh too.

Helen said...

This is just stunning! Please tell me you and your girls or some friends had lunch here. I want to spend all day at this table in the woods!
I adore your blog and all of your stuff. I have visited before but never really looked around. Now, I have spent the last hour reading your posts. I love them! I am now following so I won't be playing catch-up!

Better homes said...

Valuable post shared on French bee dining table of garden furniture. Thanks for sharing.

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