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Yesterday the pergola had a party.

A party that started with a vision.

You know.  The kind of vision that takes over when you stare too long at Pinterest and you see other back yards and other outdoor patios and other pergolas having a party and you want to join in the festivities.

I knew it needed a table.

I knew it needed chairs.

I knew it needed pillows and a table runner and plates and spoons and napkins.

But after binge staring at Pinterest for hours and hours and hours…

…I discovered that it needed this.

A hanging flower wreath.

Please tell me you love it as much as I do.

I made it from a faux magnolia wreath.

I hung it over an old wire frame and then hung the wire frame from jute twine.

You could also just hang the wreath from jute twine if you didn’t have a random wire frame laying around in your junk closet.

Then I tucked in ivy and greenery and branches and twigs from the yard and added $4.99 flowers from the grocery store.

And then I set the table.

I started with this willow runner and these square jute place mats.

I found this ready for strawberries and cheescake white porcelain cake server.

I added silverware with clear acrylic handles.

White melamine plates that are perfect for outdoors.

And gray kitchen towels that double as napkins.

(total aside:  when you’re using kitchen towels as napkins, it makes cleaning up the party so much easier)

For serving I added this marble serving board.

(total aside:  this is one of the prettiest serving board in this galaxy)

This small acacia wood server.

These acrylic tumblers.

This white garlic keeper.

These drink servers.

Finally, I was done placematting and pillowing and cake servering and wood slice serving it up.

The pergola was ready for a party.  The blueberries danced.  The lemons added the flavor.  The chairs pulled up to the table.  The giggles and conversation and sweet tea and strawberry cheesecake rang out across the yard.

And overhead?

The flower chandelier smiled. 🙂

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  1. Image for Carrie Carrie

    So beautiful....the way you pull together a table and chairs and chandeliers, you can just feel the laughter and friendship that will be exchanged! I don't know who you're playing baseball for, but they need to increase your contract because you, Rock Star, just hit this one outta the park!!! :)

  2. Image for Jennifer Jennifer

    Love it all! It's just beautiful! What do you put on your wood table to protect it from the elements? I have a farmhouse style table that I want to move to my deck but wondering what's the best way to protect it as its wood and not treated. Your tips would be appreciated!!!

  3. Image for Shelley Shelley

    I just love your outdoor party space! As fast as summer is flying by, you need to enjoy it all you can! I just wanted to comment on your using dish towels for napkins-- I do it everyday! We never use paper napkins (so no waste there) and my boys now naturally fold their napkins after the meal. With dish towel napkins, you just toss them in the washer & dryer when needed- no ironing! Its fun to have a few sets for the different seasons, changes the tables' look less expensively than buying different dish sets! Plus, it just feels so civilized! I highly recommend!

  4. Image for Linda Linda

    Lovely! I can envision sitting out on the patio enjoying the evening with you and your family. The cheesecake looked delicious too!

  5. Image for laura {not a trophy wife} laura {not a trophy wife}

    Perfect timing as me and my son are going dorm "shop and ship" shopping Thursday! Sniff. sniff. Those placemats will help me with the lump in my throat! xo laura

  6. Image for Claudine Claudine

    It's 8am and now I want cheesecake! The set up is so inviting! I love marble boards for serving, too! I had never seen a hanging wreath like that! Beautiful ❤️

  7. Image for Cindy Jones Cindy Jones

    The chandelier is a perfect in the pergola! Without the chandelier, it would have been like a wedding cake without a topper on it.

  8. Image for Jolene Jolene

    Beautiful tablescape and chandelier! I can so relate to binge pinning on Pinterest! There comes a time, when I just have to get up and create something. I enjoyed all of your little "asides". Thanks for sharing!

  9. Image for Liz Liz

    Beautiful I absolutely love it and I want to make one too, please can you post the Instructions or make a small Video? I know I'm asking too much! Just love your blog.

  10. Image for Kara Kara

    Gorgeous! LOVE the chandelier and wreath, I will borrow that idea! Just curious how well your chairs actually set with the partial gravel/stone paver combo. I would be worrying and fretting that my guests would sit crooked, half on and half off the stone pavers. But it looks SO pretty!! Just keeping it real and wondering, lol. Inquiring minds want to know.....

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