David and I hosted a little summer birthday party last weekend. My favorite part of parties is the anticipation and preparation (i.e. before the people come...I am an introvert you know!). I like making things pretty and yummy.
We made limoncello mousse for guests, with fresh mint from our garden (isn't that chic?):
I took out my antique salt and pepper shakers (with shiny new tops):
I deconstructed two bouquets of flowers and made many small vases for the room. I moved our beautiful landscape painting (background) so it is more IN the room and not on the periphery:
I liked the many small arrangements. It felt like a wedding! I used hot pink napkins to match the hot pink flowers we procured for the festivities:
I also took out my new (old) silver vase I bought in Victoria in July. It is square, with a beaded edge and rather odd for me as I generally prefer curvy things. It's hard to get a picture of because the photographer appears in the reflection. It is rather elegant:
The party was a success and with two glasses of wine, I became very talkative. Too bad there is a chill in the air, as I wish we had another summer party to plan...
In case you are wondering, I wore the turquoise dress, which was a hit!