Outdoor Entertaining With Flowers

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flowers in an outdoor setting in the shade in summer

Summer has unofficially arrived here in Florida as the skies have been letting loose and steam is a constant reminder on my glasses and camera lens of where I live. We know how to deal with it here in the south though, and that often means simply...

porch and patio outdoor table setting

hanging out inside and entertaining indoors. If you are one to venture out and entertain on the patio over the summer though, I have a few favorite tips to share...

porch table setting with flowers and gold flatware

The sun can be brutal and it's pretty easy to get overheated without even knowing it. With climate change it just seems to be getting hotter every summer I think and when I'm outside I seek shade whenever possible. For our little poolside gathering we moved the table underneath the shaded patio close to the house where it's going to stay for the next several months...

blue pillow on vintage wicker chair

Cool colors outdoors are perfect for summer, like the Soprano Lagoon pillow above from At Home Stores on my chippy shabby vintage wicker chair. More about my patio and some of the blue that I added to our gazebo are can be found on THIS POST...

Blues and greens are the cool colors in the spectrum and just make you feel that way when they are added to a room...

ranunculus hydrangeas peonies in a floral arrangement shabby chic

A water feature to look at or listen to, and although we have a pool as many Floridians you can just add a table fountain. I am particularly fond of the one below because of the French look. The fact that it's under $30 is a plus too in my book! Find that HERE on Amazon...

french outdoor water fountain
beautiful table setting by the pool

Always have plenty to drink on hand when you are outdoors. When we use our patio we have this VINTAGE BAR CART that I repurposed stocked with water and other essentials...

Gold bar cart diy

I particularly love bar carts that roll like THIS ONE, so that you can use them inside or out...

Gold rolling bar cart

And flowers...

Let your love of flowers go outdoors for entertaining and be sure to give them plenty of shade and water once cut as well! 

floral arranging for summer

Today I'm linking up today with some other amazing bloggers to inspire you on how we use flowers in our homes.  Please visit each of them linked below for a dose of inspiration!

 Cedar Hill Farmhouse


 Dixie Delights

Housepitality Designs

 Savvy Southern Style

Slightly Coastal
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