Swinging Garden Party
A little dash of mod ‘60s glamour will add a punch of color and plenty of natural textures to your entertaining table.
This vintage ice bucket has all the mod feels for a cool dinner party. Black Door Studio • Vintage ice bucket • $40. Photo by Elizabeth Gelineau
DISPOSABLES STEAL THE SHOW
Your picnic flatware need not be the stuff kids’ birthday parties are made of. These elegant pieces are designed and made in Italy for elegant (and easy!) entertaining. Wildflowers • Sophistiplate Disposable Flatware • $15 set of 24
These tumblers are deceptively simple, with double-wall insulation and an attractive finish. The cool, unbreakable plastic feels like high-quality glass. Living Well • Symglass Tumbler • $12 each
Natural cork napkin rings add fresh texture to your tablescape. The carved shape contains your linens in style. The Ivy Cottage • Juliska Quinta Natural Cork Napkin Ring • $12
Delicate and adorable, these wicker-wrapped cups (sold as a set of four with a matching pitcher, tray and dish) are a sweet ‘60s lawn party accessory. Black Door Studio • Wicker and glass cup set • $175 for set. Photo by Elizabeth Gelineau
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE
These quirky melamine plates will be a conversation starter at your next barbecue. They’re dishwasher safe and made for meal after enjoyable meal. Collective • One Hundred 80 Degrees Melamine plates • $27 set of four
THIS GIRL IS ON FIRE
Hand-dipped taper candles are smokeless, dripless and come in a stunning array of colors to make your table pop. The Ivy Cottage • Creative Candles in aquamarine and mango • $12 9-inch set
THE LAST STRAW
The rich texture of this looped straw placemat is begging to be layered with color and pattern for a luxe bohemian look. Living Well • Juliska placemat • $20
NOT YOUR AVERAGE NAPKIN
Boring linens are out the door this season. Set a place at the table for color and pattern! Let these bold fabrics accent the natural touches and white dinnerware. The Ivy Cottage • Le Jacquard Francais • $19
YOU'VE URNED IT
Adorn your buffet with a classic shape in an unexpected material. A cork urn makes a stately centerpiece and a fabulously fun Champagne bucket! Living Well • Juliska Quinta natural cork urn • $195
Black Door Studio • 456 N. McGregor Ave. 304-3200.
Collective • 4513 Old Shell Road. 656-6368.
Living Well • 25 S. Section St., Fairhope. 929-3255.
The Ivy Cottage • 9 Du Rhu Drive. 345-1731.
Wildflowers • 50 S. Church St., Fairhope. 928-6200.