Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Art of Entertaining

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Good morning and happy mid-week lovelies!

The return of fall means the return of many things to me. Fabulous fall fashion, apple picking, strolls through the green markets, cooking, wine tastings, hockey. But it also means the return of my desire to entertain. After a long summer of casual beach house gatherings, now is the time to step things up a notch.

Dinner parties are suddenly calling my name. Time to break out the china, pour some fine wine while cooking up a storm all while being dressed up to the nines. Sounds like a party! Care to join me? :)

Hope you all enjoy the day!

xoxo

Images: All edited by The Alternative Wife

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43 comments:

KizzyDoll said...

I will join you..how beautiful those dishes are!! I love little tea parties and others..it's so nice to dress up a bit and go and enjoy time with friends or family on a fall night!! Hope you have a great day sweety!! xox

adele said...

I'm totally with you Dawn, we have a great house for entertaining & i love cooking...bring it on!!
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Colores said...

Lovely pics as usual and I share with you all the new "chores" for this brand new season!! Have my kitchen full of apples so let´s bake !! a big colourful kiss

Catarina Santi said...

beautiful !!!

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Glayki said...

U just inspired me -love your post!

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

I'll be on the next flight over! The shoes in that picture *gasp* To.Die.For!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Yes!! Last weekend I made pizza from scratch for another couple with my bf and it was so much fun! I love to entertain!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Debby said...

You say when... I'm in my car.. hee hee. I love this post, Dawn. So pretty!! I bet you entertain beautifully! xo

classiq said...

How can I resist such a lovely invitation and these delightful pics? xo
Ada

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Your speaking to my heart! There's nothing I adore more than a good old fashion dinner party! Lovely post Dawn! :) xo

Teodora said...

Dawn, you make fall sound like the best season. And each season is best for its own reasons.

You are an inspiration!

Teodora
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Style Diaries said...

these photos are so inspiring love the second one <3

With love... said...

Oh wow I love these shoes!
Have a wonderful day.

Mrs. C said...

I'd love to join you!! I love entertaining, dressing up and the fall. Decorated my house for fall last nightt!!! :) Check out my jewelry giveaway!

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BigAppleNosh said...

Sign me up! ;)

Daily Cup of Couture said...

sounds fabulous!! I am all about entertaining as well! cannot wait to put all my wedding gifts to good use!

xx

sugarhoneybaby said...

Love this shoes!
You inspired me with this post!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i have plans in NYC all October -- then i made some reservations at the Bubble Lounge and Bocca -- plus i got some hiking and rock climbing planned - i'm ready for the chill in the air - OH and already made apple picking, then cooking plans too! - i'm a busy lady this fall! - ready to rock out all my new pants!

*kiss kiss*
Erika~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I want to come! I'll bring the dessert!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

a dinner party sounds fun right about now. and love the image of the rose bouquet - beautiful!

B. in the Know said...

I would love to join you for a dinner party! I love having dinner parties in the fall and heading into the winter - gives me a good excuse to turn on the oven, which is always nice for a little extra heat in my old house!
Much love,
B

Dancing Branflake said...

You would throw a fantastic dinner party! Goodness, I could only imagine the splendor.

Alexa said...

I'll join you! And I love the idea of mis-matched china at dinner parties. So fun!
xo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Gorgeous images! The coming of Autumn is particularly welcome this year after such a sweltering summer! Sorry I've been rather absent from my favorite blogs since the beginning of August, Dawn ... took time off the blog and have even been rather silent from twitter ... moving home and studio required all of my attention, but now things are looking much more organized!

The new Fall Season of the Ooh La Frou Frou Collection Blog is coming soon ... Season Premiere September 26! Hope your Autumn is glorious, sweets! xo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou
http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com

A BRIT GREEK said...

Yes, please! I'd be there in a flash if it looked this pretty... Love those gorgeous dishes.
x.o.x.o

Krystal said...

fall and winter are def the perfect time for cozy dinner parties with candles :)

Martina said...

Hmmm, that sounds like FUN! Yes, harvesting things and dinner parties are one of the best part of fall!

Elle Sees said...

I love love love to entertain! I'm excited too.

annie markantonatou said...

i love dinner parties and these cuties pink shoes!
now we've completed our decoration and got all furniture we can start calling our friends and family for lovely gatherings!

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Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

I'm itching to do the same, so the mr has been my guinea pig on new dishes (i'm an amateur in the kitchen!) Those shoes in the last photo are gorgeous!

honey my heart said...

i'd love to join you :) i'll bring the pumpkin pie.

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Of course! Dinner parties are the best...especially getting all the fun food and dinnerware together! I'm pretty sure dressing up is the best part, though (c:

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

I would love to! and can we both wear those shoes?!

InteriorGroupie said...

Couldn't agree with you more!! I am also getting the itch to have people over. the cooking itch has already hit and I've been cooking up a storm :) Can't wait to go apple picking (seriously) and make a pie...

jamie said...

dinner parties and apple picking.. sounds like a great time in my book!

xx

Jess said...

We are getting ready to host a party in a few weeks too!! Love this time of year!

Glam Fashionista said...

Reading this lovely post made me want to through a dinner party, the best part is being dressed to the nines, of course that is my favorite part.

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

I'll bring the wine.

Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie said...

Just adore this post!!!! Love it all!!

xo

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Elena said...

i think that I have an obsession regarding the white and now more than never, because I saw that beautiful room :X

EclecChic said...

Wow Dawn, gorgeous images!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Just saw this post--if you only knew how much time I spent pouring over limoge yesterday on eBay! I am loving the idea of throwing dinner parties in the near future!

xo Mary Jo

Tanvi said...

Miranda is simply gorgeous!!!!

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