This year, easy entertaining is one of my goals.
And of course, more entertaining.
So, here’s a little note, don’t forget to check out the Sweepstakes near the end of this post. You won’t want to miss out on this exciting event.
*The following is a sponsored post by Birch Lane and Stonewall Kitchen, all opinions are my own.
Let’s tackle easy entertaining
Dinner parties have been a bit scare around here.
Most weekends we are busy with our kid’s mountain bike races, my daughter’s get-togethers, and my blogging commitments and so there is very little time for anything else beyond the bare essentials.
And sadly entertaining is on the sidelines.
But, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are ways to help make this dinner prepping and planning easier.
Well, recently I found a wonderful company, Stonewall Kitchen who carries items for most entertaining needs.
So, now I don’t have any excuses.
Btw, don’t you just love this little stand that the yummy Roasted Garlic Onion Jam is sitting on?
My shelves are filled to the brim with their gourmet snacks, jams, sauces and, scrumptious drinks.
Hooray, I’m all set for our next gathering.
Flowers and more flowers…
So, next add a beautiful arrangement of flowers. If you are interested, I have a flower arranging post.
I bought these flowers at the San Francisco Flower Market and I think I went a bit overboard. I carried so many flowers in my arms that I couldn’t see over my beautiful bouquet. But you get the idea,
flowers just set the stage for a beautiful table.
If nothing else happens when it comes to decorating, make sure to buy some fresh flowers.
And if possible a gazillion flowers, please!
When you think you have enough, buy more. It takes a lot of flowers to fill a vase.
with Birch Lane
Finally, my home is ready for summer dining.
But this wasn’t always the case. So, let me backtrack a tiny bit.
So, when it comes to entertaining most of our wine glasses and all the other items are tucked away in random places. Yup, I have the tiniest little antique highboy and I can only squeeze a few pieces on its two shelves.
Do you know the routine, wine glasses stashed away in three places, candles in some random drawer, dinner napkins goodness knows where!
My dining items were a hot mess for about eight years.
But, I had a big package delivered to our home the other day. Birch Lane shipped out their fabulous white sideboard that I’m happily filling it with all my glasses, dinner plates and even our napkins and silverware.
And can you believe that now I have room to spare? Oh my goodness, every time I walk by my new sideboard a smile comes over my face.
Now that the weather is warming up, I’m getting antsy to have friends over.
If you need ideas for spring decorating, I’ve got you covered with my spring tour. In the meantime, I hope you have a wonderful week and here’s to easy entertaining!
To help you out with planning your next party here is a great Sweepstakes. One winner will receive a $1,000 Birch Lane gift card and a $500 prize package from Stonewall Kitchen. Enter to win this Sweepstakes here.
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Janine, I love your new buffet! And your table looks amazing! I don’t know what I’m more excited to do…start eating or smell those gorgeous flowers!! ❤️
Lovely table and great tips!
I love entertaining and setting a pretty table bursting with yummy food.
Janine this is so gorgeous and love that sideboard!! I have to go enter
Janine! Your new buffet serves is a perfect fit in your home! I entered the sweepstakes! Fingers crossed!
Love the new buffet! I’ve looked for something small to go in our old farmhouse kitchen, dining area. Just to have everything together sounds divine. And thank you for some great pantry ideas for those dropins that turn into a wonderful get together.
Love that buffet piece. Love it..Table looks exquisite..would love to win!
Gorgeous tablescape. Let me change into something fun and springy and I’ll be right over to enjoy!! You make it look so easy. I, too, love Stonewall Kitchen products. We don’t live too far away from their York headquarters and have enjoyed a cooking class experience. Yum and fun!!