Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Coral, White & Blue - Setting the Summer Table

Kim Seybert

Memorial Day and the Fourth of July are both approaching. I am not the biggest fan of decorating for these holidays with classic red, white and blue at CCC. I feel like it works much better in a farmhouse or Colonial home or the like than a South Florida beach house with lots of pastels.

So this is a great example for me of tweaking red, white, and blue with coral. I would use a large blue and white ginger jar as the centerpiece and fill it with branches spray painted with coral or watermelon spray paint. I would fill smaller vases with white and blue hydrangeas. I would definitely use one of my sets of bamboo flatware that I have in gold, silver, black, and natural. Bamboo flatware is my go-to for sure. I have lots of Estelle blue glassware to use. 

I found the cutest beaded coral napkin rings and they are a great price and free shipping. They come in multiples of two so you can get as many as you need.

Coral Napkin Rings

These Ibis dessert plates would be perfect - 

Ibis Dessert Plates

And two things I learned yesterday that I am so happy about. Publix has gotten in gorgeous peonies for $14.99 a bunch. They usually have them all month in May. And a brand new long awaited Costco opens very close by in less than a month with the works - gas station, liquor store, food court. I am so excited!

I'm sure it will be insanely busy at first anyway. Do you recall that in the past, there used to be special shopping hours for executive members, allowing them to enter the store one hour earlier than Gold Star members? Sadly, this perk has been discontinued, and all Costco members now have the same in-store shopping hours. I use to always avail myself of the early opening and shop when the store was empty of customers and fully stocked. Oh well. The trick here in Florida is to shop stores in the evening. With all the retirees, they shop early and the stores are empty after 6 p.m. My HomeGoods, for example, is a mob scene until evening and then it completely empties out. Cheap gas, cheap booze, $1.50 hot dog plus drink, free food samples, I am counting the days....

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