Outdoor Entertaining Essentials

Although it snowed a little in Toronto yesterday (snowed!) I’m in full planning mode to setup my balcony for the warmer months. Last year, we planted tomatoes and a bounty of herbs — and these will be making a full comeback this year! I’m also thinking of adding an array of succulents and pastel roses to the mix, I couldn’t imagine not having this outdoor oasis — it really adds to the vacation feel of a space.

My indoor hues revolve around greys, yellows and soft whites, but my outdoor decor is where the colours come to play. I’m loving patterned plates for a whimsical outdoor atmosphere, and some pastel-coloured cutlery. Paper straws are also a must for outdoorsy drinks, as is a bright and cherry carafe. Vibrant blues, playful mints and sunshine yellows are on my mind — here are my favourites so far!

{1} Glazed Terracotta Salad Plate, West Elm {2} Foiled Dot Napkin Set, Anthropologie {3}Striped Paper Straws, Etsy {4} Ice cream Scoop, Ikea {5} Ikat Dot Napkin, West Elm {6}Ostron Flatware, Ikea {7} Melamine Plates, West Elm {8} Green Vintage Carafe, Indigo

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5 Comments on Outdoor Entertaining Essentials

  1. Barbara
    April 21, 2013 at 11:07 am (4 years ago)

    Love posts like this…full of ideas. Isn’t Anthropologie fun? Always find something there. The carafe is really pretty, too.
    Hope spring is on it’s way to you!

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  2. La Table De Nana
    April 21, 2013 at 12:02 pm (4 years ago)

    Snowed here also..Oy..
    Love the Indigo carafe..I bought pretty straws too:)
    If you would like a small long blooming rose that is quite hardy..The Fairy..I love it.

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  3. Rosa's Yummy Yums
    April 21, 2013 at 1:58 pm (4 years ago)

    Pretty items! I love those colors. So joyful and fresh.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  4. Patty Price
    April 23, 2013 at 8:37 pm (4 years ago)

    Very pretty and perfect for warmer weather entertaining!

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