This post is sponsored by World Market.
I want to thank you so much for all of your kind comments on my patio makeover post last week, and for following along with the tour. It was so much fun to make this space more functional for our family and we have been enjoying it every single day. I love sitting out here with the baby while the other kids jump on their trampoline or play on their swing set. And we have loved eating out here in the evenings when the sun is on the other side of the house. This week, I will be sharing a couple of fun and easy ways to style your patio table, and today I am starting with some fun items from the World Market outdoor collection.
I loved this table runner and napkin combination. I thought the dusty blue color of it was really pretty, so I used it as a base for my table. I think runners are a lot easier to use outside than tablecloths, so this one was perfect. I wanted a casual elegance with the fun little dinner party, so I layered my place settings. I started with the rattan chargers, then layered on a white plate. I added the napkins that match the runner, and then these cute Italian Sea Life plates. I love all of the texture and the casual coastal vibe.
I added the silverware of course, and a couple of drink options. I thought it would be a fun, casual element to add bottled root beer at each setting along with these pretty shatter-proof cups for lemonade.
My patio table is a bit smaller scale than my dining table inside the house, so I used the bench to bring out the food to serve up, and then just put the platters back in the house, out of the way.
I am so proud of these peonies. I finally had my very own peonies to cut from my yard this year after planting them a couple years ago. I am in love…
The evenings out here are so peaceful and relaxing, especially when the sun is completely on the other side of the house and the patio lights turn on. I loved the mixture of the casual grilled food and the more elegant table settings.
Here is a cute video by Brandi Milloy with some more fun ideas… I love the one for kids!
I hope one of you win this sweepstakes from CPWM!!
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Table Runner- World Market (out of stock online)
Patio Table and sectional, see post HERE
Pillows are from my stash
Rattan Chargers- World Market in store
Patio lights- Costco
Blue Striped bag- World Market in store