Q: Dear Allie,
How can I spruce up my summer tabletop? I want something beautiful, yet casual.
A: Dear Elise,
Summer brings so many opportunities for outdoor entertaining! I like to mix natural elements with vintage pieces that have a touch of shine. Find a natural linen table runner and top it with miniature succulents planted in mercury glass, nickel and silver containers. Add white votive candles in clear glass to add another layer of shine. If you want to make it “beachy,” place seashells, white coral or pieces of driftwood along the runner. You’ll create a beautiful setting for your summer gatherings.