Tuesday, April 5, 2011

bring on the sunshine

summer is on her way and that gets me giddy for pool parties, long lake weekends, outdoor dining.... and outdoor cocktails :)

here is some inspiration that i've been collecting for some fun summer parties... with color as my key ingredient.

my biggest piece of inspiration: this bar from cottage living, from june '08

and of course, the always inspiring miles redd.

found on everything fab

i think i had tears in my eyes after reading the latest west elm catalogue.

b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l patio furniture and poolside decor.

these champagne glasses found over at burke decor. now, how festive are these?

ocean blue carafe via west elm.

faux bois coasters from thomas paul to catch the condensation.

more from west elm, wire candle lanterns. i think i'd spray mine white.

some crazy fun pom-pom cocktail napkins found on coco + kelley.
i think i'm going to try my hand at making these!! i'll share the results if they don't look atrocious ;)

did i get your summer soiree juices flowing?