Setting an Elegant Table with Yellow Billy Balls and Daisies

Setting an Elegant Table with Yellow Billy Balls and Daisies is the perfect summer tablescape!

Yellow Billy Balls and Daisies

Last weekend we hosted an outdoor dinner party and I set a simple, elegant table with yellow billy balls and daisies!

To me, yellow is the essence of summer, inspiring me when I set a table for guests.

What’s a Billy Ball?

Billy Balls, also known as Craspedia, are round-shaped blooms that rest on top of a thin, yet sturdy stem.

They add texture and height and pizazz to a simple centerpiece, and in my case, to fresh daisies.

Yellow Billy Balls and Daisies

You only need a few.

I used 3 canning jars and 7 smaller glass vessels, plus 3 candle holders. Which–I forgot to light the candles. It happens.

3 Kinds of Hospitality with Black and White Cherry Brownies

Black and White Cherry Brownies

If you are a brownie lover and a cherry lover, this Black and White Cherry Brownies recipe will knock your socks off. It’s gooey, rich, and chocolatey, with sweet giant cherries, all mixed together. Your guests may beat down your door the following day to get access to the...

An Element of Surprise with Maria’s Watermelon Gazpacho

Maria’s Watermelon Gazpacho

Today Maria’s Watermelon Gazpacho, a cold soup recipe, is packed with not only fresh vegetables, but fresh fruit and watermelon, and perfect for summer entertaining! I’m happy to share a delicous summertime treat that makes entertaining so easy, especially if you want a quick, healthy appetizer, or you have...

Backyard Novelty Lighting for Outdoor Entertaining

Backyard Novelty Lighting for Outdoor Entertaining

Today I’m sharing the details of our Backyard Novelty Lighting for Outdoor Entertaining. Enchanted evenings depend upon the magic of lighting – which is why we’ve lined our fence line with small novelty lighting. There’s just something intimate about a dinner party under the stars … and lights. And the...

Planning a Brunch with Canadian Bacon and Pineapple Kabobs

Canadian Bacon and Pineapple Kabobs

This Canadian Bacon and Pineapple Kabobs recipe is perfect to serve any season–for breakfast or brunch–a real crowd pleaser! This recipe was inspired by my friend, Amy, at She Wears Many Hats. Our friends hosted a graduation brunch with us to celebrate our childrens’ college graduations a few weekends...