Be still my heart…Scalamandre tableware!?? The new Scalamandré by Lenox collection, of table and giftware (major vase happening HERE), available exclusively at Bloomingdales, includes china in the textile house’s signature Zebras pattern and four additional designs offered (this pattern gives Juliska a run for it’s money). The Royal Tenanbaums would be oh-so happy right now, xoxo.
Image via Architectural Digest
Every year the Mr. and I hit the slopes for a week of seclusion, skiing and hot toddies. Well if you read my post last Friday you’d know that this is the first in eights years that a ski vacation wasn’t in the cards, (insert tear here). So when Occasion Magazine reached out about a winter dinner party I thought if I can’t go to the mountains I’ll just bring them to me.
Teaming up again with my two favorite photogs Robert and Tiffany of Rustic White we ascended on to Ecco Atlanta on a sunny Saturday afternoon and transformed it into a cozy mountainside chalet. With rich velvet curtains, a plethra of plaids, fresh evergreens, and rustic elements everywhere all that was left to add was snow.
Happy Monday loves! xoxo
Don’t be afraid to mix plaids and patterns, nothing is worse than matchy-matchy elements.
To keep champagne cold and to add a pop of color I simply skewered cranberries, froze them overnight, and popped a skewer in each glass of bubbly before the guests arrived.
Mercury glass was the perfect way to add warmth to the table and counterbalance all of the masculine rustic pieces.
Shop the shoot…Plaid Plates, Waiting On Martha | Plaid Table Runners, Homegoods | Charcoal Napkins, Boxwoods | Deer Napkin Rings, Boxwoods | Deer Salt & Pepper Shakers, Boxwoods | Resin Antlers, Waiting On Martha | Plaid Planters, Waiting On Martha | Faux Fur Blanket, World Market | Mercury Glass Vases, World Market | Antler Mirror/Tray Waiting On Martha | Mercury Glass Votives, Waiting On Martha
My ensemble…J.Crew Cheetah Dress, old || Necklace BCBG Maxazria, old (similar HERE) || DKNY Tights || Kate Spade NY Red Suede Heels, old (similar HERE) || Nail Polish OPI
All Images via Rustic White Photography
I recently had the chance to create 2 different holiday tablescapes for one of my favorite magazines, Occasions. First up, Thanksgiving. I wanted to create a table that was very inviting and warm, but most importantly I wanted a table ANYONE could re-create or draw inspiration from. So how did I do that? By running around like a mad woman and pulling my MUST have entertaining pieces from my own kitchen then adding festive accents from Ice Milk Aprons, Boxwoods, World Market, Homegoods, and Hobby Lobby.
With help from my parents, the amazing duo Robert and Tiffany from Rustic White Photograpphy and my dear friends over at Ecco Atlanta I somehow pulled it off. Below are some pics, but check out Occasions Magazine for my entertaining MUST Haves, how you can “shop the shoot” and an oh-so-easy “Toasted Cider” cocktail recipe. Happy early Thanksgiving loves, xoxo
Today is a grand day. A celebration of the best day of my life…the day I married the Mr. (2 years ago to be exact). And since Waiting On Martha wasn’t around then what better way to celebrate than to share all the highlights with my second loves, all of you! Happy Anniversary Mr. Rye! xoxo
When Dina from Deliciously Darling Events reached out to us about her upcoming Little Monster’s Photo Shoot for Bird’s Party Magazine we jumped at the chance to be involved. Dina drew inspiration from her own little monsters (photographed in the shoot) and combined your traditional Halloween orange and black with pops of green and purple to really bring the party to life. You’ll be drooling for the desserts (perfectly placed in Waiting On Martha goodies) and obsessing over her handmade centerpieces.
We were able to snag a couple of pics, but you can see the see the full party HERE and of course shop it below. Happy Halloween, xoxo
Amazing cookies on even more amazing Noir Pedestals
Macarons in our Compote
The gorgeous green cake perched on a pedestal!
Chocolate covered oreos look divine on the Noir
Dessert Table in full effect
White Compote perfection
Black, white, orange and green!
Shop the look…Orange Twine || Noir Small Cake Stand || Black Chevron Treat Bags || White Cake Stand || Black Twine || White Compote || Noir Large Cake Stand || White Compote || Green Twine || Purple Twine
As you learned (or most of you already know) I love to throw a party. And when attending a party it’s of the utmost importance that you arrive gift in hand. So to help you out here are our Top 5 Host or Hostess Gifts. xoxo
From left to right, top to bottom…2 of my favorite wines, Silver Oak 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet & Round Pond 2010 Sauvignon Blanc || Pink Peonies || Rosanna Petite Treat Stands in Strawberry Pink, White, Buttercream Yellow, and Mint Green || Rablabs Multi Colored Agate Coasters || Illume small Boho Candle in Thai Lilly, Tangerine Teakwood, Mediterranean, and Pineapple Cilantro (I wrap mine in cellophane tied with a bow…perfection)
I love nothing more than throwing a fabulous party, or better yet a dinner party. And with The Shop now open entertaining is easier than ever. Case in point, my fabulous Beachcomber dinner party. Inspired by our organic Octopus towels and napkins, and One Kings Lane plates we mixed all shades of blue with our shocking chartreuse Ikat placemats. Can’t you just hear the ocean calling? xoxo
Dinner & Salad Plates One Kings Lane (no longer available) || Handprinted, Organic Octopus Napkins || Placemats Bloomingdales (no longer available)
The Tablescape pre dinner…Creative Co-Op Distressed Wood Votive Candle Holder || Creative Co-Op Sardine Can Salt & Pepper Shakers || Handprinted. Organic Octopus Napkins || Creative Co-Op Boat Dipping/Condiment Dish || Crate & Barrel White Condiment Spoon ||Creative Co-Op Tall Numbered Tin || Creative Co-Op Whale Trays
Creative Co-Op Distressed Wood Votive Candle Holder…perfect centerpiece because it’s not too high so you can actually talk to your guests at the table
Wine Round Pond 2010 Sauvignon Blanc (my FAVORITE summer wine) || Chalkboard Signs || Rablabs Blue Azure Coasters || Creative Co-Op Fish Bowls
Waiting On Martha’s Heirloom Tomato Salad & Creative Co-Op Fish Bowls
Creative Co-Op Distressed Wood Votive Candle Holder || Creative Co-Op Sardine Can Salt & Pepper Shakers || Handprinted. Organic Octopus Napkins || Creative Co-Op Boat Dipping/Condiment Dish || Crate & Barrel White Condiment Spoon
Creative Co-Op Boat Dipping/Condiment Dish (perfect for salad dressing, olive oils, dips, etc.) || Crate & Barrel White Condiment Spoon
Waiting On Martha’s Pimento Cheese Spread recipe HERE || Creative Co-Op Fish Bowls
Creative Co-Op Whale Trays
Waiting On Martha’s Pimento Cheese Spread recipe HERE
Dinner & Salad Plates One Kings Lane (no longer available) || Handprinted, Organic Octopus Napkins || Placemats Bloomingdales (no longer available) || Creative Co-Op Distressed Wood Votive Candle Holder || Creative Co-Op Sardine Can Salt & Pepper Shakers || Creative Co-Op Boat Dipping/Condiment Dish
Creative Co-Op Tall Numbered Tin
It’s a crazy morning over here at the Rye household preparing for our first guests since moving in. And though we still aren’t fully unpacked I find that no reason not to throw a fabulous Good Friday dinner. Below are some pics I snapped of the tablescape preparation, Easter basket cupcakes and the amazingly tasty Key Lime cookies to kick off the weekend festivities. But before the guests arrive I wanted to send a happy Good Friday to you all, and a wish that whatever your plans are for the holiday weekend that you’re celebrating with family, friends and of course lots of good food! xoxo
Table West Elm | Candelabras CB2 (Last Seen HERE) | Cake Plates Costco | Place Mats Bloomingdales (old) | Gold Flatware (old) One Kings Lane (Similar HERE) | Plates Nambe (No Longer Available) | Easter Nests Williams Sonoma | Cupcake and Cookie Toppers Target
In preparing for our Goodbye Chicago dinner party this weekend I’ve been shopping a lot for table decor and I’ve found some amazing pieces not just for this weekend, but for all dinner parties to come. Fingers crossed our CB2 has the candelabras below which I’m dying over…nothing like waiting till the last minute! Happy Friday loves! xoxo
The perfect eye catching bowl for your table from Jonathan Adler of course!
This is genius! From corkcicle a cork that keeps your white wine cold but doesn’t water it down…this is a definite MUST for our home!
I’m in love with these whimsical cake plates from Kate Spade.
How gorgeous are these candelabras from CB2 and for only $24.95!
These adorable set of 5 white vases from Zinc Door will look perfect on your dinner table or all around your home any day of the year.
In preparing to say goodbye to Chicago and make the big move to Atlanta the Mr. and I are hosting a fabulous dinner party this weekend at Quay Chicago. However, because of our upcoming NYC and Mississippi trips coupled with the daunting task of packing up our home we seem to be in a bit of a frenzy and I’ve waited till the last minute to plan the dinner party decor. So in my time of need where do I turn first for inspiration…Pinterest of course! I’m heading over to Quay tonight to do the wine tasting and check out the space, but I’m thinking something very simple, flowers, candles, nothing too grand. I’ll make sure to take lots of pics this weekend, but in the meantime take a peek at my initial inspirations. xoxo
Love the simplicity and colors! Add some amazing dripping ivory candles and you are good to go!
Dying over the ikat fabric and the greens, but the theme won’t mesh…save this thought for next time
Love, love, loving these wood centerpieces! Only problem our tables are round…wouldn’t work the same
Same thought process as above, but simply using craft paper as the runner…hmmmmm again not sure about working that in with round tables?
Normally I cringe at Babys Breath (it reminds me of my highschool dances) but I’m loving the silver effect of this and using it alone, and Babys Breath is a VERY affordable way to go.
I am definitely a sucker for green, not to mention that they’ve set this table with my FAVORITE Hermes china which is not happening people. But I do love the burlap tablecloth withe the hydrangeas and natural element of the branches…I could probably pull this one off.
Loving this, simple and romantic. Though I’d need to find the glass bottles cheap enough…definitely has possibilities.
All images found here