Stimulate Conversation at the Table with Bold and Happy Color Indoors and Out

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Stimulate Conversation at the Table with Bold and Happy Color Indoors and Out

Summer entertaining must-haves, for a bright and sunny table.

[1] Marimekko Räysmatto paper lunch napkins, 6.5 inches square, $6 for a pack of 12. Available online at usstore.marimekko.com

[2] French Bull’s Grass Collection Meals come alive on this colorful collection. Made of high-grade, glazed melamine, it is scratch and shatter resistant and dishwasher safe. 15” Round Serving Platter $25; 11” Dinner Plate $11; 8” Side Plate $8. For guests on the go, add the travel mug, made of porcelain with a slip-proof silicone sleeve and lid. 12-oz, 3.5 x 5” high. Dishwasher safe; microwavable. Available online at frenchbull.com

[3] Mini Flowers Summer tables look great in bright colors. Clip some flowers from your garden, as I did here, and place in small vessels around the table and room. A wonderful pop in your guests’ bedroom and bathroom. (bottom Dianthus, top Portulaca)

[4] Herbal Bouquets Set your table with cut herbs instead of flowers. Not only will it look appealing, it will send an appetite-whetting scent. A good way to display surplus herbs from the market or showcase what’s growing in your garden. Extra wonderful when herbs bloom their tiny flowers.