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A Tabletop Worthy of Cheers!

It’s the time of year again where we’re eager to entertain. The sun is shining bright, the weather is perfectly warm, and everybody’s feeling refreshed. We know you’re thinking “bring on the backyard barbecues and pool parties!” So, we’ve got a few ideas of how to set the stage for a bright and impactful soiree that’s centered around every get-together’s highlight: your tabletop.

We’re all about a bold palette this season. Set your foundation with a solid tablecloth in your favorite color. Keep in mind, a good tablecloth is a staple for every entertainer so select one that you can imagine living in other areas of your home. Check out our sturdy Burlap Tablecloth that’s available in 6 versatile colors.

Burlap Tablecloth

Why not throw down an additional layer of interest with a Get Geometric Tablecloth or maybe an Ombre Table Runner? These textiles are sure to catch your guests’ eye!

Get Geometric Tablecloth

Ombre Table Runner

Now let’s bring in some texture. People typically pay a lot of attention to the color and design of their chargers. But we suggest a neutral option, like these Rattan Chargers, to introduce an organic texture to your tablescape. These chargers are perfect for any casual get-together and versatile enough to live on your everyday dining table.

 Rattan Chargers

While we love the idea of timeless white plates for every other occasion, your party deserves something fun and fitting for the season. We’re crazy about these Scallop Plates for so many reasons. For starters, these plates are the creation of our Head Designer, Marlene, who was inspired by a favorite watercolor. She chose blue because, “it works so well in many situations.” We couldn’t agree more! Additionally, these plates are lightweight melamine and dishwasher safe—making them perfect for any entertaining.

Scallop Plates

Polish off your tabletop with a couple brightly colored bouquets (we love hydrangeas) and maybe even a hurricane or two—and cheers!

 

 

 

  
  
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Guest-Ready Bedroom

It’s the time of year where we open our homes to out-of-town friends and family. When getting your guest room ready, creating comfort and staying clutter-free is key. The Rise and Shine Bedroom we’ve shown here is bright and cheery, and highlights some key pieces that combine beauty and function.

Rise and Shine Bedroom - WisteriaThe Rise and Shine Bedroom

Lofty textiles like pillows and throws create a cozy feel. Luxurious details like the metallic designs on these pillows and the finely woven cotton threads of the throw blanket add a rich sophistication.

Pillows and Throw - WIsteria

Art Deco Pillow Cover – Cubism // Gold Greek Key Pillow – Square // Fringe Throw – Cool Blue

Greet your guests with refreshments placed on an elegant tray, like this Striking Steel Serving Tray. Keep a couple bottles of water handy so guests don’t have to wander in the middle of the night.

Striking Steel Serving Tray - Wisteria Striking Steel Tray: Round // Rectangle

Add a layer of decor and some bedside lighting. These pieces are neutral in color and rich in texture, making them mainstays from season to season. Set out fresh flowers for a splash of color and pleasant fragrance.

Home Accents - WisteriaConstantinople Bone Mirror // Gold Sphere Lamp // Brass Ring Vase Set

This piece is a must-have. Not only is it stunning to look at, it’s a great hideaway for extra linens. Keep the top drawer open for extra storage space or add a few favorite reads for guests to enjoy.

Serpentine Bone Inlay Chest - Wisteria Serpentine Bone Inlay Chest 

  
  
  • RR

    Can you please tell me where you got the wallpaper for this room?? Love love it! Buying the lamp and pillows as we speak. 🙂

  • kayla

    Hi Rebecca, the wall is actually hand-painted yellow stripes – very easy to DIY! Enjoy your lamp and pillows!

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A Party-Ready Bar Cart

The bar cart is quickly becoming a home décor must-have. You could spend hours browsing stylish bar carts on Pinterest—and believe us, we have! Functioning not only as a place to put your bar essentials—liquor bottles, mixers, wine opener, and tumblers—a bar cart also acts like shelving to display your favorite trinkets and treasures.

#wisteriastyle bar cart

Put your liquor and wine bottles on the top shelf for easy access and pouring. A tray helps with cleaning up any spills and adds dimension to the look. Playful straws and drink stirrers are a cheap way to dress up your bar cart and your drinks—store them in a tall clear glass. Place extra mixers down below with accessories like a stack of books and a vase of flowers. Don’t forget to leave out a set of glasses so you’ll always be ready for impromptu parties!

#wisteriastyle bar cart

Shop these key pieces to get the look!

Bar Cart Essentials from Wisteria

 Mixer’s Bar Cart  // Handmade Cocktail Glasses // Parisian Bistro Tray

Now show off your styling skills! We love to see how you are using Wisteria pieces in your home. Follow us on Instagram @wisteriahomedecor and don’t forget to use #wisteriastyle when posting your pictures.

 

  
  
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Memorial Day BBQ

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the summer season and what better way to celebrate than throwing a backyard BBQ? Gather your friends and family to kick off summer and salute to our troops! We’re giving you a fool proof, easy menu that’s sure to wow your guests and give you plenty of time to enjoy the party too!

Drinks: Make a variety of flavored waters and lemonades for guests to sip. Flavors like Strawberry Basil and Watermelon Mint sound divine! Don’t forget to set out vodka and gin for your guests that are over 21 to mix in. Serve drinks in mason jars with patriotic paper straws in red, white, and blue!

drinks

Images via Duet Weddings and Hello Society

Main Course: Fire up the grill! Serve hot dogs and hamburgers buffet style. Put out the usual condiments like ketchup, mustard and pickles, but don’t be afraid to get creative—avocados and hummus make great toppings too! Pasta salads, potato salads, fresh fruit, veggie dips, and chips make for yummy side dishes. If preparing it all seems overwhelming to you, ask your guests to each bring a side dish to share.

Memorial Day BBQ_Wisteria

Images via An Extra Boost Of and Pinch of Yum

Dessert: These sweet treats already have us salivating. A tart Blueberry Ice Cream Pie will help you and your guests cool off after a hot summer day. Or a Mixed Berry Shortcake with vanilla ice cream is an equally tempting option.

Memorial Day BBQ_Wisteria

Images via Better Homes and Gardens and Nestle Kitchens 

Shop Wisteria for your entertaining essentials. We have everything from beautiful linens to a chip and dip tray you’ll find yourself using at every get-together! Our new Parisian Bistro Tray, a Wisteria favorite, is the perfect serving tray—the blue and white stripes are festive and fun!

Memorial Day Entertaining_Wisteria

Ceramic Fish Plates – Set of 4 // Bubble Highball Glasses – Set of 4 // Chip and Dip Tray //Rectangular Burlap Tablecloth – Dusty Blue // Parisian Bistro Tray // Trimmed Napkins 

  
  
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Fiesta-Ready Recipes for Cinco De Mayo

¡Olé! It’s time for a Fiesta! Cinco de Mayo is on Monday and we decided to get a jump start on celebrating by mixing up a batch of our favorite Key Lime cookies. They’re easy to make and muy delicioso (very delicious)!

Key Lime Cookies for Cinco De Mayo

Ingredients: 

 1/2 cup butter or margarine 

3/4 cup packed brown sugar 

2 tablespoons granulated sugar 

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 

1 egg 

2 1/3 cups buttermilk baking mix. like Bisquick (or substitute Gluten Free Bisquick for a Gluten Free Cookie!) 

1 6 oz package of white chocolate chips 

1 tablespoon freshly grated lime peel 

 Directions: 

In a mixing bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla and egg until well mixed.

Stir in buttermilk baking mix; blend well.

Mix in white chocolate chips and lime peel.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool for one minute and move to wire rack. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Bring these cookies to a Cinco de Mayo party or to work on Monday (we guarantee your office mates will love them!) or check out these other delicious looking and fiesta-ready recipes we found on Pinterest.

Cinco De Mayo Desserts

Margarita Cupcakes – A dash of tequila makes these cocktail cupcakes a hit!

Dessert Nachos – Easy to assemble and sugary sweet.

Mexican Wedding Cookies – These melt in your mouth cookies will disappear at a party!

Tres Leches Cake – A traditional Mexican dessert that is moist and full of flavor.

Flag of Mexico Rice Krispie Treats – Use frosting, colored sprinkles, and edible markers to decorate a rice krispie treat.

  
  
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