With a bit of creative Destination Shopping, you can design inviting home décor and festive table-scapes for your summer entertaining with no muss, no fuss, and no personal “debt ceiling” crises.
Pier 1 imports
Decorative candle holders in bright summer colors, like these lanterns I picked up on sale at Pier 1 imports, add flair and panache to a simple backyard barbeque and sparkle to a hot summer night pool party.
With Pier 1’s Summer Clearance sale in full swing, now is the time to stock up on lots of little gorgeous things to accent your summer décor for this year and next.
Use your smart phone to take advantage of Pier 1 imports FLIP FLOP FRIDAYS Facebook super special deals. It’s easy – go to your local Pier 1 imports store every Friday and Check In to that store using your Facebook App to see what goodies they’re offering at deep discounts that day.
Marshalls Department Stores
Marshalls department stores really deliver on their promise, never pay full price for fabulous, with bargains galore on everything from designer tableware and linens to grilling accessories and cookware. I snatched up this colorful, madras tablecloth for under $8.
Local Farmers Markets and Produce Stands
Beautiful flowers in colors as hot as the summer sun and fresh, organic fruits of every variety are in abundant supply right now from local farmers and green grocers. I created these centerpieces using mostly flowers I picked out of my own garden and supplemented them with inexpensive, summer flowers from local markets.
ENTERTAINING TIP: create a Feast for the Eyes by filling ornamental bowls with ice to serve up refreshing, delectable, organic fruits all summer long.
DÉCOR TIP: repurpose colorful canning jars by using them as vases and drinking glasses to create an ambiance reminiscent of summer abundance.