Blue Skies Ahead

SPRING IS AROUND THE CORNER AND SUMMER SOON AFTER.

I'm already thinking about outdoor entertaining and got a case of the blues.


I have found many great finds for all kinds of home decor and entertaining at home.

Take a look a some beautiful items for living beautifully and entertaining in style!



The ceramics from Artemis Italia are just gorgeous.

I really miss traveling and yearning to visit Italy again as I adore their good food, culture and and elegant fashion and decor.

Recently I partnered with Artemis Italia to bring some of their gorgeous ceramic dinnerware from the shores of the Amalfi coast to you here.

It’s not just about the quality of the dinnerware; it’s about the feeling that it gives while you have your food. Bring Italy to your own home!

Artemis Italia will set the mood for fabulous at home.

Call your friends and make plans for dinner. This ceramic dinnerware will surely make them feel special like your on a fantastic trip with best friends to Sorrento.

Give your dinnerware a graceful touch. It goes with so many accents...I love it with touches of lemon and yellow for a true Tuscan look or accent it Americana style with touches of red and white.

This classic Summer Collection has me dreaming of more al fresco dining.

While it is the perfect look accented with brights, it is stunning in any setting morning, noon or night!





Start the morning out with a cup of coffee and some strawberry bruschetta.

These blues will brighten your day.

The coffee cups from the Summer Collection from Artemis Italia are slightly oversized and perfect






The Summer collection works with so many colors and you can change the look in many way.

I love the red accent for a relaxed summer BBQ.

It's like Italy and the American beaches on 4th July met!

I accented this look with Dascoli gingham and a soft print napkin.

It works equally well in the reverse color way using the red napkin with blue placemat




This small serving platter in the Summer Collection is perfect for fruit, appetizers or sushi.



The Sabre bamboo flatware is a great accent and texture to the whole look.

Decorate your kitchen and table in style and use a truly stylish oils and vinegar set like this


Sometimes things are just a little black and blue but that isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Curl up for the weekend with a soft Pestemal blanket from The Turkish Towel Collection.

This fine cotton weave is so soft and luxurious and a great find. Whether you drape it on a bed or couch or take it by the fire or pool you are sure to feel cozy wrapped up. I love the black and blue pattern. So chic and stylish.


Black and blue are actually one of my favorite colors to mix. Black gives a dramatic touch and denim or blue softens it and adds a casual element and mix to the look.



I always love these Ginori 1735 dishes. I made a casual lunch and served everyone on trays to keep it socially distant. Mixing black and white with blue plates and a touch of lavender, and deep purple in my florals took it to a new level. The dishes are often hard to find in stock.

Shop KWS has a great selection of all the colors.


Neutral flatware from Sabre goes with everything. The star of the show here are these fabulous fashion illustrations. These cards from The Neeshee come in an assorted pack with shoes, fashion and handbags. I used one for each place setting put the name on the front and hand wrote the menu for lunch on the back. Keep it interesting and throw in a tie die napkins this special set of denim shibori is an oversized cocktail napkin that works perfectly as a luncheon napkin. These Murano tumblers in grape are just gorgeous! Each glass has a different style in the set of six.


When you are ready to serve cocktails make sure you have plenty of cocktail napkins.

Some of our new favorites are perfect with the denim and blues.






Sounds like a good idea to me!

Blue skies are definitely ahead.

These adorable cocktail napkins are great for entertaining or perfect for a gift.











Everything is fine when there is sunshine!! Add these cocktail napkins for a special touch when entertaining at home.