With summer coming to an end in just three weeks, I want to savor every remaining minute of the beautiful, warm evenings before the temperature starts to drop. I recently had a chance to celebrate the season and plan a festive al fresco dinner with a group of extremely talented ladies.
We were fortunate to have a stunning backdrop to host our summer supper. Susannah’s aunt and uncle welcomed us with open arms to their beautiful Mount Holly, N.C. home. We spent the day making a mess in their kitchen and moving their farm house table around to prepare a lovely farm-to-table supper.
The ever talented Asharae hand lettered the beautiful menu for the evening (and she took all of the photos). We selected simple recipes that use fresh, seasonal ingredients. Much of food used in the meal came from farmers markets or our very own gardens. Over the course of the week, you will be able to find all these delicious recipes shared on our blogs.
Julia and I worked together to create a rustic chic tabletop that consisted of simple elements to create an effortless look. Working with a large farm house table was a dream come true! I can’t wait until I have my own to throw dinner parties.
We laid down a simple white runner with some red stitching as our base. From there we added sunflowers in milk glass vases and freshly snipped hydrangea in a vintage metal colander. To round out the flowers, we placed fresh fruit in ceramic farmers market crates The fruit became dessert for some guests. To complete the look, the table was set with simple white plates and linen napkins tied with a sprig of rosemary.
Grilled Mexican Corn, Feast + West
Oatmeal Peach Crisp, Tag & Tibby
A huge thanks to Asharae, who we deemed official photographer, for the stunning photos . Be sure to check out her cooking blog, This Wild Season, and her amazing wedding photography business, Grain & Compass.
I’ll be back this week sharing my recipes for smoked salmon & cucumber bites and a honey lavender gin & tonic. Both are so tasty, so don’t miss them! Want more summer supper? Follow the hashtag #sweetsummersupper on social media as we share more photos from our evening.
Have a wonderful week!