I was emailing back and forth with an online friend yesterday and found that we are both inspired by the wonderful vintage style of Nell Hill's. I am a huge fan of Mary Carol Garrity and her books and shops. If you haven't heard of her, you must check her out! I promise you won't be disappointed.
Her latest book, "Entertaining in Style" is beyond inspiring. When I couldn't get it from my local bookseller, I phoned her shop and ordered it straight from the Nell Hill store in Atchison Kansas, and Mary Carol even signed my copy of the book. Her past books have all been on decorating, but this one focuses on table settings and entertaining.
I tell you, it is pure heaven to sit with a cup of tea by the fire and peruse through the pages slowly, savoring each one. It just puts me in a nesting mode, and inspires me to want to entertain with..well, with style.
Another reason I am sharing about this book is that this is going to be my inspiration for ideas for a new fun weekly event I am going to be part of.
One of my single gal-pals and I have decided that we are going to start a "mini supper club" doing dinner together one night a week. We plan to switch back and forth between our homes, and try new recipes and creative table scapes- now, doesn't that sound fun?
*edited to add:Oh! I meant to share where I got that fabulous NeSt tucked into the bowl, and a few other things pictured!
Darling Deb makes them (seasonally) and dear Amy sells them.
The dishes are from SteinMart, and the silverware is from Ballard Designs.