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Outdoor Entertaining With MacKenzie-Childs

Outdoor Entertaining With MacKenzie-Childs | The Darling Petite Diva

Outdoor Entertaining With MacKenzie-Childs | The Darling Petite Diva

Happy Friday! I have had several busy weekends in a row. The last two weekends I have been entertaining friends and family. I mentioned on Monday’s post (here), we had friends and family over to watch the Fourth of July fireworks. The prior weekend, I hosted a ladies luncheon for a few of my girlfriends alfresco with MacKenzie-Childs! 

When it comes to outdoor entertaining, I think that nothing shows better than the new Thistle & Bee Collection. The dinner plates feature honeybees, a variety of wildflowers and, of course, the classic Courtly Check pattern! The salad plates are offered in four different styles featuring four different flowers: Trillium, Iris, Cornflower-Colored Bloom, and The Bride Salad Plates which feature a radiant ivory bloom. I could not resist the bread and butter plates lined with the Courtly Check ribbon, honeybees, and wildflowers. 

Outdoor Entertaining With MacKenzie-Childs | The Darling Petite Diva

Outdoor Entertaining With MacKenzie-Childs | The Darling Petite Diva

Outdoor Entertaining With MacKenzie-Childs | The Darling Petite Diva

Outdoor Entertaining With MacKenzie-Childs | The Darling Petite Diva

Outdoor Entertaining With MacKenzie-Childs | The Darling Petite Diva

Outdoor Entertaining With MacKenzie-Childs | The Darling Petite Diva

Outdoor Entertaining With MacKenzie-Childs | The Darling Petite Diva

Rather then pairing the plates with the traditional Thistle & Bee charger, I switched up the look and paired it with the Butterfly Garden Chargers. I just think these contrasting patterns are so fitting for outdoor dining since you get a combination of wildflowers, honeybees and butterflies.

Outdoor Entertaining With MacKenzie-Childs | The Darling Petite Diva

Outdoor Entertaining With MacKenzie-Childs | The Darling Petite Diva

I arranged it as a food and beverage station using my tea cart. The Everything Bowl was perfect to be used as a wine chiller, it held up to three bottles. The Butterfly Garden Pedestal Platter with the Compote bowl tiered on top, displayed the tea sandwiches, fruit and mini cupcakes. 

Outdoor Entertaining With MacKenzie-Childs | The Darling Petite Diva

Outdoor Entertaining With MacKenzie-Childs | The Darling Petite Diva

Outdoor Entertaining With MacKenzie-Childs | The Darling Petite Diva

Outdoor Entertaining With MacKenzie-Childs | The Darling Petite Diva

Outdoor Entertaining With MacKenzie-Childs | The Darling Petite Diva

 

Outdoor Entertaining With MacKenzie-Childs | The Darling Petite Diva


My girlfriends enjoyed lunch al fresco and the gorgeous tablescape filled with wildflowers and the Courtly Check Print!!

 

Click The Product Links Below To Shop: 

 Butterfly Garden Charger Plate // Butterfly Garden Pedestal Platter // Butterfly Garden Small Compote // Thistle & Bee Serving Platter // Courtly Check Enamel Pitcher // Thistle & Bee Bread & Butter Plate // Thistle White Wine Glass // Thistle & Bee Salad Plate // Thistle & Bee Dinner Plate // Tic-Tac-Posie Napkin //  Beaded Napkin Ring – Ocean // Courtly Check Enamel Everything Bowl // Blooming Wine Glass // Courtly Check Rattan & Enamel Tray – Small // Flatware Set // Rug 

 

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Above Photos By: Megan Weaver

Thank you MacKenzie-Childs for sharing this lovely collection with me!

 

This article has 19 comments

  1. Missy

    This tablescape is so beautiful! Those dishes are unique and you are incredibly talented for putting this together

    Missy
    http://popofstyle.com

  2. Megan Gonzalez

    This looks amazing Nicole! Great work and the plates are gorgeous!

  3. Shelby Back

    this set up is SO cute! I love the pattern mixing.

    xo!
    Shelby
    http://www.glitterandgingham.com

  4. Amber Bofinger

    I want all of this stuff! Beautiful!

  5. nataly

    That table decor is so beautiful! Great for summer parties!

  6. Kim

    Seriously such a stunning set up! I love the print on the china…You will get so much use out of it!

    xoxo,
    Kim

  7. Debbie Gonzalez

    What a gorgeous table setting I love the beautiful patterns Love the Mackenzie Child’s plates. So unique, gotta have it!

  8. Baillee

    What a gorgeous set up! Just love love how you styled your table, it looks so inviting- absolute perfection!

  9. Kristi

    So gorg, love the black stripe plates! Those sandwhiches look yummy too.

  10. Erica @ Coming up Roses

    Lovelovelove the black stripe plates! So cute! And your pup is adorable!

  11. April

    Such a beautiful table! I love the striped and floral china.

    April | http://www.thebluehydrangeas.com

  12. Nina

    This is such a beautiful setup! Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Kelsey

    The most gorgeous outdoor set up! I love those chairs! xo

  14. Morgan

    Goodness gracious, this is the prettiest outdoor setting I’ve ever seen!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  15. Lindsey

    I LOVE her stuff! That butterfly pattern is one of my favorites!

  16. Amanda

    Such a pretty set up! I love those plates!

    Xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  17. Kelssey Layton

    This is so stunning! I am loving the colors!

  18. Kristina

    Oh my goodness! This is THE cutest little setup I’ve ever seen, those plates are gorgeous!

    xo, Kristina

  19. Jessica

    Wow this looks delicious and such a great set-up for entertaining!
    ~Jessica

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