‘Tis the season to entertain, with the Fourth of July just two days away and the celebratory weekend just around the corner. With the rain- and snow-free days now upon us, we’re ready to get the party started. In today’s list of essential things that add a touch of luxury and style to our homes, we’re counting down 15 summer entertaining essentials for 2019. Whether you’re entertaining friends and family or if you’d like to give a thoughtful present to your loved ones, here are 15 amazing ideas that you’ll want to consider when you shop.
Summer Entertaining Essentials for Sharing
1. Clifford Set of 2 Infuser Beverage Dispensers with Stand
Turn ordinary water into a delightful treat this summer with these glass dispensers that feature a unique infuser that you can fill with your favorite fruit combinations. It holds up to 4 liters of beverages. You can use it for lemonade and other mixed drinks as you host backyard parties this Fourth of July and throughout the summer season. Shop at Nordstrom.
2. Mera Serving Stand
This summer, let your guests indulge in tempting sweets and treats served in this tiered stand with a pair of luxe golden scalloped trays over an elegant marble base. Whether you’re serving up an assortment of desserts or tea time nibbles, this piece must be part of your summer entertaining essentials this season. Add a touch of luxury and style to your tablescape with the Mera serving stand. Shop at Anthropologie.
3. Compact Swivel Cheese Board with Knives
This season of outdoor social gatherings, let your family and friends come together over a good collection of cheese, tapas, and wine with this bamboo cheese board that delightfully converts to a multi-level wheel and incorporates storage for serving tools. Inspired by none other than a wheel of cheese, this unique design starts as a wedge and opens up into a gorgeous tiered server for your favorite cheeses and appetizers. What’s more, the cheese board comes in two sizes: a classic size that comes with a stainless-steel all-purpose cheese knife, and the large size that comes with a cheese fork and flat cheese knife. Impress your guests with this conversation starter. Shop at Uncommon Goods.
4. Agate Chutney Bowl
Pass on the finger foods in style with this elegant chutney bowl that is crafted with stainless steel with a brass finish. This bowl has an agate accent for a handle and three spacious bowls that can hold a variety of nuts, chips, crackers, olives, and other finger food for your next dinner party. Earn compliments from your guests with the Agate chutney bowl from Anthropologie.
5. 6-Piece Tangram Mezze Server
Gather your friends and family around this mesmerizing, playful Mediterranean appetizer platter that pulls apart into different shapes and comes together as a full circle. Mezze, which means “little morsels” in Persian, is a spread of appetizers and finger foods that is popular around the Mediterranean, so fill these sections up with your favorite savory favorites, whether it’s fruits and nuts, hummus and tzatziki, or feta cheese and herbed olives. Place them on the table on its own or spread them to form a creative design and let your guests figure out how to put them back together. This delightful set is hand-carved in Hagaza, Egypt, from Dalbergia Sissoo wood and given a warm, natural shine with mineral oil. Get this unique piece at Uncommon Goods.
More Delightful Summer Entertaining Essentials for Your Tablescape
6. Paule Marrot Francaise Dinner Plate
Designed by the editors of Paule Marrot Paris in collaboration with Anthropologie, these whimsical dinner plates feature garden-inspired motifs rendered in rich, vibrant hues. Own a piece of Paule Marrot’s inspiring art with this dinner plate, which features the same magic found in the award-winning textile designer’s earlier pieces. It is crafted from decaled stoneware and is perfect for entertaining hard to please guests. Shop at Anthropologie.
7. Paule Marrot Butterfly Pitcher
Add a touch of whimsy to your tablescape with this charming pitcher designed by the editors of Paule Marrot Paris. It features delicate flora and fauna set against an off-white background, with a pink handle to add a pop of summer color. It features a lip that makes pouring and serving beverages easier and more effortless, also giving it a touch of meek elegance. This carafe is made of decaled stoneware and is dishwasher and microwave safe. Shop at Anthropologie.
8. Paule Marrot Butterfly Platter
Complete your Paule Marrot collection with this delightful platter that features the same whimsical prints and pattern work from Paule Marrot Paris. It comes in a gorgeous, unique shape that’s spacious enough for different types of food. Get this at Anthropologie.
9. Multicolor Ombre Stemless Wine Glass Set
Add pops of color to your summer tablescape with these stemless wine glasses that are mouth-blown by Mexican artisans from recycled glass. Each piece in this festive glassware set is unique given its handmade nature. It features a sleek, modern silhouette with a spectrum of ombre bottoms that truly glisten in the sunlight. It’s perfect for those evening gatherings in the backyard where booze is generously poured. Shop at Uncommon Goods.
10. Row Boat Serving Bowl with Wood Serving Utensils
Summer salad, anyone? Harvest those greens from the garden and let your guests sail away in bliss with this row boat serving bowl that comes with a pair of wooden oar utensils. This extraordinary silver-plated serving bowl will add a touch of nautical personality to your tablescape. The polished aluminum bowl is carefully formed into a boat, which features wooden planks cast along its hull. The boat also comes with a pair of oars which double as serving tools. It is crafted from sheesham, a variety of rosewood which is renowned for its intricate, marbled grain. Get this at Uncommon Goods.
Gifts to Give as Summer Entertaining Essentials 2019
11. Khadija Cheese Board
If you’re attending a garden wedding this summer and are at a loss on what to give the lovely couple, consider this gorgeous Khadija Cheese Board that will transform their tablescape when they begin entertaining guests as newlyweds. This beautiful cheese board features a floral motif, gleaming brass inlay, and a striking marble panel. The ornate cheese board makes not just for a lovely gift, but also a statement-making addition to any tablescape. We wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to keep it for yourself. Shop at Anthropologie.
12. Dorinda Chip + Dip
Our list of gifts to give this summer won’t be complete without one of these summer entertaining essentials: the Dorinda Chip + Dip. Exquisitely and delicately crafted with Capiz shell, this gorgeous chip and dip server features a gorgeous design that calls to mind the isles and tropics of summer. Its navy blue hue reminds us of gorgeous blue waters on the beachside. Shop at Anthropologie.
13. Godinger Copper Salad Bowl with Servers
Salad has never looked this good. Transform any tablescape with this elegant copper salad bowl from Godinger that comes with matching servers. This three-piece set is a great housewarming gift, as it adds a touch of luxe to any entertaining table. Since 1974, the family-owned Godiner brand has offered high-quality giftware that’s a true delight to receive. The brand has always offered expert craftsmanship and innovative design with any piece. That’s why they are often the go to for weddings, baby showers, housewarming parties, and other special occasions. Shop at Horchow.
9. Oversized Trays, Set of 2
Add a touch of elegance to any dining room with this pair of oversized trays that are carefully crafted from Capiz shells. The Capiz are delicately put together like a puzzle to form a conversation piece for anyone’s home. Each piece is as unique as the Capiz shells that make them up, as these shells are harvested from the wild and carefully processed by the hands of skilled Filipino craftsmen who transform them into pieces that exude both beauty and function. The large tray measures 24″ by 24″ and is 2.75″ tall, while the small tray is 18″ by 18″ and is 2.75″ tall. Shop at Horchow.
10. 3-Piece Martini Set
Whether it’s for newlyweds or someone who just turned 21, this 3-Piece Martini Set is a delight to give. This handcrafted set features a pair of martini glasses and a shaker that’s made of soda glass and stainless steel. Get this at Horchow.
More great ideas for your home and kitchen await in the links from our archive below. Whether it’s the season to entertain or to give gifts, The Teelie Blog will be here to sort through the clutter to give you a curated collection of amazing gift ideas for your home.
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