*This giveaway is now closed
I have another outdoor post for you today and a giveaway as well! A little while ago I decided to have a simple dinner out on our new deck with our little family and Mummu and Pappa. I made a very typical summer meal for us, but took some time to set the table, get some flowers and bake a few cupcakes. The boys (including Hubby and Nalle) were all really excited about it too. It was a really nice way to enjoy one of these last evenings of summer.
The napkins, trays and lovely tote pictured below were all sent to me from Artek. They are part of their new Meadow Flower pattern. I think this pattern worked really well with the cut flowers from the garden and the linen table cloth that my mom wove herself. It is really, really lovely. She included "H"s in her design which was the initial of her maiden name. To go with the blue and white colour scheme of the Artek trays and napkins, I decided to bake some vanilla cupcakes with blueberry cream cheese frosting. There were also a few gold touches on the table with a gold planter, iittala nappula candle holder and the DIY napkins rings I made from some of the brass wire I had leftover from my Himmeli planter. I also added a small hydrangea to each napkin ring. The tote was used to hold some more cut flowers from the garden. Dinner included some thyme marinated chicken, roasted peppers and white and purple fingerling potatoes. Overall, it was a very lovely evening and well worth the little extra effort to make it memorable.
*scroll down for your chance to win an Artek Meadow Flower tray!
*The giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Julia Fain, You're the winner!
Lucky for you. I am going to giveaway one meadow flower circular tray*!
To enter please follow @nalleshouse and @artekamericas on Instagram. Then repost this photo with the hashtag #artekmeadow. Contest ends Sunday, September 7th.
You can also enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post. This contest is open internationally.
*this tray was given to me by Artek for use in my home, but I decided that I would love to give a tray away to one of my lovely readers as a thank you for your readership.