29 Aug 2014

Outdoor Dining with Artek and a Giveaway!

*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. 

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51 comments:

  1. So nice of you to give away such a beautiful tray!

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  2. Your deck & table styling are inspiring and sweet little one + dog are just so cute. Great photography too. The Artekmeadow tray would be perfect in our dining area as the color scheme is black / white with blues and the style is scandinavian-wanna-be. I love the industrial "wire" used in the deck railing in lieu of pickets ... something I keep talking about when we need to replace our wood pickets ... hope there's info on your blog about that, will take a look. Happy weekend.

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  3. Lovely Tray! - Raija

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  4. I love your table setting! And that table cloth is lovely! Good job aiti! :) LOOOOOVE Artek! And yes definitely in for the giveaway! Thank you for the chance to get this lovely tray!

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  5. oh, so pretty! I'm looking forward to finally getting our deck/porch redone so we can eat outside....maybe before next summer!

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  6. So nice...and for once it's an international giveaway, I'm in! Thanks Anu

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  7. wow! this tray is gorgeous :D I am definitely keeping my fingers crossed!!
    email cookiesmasher5@yahoo.com

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  8. i'd love to enter... on behalf of my mom ;) you know she'd looove that tray!! ;)

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  9. Love the deck and your table setting, you are so talented!

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  10. Very pretty. Your pictures are gorgeous! Thank you for the giveaway.
    sellcrystal2 at gmail dot com

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  11. I would love to win! Thank you for the chance
    keshakeke1977(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. would love to enter this contest but do not have INSTAGRAM; only my laptop-no facebook-just simple, no frills. I have followed your blog per email and do enjoy it very much...

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  13. What a beautiful pattern!

    And really beautiful photography from you :)

    Love, Midsommarflicka

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  14. I would like to win! Beautiful tray! veera.tolonen@espoo.fi

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  15. Beautifully inspiring. The tray is beautiful & my favourite colour.

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  16. Hola:

    Preciosa la mesa de comedor en el jardin. La verdad que eres una artista del bricolaje. Me gusta la bandeja que regalas.....a ver si tengo suerte.
    natalisdewailly@gmail.com

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  17. Just found your blog via Cassie at Primitive and Proper. I love your spaces and style. Happy to follow along on your journey!

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  18. Have been reading for a few months, great blog, thanks for the chance....
    cjcwatkins@gmail.com

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  19. Your white dining chairs caught my eye, who made them? The table setting was beautiful and the tray is lovely and will be useful to whoever wins it. Thank you for the chance. karen608 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi Karen, the chairs were purchased from Ikea a couple of years ago. I believe the white side chairs are part of their regular dining line. I hope that helps!

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  20. really lovely! thanks for sharing your ideas with everyone!
    linda.pavelkova@gmail.com

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  21. Oh, I so want to win the tray!

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  22. Beautiful tray! I'm a new-ish reader and I'm loving your style. :) Fingers crossed!

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  23. Gorgeous!!

    http://www.yellowpeachesblog.com/

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  24. Excited to follow you on instagram and get more chances to see your work across social media! Love your Scandinavian design aesthetic! :)

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  25. Love the tray and the pattern on the fabric!

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  26. So so gorgeous and special. Now I want to come over and hang out

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  27. Beautiful tray! I love your blog!

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  28. You have great blog! Thanks!

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  29. Your deck is beautiful! and that dinner looks delicious mmmmmm :)
    I would love to win an Artek tray...I'd probably have to buy that matching bag as well!

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  30. What a beautiful outdoor setting. You've done it again, Anu. And for hosting the giveaway - kiitos paljon!

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  31. So pretty, liked & pined. Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

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  32. wow, i would love to win it! carol chew

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  33. Really elegant! Lovely! I reposted and followed! @cozycomfycouch

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  34. These colors are my favorite! i would love to win!

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  35. So beautiful! That'd be the perfect serving tray!

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  36. What a beautiful fresh design this blue & white Meadow Flower is and how lovely your table looks with it. Unfortunately I am not able to post to Instagram (ye olde phone that doesn't do those kind of things). I am following though (on my PC as @rose_wendy) and have pinned the giveaway pic on Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/351140102170485387/) with the hashtag.

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  37. this is so gorgeous! :) I also entered on instagram under @vanitizebaby

    thanks for the chance!!!

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  38. That is such a lovely tray! I love all of your beautiful pictures.

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  39. Just fantastic pics again. Love Artek design, however this print was unfamiliar for me. Could love this tray ;) Hope you had a perfect meal.
    -Piia

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  40. Ahhhh I made it in time to enter!! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous, it would be so AMAZING to win the tray. Love the design, and your table setting is so perfect for it!!

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  41. Love everything about this outdoor room. The modern mixed with the rustic, and beautiful dishes and flowers. I'm going to take in each photo a second time-so inspiring!

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  42. I love how simple and beautiful that is and of course amazing pics!

    Come link up tomorrow morning on my blog!
    XO
    Isabelle

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  43. I love all of your pictures.i would love to win!
    eva

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