I am an outdoors girl. Well, ok, I’m not talking camping, nature hikes or triathlons. No, I’m thinking more like lounging in the sun and dining alfresco. That I can do all day, every day! So as the weather begins to warm, my thoughts turn toward preparing the patio for summer entertaining.
You can imagine my delight when I learned that Cost Plus World Market would be opening a new store in New Jersey and that they would be inviting a few local bloggers to a grand opening shopping event and that we would be compensated to share our experience with you. Yes, please! If you’ve ever been to a World Market, you know my concern was not that I wouldn’t find anything I liked enough to endorse, but rather that the options would be endless. I picked my very favorites for this post, but there’s truly so much more.
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With that in mind, and with thoughts of summer entertaining swirling in my head, I set out for the new Cost Plus World Market in Paramus, New Jersey. I was barely through the door and past the charming and friendly salesperson when I saw the basis for the look that would update my patio for the coming summer. These wonderful White Metal Soleil Drum Stools are the perfect complement for my existing sectional seating, could function as end tables while providing extra seating when necessary and were very affordable. I’ll take two!
Next it was time to address serving my guests. Last summer we had just moved into our home and I never really got everything I needed to appropriately serve outside. I love this galvanized tray with rope handles as it has just the right vibe I was going for here – rustic and casual, with almost a vintage edge.
The store has many looks from brights to spice tones, but I wanted to go sun-bleached to coordinate with my aesthetic.
These fabulous Italian Sealife plates are what really anchored my theme, beachy and coastal but with a subtle sophistication and lovely artwork.
On my patio, space is limited, so we eat on the sectional and coffee table and my serving pieces need to accommodate this arrangement.
If you didn’t know World Market carries food and drink, it’s something you really must check out. Many of the selections have an old world feel, and our tray serves up a sparkling water and sugared drinks.
This wonderful little mason jar caddy is ideal for corralling silverware when we’re eating outside. Its vintage feel adds character to the setting.
One of my favorite finds was this Beach House Cook Book. It pretty much screams summer to me!
The items I found worked nicely with some existing pieces I already owned, from the indigo goblets to the ruffled chambray napkins.
I absolutely love the summer season and look forward to spending the next few months outdoors!! Wishing you all a happy summer…
Source List – Click on the items below for direct links to the products. Where actual items were no longer available, I’ve provided similar options. (This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.)
- Outdoor Sectional – Ballard Designs
- Outdoor Coffee Table – Ballard Designs
- Side Tables – Cost Plus World Market
- Ceramic Planters – Amazon
- Galvanized Tray – Cost Plus World Market
- Sealife Plates – Cost Plus World Market
- Blue Ruffled Napkins – Pottery Barn
- Fitz and Floyd Trestle Goblets – Amazon
- Mason Jar Caddy – Cost Plus World Market
- Beach House Cookbook – Cost Plus World Market
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