Dads and Denim

IMG_7187I don’t know about your dad, but most men I know don’t want to dress up on their “day off”, much less a day dedicated to them. Jeans (or shorts) are probably their outfit of choice on Father’s Day. So, I’m pulling some photos from the archives that would make for a quick and easy table setting for your favorite dad.

Especially fun to involve the kids with this one. If you’ve got some old jeans (the ones with holes in them that you can’t bear to toss), consider cutting of the back pockets to use for utensils and incoproate them into your table setting.

This also works well for a barbecue or 4th of July. Same color scheme, just change up your accessories.  For Father’s Day….consider tucking in a note that says, “thanks for always having a solution (or money)  in your back pocket“. Instead of tucking in a flower, tuck in tickets to a favorite sporting event.IMG_7188 IMG_7189 IMG_7194After all….it’s a day where he really can wear the pants in the family! Happy Father’s Day to all the dads!

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Since 2014, Lettermade has been making linens with personality. In addition to designing cocktail and dinner napkins with monograms, they have made their mark by creating witty icons and partnering with such brands as Draper James, Gray Malin and Rifle Paper Co. Owner, Malia, just seems to keep raising the bar. Take these newest designs of Fashion Icons Karl Lagerfeld and Iris Apfel (if you haven’t seen the documentary of her life….it’s a “must watch”).karl-lettermade-cocktail-napkins

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Golf season is in full swing (couldn’t resist) at our house, so these golf inspired napkins would be perfect for Father’s Day or a golf gathering.

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You can elevate any occassion when you use the “good linens”…and you make it memorable when your linens have personality!

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Red Roses

2bac1188c7d8938517afe191255c9a25The first weekend in May brings two delightfully colorful events. You can celebrate one or both. The Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo. I must confess to favor the latter, as I am and always will be Texan at heart and a lover of Tex Mex. So if it icomes down to mint julep vs margarita…..you can guess which one wins in my book.

However, I do love the flower that is at the center of the Run for the Roses. And, I think you could have a party that has roses as its theme as well as its centerpiece. So, in honor of this weekend’s Kentucky Derby….I give you red roses!57b6f4b482a4967658cd6c26bf7b8797 679f2722021f2cbfb405fd91b9bed2ac a747b1128abbe2ab811e3e38327e73fae3fd027b533d96a356ad47ff6781bf01Good luck this weekend….with whatever you do! And, with whatever you celebrate. Olé!!! (wink, wink).

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images: Created by Diane, She’s Kinda Crafy