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June 27, 2019

Summer Soirée: Setting the Table with India Amory

Stuffy Muffy sets the table with India Amory

Hello dear readers! I hope you all are enjoying a more relaxed pace of life during these balmy months. Here at Chez Muffy, when we aren’t traveling we are having friends and family over as our summer schedule is a bit more conducive to entertaining.

A dinner party is always a good excuse to get familiar faces together and, for me, the best part of prepping for such an occasion is setting the table. Once I choose a theme, in this case bringing garden glory indoors, I’ll select table linens. My mainstay for Indian block printed table cloths, dinner napkins, and placemats for the last couple of years has been India Amory. Julia Amory, the founder of this exquisitely classic home goods and accessories brand, curates a collection of patterns for every chic fête you can think up.

I was so very flattered when Julia asked me to create a tablescape for India Amory’s The Block Print series which features tastemakers in every creative arena from interior decorating to fashion design. I landed on their Aegean Chintz tablecloth, a kaleidoscope of dreamy blues and periwinkles, and added to the scheme with potted plants and rattan flourishes.

For my dinner party tips, dream guest list, and where to get the best soirée snacks, head here. For tablescape sources, scroll on down. I’m sharing where I procured every last detail—even the weathered pots!

Stuffy Muffy sets the table with India Amory

Tablecloth: India Amory Napkins: Estate Sale Find Place Cards: Mr. P’s Place Card Co Place Card Holders: Blue Pheasant Planter: Scalamandre for Port 68 Tumblers: Mosser for Goop Weathered Pots: Urban Garden Center Chargers: Crate & Barrel Napkin Rings: Bed Bath & Beyond Dinner Plates: Juliska Salad Plates: Juliska, discontinued Flatware: Horchow

PS Fancy my Emilia Wickstead skirt? I did a really fun interview with Thrift and Tell last week where I spill my style for less tricks which you can read here.

All photography is by the lovey and talented Mary Catherine Brownfield.

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  • lulu

    i LOVED both interviews. I was only surprised to see a missing name from the ideal party guest list.

    July 1, 2019 at 10:49 am Reply
    • Stuffy Muffy

      Lulu is always on the guest list! xo

      July 1, 2019 at 1:37 pm Reply

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