The art of entertaining has been on my mind, since our big Southern supper this past Saturday. The idea of creating beautiful tablescapes, arranging fresh florals, and dreaming of one day having the space to host a dinner party has been leaving me giddy. I always realize when visiting the South that I get my love of planning and interest in entertaining from my mom. She puts together the most gorgeous and creative centerpieces that leave each guest wishing they had her talent (including me!). My aunt mentioned at dinner that the color palette of my mom’s tablescape reminded her of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Easter lunch set-up (compliment of the century), and obviously I had to check this out. Although I loved the way Gwyneth decorated her space for the luncheon, I must say I think my mom’s presentation came out better!
Before leaving the South, I asked my mom to share some of her top tips for entertaining :