|Best of friend AM hung string lights in a large tree in her East Hampton yard for a Saturday night dinner party. (above)|
Got the photo above from best of friend AM yesterday. She threw an outdoor dinner party for her hubby JE at their new East Hamptons home this past weekend. Al fresco dining …dining outside in the fresh air under the stars. The finishing touch in best of friend AM’s yard were the string lights draped across the yard. Perfection!
Then…last week, my dear neighbors JH and MR invited me and my guy TE over for a midweek barbecue. We sat outside…laughed, talked and ate delicious food all under the glow of lovely outdoor string lights (the Edison bulb style) lights. You can see in the picture I took below…the lights warmed up the dinner setting and made for a cozy comfy meal at their outdoor woven table and chairs – we stayed for 3 hours!
Anyhoooo….all of this to say is that in Summer 2014…when dining or entertaining outdoors…string lights with a wonderful clear bulb are clearly the best way to add a bit of mood lighting to your setting. One rope or 10 ropes…any number seem to do the trick. Right?
|I took this photo last week when neighbors JH and MR invited me and TE over to their house for a lovely midweek barbecue last week where we dined outside on their brick patio under lovely string lights. (above)|
|Found this photo on Harper’s Bazaar instagram page of another Hamptons dinner party this past weekend with tons of string lights and a low long table in a lovely yard (above)|
|One row of string lights in the distance, helps create the perfect mood for a late afternoon summer party (above)|
|Coco Kelley blog featured this wonderful al fresco dining situation on a rooftop in Seattle…topped off by festive string lights (above)|
|Close up of best of friend AM’s garden dinner party tables with string lights in the trees (above)|
Note to self…must get some string lights for my deck over my outdoor dining table immediately. TE is out of town so he cannot hang them for me but my contractor is coming by on Thursday morning…maybe I can beg him to hang mine for me…damsel in distress in need of string lights…right?