7.07.2009

the soiree....

good morning girls........

here are some of the pic's from our Friday night soiree......

I wish you could have joined us.....











































This was the only good pic of me and the hubs at the party....as you can see we are lounging on the "daybed".

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I moved some of my indoor furniture outside...which makes a much more

cozy atmosphere.

The paper lanterns were on clearance at Target...total score.

I used my worktable and turned it into our bar area...

and used my vintage metal tub..filled it with ice...

and voila.......cold drinks.

The best part.....no cooking!

I ordered a burrito bar at one of the local Mexican places..

I set it up and ....people could make a plate of food

when they wanted.

It was truly....

a wonderful evening with our close friends.

xo











67 comments:

littlebyrd said...

Everything looks perfect! I love the furniture outside and all those lanterns.

Lissa said...

OH MY GOSH!!! Why must you continue to make all us regular people look bad???? You're amazing! I LOVE that pic of you and hubby! I frame stuff like that. I like those kind of pics so much better than posed ones. You amaze me. Can I fly to Chicago and take a class on being "cool" from you? :)

mimi charmante said...

I am sorry that you put all of that work into my invitation and then it was lost in the mail...
What a lovely setting - bravo!

Zoë Moët said...

How lovely!!

paperhill said...

looks so lovely! sounds like a wonderful night! xo

Simone said...

Wonderful - love the umbrella and the way you did it, so pretty! What a fun evening :)
Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog :)

Leah C said...

Wow! You really know how to throw a party:) What fun!

C Maisy said...

sooo pretty. looks like I missed a fun, fun party.
You and Bryan look darling!!
xo

Susan said...

Wow, if this is something you pulled together in a few days I can't imagine what you can do with some time or planning.
Looks like it was a great night!

Jeanneoli said...

Looks like you had a great time. Everything looks great...those darn lanterns are still not on sale here yet!

Sarah said...

Looks like fun! Great decorations too. :)

ashleywaage said...

You are such an inspiration to me! Everything you do is so beautiful. You must be so proud. :)

Tara said...

Gorgeous Kasey...you can really throw a party and it looks like you were enjoying yourself as well, LOVE IT! And, yes could you stop making all us regular peeps look bad? Thanks, I really appreciate it! :)

Allegra said...

Everything you do is always so perfect!! I love that someone snapped a cuddly pic of you and your love on the amazing day bed! :)

♥Aubrey said...

Gorgeous! The nailhead chairs are divine. I would be in utter shock i'm sure if i saw your entire home. Your pics alone are breathtaking.

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Beautiful! I love the decor. Looks like a wonderful party.

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

What fun!!! And my goodness but aren't you two cute together?! This looks like it was so much fun. What a great party planner you are.
Thanks for sharing!
Kirsten

Reese & Marie said...

That really looks like something out of a magazine. Totally enchanting. You've done it again. L.O.V.E. the wing chairs/arm chairs outside. Love.

mrs boo radley said...

The lounging pic is my favorite and I hope you have a 16 x 20 of it above your mantle.

Laura said...

those flags....need them...want them over my bed...please?????

Laura said...

I am laughing now that I read the flags say WELCOME and well, why would I want that over my bed??? SWEET DREAMS would be nice...(hm...or welcome, if you are that kind of gal)

Sarah said...

Kasey, you and your husband are just adorable together! I love that picture of you two! What a fabulous party that you planned, you have such impeccable taste! I Love it! Thanks for sharing!!! Happy Belated Birthday to your hubby!

mandiegirl said...

Looks lovely! Want to plan my birthday party next week? ;)

goddessof4 said...

Hi !!!! Love your yard!!!! I am jealous ,we currently have broken cement on our "good" side of the yard and you don't want to see the 'ugly side'!!!!! LOL. So much fun to see your great furniture outside!!!! Sara Ps . Cute picture of you and hubby!!!!!

PamperingBeki said...

What a great event!

LuLu said...

you make everything look so easy peasy!! elegant and fun all at the same time! loving it... all the details... heart heart heart!!!
picture of you and hubby is fab!!
xo
:0)

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

Love love.

All your hard work, and you were able to enjoy it, too.

Happy happy to your hubs.

Can't wait to be invited to your next soiree ;)

Xo

J.J. said...

That looks like soooooooooo much fun!!!!!!! Looks like YOU had fun too!

Rachel said...

How fun! I love the picture of you and your hubby...so cute! xoxo

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

You are seriously too chic for words! Love the cute pic of you and the hubster!

Brenna LaPray said...

Beautiful! I wish I could have been there.

Janelle said...

Wow! It looks like something you'd see in the movies. So dreamy! Glad it was a memorable evening.

La Table De Nana said...

Cute pics!! You went to a lot of care! How lucky the weather was great!!
All your guests must have felt very very special~

Brooke said...

Beautiful!!! Ambience is everything and that is just beautifully put together. Where did you find the welcome flags? I love them.

Simply Mel said...

What a spectacular party...you are definitely the perfect hostess! Simple elegance!

Chablis said...

W.O.W! So lovely!

Brandie said...

What a lovely party Kasey! You, as always, did a wonderful job. I am crazy about mason jar glasses and those are too cute. So glad it all went well:)

paige said...

holy cow girlie, you totally rock the party scene!
i love all the details
those lucky friends of yours
& the pic of you & hubby is perfectly wonderful
xo

Bay said...

Lovely as always. It seems like I say that most everything you blog about is lovely. I guess because it is! Looks like you had a wonderful time.

Iva said...

truly lovely!!

<3,
Iva

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Loving the lanterns, looks like the party was a complete hit!
~Michelle

a little bit vintage said...

Beautiful! Love the jars with the tea lights and the white lanterns!

Rachel
http://littlebitvintage.blogspot.com/

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

You know how to party!!!!!!!

LOVELY!!!!!!

truly blessed said...

beautiful!!! i want to throw a party like that! when can i move in? ;)

Alison said...

Just lovely! I am in super need of any sort of soiree and yours was an inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Beautiful! Love your pictures!

I love your blog! Stop by mine, I have a blog award for you!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I sold that Broadmeadow Road sign I think at the Grayslake Flea Market. Did you buy it from me or had it been passed along for a while??? xo Joan

tracey said...

Pics turned out awesome, but of course everything was even more magical in person. Thanks again for letting us join in, it was truly an amazing party! Miss ya while I'm gone:)
T

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traci said...

everything looks gorgeous. the picture of you and your husband is adorable!!

Alyssa said...

amazing. you are so freaking creative, I can't take it! looked dreamy and romantic...

Alicia said...

oh it looks magical! and the daybed is my favorite!! can you come throw my birthday party?!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Beautiful party, Kasey! You really know how to do it! p.s. fab, fab banner!

Backyard Candle Co. said...

All I can say is WOW! Looks like you had a beautiful party!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Using those beautiful chairs and daybed outside, made the atmosphere so cozy and welcoming.

Anita said...

Gorgeous. Love your Welcome sign and the white and black decor. Looks like everyone had a great time. I've added myself as a follower. Please pop over and visit me when you have a chance.

nameisgrace said...

i'm thinking you need to frame that pic of you and your hubby. soooo cute!!!!!!! what a fabulous soiree, thanks for sharing!

luckygirlgifts said...

That looks fabulous. Two wonderful parties in a row. Lucky you.

Jennifer said...

I love this post! truly inspiring. You have a gift. And I too love that last photo....

Rachel Follett said...

What a fabulous party! Looks like so much fun and the decor is so dreamy!

down and out chic said...

this looks like it was a blast. those paper lanterns are a nice touch.

Vana said...

lovely pictures....i like the new look/action you use on the pictures. What is it?

Gena said...

I'm new to your blog!! I love your soiree - simple and effective - my kinda thinking! It appears to have been a fun event. PS. Love the pic of you and your hubby!

cerelina Jewelry said...

Gorgeous !! Love the decor !

Tonya said...

very pretty photos. stopping by to say hey from unravelling.

Sara said...

Gorgeous lady! :o)

Paper Relics said...

looks wonderful - love the arm chairs outside