8.20.2010

Summer Nights

For those of you who still have some warm summer nights left, let Martha Stewart be your guide to make the last of summer a little extra special!

I love this idea for candle chandeliers. Such an inexpensive way to add some sparkle to your outdoor space.

Why not invite some guests over for get together to say farewell to summer nights with these cute lantern invitations?

Make your own drink umbrellas!

Keep bees away by covering food with an embroidery hoop and muslin.

And add some magic to your space with these vellum lanterns.

50 comments:

Oana Roxana said...

I'll try the umbrellas with the kids.:) They'll love it.

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

I love all these DIY projects! My first step would be to have a card-making party (love these cards!) and have fun drinks with those pretty umbrellas!

Wishing you a fabulous weekend!

photohogger said...

Pretty summer ideas!
Always love the last few summer nights we have.

Signe said...

Those drink umbrellas are so much nicer than the ones you get in the store! Think I'll give them a go :)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Loving the idea of the drink umbrellas! Could use them as we will most probably have a sunny and funny weekend! Hugs for a lovely weekend! xxxsmateg

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i head over to MS all the time for some recipies :o)

Marcie said...

Awesome post! I love candle chandeliers too! So beautiful and serene.

Have a great weekend!
M

Debby said...

Gorgeous!! Trying to fit in another evening or two of dining outdoors! Love the last picture! xo

Café Bellini said...

I want summer to go on forever! Such fun ideas!

Gloria said...

Leave it to Martha S. to come up with these beauties. She is the queen of ideas..no doubt about it!
Have a sweet weekend!
Blessings to you,
Gloria
@}~`}~~~

shopgirl said...

DiY projects are the best! The only thing is trying to find time to do all of them.

xoxo

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh I so would love to be in that first space this evening :) And what a clever way to keep bees away.

Hope u have a wonderful weekend, honey! xoxo

lancelonie said...

It looks really special; better if I do it with my little girl!

Thanks for sharing! :)

Rosie said...

Oh Shawna Girl...
LOVE, LOVE, LOVIN' these ideas...they are perfect! The embroidery hoop I will totally use...You are BRILLIANT my dear...Sendin' a little LoVe your way dearest...love Rosie

Porcelain complexion said...

These pictures make me even more excited for spring!

Thanks for your lovely comment xo

Stacey said...

The drink umbrellas are awesome! I love DiYs too, especially from Martha:-0

Flotsam Friends said...

Stunning shots, particularly that first one. Isn't the yellow divine. Also love the last one of the lanterns. Have a happy weekend. Pruxxx

tywo said...

These are so creative and beautiful.
I love the candle chandeliers.
Have a good weekend, dear.







LOVE!

Punctuation Mark said...

lovely! in Miami we have more like months left of summer nights... have a great weekend!

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

Oh Martha Stewart, I love your great ideas!

And Poppies and Sunshine, I love you for posting about them!

Abby said...

I love those drink umbrellas!

Fashion Meets Food said...

It appears as though all those ideas would make up a fabulous party! I absolutely love it! xo

francis said...

what a wonderful idea to say goodbye to the summer with friends and beautiful decorations and drinks and ......... thanx for sharing .

Joan Hunter Dunn said...

I fear our summer evenings have disappeared.... but thank you for the daydreaming opportunity.

Cláudia Murakami said...

Ei, the umbrellas are sooooo cute!!! Gonna make them for Aila's birthday next Monday!!! Thank you dear!!!
Hugs!! Bela.

S and O said...

Those are such cute idea's can't wait to try some out :D

Xoxo
Sarah

Lulu and the Locket said...

Oooh I love your blog, and this is such a lovely refreshing post, great tips for celebrating the end of summer! Thank you so much for your kind words. Let's keep in touch! xx

LyddieGal said...

I love the candle chandeliers, what a wonderful way to set the mood for a warm evening.

Sun Kissed♥ said...

Thanks for stopping by sun kissed!!! I LOVE that invitation idea, im going to use that for my end of summer party! and the umbrella idea. Simple, cute and amazing :)

Kristin said...

Those lanterns are the prettiest ones I've ever seen!

Kellie Collis said...

Love that DIY! Hope you are having a perfect weekend! Kellie xx

One Pair Two Pear said...

the most preculiar thing is that I've never sat underneath a vineyard trellis before. i've never been aware of this until seeing that photo now. it's a glum thought, isn't it? - krsta

Indigo said...

Beautiful collection of photos. I wish it was summer here in NZ.

www.toindigo.blogspot.com

koralee said...

Love all this today..Summer is not over here either..so I still can enjoy the outdoor life..just wish I had a place like the last image. Hugs xoxo

shari @ little blue deer said...

Sweet little ideas! Love the "candeliers!"

SabinePsynopsis said...

These beautiful pictures remind me that we actually still have summer (or should have). Wishing you a wonderful week!

georgia~gigi said...

Hey Poppie Girl! Hope you are having a lovely weekend!
What great progects! I would love to make those umbrellas, so cute!
Ya know I have not enjoyed my patio this summer like last summer! I use to sit out with candles and lights! Maybe I will soon! This summer has gone so fast!
Big Smoochies
gi gi

Rosie said...

Happy Sunday my dear friend...hoping you had a most relaxing day dearest
...smile on Rosie....

Bron @ Baby Space said...

The embroidery hoop and muslin is genius! So practical and tasteful. Perfect for the Aussie summer coming up (CAN'T WAIT).

Cornflake said...

Bless what gorgeous ideas. The end of summer is such a magical time as you get this lovely light in the northern hemisphere at the end of the day...if only it wasn't signalling the end of summer!

I love the candles in jam jars, that's so sweet and super do-able. Hope you're having a great summer and are making the most it! :-)
xx

Indie.Tea said...

What lovely images, I hope you had a nice weekend :)

tywo said...

Have a good week, dear.





LOVE!

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

those embroidery hoops with muslin are such a great idea! those things keep popping up all over blogland for different purposes....now i know what i'm going to start looking for at thrift stores and estate sales! hope monday is being kind to you sweet friend! xoxo

The Zhush said...

Loving those lanterns...so chic!

Diana Mieczan said...

I adore candle chandeliers...Wonderful post,sweetie:)
Kisses and Happy Monday

Bren said...

Martha, Martha, Martha. How do I love thee. While I know she doesn't throw these types of soirees without lots of help, she does employ some amazing prop stylists! Those images are amazing! Especially the last one!

xoxo,
Bren @ Chasing Beauty

Leah said...

Oh I love the candle chandelier and the drink umbrellas! So cute! Happy Monday!

Luvs!

Taj Acosta said...

Awe, I love this! Hoping for many hot summer nights still! xoxo

Lady Grey said...

oooh I love the lanterns in the last photo.... and those lantern invites are adorable!

Annie said...

This bottom pic is my ideal summer night - Love it!