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Dishing It Up With Sharon Insul — Candles Add Pop To Summertime Tables

Candles in fun shapes bring a playful pop to any summer table.

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 – 11:41 AM

Come sit with me for awhile and see what I’m bringing to the table…

“Summertime and the living is easy.” So they have said gazillions of times over the years. They?? Someone just said, who’s they? Um . . . hmmmm, I’ll have to get back to you on that!

Now on the subject of summertime living being easy. I say—as Tonto, Native American sidekick to The Lone Ranger use to say, “not so fast kemosabe.” Oh come on people—classic television/radio history 101. Geez.

We are all challenged in one way or another. Some may find it difficult to switch gears from ho-hum, day-to-day structured entertaining to the more casual, easy-peasy style of “Come sit with me for awhile . . . and see what I’m bringing to the table.” People, fear not, I’ve come loaded with simple, yet creativeand fun ideas for that easy-peasy laid-back get-together. 

Whether it’s a weeknight or weekend, for two or the whole crew, make it simple, but inviting. No fuss, no muss.

Look at the first photo. Candles in fun shapes such as the cabbage roses bring a playful pop to any summer table. Bright red plastic martini glasses are just the right size to act as candle holders. A stainless steel mixing bowl sits atop a matching inverted bowl which plays host to napkins, silverware, etc. Not only is the large bowl a great keeper of the supplies, but the outside surface also creates a great reflective razzle-dazzle effect for the table.

The candle in the cage in the second photo, adds a warm glow that not only tweaks the table with light and height, but also adds a finishing layer to the tablescape. Thirst quenchers chilling on ice are stowed in an extra, extra large stainless steel bowl, giving this casual tablescape that come-and-get-it pop.

For those looking for a new twist on the same-old, ho-hum table setting, help is here. Now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble,  is Sharon Insul’s a collection of… Tableofferings™ from the go-to expert tablescaper, available in E-book and hardcover.

For children,  Insul’s’ I Am Sooo Lucky!!! Books 1, 2, & 3  are available on Amazon,  Barnes & Noble and Book1  –; Book2  -;  Book3 – Prime Amazon members can read for free.

Sharon Insul is the former owner of the Beverly Hills boutique Candle light and… 


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