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Dishing It Up With Sharon Insul — Warm, Vibrant Colors For A Hot Fiesta

A buffet table decorated in shades of reds, sprinkled with touches of oranges.
The dining table in shades of orange, mixed with Mexican patterned textiles.

Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 2:15 PM

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

“Blood Moon” lunar eclipse was one phenomenon that those of us in the USA were not fortunate enough to see — sooo as a consolation for missing this amazing event — I decked out the backyard for a true southern California fiesta. The table in the first photo, designated the buffet-server, held my tasty goodies. As my salute to the lunar moon colors, I dressed the table with shades of reds, sprinkled with touches of oranges.

Next came the dining table, seen in the second photo. To balance the in-your-face red buffet table, I moved on to shades of orange. Orange, mixed with Mexican patterned textiles that I intertwined and threw across the table. Yup I did say “threw across.” Oh plllleease loosen-up people. This is not a sit-down formal affair.

Then the rest of the layers were added. With accents of turquoise and blue, this table shouts. “it’s time for a fiesta!” Okay, sooo I just happened to have orange chairs available. lol! Serendipity, ‘schmerendipity’, nope. Planned? Yep! Helllo, please be kind to this messenger. Thanks. Yes, of course I heard you don’t have orange chairs, red textiles, table cloths etc. Improvise, that’s the fun of creating.

Now on Amazon is Sharon Insul’s latest book “a collection of… Tableofferings™ from the go-to expert tablescaper.” Available in E-book and hardcover.

For the children in your life, it’s all about those adorable sisters Emily and Abby and their adventures in the “I Am Sooo Lucky!!! trilogy of books. Listen to Insul’s children’s book live radio interview at Available now on Amazon and prime members can read for free.

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

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