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Dishing It Up With Sharon Insul—Vintage Glass, Real Silverware Give Summer Gatherings A Touch Of Class

Vintage green glass dishes and silver shine on a floral-patterned tablecloth.

Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 – 2:51 PM

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

“Let them eat cake!” shouted Marie Antoinette — or did she?

The kick-off of summer fun is close at hand. Semester’s end is fast approaching, and for some, major milestones culminating with graduation ceremonies are but a mere breath away. For many, summer promises endless days of non-stop fun in the sun. A flip of the calendar page and backyard gatherings will be in full swing. Now I hear some whispering going on. Psst, psst, psst! I guess it is safe to say that you checked out the first photo here. Um hmm  … yes, those are reeeal vintage glass dishes sitting on my wonderful floral patterned tablecloth. Yup, real silverware and linen napkins too! Holy moly you are correct againOh wow— I am besides myself with joy. You all are reallllly paying attention. Wait shhh, not done yet. Yes, I agree that those dishes seem mighty small for a barbecue. Lol. What can I say? Oh please people, take a breath and read on.

For many, summer promises lazy-days filled with laughter shared with friends and family, gently morphing into warm star gazing nights long after glowing coals have cooled. Wait!—Hang on a second. Before you go star-gazing plleeeease focus your eyes on the second photo. Phew, I thought that I had lost some of you for a moment. Ahhh! Is that moaning and groaning I hear? Don’t you agree, that something so scrumptious deserves a beautiful table to set it on. After all, one can not live by the stars alone.

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

For the children in your life, there’s the “I Am Sooo Lucky” trilogy about those adorable sisters, Emily and Abby. Available now on Amazon at Amazon Prime members can read for free.

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



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