On The Bookshelf: Invitation To The Garden

In his new book, Invitation To The Garden, Michael Devine has put together a sumptuous collection of outdoor entertainment ideas.  More than just a book on gardening or cooking or tabletop design, this one presents elements for putting together gatherings that are sure to be the talk of your town for quite a while…

Invitation to the garden cover

It had me at the foreword – written by Charlotte Moss – if she endorses it, I am already a fan!

Yes, Devine is a gardener and that makes the invitation all the more special…

Invitation to the Garden

On the menu for a Lilac Brunch is Spring Sorrel and Salmon Tart which has my mouth watering.  For the backdrop, Devine had curtains made from his “Garden Folly” fabric printed in fuchsia…

Invitation to the Garden

and the party takes place in his garden folly…

Invitation to the Garden

Queen Anne’s lace and bright artificial butterflies set the tone for a Butterfly Luncheon…

Invitation to the Garden

For a Light Lobster Luncheon, the theme is blue and white.

love the lobster salt and pepper shakers…

Invitation to the Garden

I love to host a spring “Happy Hour” party in my garden and Devine’s Lantern-Lit Drinks Party has me dreaming of spring…

Invitation to the Garden

Whether you’re a gardener, a cook or love to entertain or just love to look at pretty books this one’s for you!

hope everyone is staying warm as this arctic blast makes its way across the country…

dog in blanket

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Comments

  1. Gorgeous book. Will keep that in mind for a hostess gift! Enjoy your day, Marsha!

  2. Lee Threadgill says:

    Can’t wait to get this! And also can’t wait for spring and garden parties!!