By Courtney Allison
The stage is set for inspired entertaining with a layered combination of tableware and flower arrangements.
Setting a beautiful table is the first step in entertaining. Courtney Allison showcases various romantic table settings for every occasion in her signature French Country Cottage style. Courtney will help you style your own French Country Cottage–inspired event, whether it’s in your backyard, on the beach, under an old oak tree, or in a country barn. A casual picnic; coffee by the lake; a cheese board for friends outside; a bistro table for two; a long table for a formal meal; each setting displays Allison’s dreamy style for you to emulate. The beautiful arrangements of seasonal flowers are the pièce de résistance in any location, any setting; Courtney’s bouquets will take your breath away, from spring to fall, for outdoors and inside.
Courtney Allison is the author of the French Country Cottage blog and the book of the same name. She also works as a freelance photographer and stylist for magazines and labels. She has a floral collection with Balsam Hill.
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