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May 08, 2018 1414

blog - Summer Entertaining

10 ESSENTIALS FOR SUMMER ENTERTAINING

Ah, summer....The days are longer, the nights are warmer, and we spend more time outside enjoying everything from backyard celebrations and barbecues to dining alfresco under the stars. We've put together a list of summer entertaining must-haves that will bring color, style and fun to any outdoor get-together.  

1. MARIO LUCA GIUSTI PITCHER

Born into an esteemed Florentine family, Mario Luca Giusti designs acrylic tableware rich with history, exploring classic and modern forms alike. New for the summer season, this pitcher will bring a pop of color to your table.

2. LISBOA SERVING BOWL

Handcrafted and inspired by the blue-and-white Portuguese tiles of the 18th and 19th centuries, this ceramic serving bowl is as stylish as it is functional. It's part of a collection that includes a dinnerware set and appetizer tray. 

3. FRENCH OLIVEWOOD FLATWARE

Laguiole sets the standard for enduring quality and impeccable French style. In a tradition dating back almost 100 years, these handcrafted pieces are precision forged of 18/10 stainless steel. The richly grained olivewood handles are shaped to resemble bamboo, creating a natural look and feel that are perfect for alfresco dining. 

4. PINEAPPLE ICE BUCKET

Revived from the archives of a New York silver company, this essential barware piece is crafted out of
high-quality stainless steel. Thanks to the pineapple's long association with hospitality and friendship,
it makes the perfect addition to your next soirée.

5. LATTICE CHAIR

Reflecting the style of a tropical basketweave furniture, yet for more durable, our high-backed
lattice chair is made from matte-black, powder-coated iron. Add our Round Chair Cushions and
Perennial Garden Outdoor Pillows to complete a chic outdoor seating area.  

6. GRAND SERVING SET WITH TRAY

Movable feasts start with our all-in-one serving and cocktail set. Crafted from well-grained ash wood,
the portable stand pairs a compact folding base with large and small lift-off trays. We've stocked it with
four porcelain snack dishes, an ice bucket and enough drinkware (two each of martini, highball, old-fashioned
and margarita glasses) for a memorable summer mixer.

7. SUMMER INDOOR/OUTDOOR RUG

Our new versatile rug combines summer's brilliant palette of warm and cool tones with a thick, looped pile
that's soft underfoot. The fade-resistant poly/acrylic yarns make it ideal for high-traffic areas and can
stand up to the harshest heat of the season. 

8. SUMMERTIME SERVING PLATTERS

Natural rattan cradles glass serving trays, so they transport easily from the kitchen to the patio.
Available in both rectangle and oval shapes, they're ideal serveware for backyard dining.  

9. CITRUS TABLECLOTHS

Printed with nature's citrus motifs, our linen table topper takes a sophisticated
approach to summer dining. Tailored with mitered corners and made in Italy.

10. MURANO TUMBLERS

Italian artisans follow the centuries-old tradition of Murano glassmaking, slicing dozens of multi-colored glass rods to create our tumbler's millefiori pattern. The result is a beautiful tumbler unlike any other. 

GUMP'S IS YOUR DESTINATION FOR SUMMER ENTERTAINING 

From dinnerware and hurricane lanterns to outdoor furniture and table linens, Gump's has been furnishing America's finest homes and gardens since 1861. Browse our site or visit our store in San Francisco to see our latest summer collection — and get your home ready for the season in style.  


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