What a fresh look at a summer table setting. I adore the tiny stripes and how they remind me of summer bathing suits and sailing in the Atlantic. Stripes are very young and this table setting all works so well together from the lush springs of blooms to the crisp white plates and the burlap napkin. A favorite past time of mine is creating environments and atmospheres by tying objects together. An entire story can be told with the right ingredients, and a balance of sweet and tough must be kept too. I love romantic soft white linens and velvet pink rose petals as much as the next girl, but I've always felt that a certain aspect of any atmosphere should be a little androgynous and play up on the masculine side. This burlap and stripe combo truly give some balance to the girlish blooms and fragile glassware. Men attend events too!