Here in Florida the sun is still blazing and I’m sweating within seconds of stepping outside, but bringing the warm colors indoors makes it feel a bit more like Fall is on the way. I was inspired to spruce up my tablescape by using a Santa Fe color palette which screams Fall and warmth. I went on a little shopping extravaganza at Cost Plus World Market and stocked up on some great finds to fit the theme! Our entire family loves World Market! My youngest son knows it as the place with his favorite ‘sabi peas’ (translation: wasabi peas). I often stop in when I’m looking for items for a party or need a unique piece of décor for the house. We frequent World Market most often around the holiday season and find tons of goodies for stocking stuffers and family gifts! My husband was an army brat who spent a few years in Germany, so it is a known fact that he grabs at least one bag of Haribos each time we go, and this time was no exception! With such a wide range of goods, I don’t know how you could ever leave empty handed! On this particular trip I found the perfect plates to tie in my blue/aqua kitchen décor with the rustic colors of Fall and came home with the goodies pictured below! What is a dinner party without something DIY? Our friends know me all to well – and a dinner without something creative wouldn’t be a dinner at our house! I took out my most prized glasses (yep my mason jars!) and brought in the theme by tying jute around the rim of each one. NOW we were ready and our guests were beyond pleased with the presentation. The natural look of the jute along with the wooden side dishes and napkin rings was perfect! If you are like me and like to keep in touch with your favorite stores and brands – you can follow World Market on Twitter, Google+, Facebook and/or Pinterest! Oh and guess what? World Market is running a Gourmet Getaway Sweepstakes right now! **Grand Prize package includes:
- A trip for two to to Santa Fe, New Mexico (this is a 5 day Trip for 2 to Santa Fe which includes airfare and hotel)
- Hands on Southwestern Cooking class with Master Chef
- Personally signed glossy cookbook
- Multi-course dinner at the acclaimed Geronimo
- Southwestern Foodie Tour with a cultural kick
- A $1,000 World Market gift card
** There will also be 3 runner up prize winners that will each receive a $500 World Market gift card!
**The Gourmet Getaway Sweepstakes runs from August 18, 2012 until September 21, 2012.
**If you share the sweepstakes with 5 of your friends (via FB share or email) you can receive 5 additional bonus entries. This is part of the registration process when entering. Users can also enter daily for more chances to win. This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™, but all my opinions are my own!