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Style it New - Shop your Home to Entertain your Guests - Jill Maginnis



I couldn't have been more excited when I heard the gorgeous Helen was starting this fab series and then to be asked to guest blog for it was the absolute cherry on top! My name is Jill and you will find me hanging out over on @homeatrosecottage. I am forever faffing about my home, moving furniture and swopping accessories around - My Hubby never knows what he's coming home to!!

A couple of weeks ago we were hosing a BBQ for some of our closest friends. I decided to look around Rose Cottage for items I could repurpose, rather than going to buy more things for entertaining which would sit in the back of a cupboard until next year! With the help of Pinterest I pulled together a few ideas...


Garden tray to Drinks Table

(I also use this tray throughout the year, sitting on a footstool. Cheap alternative to a side table!)


Laundry basket to ice bucket



I mean, I don't think i've seen any better sight in my Laundry basket!!



Floor tiles to grazing platter


I had these floor tiles left over from trying to pick the flooring in Rose Cottage, but you can pick tile samples up in B&Q for around £3 each.

I then added a faux eucalyptus garland along the back and a few candles.


And then loaded them with yummy goodies!


We had such a lovely evening and already looking for another excuse to get the drinks and nibbles out again! Remember when entertaining, before buying anything new, have a little nosy around your home and see if there's anything you could repurpose - and don't forget to tag us so we can share your ideas too!!

Jill


Check out Jill's Blog Home at Rose Cottage here








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