As the brains behind beloved antiques shop FOUND (foundforthehome.com), Ruth Davis has a knack for making any house feel like a home. When she’s not traveling the globe in search of whimsical curios and vintage furnishings, this Houston resident is known to throw quite the party—her legendary shindigs even garnered their own chapter in Ronda Carman’s coffee-table tome Entertaining at Home. Here, Davis shares her must-haves for hosting the perfect springtime soiree alfresco.
“At FOUND, we love vintage and antiques. These white wroughtiron dining chairs are a little prissy in just the right way. They would be perfect on a covered patio.” Vintage metal garden chairs, foundforthehome.com PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
“I’m charmed by the color of these vintage wine rinsers from FOUND. I use them for small flower arrangements.” 19th century cranberry glass wine rinsers, foundforthehome.com PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
“Elizabeth Swift Copeland is a Houston caterer who started a new venture, The Fab Fête, when her catering business slowed due to COVID. She ships her frozen, ready-to-bake souffles in their own serving dish directly to your doorstep—I can’t wait to try the white-corn-and-truffle version.” The Fab Fête white-corn-and-truffle souffle, thefabfete.com THE FAB FÊTE PHOTO BY TERRY VINE
“The Rounds makes the best sugar cookies. You can order them in custom colors to coordinate with your table or the season. They also make great hostess gifts.” The Rounds sugar cookies, theroundsnyc.com PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
“I adore everything Rebecca Gardner does. She’s an interior designer and event planner based in Savannah and NYC, so when COVID slowed her events business, she opened an online store selling incredibly chic products for elegant entertaining at home. I want it all, but I especially love these salmon dinner plates.” Houses & Parties Lexington salmon dinner plates, housesandparties.com HOUSES & PARTIES PHOTO BY ADAM KUEHL
Entertainingru “These Christopher Spitzmiller dinner plates are perfect for alfresco dining. Each plate features an image of a sweet pea picked from the garden at Clove Brook Farm, Chris’ residence in Millbrook, New York.” Christopher Spitzmiller sweet pea plate, foundforthehome.com PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Photography by: Karen Sachar, Brands, Terry Vine, Adam Kuehl