Undoubtedly one of my go-to summer entertaining essentials, for crowds of all sizes, is a pretty pitcher. I pick them up whenever I see one for cheap at thrift stores, flea markets, yard sales, you name it! They’re perfect for serving up cocktails, icy cold water or even acting as a stand-in vase for a big spray of grocery store flowers when you need a quick and easy centerpiece on the fly. A lady can never have too many pitchers, I say. My boyfriend, however, would likely beg to differ. It seems they multiply daily in our cabinets. (Oops. My bad.) Never mind all that, naturally I couldn’t resist sharing a few of the beautiful pitchers and carafes that have caught my eye lately. From the most gorgeous hobnail to the simple elegance of classic white, any one of these pitchers (or two or three) would be perfect for rockin’ at your summer shindigs all season long.