I love nothing better than to play with colour and texture when setting a table in the garden. Our summers are so brief and unreliable that it is great to make an effort when the sun does shine!
Recently I have acquired a couple of lovely white cutwork table cloths and runners and have had fun playing with them to add a touch of freshness to a cerise Revived Damask tablecloth.
With the addition of some Wisteria coloured Rainbow Damask napkins I was ready to have a friend round for a cup of coffee in the sunshine. The good china mustn't linger in the cupboard so I mix some of Mum's collection of Royal Crown Derby with a couple of mugs from Zara!
A couple of days later a few friends popped in for a cool drink and some fresh summer berries on their way through London. I had just enough time to throw the cloth back on the table and hey presto, great clashing colours of orange and pink were ready to welcome them.
I heard there was going to be a prosecco shortage, so I am doing my bit to indulge while it is still available! Who needs an excuse to have some bubbles on a sunny Sunday evening?!
A lovely hand embroidered runner and some pretty whitework napkins complete the table. My neighbours must think I am very odd, running around with a camera when waiting for guests to arrive! But it's good to capture the moment and hopefully inspire you to use your linens, not leave them folded in the cupboard.
And if you'd like to buy these very pieces then they can be found on the website. Not the pink cloth tho', I've kept that for me!!