A beautiful table setting sets the scene for a memorable evening like nothing else does – from a black tie dinner to a casual family brunch – a welcoming table, laden with love is the perfect starting point!!
Cleverly placed mismatched pieces of crockery can enchant and inspire conversation and a feeling of nostalgia and interest. Mix up colours and patterns while keeping a cohesive theme – florals, neutrals, pastels etc.
Foliage makes a special touch to a table setting – be it merely some gum leaves or fresh herbs at each setting, or a beautiful floral centrepiece its guaranteed to impress. Small potted plants as name place holders make a lovely and practical addition and can be taken home at the end of the evening as a lovely memento of an enjoyable evening.
In winter, think pinecones, holly berries – autumn, some beautiful leaves – spring, a daffodil at each setting – summer, some shells to celebrate the beach …. Take inspiration from the time of year – look around you and savour what’s in the moment, you won’t be disappointed!!
Candle and lanterns create mood and light the soothe and keep things warm and mellow – tea light candles dotted down the centre of the table can make a great addition, as can a collection of pillar candles in the centre of the table – bring on the light and love!
Nothing like a pop of colour – whether you are wanting a Mad Hatters Tea Party effect, or subtle pastels for a baby shower afternoon tea – draw the eye with something bright and cheerful – after all, who doesn’t love colour??
Choose a mix of lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruits and weave them into your place settings and centre piece for a bright citrus twist. For a unique floral arrangement, use scooped-out oranges as flower vessels at each setting. Even a simple bowl of lemons in the centre of a white table setting looks absolutely amazing! Let the fruit work for you!