Singing the blues
Hope you all had a good Easter, Passover or just enjoyed a few days off work. As a family we like to celebrate this special time with a meal together. Deciding on table décor is my most favourite thing about having a meal at home. I am always playing with different ideas to elevate a simple meal into something a little special with a great looking table.
A trip to Ikea with hubby to buy shelving meant I got to browse fabrics and cushions whilst he measured and ordered his shelving. It’s a dangerous thing to take a woman to Ikea just before Easter. I had already decided what my Easter table décor would be but when I spotted a bright blue and white cotton tablecloth I knew I had to have it! A few isles down I picked up some gorgeous blue and white patterned napkins of the same design (pity they were not fabric, but still I couldn't resist!). Three plants with dainty white flowers and three simple ceramic plant pots sealed the deal for me. Simple and yet very effective. More casual than I am usually known for, but I liked how cheerful and bright it all looked. The bright almost Mediterranean blue of the fabric teamed with a white dinner service made the white seem whiter and the blues even brighter. I played with pattern on pattern by bringing in my Blue Willow side plates, and lightened it all with gold cutlery and gold stemmed wine glasses. A scattering of Easter eggs on the table made it feel even more casual, which worked a treat with everyone just helping themselves to whatever eggs they felt like after lunch!
After last night's storm I hope we can look forward to a week of less wind!
Until next time