Part of the joy of having a special lunch or dinner with family and friends is the setting of the table.
For me it says welcome, you are a special guest in our house, you are valued and let us entertain you.
Seasonal themes work incredibly well choosing flowers that reflect the time of year and choosing a colour scheme that gives a punch is a great way to start, other accessories reflecting this, work really well too.
Often in the smartest restaurants the lack of tablecloths is a current trend but for me beautiful antique table linen sets a wonderful foundation for a stunning table. Often these pieces were provided for a wedding trousseau painstakingly embroidered by the Brides family often with the initials of the bridal party, romantic and evocative .Keep an eye out for beautiful items from Maudlifestyle.
For many years patterned china has been considered “old fashioned" but I think it deserves to be reconsidered. There are so many striking patterns to be found such as the stunning orange Chinese Tiger by Wedgwood featured in our Spring tablescape. This is very interesting as it was designed to commemorate Williamsburg, the colonial home of George Washington which reflected the Chinoiserie style of the 18C
Once again Antique and vintage glasses bring atmosphere and quality to the table, sometimes it's fun to mix up glasses and create a harlequin set why not its unique!
There are always wonderful glasses to be had at Maudlifestyle. The same applies to cutlery, great sets of silver-plated pieces are easy to find, the weight and quality are important and add to the feeling that you are giving your guests a special meal, although not for the dishwasher! But definitely worth it.
During these dull and difficult months it’s a good idea to look at your selection and decide if you need some new additions for your table.Lets make sure that our first invitation is for a meal made special by your beautiful tablescape.