G'day all you lovely bloggers out there. Before we move on to tables, I have to mention my interview over at Decor Medley this week – there are some top bloggers over there who have been interviewed so I was honoured to be included, thank you to Giorgina
Giorgina prompted some interesting perusing from me on the Beach Cottage and the journey we've been on to get here, here's an excerpt…
Admit it: part of you has always wanted to get up, leave your house and family behind, and set up a new life on the beach in some foreign country.
Our guest today, Sarah, had the courage to do just that. Not only that, but she has never looked back. And she writes all about her adventures inA Beach Cottage, a neat little blog that makes us all wish we could do what she did, but are too afraid to do.
We admire Sarah for changing her life and chasing her dream, and for those who have ever considered doing the same, please read this special interview from someone who has been there and done that. Let's begin the questions!
I know that I don't need to tell you that I love the sport of tablescaping, though I don't know what I love more, tablescaping or finding thrifted things to go on it. I guess both facilitate each other do they not?
And forgive me if I am somewhat passe but a dressed table on a Saturday night, is,for me, what at the moment, my social life is all about.
I think we all have our fallbacks, mine it seems with dressing tables is candles. This one is a case in point. I was running late and although the food was under control, the cottage, beach or not, was a complete tip and the table wasn't set. Far from it.
However, chief among the virtues of copious amounts of candles is the speed and ease which they can be piled on and the stress-reducing glow they instantly add.
I had it in my mind to use heaps of old jars and the vintage glasses I picked up the other day at Vinnies after Sue Farrant left me a comment pointing to an exceedingly inspirational picture of glass jars and tealights.
So with time not on my side and truly still in my undies I threw this on the table, layering on the glasses and jars, filling them with tealights and combining vintage plates with plain white modern ones.
I hate to blow my trumpet (and although there's a video here today, I don't think you'll ever see me cavorting about on it – just so not up myself enough) I do believe this to be nearing a perfect 10 in the novice tablescaping stakes….if of course you consider it enough of a sport to mark it out of ten.
here it is just before the doorbell rung…
and if you have nothing better to do than watch an amateur video from an English gal in Australia, play this (for some reason YouTube stops it after 29secs it is longer but hey ho you get the picture)…just because I couldn't not show you the twinkling…
tablecloth, table, chairs & cutlery IKEA
napkins & glasses Vinnies
vintage plates, thrifted
slow-roasted loin of pork with crackling
roast potatoes & cauliflower
baked spiced plums with cream
see you all later, love from the Beach Cottage