G'day lovelies, we are enjoying some fabulous late Spring weather here in New South Wales…this is our fifth year of warm weather mingling with that oh-my-Goodness-Christmas-is-coming-feeling. The first year we moved here it completely took me surprise…the weather warmed up, I was more interested in soaking it up and so the last thing on my mind was Christmas and I was frantically running around the last few weeks of December dispatching gifts to England and hoping for the best.
Now of course I am a bit more au fait with it all and even better, do my shopping from the comfort of the Beach Cottage study…topped off with a nice cold beer as the days draw out…
Anyway thought I'd show you a recent tablescape…I'd had my eyes on some linens in a shop nearby and when I popped by the other day they were drastically reduced which means that other people also must have baulked at the original tag too.
You know I have a pathological love for white linen, so may be surprised to see this dark grey (tho in these pics it looks more brown, it is in fact charcoal/grey) on the table…but I'm into grey…and reduced grey in linen…no brainer.
I used old vintage cutlery and some vintage napkins from my stash, which incidentally I couldn't be bothered to iron (tho actually I love to iron) and so I kinda stuffed them artistically *wink in the bowls – I'd seen this in the shop the mats were in and thought rather nice.
I bought the baby's breath, I think that's what it's called for a change, I just kinda fancied it, only a cheapo bunch from the supermarket – like it on its own rather than as it's often seen as a filler…
I'm after some new white china…saw some lovely Villeroy the other day…to tie in with my hoard of vintage stuff…when Mr BC becomes Prime Minister that may happen, for now I'll stick with this…or more likely end up in IKEA ;-)
So I'm over and out from Australia, thanks for the heads up on the notecards and the links to online places, Gail has also very very kindly helped me on this (while we're on the subject, head over and see her recent garage sale find!)