Aug 6, 2022
summer time eating with pals and why a reasonably desk works
The Summer time eating season might be my favorite. It is no secret that I like to entertain. Right here within the nation everybody entertains at dwelling and we invite pals usually to lunch or dinner, we like to prepare dinner, lay an inviting desk and set the environment for a particular shared second.
Within the winter and fall we eat inside, typically across the hearth, however for summer time eating we almost at all times lay the desk outdoors. On the terrace beneath vast parasols, or on the lengthy desk close to our outside hearth. We’re lucky to not be bothered by bugs.
I am fortunate to have a husband who is a superb prepare dinner. Because of this I deal with dessert, and typically the primary course or appetizer, however aside from that I’m free to put the desk and make some fairly.
My tablescapes will at all times embrace flowers and foliage, regardless of the season. It may very well be a garland of fruit and flowers working the size of the desk, it may very well be a sequence of tiny preparations, one for every visitor. However typically, as in these photos, I embrace one or two bigger preparations, with single flowers echoing the colour scheme and dotted across the desk.
Right here I used antirrhinums, roses, carnations, lisianthus, iris and viburnum. The preparations are tall and placing, and are held in vintage soup tureens with rooster wire inside to place the stem. The colours of the preparations are extended by utilizing tiny vintage silver stem-cups to carry particular person flower heads.
These stem cups are one thing that I exploit rather a lot, they usually work properly with many types of flower from roses, to carnations, dahlias and on this case even iris.
When the meal is over and pals gone dwelling, the desk is cleared. The bouquets are reused round the home. I notably like to have a small vase of flowers on my desk. So how about you? In your nook of the world? Which is your favourite season to entertain, and the way do you want to put your desk?