Today I have set my table in pinks to go with the gorgeous stripey plates I have - it is so hot here at the moment I decided it looked much cooler to use my lovely white placemats - they are made from white string all twisted around then stiffened somehow. I think they look nice and summery.
The white plates are from my everyday wear which I seem to add to everything else but as the summer in Australia is so hot it feels just right for me.
This pretty stiped plate is by an Australian company called Robert Gordon - it has such pretty colours in it. I received quite a lot of this as gifts from my friends when I had my 50th birthday a couple of years ago. I mainly have the tea set with teapot, cups and saucers and these side plates.
These crystal water glasses I have had for some years but I recently found this lovely water jug in the old house over on our other farm - I think I have just about got everything from there that's worth saving!!
After I had taken these photos I realized how dull my silver was looking so I cleaned it all so now it is ready for guests -
why do we put these jobs off for so long when it is so satisfying when we have done it??
The pink napkins I bought from Bed, Bath and Table a couple of summers ago -I just love this colour so much!
This is the sugar bowl and creamer to match the side plates - the teapot is covered in flowers like this - it is so me! My friends certainly know me well when they purchased this.
I recently found these cute candle holders at a garage sale - $10.00 for the set of three - what a bargain!
Ideally I would like to have used darker candles but as I live 90kms from our shopping town I had to make do with what I had.
I will be joining Susan's Tablescape Thursday tomorrow to check out all the fabulous tables there.