"When I set a table, however simple or flamboyant, at the heart of it will always be togetherness."
"I have many sentimental and cherished pieces I use on my tables that remind me of loved ones. Like my husband’s silver christening mug, used as a mustard pot on occasions; or the little silver mouse figurine, a wedding present, that opens underneath to reveal matches to light the candles. The bow candlesticks are special to me, and were a present from my mother when my daughter was born."
"I always like to mix old and new on a table as it creates a look of individuality. The tablecloth here is actually a piece of glazed cotton fabric, made in England in 1987. I grew up in the 80’s, and our home was filled with with Laura Ashely fabrics and ruffles; my sister and I wore pie crust collars, like Princess Diana; and we listened to Wham!, endlessly! So, whenever I use this fabric, I feel a nostalgic connection with my happy childhood, and it makes me smile. The fabric also reminds me of the Sanderson pink bows and stripy wallpaper I had in my bedroom at home."
It would make me pleased to think that perhaps my tables will make my guests smile too, and in turn create new memories of a special gathering."
Many thanks for these beautiful words and reference photo from Nessie at @palebluegingham!
This is an original acrylic painting on a stretched canvas measuring 30 x 30 x 0.75 inches. It is varnished and the edges are fully painted, so it's ready for display with or without a frame.