"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. I even include a wire hanger on the back and include a hook for hanging so you won't need to purchase anything additional to hang it.
Please note, this artwork has been entered into an exhibition and will be available for shipment in April 2022.