Sunday, September 4, 2011



         We all enjoy sitting down at a table that is attractive. A good cloth, serviettes ,dinnerware and glasses that are  crystal clear. They create an ambience that will match the efforts of the hostess

Recently I was given a cloth that I am delighted with. It is a hand blocked printed fabric, subtle coloring, glorious design and so easy to launder. The company sell online . They are called SAFFRON MARIGOLD. They make linen ware for the table, curtains, cushions, bed linen,, sheets , pillowcases and covers for eiderdowns.  Just treat yourself. You will be amazed at the designs and colors. They have all shapes including round tablecloths .

I have a collection of candles,  pottery pomegranates, crystal grapes, ornaments and little bits and pieces that make a good centerpiece. People like some toothpicks on the table, some look for sugar substitutes or hand wipes. These can be incorporated into the décor or centerpiece.

I also use my soup plates for décor, fruit dishes that match the set for a final course of nuts, chocolates and candies.
Remember one does not need to spend much to make a table look good. Just imagination and a few leaves or flowers. Use little wine glasses at each setting with a flower, or a little bracelet for a serviette holder.

 When you have guests, prepare the items for dessert and coffee or tea , on trays. You will be glad you do not have to scramble to look for spoons,  little milk jugs and all that…keep extra  serviettes and  a choice of teas ready. It is now the trend to choose a tea. Have a  caffeine free coffee as well.
 When you have kids, the best dessert is a large salad glass bowl filled with ice cubes and a variety of all kinds of ice lollies, ice pops, mixed ice creams in wrappers. Just watch them disappear. The adults love to tumble into a choice of ice cream…….whatever is not used, is just popped back into the freezer. Soya based parave ice creams are a good addition too.

Have a fun holiday and enjoy the extra fussing that makes life special
 Love and light


Anonymous said...

Dear Rona, As always you have the best ideas to offer. I will use them all for the holidays.
Wishing you all the best !

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