Continuing on from my Shabby Chic…….how about a little cool and casual, relaxed entertaining? We love our Summer evenings here (in Australia), those balmy nights; just made for relaxing with friends over a nice cool drink. Nothing too fancy, I’m still keeping it simple, tea lights in jam jars, pop them on a lovely timber bread board (looks nice AND protects the table), flowers in old bottles, picked fresh from the garden. How about sprinkling some petals and candies on the table for something fun? Dig out Nan’s old ceramic jugs and utensil holders……..anything that will hold water can work.
And if the weather is REALLY bad and fresh flowers is not an option, there are some amazing silk flowers around these days, just like my peonies; perfect to brighten any table……..and will last for ages!