My boy and I love entertaining.
I’m lucky enough that he’s a pretty awesome chef too so, whilst he’s off planning his menus and making sure the food and beverage is all sorted, I can do a bit of hunter-gathering of my own.
Usually in the form of sourcing lovely table decorations, to make things look pretty.
After all, it’s always best to stick with your strengths ;)
We’ve got some friends coming for supper and lunch over the next couple of weekends and I thought I’d create a vintage style table setting.
There are some gorgeous things available on-line at the moment; mix these up with cut herbs — from the garden if you’re lucky enough but shop bought would work just as well — and some vintage table-linen and you’re all set for a very stylish shindig.
Even before the food’s made an appearance.
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How to create a vintage style table setting
Of course if you haven’t got a budding chef at home, creating a beautiful vintage style table setting is a sure-fire way of wowing your guests so much that they’ll probably forget all about the food.
Creating a pretty table is a great way of distracting attention!
Add to the mix some fizzy wine and you’re all set. You could serve fish and chips from the shop and your dinner guests would be bowled over.
Chin chin :)
This post was written in collaboration with House Of Fraser but all thoughts and words, as ever, are my own.
Caro Davies is a former art-director turned writer and content-creator, and editor behind UK lifestyle blog The Listed Home. She writes about home-related topics, from interiors and DIY to food and craft. The Listed Home has been featured in various publications, including Ideal Home, Grazia, and Homes & Antiques magazines.