TABLE TALK #103
🍝 MAIN COURSE 🍝
The art of tablescaping really isn’t about which-way-round-should-the-
Founder of On The Table
Scroll social media or leaf through a glossy magazine and there are many a frighteningly immaculate tablescape to be found. Don’t let them fool or intimidate you. In reality all you’re doing is letting your table play dress-up. So follow these tips and have fun.
Start following a bunch of people whose style you love. Whether that’s minimalists like Lucy Mee who dresses her tables with crumpled linen tablecloths with tomatoes as a centrepiece, or maximalists like J J Martin who goes as far as matching her dress to the table.
Dream Up A Theme
It’s by no means necessary to have a theme, but if having a direction helps you then let the coming of a new season or a special day in the calendar inspire you. Be that person in the park scooping up autumn leaves, then heading to this page on Pinterest for styling tips.
Don’t Forget The Food
Personally, we’re pretty prone to getting over excited with laying up, then forgetting we’re making tapas or something with a lot of dishes and having no room left on the table for them. Do make a mental note of how many you’re hosting and what kind of feast it is. Laura Jackson who run Hoste is queen of striking this balance.
Photo Credit: J J Martin
Founder of La Double J
🍮 SWEET ENDINGS 🍮
One final tip.
Treat It Like A Wedding Cake
That suggests intricacy, but all we’re saying is work from a centrepiece outwards and your table will have flow. Put whatever has status at the centre, be that flowers, candlesticks, bottles, balloons etc, then work out. We love Luke Edward Hall's unapologetic approach of bringing half the hedgerow inside for bold floral displays.
🍷 WHAT'S NEW
WEDNESDAY'S DOMAINE? 🍷
This last month has seen a burst of independent stockists welcome Wednesday's Domaine to their shelves, much helped by the brilliant work of our newest hire, Bella.
Bella, when not modelling our wine, has been winning exciting new stockists all over the country. Recent recruits include Palate - Shoreham-By-Sea, Essen General Store - Beeston and Superette - London.
Please to pap us if you spot us there, or drop us a note with the name of your local wine shop if we're not there already. We'll make it our mission to change that.
Until next Wednesday,