This time of year cherry blossom trees are flowering all over Dublin. What always amazes me is the profusion with which they bloom. I have always wanted to put them on my table. So we cut some branches and put them straight onto our table for a dinner party we had yesterday. Wish I could just hold them and not let them go !
Here they are – a bit of Dublin spring on our table-
For the base I needed something white or cream. The brown of the table might not have looked soft enough. So I used a Gujarati(a state in West India) mirror work bed spread to cover the table.
The bunches of flowers tend to droop downwards so I just let them-
I needed some pink to echo the colour of the cherry blossom–so I put two chikan(chikan is traditional tracery embroidery-white on white or white on pastels- done in my husband’s hometown , Lucknow,India )embroidered scarves in a scrunched up, flowing manner. Somehow, textiles, I feel, look more like themselves when they are allowed to kind- of flow-
I brought our blue and white Chinese tea pots and jars to the table (these were bought years and years ago in the Bird Market of Beijing)I suppose there must be something about blue and pink– because I immediately thought of these pieces as I placed the blossoms on our table.
I love the napkins. They belong to a set of table mats and napkins from a fabulous shop in Delhi,India- called, simply,’The Shop'(click here to see their wonderful products) . They just worked well with the blue and pink-
Then because I wanted the embellishment to continue to the sides of the table–I had to have my two dwarf spathiphyllum plants there. I tried some copper pots but found silver worked better so I got a bowl and a box to hold the plants– and for continuity I added two more silver boxes(these are beautifully crafted in Jaipur,India and are Indian government property).See my two adored plants in another tablescape by clicking here.
Crockery is Tata-they make very good crockery now(see here), glassware is Tudor crystal(see here)and the cutlery is ‘Kishco’-not happy with their embossing (of the Indian govt. crest)job-it is just a scratched on mark- and their design is only passable.
When you put things in a different setting–well,they look different. The silver pieces have been on coffee tables in the reception room for the past year and a half -but noticing them this time-my husband asked where I had got them from- he cannot remember even seeing them !
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