Summer just lends itself to dreaming of the ocean. I never get tired of the influence of the sea. Maybe if I lived near the beach that might not be true. But for now it's a recurring theme at my table.
I love vintage too, so there is always going to be a suggestion of the past served up with any menu. My inspiration comes from an octopus print in an antique encyclopedia from 1905. Sometimes all you need is a jumping off point, and an old book can get the table conversation going.
Haviland Limoges softens the edges of this buffet, and loads of candlelight does too. A silver cake stand and a garden sieve vary the heights to keep things interesting. Plain linen and cotton for the tablecloth and napkins lets the centerpiece do all the work. Flatware, glassware, and accents are vintage.
I like the texture of an old wicker demijohn.
Cut glass bistro glasses are displayed in an old tool chest drawer.
A cast iron garden cloche minus the glass holds a shell studded candle (Potterybarn).
Vintage monogram flatware.
I hope everything is just beachy for you this week!
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