There’s a certain freedom that summer offers, the light evenings and warm days provide the perfect opportunity for gathering family and friends together, spending long lazy days in the garden and atmospheric evenings over candlelight and wine. We all know that days spent outside in the UK can be numbered which makes them all the more special. Styling the occasion is half the fun and we have some great ideas on how to create the perfect alfresco scene, and if the skies turn to rain you can always bring it all inside and cast the same magic indoors.
Food is an essential part of any get together and our sustainable mango wood platters and large elegant ceramic bowls provide a great base for sharing foods from anti-pasti and breads to finger foods and salads. Their natural rustic tones add to that light summer feeling and encourage an informal dining experience.
The irregular and perfect imperfections of our ceramics fit the irregular contours of nature and the outdoors. The handmade techniques used to create these ceramic collections emulate from each piece and their textures offer a tactile pleasure that can only really be appreciated once you’ve held one in your hand. The fresh designs and beautiful hand painted patterns provide a delightful aesthetic.
Our recycled glassware serves the vital purpose of holding wine, water or cordials. The clear hand blown glass compliments the great outdoors and its simplicity adds to the relaxed sophistication and elegance of the table.
Lighting is key in creating an alfresco scene, for an ambient mood festoon lighting offers an element of fun and style but equally natural candlelight casts pretty shadows and provides a soft, subtle light. Our lanterns and t lights are perfect for scattering along a table or positioned around a courtyard or garden. Mix natural mango woods, with warm brass or for something more defined try our Giant Mosi Lanterns.
To make the day last longer place throws on each seat, giving your guests something to wrap around them as the evening draws in. Then sit back, savour the scene and enjoy time spent with friends.