I had so much fun co-hosting an Instagram Live yesterday with Sarah Flint to discuss how we’re setting our tables while in quarantine and getting a peek at her parents’ gorgeous dining room. (Thank you to those of you who tuned in!) With so little that changes day to day I feel like small daily rituals have renewed significance to mark the passage of time and in our house the most important ritual has been dinnertime. I love taking a little extra effort to set a beautiful table and shared how to use cheerful linens to make everyday white china feel special. The IG Live sparked lot of DMs around collecting china, which deserves it’s own blog post, but I’m sharing the sources for this simple spring table below.
Wedgwood’s Nantucket Basket is our go-to everyday china (salad plates here, dinner plates here), which we’ve been using daily for 8 years and it still looks brand new. It’s incredibly resilient (we’ve never broken a plate!) and is the perfect foundation for mixing and matching in other pieces with more personality.
The easiest way to infuse a lot of personality into your tablescape is through a beautiful set of linens. I’ve loved using block print tablecloths since I lived in India in 2010, and am thrilled they’ve come back into fashion. My favorite source is Marigold Living – remember this table?- a small but mighty business which ethically produces beautiful cotton table linens in India. The designs are so happy and the cotton is finer than other brands I’ve tried. For this table I selected their Juhi Chevron tablecloth and coordinating napkins which add the perfect amount to spring cheer to the table, and I have my eyes on this gorgeous red print and this happy pink and orange combo. (Marigold is offering 15% off their entire site through April 9th!)
While most of the tabletop elements are white, I love that many items are vintage – from these dolphin milk glass candleholders (I collect them in several sizes!) to these vintage white opaline goblets from Portieux Vallerysthal which were a major Etsy score. (I could only find this set here.) The little blue dot glassware is from Vietri and adds the perfect whimsical touch. I picked up the spring green in the patterned border with candlesticks and white tulips in a simple vase.
How are you setting your table at home? I’d love to see! xx, SF